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2019 explorer, thoughts, hopes?

Mbrooks420

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I've been looking at Explorer's hardcore for the past few months here in Wisconsin. Probably been to dealerships 10 times and have done countless hours of research. I virtually never see any 2WD Explorer's here in WI. If it's not 100% 4WD it's 95%+.

I'm driving a Chevy Trailblazer which is rear wheel drive. With a turn of the knob I'm in A4WD or full time 4WD. I can't imagine anyone would pass on a SUV with 4WD because it was first RWD. I don't see it any different than a truck. If you live in Texas and feel like RWD/2WD is enough, so be it, if you want/need 4WD because you live in snow, you get it. Simple. And a non-issue.
I have no problem with RWD bias. It’s what I’m currently driving...... If I had to pick between front and rear drive ONLY, and it wasn’t a fair weather sports car, I’d pick FWD every time, as will most people.
 


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blwnsmoke

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I still don’t see it happening. The entire Explorer line will be AWD? Doubtful. Would be a terrible move. It’d price them out of a portion of the market, and hurt their precious fleet MPG ratings.


All info I have is RWD CD6 Platform for the 2020 model. It will still be unibody though.
 












peterk9

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I think we're beginning to combine posts for the 2020 Explorer with this thread on the 2019.

Peter
 




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