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2020 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited vs. ST vs. Platinum in Washougal, WA

2020 Ford Explorers side by side

Enjoy every moment in the adventure-ready 2020 Ford Explorer! Boasting unstoppable performance, unrelenting dependability, and a beautifully crafted exterior, this SUV is ready to conquer the road with your family in tow. With four diverse trim levels to choose from, how do you know which one is best suited for you? To help you make a decision, the team at Westlie Ford crafted this Ford Explorer trim comparison guide.

Peruse our inventory to view all 2020 Explorer models for sale at our dealership in Washougal, WA. For additional information regarding this model, view the Explorer hub page. If you have any questions, call (360) 602-2490 to speak with a product specialist.

2020 Explorer


Starting MSRP$36,675
2020 Ford Explorer XLT - Rapid Red

Key Specs & Features

Kicking off the 2020 Ford Explorer lineup is the Explorer XLT model. Although it's the base trim level, it's anything but basic! Key features include:

  • 18-in. 5-spoke sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen display
  • Power liftgate
  • Ford Co-Pilot360
  • Rearview Camera
  • 2nd-row captains seat
  • 3rd-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
2020 Explorer


Starting MSRP$48,130
2020 Ford Explorer - Oxford White

Key Specs & Features

Take your SUV up a notch with the 2020 Explorer Limited model! Key features include:

  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
  • B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers
  • 360-degree camera
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
2020 Explorer


Starting MSRP$54,740
2020 Ford Explorer ST - Atlas Blue

Key Specs & Features

You'll be conquering the road every mile of the way in the 2020 Explorer ST model. Key features include:

  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine with auto start-stop technology
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Intelligent 4-wheel drive
  • 21-in. aluminum wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
2020 Explorer


Starting MSRP$58,250
2020 Ford Explorer Platinum - Agate Black

Key Specs & Features

The 2020 Explorer is designed for the driver who truly wants it all. Packed with all the latest advancements in automotive safety, technology, and comfort, this model doesn't disappoint! Key features include:

  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating surfaces with accent stitching
  • Twin panel moonroof
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • 12.3-in. digital cluster
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Privacy glass, second and third rows

Schedule a Test Drive

To truly experience all that the new 2020 Ford Explorer has to offer, schedule a test drive at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA! If you have any questions, contact us online or give our team a call at (360) 602-2490.

2020 Ford Explorer exterior head on city hill

2019 Ford Explorer Model Differences & Trim Comparisons | Washougal, WA

Enjoy every moment with the adventure-ready 2019 Ford Explorer! This beautifully crafted SUV boasts the premium performance and advanced features you demand to upgrade your daily driving experience. With a variety of trim configurations to choose from, how do you know which 2019 Explorer model best suits your needs and preferences? To make your decision easier, the product specialists at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA, have completed the research on each new Explorer trim level and compiled everything you need to know in the comparison guide below.

Be sure to browse through our extensive online inventory to view all available 2019 Ford Explorer models for sale at our dealership. Our team of specialists is here to guide you through the Explorer lease and finance process to ensure you receive a payment plan that works for you. For additional information regarding the 2019 Explorer, visit our Explorer hub page. If you have any questions, give our team a call at (360) 602-2490.

Explorer Base

Kicking off the 2019 Explorer lineup is the 2019 Ford Explorer Base. Although it’s the base trim level, this model is anything but basic! Starting at $32,365 MSRP.

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • Automatic LED Low-Beam headlamps
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SYNC® infotainment interface
  • Rear View Camera
  • 18-in. Five-Spoke Sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels

Explorer XLT

Take your SUV up a notch with the 2019 Explorer XLT model, boasting impressive features and a modern, refined interior. Starting at $34,400 MSRP.

All Base trim level features, plus:

  • LED signature lighting
  • Reverse sensing system
  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • Unique cloth seats
  • SiriusXM® Radio

Explorer Limited

You’ll be conquering the road every mile of the way in the 2019 Explorer Limited model. Starting at $42,765 MSRP.

All XLT trim level features, plus:

  • Heated 1st and 2nd row seats with leather upholstery
  • Sony® 12-speaker premium audio system
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation system
  • Perforated leather seating surfaces
  • Heated and cooled front bucket seats

Explorer Sport

Perfect for drivers seeking a sporty exterior and driving experience, the Explorer Sport is the model to go with! Starting at $46,165 MSRP.

All Limited trim level features, plus:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Sport-exclusive perforated leather upholstery
  • Red accent stitching
  • 20-in. machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets

Explorer Platinum

The 2019 Explorer Platinum is designed for the driver who wants it all. Packed with all the latest advancements in automotive safety and technology, this model doesn’t disappoint! Starting at $54,165 MSRP.

All Sport trim level features, plus:

  • Premium Nirvana Leather upholstery with micro-perforation and quilted bolsters
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ package
  • Twin-panel moonroof

Schedule a Test Drive

Schedule a test drive to get behind the wheel of the exhilarating new 2019 Ford Explorer at our dealership in Washougal, WA! If you have any questions or would like more information, reach out using our online contact form or give our Westlie Ford team a call at (360) 602-2490.

