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Ford gets it—long trips can be rough, as can daily commutes. That’s why the team at the Big Blue Oval has banded together to ensure that the seats in the new 2020 Ford Explorer are the best yet for ride comfort.

The new seats have been crafted by Ford’s global seating team, including Mike Kolich. Mike’s Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and overall obsession with seat comfort has led to him being dubbed “Dr. Derriere”—and it shows in the design of the Explorer’s new cushions. They meet more than 100 engineering metrics for optimal comfort, supply support for a wider range of body types than ever before, and include a new ventilation feature as well as eight and 10-way power-adjustable front-row functionality.

“Road trips can be largely defined by how comfortable people are – and when you get down to it, how comfortable our seats allow them to be,” said Kolich. “As engineers, we’re thrilled with this new seat, but really it’s what our customers say and think that matters.”  

Notably, the Explorer ST and Platinum trims also come with a multi-contour system that boasts sophisticated massage patterns.

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