The 2020 Ford Explorer ST Is A Family Hot Hatch With One Surprising Flaw

The hot crossover continues to build momentum.

If you live in the United States, then you may be going through some hot hatch withdrawals in the wake of Ford pulling them out of our market. The Focus ST and Fiesta ST are both gone, as are the standard models on which they were based. While both Focus and Fiesta carry on in Europe, we’re simply left with crossovers. Mind you, there are hot versions of Ford’s crossovers, including the Edge ST and now the Explorer ST.

With 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 Ford Explorer ST certainly isn’t slow. Given its three-row crossover-ness, having a 0-60 time in the mid-5 second range and a top speed over 140 mph (according to Ford) is impressive. One other welcome change is the platform itself. Unlike the fifth-generation Explorer, this one returns the model to a rear-wheel drive-based platform.

2020 Ford Explorer ST

But this video isn’t just about the Explorer ST’s power or speed. Instead, we’re covering the top 10 surprising and unique traits this hot crossover has, including one surprising flaw.

Can you guess what it is? If you’ve seen our extensive 2020 Ford Explorer coverage by now, you may be able to guess it. Check out the video above to see more! Stay tuned to for more Ford news, views and real-world reviews coming very soon!