Ford Explorer stats 2019
The Ford Explorer is a midsize Sport utility vehicle that began production in 1990-91 through the current time and is best known for ushering in the Americans obsession with the SUV. As the 2019 model year refresh approaches, let’s recap some of the most recent advances the current model has to offer.
Style: The Explorer was a truck based SUV from its inception in the 1990's through 2010. As the economy was deep in the recession and with a combination of high fuel costs along with General Motors, and Chrysler headed towards bankruptcy at the time Ford was re-engineering the Explorer to be better than ever. What had been created was a new front wheel drive based, several passenger vehicle that would begin to re imagine what the SUV would be like for future car buyers.
Performance: The current Explorer offers a 2.3L 4 cylinder and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engines as well as a 3.5 non-turbo V6. Most of the U.S. buyers would go for the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 which generates 365 horsepower and 350 lbs of torque.
Features: The Platinum model is the best choice to go for all options that include forward collision warning, parking assist, a 180 degree front camera, lane keep assist, and many other features. This package also includes the EcoBoost V6.
Overall: The Ford Explorer is no doubt due for a refresh, with the SUV climate getting bigger and bigger, it only makes sense to clean it up every few years.
Is it the best SUV? That depends on the buyer’s taste in vehicles, I would say that the Explorer brand itself has always been a relatively well built vehicle.
Its main competitors are the Toyota Highlander, and Honda Pilot which both also offer similar features and reliability. However, The Ford Explorer continues to roll with the ongoing changes in the auto industry which leads me to believe that it’s going to be with us for a long time and should be considered a good vehicle to look into for the growing family.