The U.S. market goes bananas every time it hears about the Ford Explorer. This midsize SUV normally leads in sales and the 2019 model is here to maintain that dominance; it is the sixth generation. The 2019 Ford Explorer is yet to hit the market. We, however, have been snooping around like Hollywood paparazzi to bring you the latest juice about this model. Spy photographers have already pictured the prototype. Ford will have have to be as ruthless as Christiano Ronaldo in front of goal to stay ahead of the game. They will be facing competition from other companies like Volkswagen who will be delivering a large crossover. The 2019 version will be more efficient and slightly larger.
Does it come in a new platform?
It is not only the weather that is allowed to change, but I am pretty sure you also changed the clothes you wore yesterday. That is the same logic behind the new "D6" platform by the 2019 Ford Explorer. Just like Ford's popular F-150 pickup, this platform is expected to utilize lightweight materials like aluminum. Rumors around town have been saying that it can be configured for all-wheel, rear and front drive. The all-wheel drive will be optional while front-wheel drive remains standard. In the near future, petrol heads should expect the D6 in more Ford models. Just like the Lincoln MKT and Ford Flex, the Explorer is currently working with the D4 platform.
The new Explorer is not expected to change a lot because many enthusiasts are already happy with the existing SUV-like look and muscular appearance. No need to change it if it is working, right? We expect that the cabin will be improved further with new and upgraded features. The vehicle will provide enough space for seven passengers. The manufacturers will improve the muscular look by using the lower body, width, and extra length.
What will be under the hood?
The powertrain options of the 2019 Ford Explorer are likely to remain as they are; in this case, there is an optional 280 hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 310 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 3.5-liter V6 engine that powers the base trim; it produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque.
How is it likely to perform in the market?
Well, it is likely to perform as good as King James does in all his basketball games. Regardless of how the manufacturers style the 2019 Ford Explorer, it is likely to continue its good run in the midsize SUV segment. For instance, the 2016 Explorer emerged as the 14th overall bestseller after selling 248,507 units in the United States. If you are looking for seven seats then this is the right pick for you.
However, we expect Explorer to face off with some serious competitors like Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, and the Chevrolet Traverse.
How much is it??
The 2019 Ford Explorer will come with little changes, and therefore we expect the current MSRP to increase by a small figure. As it stands, you are required to pay between $32.985 and $54,935 (this includes the destination fees.)