The 2019 Ford Explorer is a 7-passenger SUV that offers a large interior and upscale exterior. It is a real family favorite vehicle, and Explorer is country’s best selling SUV for almost three decades. Explorer comes with an all-wheel-drive setup and plenty of tech and safety systems. For 2019 model, Wi-Fi is added and there are five trim levels available. EcoBoost engine is also on the offer and the upcoming Explorer will face rivals like Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Chevy Traverse, Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe.
The good thing about the Ford Explorer is that it can fit any budget and lifestyle. The overall design is upscale, seven seats, strong engine, and rugged stance are just some of the highlights. There are five new wheel options, and yes, 20-inch wheels are included.
2019 Ford Explorer Exterior Structuring
The first thing about the upcoming 2019 Ford Explorer is that it looks more expensive than it looks. Standard LED headlights, front grille, and bumper are providing an upscale appearance. The hood looks bulgy and sculpted sides are looking great. In a world where SUVs are sharing more and more characteristics with the minivan, you can even confuse Explorer for a minivan. Its presence is one of a kind.
The Sport model looks aggressive and there are plenty of blacked out trim, especially on the grill, and the 20-inch wheels are standard. Limited and Platinum trim levels are much or less the same as Sport model but with more chrome materials. The standard for those three levels is a hands-free power liftgate. This feature will help you to open Explorer’s liftgate with ease. To do that, all you have to do is to put your foot under the rear bumper and the hatch will open or close.
However, we must mention that 2019 Ford Explorer will be offered with colors Agate Black, Ingot Silver Blue Metallic, Ruby Red, Burgundy Velvet, Baltic Sea Gree, White Platinum, Stone Gray and Ford`s Performance Blue.
The approaching 2019 Ford Explorer is a seven-seat/three-rows SUV and the third row have so much room, that even the adults can fit there. The second row is basically a 3-person bench but two bucket seats are optional. Cargo space is generous and the interior is equipped with plenty of buttons. Ford finally decided to use buttons for most controls and there is also a digital screen in the gauge cluster.
The infotainment touchscreen is 8-inch and Ford Sync 3 is easy to use. The list of optional features is long, and the standard features like cruise control, 6-speak audio system all included.
2019 Ford Explorer Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trims
The model for the upcoming year 2019 Ford Explorer comes with five trims base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. The base one trim comes with V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, in this standard trim one will get 18-inch wheels, rearview camera, headlights and LED taillights, air conditioning, Ford’s Sync infotainment system, 6-speaker audio system and Ford’s MyKey.
The next one is the mid-level XLT trim that will give good value for the money. This one will be offered with better leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, dual-panel moonroof, navigation, blind-spot detection, inflatable rear seatbelts.
The highlights of the offer are Sport and Platinum trims that come with a premium audio system, wireless streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, high-end leather seats, leather-covered dash, full cloth headliner, 2 smart-charging multimedia USB ports. AWD system will be offered in all trims.
2019 Ford Explorer Engine Offerings
One of the things we like the most about 2019 Ford Explorer is its engine options as there are three of them. Standard engine that is used by base and XLT models is a 3.5-liter V6. Thi engine will make 290 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque. This one engine will give in city/highway 17/24 mpg FWD and 16/22 mpg for the 4WD.
The more popular drivetrain is 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost that offers more miles per gallon and more torque. This unit returns 280 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque and is standard on base, XLT and Limited models. This model has EPA score of 19/27 mpg FWD and 18/25 mpg for the all-wheel-drive system.
Sport and Platinum models come with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood. Explorer is really fast with this engine and his 365 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. All models are using a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system is standard on Sport and Platinum trim levels. The twin-turbocharged V6 with AWD system will give 16/22 mpg.
2019 Ford Explorer Towing Capacity
The newest model 2019 Ford Explorer comes with Sway Control for easier towing. Furthermore, this SUV with the EcoBoost engine is capable to tow around 3000 pounds with the Class II Trailer Tow Package. However, with the stronger one V6 engine and twin-turbocharged, this number will increase to 5000 pounds with the use of Class III Trailer Tow Package.
2019 Ford Explorer Plug-in hybrid model Rumors
There are also rumors that will new model get the Plug-in hybrid engine. The officials said that there is a plan to release hybrid model Ford F-150 pickup truck and 13 different hybrids, electric and plug-in hybrid models. However, it is also rumored that will get a rear wheel drive system and the new ST trim that will replace the Sport one.
2019 Ford Explorer Price and Expected Release Date
The 2019 Ford Explorer starts at $32,500. XLT model is much better and it cost only $35,500. Top-range Platinum model is around $55,000. Explorer will become available by the end of the year.