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2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid: A no-compromise hybrid crossover

The first Ford Explorer Hybrid offers more than 500 miles of driving range without any interior space concessions.

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For the first time, the Ford Explorer will be available with a hybrid drivetrain. 

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The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will be powered by a 3.3-liter V6 engine connected to a 10-speed automatic and electric motor. Total system output is rated at 318 horsepower.

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A 1.5-kilowatt hour lithium-ion battery pack is built into the chassis below the rear seats.

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On a fully charged battery, the Explorer Hybrid is capable of pure electric motoring of speed up to 30 mph for 2 miles.

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Ford expects the Explorer Hybrid to receive an EPA-estimated total range rating of more than 500 miles on rear-wheel-drive models.

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The Explorer Hybrid comes standard with rear-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is available as an option.

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Tow capacity for the Explorer Hybrid is rated at 5,000 pounds.

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Cargo space mirrors the normal models, with 18.2 cubic feet of room behind the third row and grows to 87.8 with both rows of rear seats folded.     

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Available in Limited Hybrid trim, it'll come with leather seats, navigation, a 14-speaker B&O premium audio setup and a wireless charge pad.     

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The 2020 Ford Explorer Hybrid will arrive in dealers this summer along with the rest of the new Explorer lineup.

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