The 2019 Ford Explorer is an SUV that can deal with your daily drive. It is an ideal car for a family with seven people. If you are interested in exploring the Explorer XLT features then their key specifications are listed below.
- The 2019 Ford Explorer XLT has a foot activated liftgate. There is no need to open the liftgate physically, which is cool when your arms are loaded with grocery bags.
- Dual zone automatic climate control allows the passenger to set a suitable temperature on their side. Remote start is a luxury that allows you to start your car from a distance to cool it in summer and make the interiors warm in winter. You even get automatic trunk release and additional security.
- A 10-way power driver seat offers seat adjustments to see the road properly while driving.
- Enhanced park assist is helpful because of the SUV’s overall size. Ultra sonic sensors are used to get in and out of the parallel spaces. The driver operates the brakes an accelerator, while the XLT takes control of the rest.
- The XLT trim includes blind spot warnings, 20” polished aluminum wheels, black door panels, chrome mirror caps, leather seats for 1st two rows and vinyl seats for the 3rd row.
- Other interior additions are 6-way power passenger seat, satellite radio, and 2nd-row armrest as well as a 9-speaker entertainment system.
- The XLT’s exterior has an upmarket appearance with its rear section reminding of a luxurious yacht’s stern.
Performance & fuel economy
The 2019 Ford Explorer XT trim is a V-6 with 3.5 liter with a potential of 290 horsepower and 255 lb. – ft. of torque. In most situations, the base engine is enough but you can go for a better choice with turbo-4, 2.3 liter generating 280 horsepower and 310 lb. – ft. torque.
A front-wheel drive is normal in the 2.3 liter and 3.5 liter along with an all-wheel drive system. The ride is smooth as the Explorer takes huge bumps in a stride. On curvy roads, the SUV features direct steering with less body leans. With turbo engines, the XLT can tow small trailers.
The EPA has rated the combo of 3.5-liter V-6 at 17/24 mpg city/highway with front wheel drive.
Quality and comfort
The Explorer stretches around 200” from the front bumper to the rear one. The upholstery is thinly padded and not plush but you can choose an optional pricey one. The second row is spacious, whereas the 3rd row is sufficient for kids. After the 2nd and the 3rd seats get folded, you get an open cargo bay to heave 73 cubic feet of luggage. Behind the 3rd row, the XLT can haul 21 cubic feet.
The optional safety and smart package comprise of forward-collision warning, adaptive cruise controls, automatic high beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and lane-keeping assist. In IIHS testing, the Explorer got good in a majority of crash tests except in the evaluation of the frontal small overlap.
The 2019 Ford Explorer is a great highway cruiser. It is a great improvement from 2016 in terms of comfort, dynamics, and luxury.