Ford launched its 2019 edition of Explorer in a body that looks beautifully crafted both inside and out. and more comfortably even when it moves at its highest speed while exploring the world. With its distinctive front grille, and signature rear LED lighting, the Explorer turns head more often than its rivals, while a detailed interior is able to accommodate seven people keeps the passengers comfortable and entertained when its wheels are busy exploring the diverse landforms.

Engine Options

At Ford dealer serving Columbia, we found the 2019 Ford Explorer available in three engine options. One is the standard turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that generates a best-in-class horsepower of 365 and a torque of 350 lb.-ft. with an intelligent 4WD drivetrain that brings with it a Terrain Management System and a Hill Descent Control. The other option you get with the Ford Explorer is a 2.3L EcoBoost Engine that skillfully derives a 280 of horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. This powertrain two is of 4WD that comes with a Class II Trailer Tow Package. The third engine option is the 3.5L Ti- V6 one that delivers 290 of horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. It is driven with a variable control of valve cam timing, with Ti-VCT that can optimize its performance equally with low, mid and high ranges of power to match all driving conditions.

Terrain Management System

Whether it is snow, sand, gravel or grass, the Ford Explorer won’t hesitate to drive through any terrain, whichever lies ahead. Thanks to the available Terrain Management System that can be installed in the Explorer with four options of settings to choose according to the conditions of the road or the path through which you travel.

Towing and Trailer Sway Control

Built on AdvanceTrac with a Roll Stability Control, the Ford Explorer stays steady on the road with the help of its trailer sway control system that selectively applies the brakes and even adjusts the engine power to gain more control on the trailer. The result we get is constant stability and better control, even when you make it tow up huge and heavy loads up to 5,000 lbs. The Class II Trailer Tow Package can be availed as an option if you go with the 2.3L EcoBoost or the 3.5L Ti-VCT engines. But to get it as standard you need to drive the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

Class-Exclusive Curve Control

Curve Control is a feature that slows the vehicle down to 10 mph merely in a second when it senses that the vehicle is running too fast for an upcoming curve. This system works by employing reducing the throttle and four-wheel braking. The system stays constantly active helping the vehicle maintain its control especially when around any curve. It comes handy while driving on both dry or wet pavements and while entering or exiting any freeway or on-ramps in a dangerous speed. The Curve Control comes standard on all trim models of Explorer and works mainly as an enhancement to the AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control system.

With all these technologies in its stride, the 2019 Ford Explorer compelled me to look for the best Ford dealer near me and book a test drive to experience its off-road driving capability.