Recently I had the chance to take a 2020 Ford Explorer one a road trip to Canmore!
Navigating the last few months has been difficult for many, and a change of scenery is one of the things that has saved me that’s for sure. And what better place to do that, than exploring the mountains for a few days with some great company?
Our weekend included exploring the local trails, trying out the Mystery Towns Scavenger Hunt, a day trip to Banff, a couple of booked pool times (with a handstand competition), and indulging in way too much food.
What I Loved About The 2020 Ford Explorer
I’ve had many opportunities to test drive and review FORD vehicles, and the 2020 Ford Explorer has made it to the top of my list. We’ve often discussed trading in my minivan for something more fitting to our family needs and this checks a lot of those boxes.
One of my favourite features about the 2020 Ford Explorer is the 3rd-row seating. Part of the new redesign of the Ford Explorer, this means that it can seat 7 people (3 seats in the middle and 2 in the back) and the legroom in the 3rd row is pretty decent.
More seats also mean more car seat tethers, and in the 2020 Ford Explorer, there are 5. Like most vehicles that fit 3 car seats across you would need to use a slimmer car seat but it’s possible.
I also really appreciate how FORD has designed their vehicle options to help drivers be less distracted when behind the wheel. This majority of the driving for my weekend getaway was highway driving and the Adaptive Cruise Control definitely came in handy. Not only does the speed adjust itself automatically, but it also stays within the speed limit while doing so!
Other great features include:
- A Terrain Management System that allows you to adjust to various conditions such as deep snow/sand, tow/haul, sport, trail, eco and more.
- Available in all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive.
- SYNC, so what when your phone is paired by Bluetooth or plugged into the USB you have easy and safe access to important things like maps and music!
- The centre console has great storage options and the cup holders which are easily accessible by the driver and passenger.
- Heated seats for those cold Alberta winter days, not only in the front seat but also in the middle seats too!
- Middle seat USB & 12-volt socket to keep you connected.
This weekend getaway to Canmore in the 2020 FORD Explorer was the perfect refresh that I needed. Until next time!
This post was sponsored by FORD Canada, as always opinions are my own.