2019 Ford Explorer Release Date, Rumors

The 2019 Ford Explorer is an emphatic answer to the likes of its market adversaries – Chevrolet Equinox and Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. With plans to make dealerships appointments somewhere around the mid-section or ending phases of 2018, fans have high expectancy.

2019 Ford Explorer front

2019 Ford Explorer – Design and Technology

Signature grille styling seen in the 2018 Explorer will likely be retained for this all-new 2019 Ford Explorer. The LED turning signals with blind spot monitors will likely be noticeable on the door panels. Its headlights will get a bulkier appearance and will incorporate upgraded LED daytime burners. The front bumper will come sportier and will hold plastic finishers.

Similarly, the side body of this 2019 Ford Explorer will hold chunky plastic side skirts. The front and rear fenders will boast beefed up wheel arches for putting up a hunk profile. Furthermore, the tailgates, back end lights and bumper will also get revamped.

Inside the cabin will be a spacious one and lots of ergonomic assemblage of controls. The heavy driver oriented improvements are also likely to take place. However, the seats and steering wheels will all come with a vinyl coating as standard and for higher models, premium upholstery will be seen. The 8-way power reclining will likely characterize the driver seat.

2019 Ford Explorer side

Powertrain Specifications

The Ford Explorer has always managed to leave a mark when it comes to their powertrain quality and this time; things are not going to any different. It was bestowed with heaps of praises for its power-packed 3.5 liter V6 configuration. And with every possibility, this high-end 2019 Ford Explorer might again incorporate 3 engine options but with an improved oomph in power outputs.

The cloud of doubt hovers over its actual engine specs, but tipsters believe that this upgraded 2019 Ford Explorer will have a 3.5 liter V6 and might crank outputs of around 290 HP and 255 lb-ft give or take. Emphasis on fuel efficiency has always been one of Ford’s main priorities and so hence EPA might also see improvements as compared to the 2018 Explorer. Expectancy of 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on highways and 23 mpg combined is potentially possible. This engine could complete the 0-60 mpg dash in less than 5.1 seconds.

The 2nd option could be 2.3 liters EcoBoost 4 cylinder engine having the capability of churning around 280 HP and 310 lb-ft. EPA ratings on this engine are likely to be around 19 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg combined.

The 3rd engine option might be a 3.5 Liter turbocharged V6 engine. This engine which could churn out 365 HP and 350 lb-ft torque is mainly an incentive from Ford to power-packed engine fanatics.

All these engines will be also mated to a 6-speed transmission with manual shift mode.

2019 Ford Explorer rear

Cost and Availability

There are not much information regarding the price of the 2019 Ford Explorer. According to some rumors, it is expected to be somewhere around $32,000 for the base models. The release date is set for the mid-end of 2018.

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