2018 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited vs. Sport vs. Platinum

You’ve decided the new 2018 Ford Explorer delivers the impressive capability, premium amenities, and innovative tech you’re looking for in your next SUV, but which trim package meets your specific needs? To assist in your research, the product specialists at Westlie Ford in Washougal, WA have compiled this detailed comparison of the 2018 Explorer trim levels. Read on to learn which one can take your daily drive to the next level!

If you’ve already decided on a new 2018 Explorer trim level, head over to our new SUV inventory to see the models we have available at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA.

2018 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited vs. Sport vs. Platinum: Trim Specs

Whether you choose the practical Base or XLT trims, the supremely comfortable Limited or Sport trims, or the luxurious Platinum trim, you’ll drive home in a new 2018 Ford Explorer you love. All five trim levels provide seating for up to seven passengers and 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo space. View the starting MSRP and feature availability of each new Explorer trim package in the table below.

Trim Level & Starting MSRPFeature Availability
Explorer Base


  • 18-in. five-spoke painted aluminum wheels
  • LED taillamps
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Automatic LED low-beam headlamps, halogen reflector high beams
  • Dark Foundry Gray grille with chrome bars
  • Cloth seating surfaces; 2nd-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat, 3rd-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • Manual single-zone climate control
  • SYNC® infotainment system with six speakers
  • Rear view camera with washer


Includes all Explorer Base features, plus:

  • Silver roof rack side rails
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise control, five-way controls, and secondary audio controls
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Optional twin-panel moonroof
  • Unique cloth seating surfaces


Includes all XLT features, plus:

  • 20-in. premium luster nickel-painted aluminum wheels
  • Powerfold® mirrors
  • Chrome roof rack side rails
  • Hands-free, foot-activated liftgate
  • Bright silver painted grille with chrome bars
  • LED fog lamps and signature lighting
  • Perforated leather-trimmed 1st and 2nd row seats
  • 3rd-row Powerfold® 50/50 split-folding bench seat; 2nd-row armrest and dual cup holders, heated outboard seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Configurable daytime running lights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Forward Sensing System
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with SYNC® Connect
  • Audio system from Sony® with 12 speakers
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot


Includes all Limited features, plus:

  • Hill Descent Control™ and Terrain Management System™
  • 20-in. machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • High-gloss black grille with high-gloss black bars
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • LED taillamps with unique blackout treatment
  • High-gloss black roof rack side rails
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start and Remote Start
  • Heated, unique perforated leather-trimmed seating with red accent stitching


Includes all Sport features, plus:

  • 20-in. bright machined face wheels with tarnished dark painted pockets
  • Unique, satin-chrome finish grille
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Satin chrome roof rack side rails
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Premium Sound from Sony® with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics

2018 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited vs. Sport vs. Platinum: Engine Options

No matter which trim package you choose, you’ll find dependable performance under the hood of your Ford Explorer. The standard 3.5L V6 engine produces more than enough power to tackle your to-do list, while the available 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine delivers increased efficiency. For drivers looking for truly incredible power, the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine included with the Sport and Platinum trims provides exceptional capability. Key engine and performance specs for the 2018 Explorer are as follows:

Engine3.5L V62.3L EcoBoost® I43.5L EcoBoost® V6
Horsepower290 HP280 HP365 HP
Torque255 lb.-ft.310 lb.-ft.350 lb.-ft.
TransmissionSix-speed SelectShift® automaticSix-speed SelectShift® automaticSix-speed SelectShift® automatic
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (std.)/ Intelligent 4WD (opt.)Front-wheel drive (std.)/4WD (opt.)Intelligent 4WD
Max. Towing Capacity*5,000 lbs.3,000 lbs.5,000 lbs.
Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/24 MPG (FWD)

16/22 MPG (4WD)

19/27 MPG (FWD)

18/25 MPG (4WD)

16/22 MPG
Trim AvailabilityStandard: Base, XLT

Optional: Limited

Standard: Limited

Optional: Base, XLT

Standard: Sport, Platinum

*When properly equipped

2018 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Limited vs. Sport vs. Platinum: Safety Features

From the Base trim level all the way through the premium Platinum trim level, you’ll appreciate advanced safety systems designed to keep you and your loved ones protected on every adventure. View the Ford Explorer safety features of each trim below.

Safety Features:

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Traction Control
  • Remote keyless/illuminated entry
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad (XLT, Limited, Sport, Platinum)
  • Perimeter alarm (Limited, Sport, Platinum)
  • Industry-first inflatable rear outboard safety belts (Platinum)
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist (Platinum)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with brake support (Platinum)
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS® with cross-traffic alert) (Platinum)

Schedule a Test Drive in Washougal, WA!

Are you ready to experience the highly capable and tremendously comfortable new 2018 Ford Explorer? Schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA today! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Westlie Ford team through our contact form or by calling (877) 299-1138.

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