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Used 2019 Ford Explorer for Sale

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About the 2019 Ford Explorer

Vehicle Summary

Looking for a large SUV with a plush cabin and space for seven passengers? The 2019 Ford Explorer may be well suited for you. This sleek and spacious SUV offers three different engine options (two of which are turbocharged), and all-wheel drive was optional when the vehicle was sold new. If all-wheel drive is a must-have, check out a used Sport or Platinum trim—both of which are offered exclusively with AWD.

Inside, the 2019 Explorer boasts standard equipment like a rearview camera, 4.2-inch infotainment suite with voice commands, Bluetooth® connectivity, and more. If you're looking for more indulgent features like a panoramic sunroof and premium leather upholstery, the range-topping Premium trim fits the bill.

No matter which used 2019 Explorer you choose, you'll enjoy a smooth ride and plenty of utility from this capable SUV. An excellent vehicle choice for growing families, the 2019 Explorer gives everybody space to stretch out and get cozy on errand runs, road trips, and every outing in between.

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Q: How many people can the 2019 Ford Explorer seat?

A: The 2019 Explorer seats up to seven passengers across three rows.

Q: What is the towing capacity of the 2019 Ford Explorer?

A: When properly equipped, the 2019 Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds.1

Q: Does the 2019 Ford Explorer have a turbocharged engine?

A: A turbocharged engine is not standard on the base 2019 Explorer, but there are two turbocharged options available. The Limited, Sport, and Platinum trims all come standard with either a turbocharged four-cylinder or V6 engine.

Q: What is the fuel economy of the 2019 Ford Explorer?

A: Fuel economy can vary based on factors like engine size and trim. However, the 2019 Ford Explorer Base trim with 3.5L V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined.2 Meanwhile, the front-wheel drive 2019 Explorer Limited trim with turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.2 The 2019 Explorer Sport trim, which comes with a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine and all-wheel drive, gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined.2

1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See

Generation Overview

The 2019 Ford Explorer was released as the final model year for this SUV's fifth generation, which debuted in 2011. At that time, the Explorer made the shift to a new unibody construction (compared to a body-on-frame construction for the 2010 model and prior); this revised design resulted in greater overall maneuverability and handling. Also new with the fifth-generation Explorer (2011-2019) was a standard 3.5L V6 engine, which replaced the previous model's V8.

2019 Ford Explorer Engine Options

A 3.5L V6 engine at 290 hp is standard on the Base trim, although a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder at 280 hp was an optional upgrade when this vehicle was sold new. This turbocharged engine comes standard on the Limited and Platinum trims.

The Sport trim gets an exclusive turbocharged 3.5L V6 at 365 hp. Every engine on the 2019 Explorer is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive is also standard on most trims, although the Sport and Platinum are all-wheel drive only.

2019 Ford Explorer Interior

Behind the 2019 Explorer's third row, you'll find a large 18.2-cubic-foot cargo area. Thanks to easy-folding second- and third-row seats, you can extend storage up to 87.8 cubic feel when needed. The second-row seats on this SUV also slide forward and backwards to make the rear row more accessible while extending legroom.

On the Limited and above trims, a hands-free power liftgate also makes loading and unloading the cargo area easier when your hands are full.

2019 Ford Explorer Trim Configurations

"Explore" key features from each 2019 Explorer trim below to help you decide which used model is best for your driving needs.


  • 18-inch wheels
  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4.2-inch display
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat


  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Push-button start
  • Chrome exterior trim


  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • PowerFold® third-row seat
  • Ambient cabin lighting
  • 12-speaker Sony® sound system


  • Quad exhaust tips
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Steering wheel paddle shifters


  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Premium Sony sound system
  • Heated front and second-row seats
  • Automated parking system

Safety Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's independent crash tests help you make informed decisions about vehicle safety. NHTSA's 5-Star Safety Ratings give consumers insights into how vehicles perform in crash tests, with more stars equaling higher safety ratings. Here are the ratings for the 2019 Ford Explorer. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Visit to look up a specific vehicle.

NHTSA Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Test: A head-on collision between two similar vehicles traveling at 35 mph.
Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side
Side Barrier Crash Rating Test: A vehicle standing in an intersection sustains driver side impact from a vehicle moving at 38.5 mph.
Rear Passenger
Side Pole Crash Rating Test: A vehicle slides sideways at 20 mph and impacts a tree or telephone pole.
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Crash Ratings: Test data is combined to indicate overall safety by passenger location.
Front Seat
Back Seat
Rollover Resistance Test: A single vehicle moving at 55 mph loses control on a curve, leaves the road, and rolls over.
Rollover Rating
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk of Rollover

Reviews for 2019 Ford Explorer

Overall Rating

4.2 out of 5 (11 reviews)

perfect car for families

great vehicle plenty of space, comfortable, reliable and great looking


  • Styling: looks awesome
  • Technology and Entertainment: android mobile comes in handy

- Charlie Valdez, 2019 Ford Explorer

Its really a good car.

I financed the 2019 - Ford Explorer in January 2021. This is June 2021 - I haven't had any problems yet and am waiting for something to happen. I'm surprised. My other SUV was a Ford Explorer, I had it for a number of years and was impressed. So in 2020 - I financed another.


  • Interior Space: I'm a big woman and have always liked space, especially personal space.


  • Dashboard: No CD player. Its really not a big problem. I didn't want that anyway. It would have been nice to have a navigation system.

- PATRICIA GIBSON, 2019 Ford Explorer

Disappointed with this car

CarMax is great to work with. This explorer does not have navigation, CD player, electric passenger seat, the decorative piece beside the windshield is coming off, and the carpet is not secured in several places inside the vehicle. Also, the black carpet and black interior make it hard to see anything in the floor of the vehicle. The CarFax said this vehicle had no accidents. Overall, I am disappointed in this explorer. My other explorers were better than this in.


  • Interior Space: Very spacious
  • Weather Versatility: Great weather versatility
  • Braking:


  • Technology and Entertainment: All newer vehicles should have navigation as a standard feature.
  • Styling: Do not put black interior in vehicles.
  • Braking:

- Manuel A, 2019 Ford Explorer

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