The 400-HP Ford Explorer ST Is Quick, Compelling, and Unexpected

Ford moves its new Explorer to a rear-drive platform, then hot-rods it with a potent V-6 and all-wheel drive.

The 2020 Ford Explorer ST pictured here can get to 60 mph in a scant 5.2 seconds, which is only a tenth of a second quicker than a 1991 GMC Typhoon could. How many of us would have thought back at the dawn of the grunge decade that the utterly outrageous GMC would be a harbinger of the future? We’d guess zero. At the time, the Typhoon and its pickup brother, the Syclone, were bizarre, out-of-the-blue-sky anomalies.

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