New Ford Explorer: 3 Reasons It's the Best Family SUV in 2020

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When it comes to finding a family-oriented vehicle, you have a lot of options in Ford's lineup — the Ford Edge Expedition and Ford Escape are all worthy SUVs capable of safely hauling the whole family around town or across the country. Families tend to have more specific, diverse needs when it comes to choosing a vehicle since they're considering what's best for everyone, not just Mom and Dad. If you've been shopping around for the best family SUV this year, here’s a few reasons to put the new Ford Explorer on your short list.

1. Interior Space

The latest Explorer comes standard with a third row of seats, providing plenty of room for the whole family. And for the 2020 model year, accessing the third row is even easier compared to previous model years, thanks to a new mechanism that moves the second row seat out of the way with a simple touch of a button.

There's plenty of seating height for Mom and Dad up front too — the driver's seating height is measured at 29.8 inches, and the spacious front cabin offers plenty of visibility.

Behind the third row, there's 21 cubic feet of trunk space, which is plenty of room for luggage, sports equipment, school bags and anything else you may need to take with you for your kids. And when you're out and about running errands, there's lots of space to carry bulky items along with all your grocery and shopping bags.

2. Safety

Ford's Co-Pilot360 driver assistance features come standard on every Ford vehicle and includes automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assist. Available on other trims is an innovative self-parking feature, something many parents may find convenient as they try to find their way around a busy parking lot with a car full of kids.

An available 360-degree camera allows you to see all the way around the vehicle. It utilizes four cameras — one in the grille, one in the liftgate and one in each of the two sideview mirrors — so you can maneuver in tight spaces more confidently or on country roads that tend to be narrow.

This year’s Explorer has earned a 5-star NHTSA crash test rating, so you can feel confident about transporting your family on the road. And when conditions get challenging, as they often do in the middle of harsh Northeastern Ohio winters, the 2020 Explorer's Intelligent 4WD is there to keep you on track. This system helps optimize the powertrain and braking systems, so the vehicle can deliver the right amount of traction no matter what the road conditions are — snowy, icy or rainy.

3. Entertainment

Keeping kids occupied is important when you drive, especially if they're not quite old enough to entertain themselves. The newest Ford Explorer has a host of infotainment options, including a standard 8-inch touchscreen (a vertically oriented 10.1-inch screen is available on the Platinum or ST models), and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for full smartphone integration in the cabin. An available rear entertainment system can keep little ones occupied with a movie so you can enjoy a quiet drive.

If you're ready to make the 2020 Ford Explorer your family's next vehicle, stop by our Ford dealership in Parma, Ohio, to take one for a test drive. Explore the available safety and entertainment features, choose your powertrain and see for yourself how spacious the interior is. Give us a call at 216-398-1300 or visit our showroom at 8383 Brookpark Road in Parma, Ohio.

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