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2020 Ford Explorer Starts At $33,860

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The 2020 Ford Explorer will have a $400 increase from the 2019 model and that’s largely because of a new rear-wheel-drive configuration, the addition of a hybrid version, and the replacement of the Sport trim level by the ST. Still, for these changes, the additional $400 is competitive and practical.

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Revealed during the Detroit Auto Show this year, the new Ford Explorer will have a starting price of $33,860, according to an email of Ford to Motor Trend. That price includes the destination fee. The base model will come with a new engine that can produce 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque instead of the old V6’s 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which means better accelerations and fuel economy.

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The next trim level is the Explorer XLT. Priced at $37,750, it is $2,275 more expensive than the 2019 model. The price includes features not found in the previous XLT such as power-adjustable front seats, captain’s chairs in the second row, and a total of four USB ports (two more ports than the base Explorer).

Next up is the Explorer Limited, which will sell for $49,225. That’s $5,365 more than the 2019 model. You’ll enjoy a number of features made for luxury and comfort such as wireless charging, a surround-view camera system, and rain-sensing wipers. The hybrid powertrain will require an additional $3,555 for a 3.3-liter hybrid engine and 20-inch aluminum wheels.

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The top-of-the-line Explorer is called the Platinum and has a price tag of $59,345. That comes with a 3.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 365 horsepower.

The sportiest of the Explorers is now called the ST instead of Sport. It will be sold for $55,835, $8,115 more expensive than the 2019 Explorer Sport. The Platinum’s engine is configured to make 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. There’s also a quad exhaust, 21-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, and more.

Ford GT Of John Cena Is Back On The Auction Block

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John Cena’s infamous Ford GT, which made headlines when it was sold by the WWE superstar a month after buying it even with the no-resell clause in the contract, is back on the auction block for the third time in the last two years. The Liquid Blue Metallic supercar will once again be auctioned off by Mecum Auctions, which handled it the last time it was auctioned off in Dallas four months ago. That wasn’t too long ago, huh?

Let’s back up a little. Back in 2017, Ford sold the $500,000 car to Cena who was chosen based on his ownership of other high-end cars and his social reach. The contract disallows the wrestling superstar to resell the GT for 24 months after its initial delivery. But Cena decided he didn’t want the GT a month after receiving it and he sold it to a 78-year-old Californian farmer for $1.54 million.

Ford sued Cena because of the no-resell clause in the contract but both parties eventually reached a settlement. Back to the farmer, he decided he didn’t want the GT eight months after owning it and sold it to a Russo & Steele auction in August 2018. The GT had 625 miles on it by then. The next owner purchased the car for $1.7 million but sold it to Mecum auction in Dallas after just a month. He put one mile on the supercar.

With 626 miles on the GT, owner No. 4 purchased it for $1.32 million but after only five months of receiving the keys to Cena’s former wheels, it’s now on Mecum’s listing again for its May 2019 auction. It now has a total of 635 miles, meaning owner No. 4 just drove it for nine miles! With 647 horsepower and 550-pound feet of torque, it’s hard to imagine why no one wants to put the miles on this thing. It also has the ability to hit 216 mph by just batting your eyelash, by the way.

We’ll see this coming May who the next owner of this Ford GT is as it’s fast becoming the hot potato of supercars.

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