I grew up in the ’90s, i.e., the era of big honkin’ SUVs. We’re talking OJ’s white Bronco, Cher Horowitz’s “I totally paused” Jeep Wrangler, the fleet of lime green Explorers that got clobbered by T. rex’s in Jurassic Park. In short, it was a decade of gas-guzzling, Tupac-thumping, hog-the-road sport utility vehicles.
So, when Ford offered me the chance to test the 2020 Ford Explorer XLT, I wasn’t exactly expecting something subtle. And I certainly wasn’t expecting it to feel like a city-ready family car.
As it turns out, I was kinda wrong! Here, some reasons why the modern Explorer is actually a great choice for the modern family.