Pricing is now out on the 2020 Ford Explorer and while there was a moderate increase on the low-end model, the top-trim level Platinum will set you back $60,440.
Base pricing for the new Explorer will start at $33,860 ($400 more than prior generation) with an additional $1,095 destination charge according to Autoblog.com.
Next, the XLT model will be $38,795 ($2,275 more).
Moving up to the Limited will set you back $50,320 and that is with the 2.3L turbocharged engine. There is a larger EcoBoost engine, yet we don’t have any information on the price increase.
A Hybrid version, available only on the Limited, will translate into a $3,555 premium for what would imagine to be better MPG. We do know the Hybrid will tow 5,000 lbs.
The much discussed ST model with its 3.0L twin-turbo motor (400 HP/415 lb-ft of torque) and really sporty styling will run you $56,930. There is an optional track pack for those who really want to boost performance. Autoblog points out that while the new ST performance doesn’t compare to the old, there is a $8,115 price difference.
Finally, if you are all in on the top of the line model Platinum, it will set you back $60,440. This represents a price increase of $4,085 over the prior generation, yet Ford did a lot to the new Explorer and it isn’t really a fair comparison.
What’s interesting about the Platinum price point though is how close it buts against luxury SUV territory. The Lincoln Aviator, for example, has a base price of $52,195. Granted the top tier Black Label Grand Touring starts at $87,800, but it still seems like somebody shopping for the top tier Explorer might want to look at the Aviator as well.
The 2020 Ford Explorer should be on dealer lots by the end of the year.