Ford Explorer Trim Levels

The 2019 Ford Explorer is an impressive family-hauler that provides folks around Glen Allen, Short Pump, and Ashland with premier performance and a versatile cabin. If you're sure this model is for you, but you aren't certain which trim level best fits your needs, read through the following Ford Explorer trim levels guide.

The Richmond Ford West staff decided to craft this article, so our friends in nearby communities would have a better understanding of what the Ford Explorer offers. In the coming sections, we'll be discussing everything from safety and technology to performance!

2019 Ford Explorer

The standard trim level for this well-regarded SUV is simply called the Ford Explorer. What helps differentiate this trim from the XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum is its wealth of standard features, which includes Automatic LED low-beam headlamps and dual chrome exhaust tips.

The powertrain for the base Ford Explorer is a robust 3.5L V6 that churns out 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. However, you can also choose the available 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which produces 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

To summarize, the Ford Explorer base trim level provides the following features:

  • Automatic LED low-beam headlamps
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine
  • Available 280-horsepower 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine

Ford Explorer XLT

The XLT, while sharing the same powertrain as the previous trim level, differentiates itself from other trims by showcasing a unique devotion to style with the XLT Desert Copper Package. With this package, the Explorer XLT sports 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, chrome mirror caps, and an Ebony Black door-trim panel with copper inserts.

In addition to an upgraded look, the XLT also introduces several convenient amenities, such as Intelligent Access with push-button start and dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control.

The Ford Explorer XLT comes with the following features:

  • XLT Desert Copper Package
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control

Ford Explorer Limited

The Ford Explorer Limited-unlike the other trim levels-comes standardly equipped with the 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine.

However, the Explorer Limited stands out in other ways, too. With third-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seats, a front view camera with a washer, and a Limited Luxury Package with an upgraded leather steering wheel and front multicolor seats, you'll be receiving a wholly unique model.

To recap, the Limited shines due to the following features:  

  • Third-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seats
  • Front view camera with a washer
  • Limited luxury package

Ford Explorer Sport

The Ford Explorer Sport separates itself from the other trim levels by offering standard Intelligent 4WD, an advanced system that improves traction and off-road capabilities.

Additionally, the Explorer Sport is also standardly powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, which boosts the power to a thrilling 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Explorer Sport stands out due to the following features:

  • 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost® engine
  • Intelligent 4WD

Ford Explorer Platinum

The Ford Explorer Platinum is the fully loaded version of this SUV, and it separates itself from the Explorer, XLT, Limited, and Sport with its unique Nirvana leather upholstery and a twin-panel moonroof.

Additionally, there's the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, which equips the Platinum with rain-sensing wipers and auto high-beam headlamps. With the Lane-Keeping System, too, you'll be alerted to any unintentional lane drifting. Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support also helps you stay on course by maintaining a preset distance and speed from the car ahead of you.

If you decide to opt for the fully loaded Ford Explorer Platinum, you'll receive:

  • Nirvana leather
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ Package

Choose Your Favorite 2019 Ford Explorer Trim Level

The options are varied and exciting when choosing between the many Ford Explorer trim levels. To test drive your preferred trim around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump, contact Richmond Ford West today!


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