2020 Ford Explorer Trim Level Comparison 

$The 2020 Ford Explorer has four fantastic trim level options for you to choose from. Pricing is an important aspect, so we will make that the first step in this comparison. The MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) for each of the 2020 Ford Explorer trim levels is as follows: 

  • $45,199 for the XLT 
  • $52,199 for the Limited 
  • $59,099 for the ST 
  • $64,599 for the Platinum 

Second, we’ll compare the lowest two trim levels in the chart below, so that you can see the most basic upgrades available.  

2020 Ford Explorer XLT 


2020 Ford Explorer Limited 

Manual day/night Rear View Mirror 

Rear view mirror  Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror 

Unique cloth seating surfaces 

Seating surfaces  Leather seating surfaces with micro perforation and accent stitching 
Power and heated glass, manual folding, security approach lamps, with black caps  Exterior side mirrors  Power folding with auto-fold, power and heated glass, LED turn signal indicators, security approach lamps, driver/passenger side memory and gloss black caps 
18" Five-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum  Standard wheels  20” Premium Painted Aluminum 


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In the chart above, we focused mainly on design features, as that is a major difference between the XLT and Limited. The Limited trim level also offers other upgrades, such as extra technology features for entertainment and convenience. A few examples of these technology features include a 360-degree view camera with split view and a washer, a wireless charging pad, and a universal garage-door opener. 

The next step up is the ST trim level, which offers a unique sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension and is the only trim level to do so. This sport-tuned suspension helps give you a lively driving experience, more in tune with your adventurous side. As a further nod to the sporty feel of the ST, the designers gave it a sport style heated steering wheel, accompanied with paddle shifters and an ST logo. The ST also gets the upgrade to a B&O Sound System by Band and Olufsen with 12 speakers. 

The Platinum, which is the highest trim level, also has this upgraded sound system but instead of 12 speakers it has 14, giving you the most surround-sound experience you’ve ever had in a vehicle. The Platinum is all about luxury touches and as such it features the only seating surfaces with Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather and Accent Stitching.  

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