2019 Ford Explorer Review

Looking for a larger SUV to accommodate the entire family? Check out the 2019 Ford Explorer. With spacious seating and cargo, along with powerful engine options, you'll get exactly what you've been looking for in your next family-friendly vehicle.

For drivers in the Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim areas, our team at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos has all the details on the 2019 Explorer, right here in this review. Keep reading to decide if this is the best choice for your daily drives, and see how you can test drive an Explorer today!

2019 Ford Explorer: Interior Style and Comfort

While the Explorer looks tough on the outside, you'll love the contrasting comfort and classy look on the inside. Comprised of high-quality, soft-touch materials, the Explorer's cabin is certainly ready to show off all that it offers to its passengers.

With seating for up to seven passengers, you'll have no issue fitting everyone inside this spacious ride. Swap out the second-row bench for two captain's chairs, and your second- and third-row riders will be able to get in and out with ease, as the chairs slide back and forth, which allows more legroom, too!

Considering the three rows of seating and the 151.5 cubic feet of cabin space, the Explorer is quite equipped to carry several passengers to your destinations. Riders up front get 41.4 inches of headroom and 42.9 inches of legroom, while second-row passengers are offered 40.6 inches of headroom and 39.5 inches of legroom. Passengers in the third row have 37.8 inches of headroom and 33.3 inches of legroom to stretch out and get comfortable.

And, with plenty of passenger room, you'll need just as much cargo space to match. The Explorer offers 21 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row, which is perfect for loading in grocery or game-day bags. When the third row is folded down, the Explorer offers 43.9 cubic feet of space. Fold down the second and third rows, and you'll open up to a massive 81.7 cubic feet of free space that's equipped to carry all your cargo and materials.

Entertainment & Technology Features

The Ford Explorer offers quite a lot with its cabin. Aside from the ample space for passengers and cargo, the Explorer interior includes some sophisticated systems not only designed to entertain you along the way, but to make the driving experience easier and more convenient. The SYNC® system, included with the Explorer, is the command center for your entertainment and phone connectivity. This system includes voice recognition, so you can use your voice to select your media while keeping your hands on the wheel.

The vehicle includes a standard AM/FM radio with MP3 compatibility to play through the 6-speaker sound system. The Explorer includes a media hub with a smart-charging USB port, allowing you to keep your phone charged without having to fumble around for plugs and cables. The available 6-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio adds more than 150 stations of audio entertainment-from music, news, comedy, sports, and more!

One of the most convenient features that's available is the FordPass™ Connect. This feature incorporates an app on your phone that connects you to the Explorer at all times. You'll get vehicle and weather updates, and will be able to schedule service appointments right from the app. This app also allows you to remotely lock or unlock your vehicle and even locate it in a crowded parking lot.

Explore the Ultimate Power and Performance

When you opt for an SUV, you'll certainly want to know your options under the hood. The 2019 Explorer offers three engine options for you to choose from. Each engine comes mated to the 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission, which offers drivers numerous drive modes to choose from for the ultimate ride. The 2019 Ford Explorer engine options include:

  • A standard 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • A 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that puts out 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
  • A twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

While you might think that these powerful engines may lack in fuel economy, the Explorer keeps up in this category, as well. With an EPA-estimated 19/27 MPG city/highway in the 4-cylinder EcoBoost®, the Explorer will get you from A to B without stopping along the way.

On top of the impressive range of options and the respective horsepower and torque outputs, the Explorer has a few other tricks up its sleeve. When properly equipped with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, the Explorer can tow up to 3,000 pounds. However, with either V6 engine option, the Explorer can propel its abilities further by towing up to 5,000 pounds. Given the cargo space, and the towing abilities, you won't have to leave anything behind when you embark on your next journey!

Safety in the Explorer

We now know that the 2019 Ford Explorer is stylish, comfortable, and powerful, but what about the features that keep you and your loved ones safe? Not to worry! The Explorer comes standard with a rearview camera, along with Ford's MyKey® feature, which allows you to set limits like speed and volume for your novice driver.

Plus, the Explorer has plenty of available assistance features, such as front and rear parking sensors, Blind Spot Monitoring, Lane Departure Warning, and many more! All of these features utilize exterior-mounted sensors that can measure speed and distance to help predict an impending collision or road departure. You'll have an extra sense of security while using your personal driving assistant on the road.

Test Drive the 2019 Ford Explorer Today!

As you can see, the new Ford Explorer is an optimum choice for your Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim drives. But don't just take our word for it! Contact us at Norm Reeves Ford Superstore Cerritos and take the 2019 Explorer for a spin today! We're proud to assist drivers along on the journey to their next car.

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