2019 Ford Explorer models and specs
Shoppers who need minivan levels of family-friendly utility in a new vehicle but want something a lot more stylish should check out the 2019 Ford Explorer. The Ford Explorer is a three-row midsize crossover SUV that has been around in various forms for quite a while now. An all-new sixth-generation is on the near horizon as Ford SUVs continue to be updated, but that means there could be great deals to be had on the current model that's had a few revisions for the 2019 model year. To help you decide which version of the Explorer might be right for you, let's take a look at the 2019 Ford Explorer models and specifications.
There are now five different trim levels in the Explorer family, which start with the base Explorer and then go to the XLT, Limited, Sport and the top-of-the-range Platinum. For 2019, the Explorer has received a few new trim packages, the most advanced active safety technology has been made more widely available in the range, and the popular XLT trim now comes standard with a power tailgate.
Under the hood of this entry model is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine developing 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque, which sends the power to the front or all four wheels through a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The base Explorer has an attractively low starting MSRP and comes standard with features like a power driver’s seat, alloy wheels, cloth upholstery, and a 4.2-inch infotainment screen, but most models you'll find on lots are likely to be the XLT or higher.
Buyers don’t get a huge amount of extra features with the XLT over the base Explorer spec, and this model also has the same powertrain as the entry model. However, for a modest extra cost, the XLT can be equipped with Ford's excellent 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Capability, and even a built-in Waze app. Some of the additional standard features include rear parking sensors, a 10-way power driver’s seat and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The Limited comes standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo engine that boasts 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, which is an option for the base Explorer and the XLT. Additional features to the XLT standard spec include front-row 10-way power heated and cooled seats, heated second-row outboard seats, a third-row PowerFold seat, dual-zone climate control, front parking sensors and a hands-free foot-activated liftgate.
The Sport and the range-topping Platinum models come standard with the awesome 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 engine that puts out 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque and standard all-wheel drive. This model also gets a number of sporty styling accents, as well as a sport-tuned suspension system, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters and the Class III Trailer Tow Package.
This is the luxurious range-topping model in the 2019 Explorer lineup. As well as features like an all-digital instrument cluster, a premium 500-watt audio system and a heated steering wheel, the Explorer Platinum ramps its luxury credential up even further with first-row heated and cooled multi-contour seats with Active Motion massage functionality and driver’s seat memory function.
For more details about the 2019 Ford Explorer models and specifications and to experience the Explorer for yourself on a test drive, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at Ford of Upland.