2019 Ford Explorer Trim Levels: What are the differences?

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2019 Ford Explorer Trim Options

For decades, the Ford Explorer has been providing Americans with the reliable, comfortable, and convenient family transportation they need to make the most of their adventures. While deciding that America's favorite SUV is right for you may be easy, choosing the proper trim level tends to be more difficult. To help you decide which 2019 Explorer trim package best suits your budget and lifestyle, the experts at Hopkins Ford have done the legwork for you.

Read on to learn about the 2019 Ford Explorer trim level differences, then contact us online to see how you can take one home today. Reach out at (877) 930-4997 if you have any questions.

2019 Ford Explorer Engine Options

Before you take a look at what you'll find inside each of these Ford Explorer trim levels, it's important to understand what you'll find under the hood. Are you planning on towing your trailer to your favorite campground? Or do you want to enjoy sedan-like efficiency for your commute? There are three Ford Explorer engine options to choose from depending on your specific needs.


2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost® I4

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

3.5L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6


280 HP

290 HP

365 HP


310 lb.-ft.

255 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

3,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency*

19 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway

17 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway

16 MPG City / 22 MPG Highway

Trim Availability

Base / XLT / Limited

Base / XLT / Limited

Sport / Platinum

*When properly equipped

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2019 Ford Explorer Base vs. XLT

Economical, practical, and dependable, Ford Explorer base and XLT trim levels are excellent budget-friendly options for you to consider. Key features you'll find in each model are as follows:


  • SYNC® infotainment interface
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • Starting at $32,365 MSRP


All Base trim level features, plus:

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Starting at $34,400 MSRP

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2019 Ford Explorer Limited vs. Sport

Are you in need of luxurious amenities? What about sports car inspired performance? If you'd like to enhance your Ford Explorer experience, then the Limited and Sport trim levels may just be the options you like the most.


All XLT trim level features, plus:

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • Sony® 12-speaker premium audio system
  • SYNC® Connect and Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front-row seats, second-row seats, and steering wheel
  • 3rd-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seat
  • Starting at $42,765 MSRP


All Limited trim level features, plus:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • Perforated leather seating with red accent stitching
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Sport-exclusive perforated leather upholstery and accent stitching
  • Starting at $46,625 MSRP
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2019 Ford Explorer Platinum

If you want nothing but the latest and greatest comfort, tech, and safety features Ford has to offer, then the Ford Explorer Platinum trim level is what you need. Key features you'll find on the Ford Explorer Platinum include:

All Sport trim level features, plus:

  • Premium Nirvana Leather upholstery with micro-perforation and quilted bolsters
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ package
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Premium Sound by Sony® 12-speaker audio system with Clear Phase® technology
  • Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning
  • Starting at $54,165 MSRP

Finance or Lease a 2019 Ford Explorer in Elgin, IL Today

Now that you know which Ford Explorer trim level is right for you, it's time to see how you can get a great deal at Hopkins Ford. Take a look at our finance deals and special lease offers available at our Ford dealership in Elgin, IL, then get in touch with one of our team members. Call us at (877) 930-4997 or contact us online to explore your options today!

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