The model 2019 Ford Explorer that will be released sometime in 2018 now offers quality materials, which are getting better as you decide on the more expensive trims.
The premium equipment will give us now Sync satellite audio system and MyFord, which controls all electronics commands.
2019 Ford Explorer – Trims Specs and Features
The 2019 Ford Explorer will come with five trims. This include Base, XLT, Limited, Platinum and Sport. The base trim offers AdvanceTrac stability control, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, keyless remote entry, power windows, cargo hooks and fuel cap-less filler system. The cruise control and Hill Start Assist and MyKey are also present on all models of the Ford Explorer.
The XLT trims will get all that base have, plus gloss black mirrors, front passenger seats and leather-wrapped steering wheel. There is also a 6-way power adjustable driver seats, SYNC. MyFord and SyriusXM as well as a reverse sensing system.
The Limited trim is furthermore a high- end package. It will offer 10 different ways power-adjustable seats, 12-speaker audio system, SiriusXM satellite radio, remote start, power folding mirrors, power seats, a rearview camera and ambient lighting.
The Platinum and Sports trims will have all previous packages in one. It will be loaded with almost all high-tech infotainment, safety and performance features. It also comes with 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets.
2019 Ford Explorer – Engine and Fuel Economy
The new 2019 Ford Explorer will offer its consumer’s decent power and acceptable fuel economy. Furthermore, it will come with the few engine options. The base, XLT, Limited trims will have a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with an automatic transmission. The engine will produce around 280 horsepower at 5,600 rpm with torque of 310 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm. This model will also have acceptable fuel economy in city/highway of 19/27 mpg (front-wheel drive/FWD), 18/25 mpg (all-wheel drive/AWD).
If you need more power, you can choose V6 3,5-liter engine. However, this one will deliver amazing 290 horsepower at 6,500 rpm. As for the torque, it will be 255 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm. The city/highway fuel economy is 17/24 mpg for the (front-wheel drive/FWD) and 16/23 mpg for the (all-wheel drive/AWD).
The last one engine is more powerful with EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6, only available in the Sport and Platinum trims. It has the hood 3.5-liter engine that makes 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm with 350 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. The EPA rating for this one is 16/22 mpg. The engines will be paired with the 6-speed automatic transmission. All versions of the 2019 Ford Explorer can be equipped with the all-wheel-drive system and Terrain Management System.
2019 Ford Explorer – Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Release Date and Opponents
The MSRP and release date for the new 2019 Ford Explorer are keeping in secret. But if we look at the price of the current one, the base price for the new FWD model will be in the range from $31,000 to 32,000. If you want to upgrade to AWD system you will need to pay extra $2,200. The more powerful versions AWD Sport and Platinum models come with a price of around $45,000 and $54,000. Furthermore, we expect this model sometime in this year.
When released the main opponents will be Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Hyundai Santa Fe.