There is a lot to consider when shopping for a new SUV, like what features does it have to offer? Is it fuel-efficient as well as powerful to tackle your towing needs? Are there advanced safety features? Not to mention that there is also a large assortment of makes and models to choose from. But only the redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer has the power, safety, capability, and many other features Biddeford drivers are looking for.

The Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse are both top competitors of the Ford Explorer and many Wells, ME drivers also have them in mind if they are looking for a new 3-row SUV. But when it comes to powerful performance, standard advanced safety, utility, and connective multimedia the all-new 2020 Explorer is a clear choice.

Like the 2020 Ford Explorer, the Honda Pilot comes standard with several advanced safety features. However, there are a number of safety features that aren't available on the Pilot or are not standard on every model. Ford Co-Pilot360 is standard on trim level and includes BLIS® Blind Spot Information System, Rear View Camera, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps. SOS Post Crash Alert and Post Collision Braking are two other standard features of the Explorer that are also not offered on the Honda Pilot. When it comes to safety on the Chevrolet Traverse you will hear the word available a lot, which means you will need to break out your wallet for advanced safety features.

The 2020 Ford Explorer has three new powertrain options and a brand new performance model that are more powerful and provide more towing ability. The Chevrolet Traverse has two engines, a 300 horsepower 3.6L V6 and a 245 horsepower 2.0L Turbo, both of which aren't nearly as powerful as the Explorer and can only tow 5,000 lbs. The Honda Pilot has a 280 horsepower V6 and not every trim level is available with all-wheel-drive. The Honda Pilot with all-wheel-drive is capable of towing 5,000 lbs. Otherwise, you will only be able to tow 3,500 lbs. The 2020 Explorer with a new 3.3L Hybrid powertrain generates 318 horsepower, can tow 5,000 lbs. and has a total driving range of more than 500 miles. The standard 2.3L EcoBoost with turbocharger offers the perfect blend of power and efficiency with 24 combined mpg., 300 horsepower, and the ability to tow up to 5,300 lbs. The final engine is a 3.0L EcoBoost v6 that can tow up to 5,600 lbs. with 365 horsepower and an impressive 400 horsepower on the Explorer XT performance model.

Sanford, ME drivers will find that the 2020 Explorer is better equipped to keep everyone entertained during your weekend road trip with standard FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity. The Honda Pilot isn't available with Wi-Fi connectivity and the Chevrolet Traverse can be equipped with Wi-Fi on some trim levels. The Ford Explorer also features Waze Navigation to outsmart traffic as well as Ford+Alexa to bring your personal assistant with you where ever you go and over 50,000 functions of Amazon Alexa.

The 2020 Ford Explorer is on its way to Arundel Ford and like many other Ford Explorer lovers around Kennebunk, we can't wait to get behind the wheel and experience all of the exciting updates and changes. If you already know that the 2020 Explorer is the SUV for you please reach out to our financing team to get a head start on the paperwork so you can get the keys and hit the road when your new Explorer comes in.