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About the Ford Explorer Limited

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If you need standard three-row seating to accommodate your growing family, then a large crossover SUV like the Ford Explorer should be on your short list. This large crossover can accommodate up to eight people across three rows while offering 21 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space on its 2019 model.

As you begin shopping for used Explorer models, you'll find that there are a number of trim configurations available. If you're looking for an Explorer model that goes beyond the bare essentials, the Limited could be a sensible choice. When the fifth-generation Explorer debuted in 2011, the Limited was actually the range-topping trim—but by the time the Explorer saw a refresh for the 2016 model year, the Limited became a mid-tier trim under other models like the Sport and Platinum.

Under the hood, the Explorer Limited offers power when you need it; every fifth-generation Limited model comes standard with a capable 3.5L V6 to power your drive. When the sixth-generation Explorer debuted for 2020, a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine replaced the existing V6, offering punchy power and acceleration. And when sold new, all-wheel drive was also available on every Ford Explorer Limited model—so look for a used model with AWD if that's on your list of must-haves.

With plenty of space for your passengers to stretch out and features galore, a used Ford Explorer Limited has a lot to offer in a sleek and stylish package.

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Q: How long is the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited?

A: The 2017 Ford Explorer Limited measures 198.3 inches long.

Q: What kind of fuel economy does the 2019 Ford Explorer Limited get?

A: Fuel economy can vary based on engine size and other factors. However, the front-wheel-drive 2019 Explorer Limited with 3.5L V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined.1 Meanwhile, FWD 2019 Explorer Limited models equipped with optional turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission get an EPA-estimated 22 mpg combined.1

Q: How much can the 2018 Ford Explorer Limited tow?

A: When properly equipped, the 2018 Ford Explorer Limited can tow up to 5,000 pounds.2

Q: How many people does the Ford Explorer Limited seat?

A: The Ford Explorer Limited can seat up to eight people across three rows, although models equipped with optional second-row bucket seats max out at seating for seven.

Q: Does the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited come with smartphone integration?

A: Yes, the 2020 Ford Explorer Limited comes standard with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration.

1Fuel 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

2Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Ford Explorer Limited Popular Features

The exact features you'll find on a used Ford Explorer Limited will depend on a few factors including which generation and model year you are considering. You'll also want to note that some used Limited models may have been equipped with additional packages when first sold, so there could be some variation between used models even within the same model year. On the 2016 Explorer Limited, for example, an add-on package with an automatic parking system, massaging front seats, and automatic windshield wipers was optional when sold new.

Still, there are some basic features you can expect to find on most fifth- and sixth-generation Explorer Limited models, including leather upholstery, keyless entry/ignition, and heated front seats for added comfort. On later Limited models, including the 2019 Explorer Limited, you can also find an eight-inch touchscreen interface with seamless smartphone integration, ventilated front seats, and power-folding third-row seats to make expanding cargo storage a breeze when you need it.

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