What are the Trim Options for the 2019 Ford Explorer?

2019 Ford Explorer Sport

The Ford Explorer has been raising the bar for SUVs for years, and the 2019 model is no different. With a combination of style and performance, it's ready to infuse some excitement into your daily routine. The experts at Kriegers Ford have written the following Explorer trim comparison to help drivers in Muscatine, IA determine the configuration with the features you need most. After reading, browse our new and used Explorer inventories, or send our team a message via our online form.


Standard Features of the 2019 Ford Explorer

The standard configuration of the 2019 Ford Explorer is anything but basic. Starting at $32,365 MSRP and with a long list of comfort, tech, and safety features, the Explorer is equipped with upgrades that you would expect to find only on higher trim levels.

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum leather interior
  • 60/40 split-fold second-row seat
  • 50/50 split-fold third-row seat
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • LED taillamps
  • Rearview camera with washer and backup assist grid lines
  • 4.2-in. configurable LCD screen
  • 8-way power driver's seat
  • Heated sideview mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors
  • SYNC® infotainment system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Explorer Base vs. XLT vs. Limited

2019 Ford Explorer Base

2019 Ford Explorer Base

2019 Ford Explorer XLT

2019 Ford Explorer XLT

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

The 2019 Explorer only gets better as you progress to the higher trims. Continue reading to see what the XLT and Limited models have to offer.

Tech Features

With extensive tech suites, you'll feel connected and protected behind the wheel of either of these Explorer models.

Explorer Trim

Key Tech Features

Explorer XLT

Includes base features, plus:

  • SiriusXM® satellite radio
  • Reverse sensing system

Explorer Limited

Includes XLT features, plus:

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross traffic alert
  • Dual 4.2-in. configurable LCD screens
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Forward sensing system
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-in. touchscreen
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Voice-activated navigation system

Leather Seating Upgrade

Both the XLT and Limited are available with luxurious leather seating surfaces, but the interior refinements don't stop there. The chart below highlights other important features found inside the Explorer's cabin:

Explorer Trim

Key Interior Features

Explorer XLT

Includes base features, plus:

  • 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar
  • 6-way power front passenger seat
  • Intelligent access with push button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Explorer Limited

Includes XLT features, plus:

  • 10-way power, heated and cooled front seats with power lumbar and driver memory
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Third-row PowerFold® seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Hands-free foot-activated liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel with memory
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Remote start
  • 12-speaker Sony® audio system

Sport vs. Platinum

2019 Ford Explorer Sport

2019 Ford Explorer Sport

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum

For a high-end driving experience, turn to the 2019 Explorer Sport or Platinum. You'll find the latest tech and customizable interior refinements inside either of these Explorer trims.

Twin Panel Moonroof

Highlighted by the twin panel moonroof equipped in the Explorer Platinum, you'll be blown away when you step inside either of these SUVs.

Explorer Trim

Key Interior Features

Explorer Sport

Includes Limited features, plus:

  • First- and second-row floor mats with unique badging

Explorer Platinum

Includes Sport features, plus:

  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Premium Sound from Sony® with clear phase and live acoustics
  • Platinum premium seating

Luxurious Interior

These luxurious interiors are elevated even more by the adaptive safety technology that accompanies them. See what you can expect below:

Explorer Trim

Key Tech Features

Explorer Sport

Includes all Limited features

Explorer Platinum

Includes Sport features, plus:

  • Auto high beams
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision warning with brake support
  • Enhanced active park assist with pull out assist, perpendicular park, and flank guard
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist

Engine Options: 2.3L EcoBoost vs. 3.5L EcoBoost vs. 3.5L Ti-VCT V6

Under the hood, you'll find one of three capable powertrains. Whether you opt for the standard V6 or one of the available EcoBoost® engines, you'll find that they all deliver classic Ford performance without compromising.

Explorer Engines

Engine Specs

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

  • 290 HP
  • 255 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 17 city / 24 highway MPG
  • 2.3L EcoBoost®

  • 280 HP
  • 310 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 19 city / 27 highway MPG
  • Up to 3,000 lbs. towing capacity
  • 3.5L EcoBoost

  • 365 HP
  • 350 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 16 city / 22 highway MPG
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. towing capacity
  • Test Drive 2019 Ford Explorer Models in Muscatine, IA

    Ready to get the 2019 Ford Explorer out on the road? Schedule your visit to Kriegers Ford in Muscatine, IA with our test drive form, or give us a call at (877) 836-6493. Before you visit us, we encourage you to take a look at our Explorer specials to save on your new SUV.

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