Review: 2019 Ford Explorer

The 2019 Ford Explorer is a third-row SUV with room for 8 people. The Explorer has arrived for sale in Massillon, Ohio at George Waikem Ford. This year’s model adds more advanced safety features on more trim levels. Plus new style packages give you the luxury design and luxury features at an affordable price. 
Overall, the Explorer is the country’s best-selling third row SUV because it provides you with the power, performance, interior space, features and safety you need in a vehicle. It’s one of the best family vehicles on the road today, and if you’re someone who needs to haul a boat or trailer, there’s nothing better. 
George Waikem Ford in Massillon, Ohio has a huge selection of 2019 Ford Explorers for sale today, and we’re excited to show you why it’s the perfect choice for your driveway. 
 
Ford Safe and Smart Package
Driving an Explorer is safer than ever thanks to Ford’s new Safe and Smart Package. This package is standard on Explorer Platinum models and available to add on XLT, Limited and Sport models. Safe and Smart Packages include:
  • Adaptive Cruise Control -- you set the speed and the distance between you and the vehicles around you. When traffic ahead slows down, your Explorer automatically slows down. When the traffic speeds up, the same thing happens. 
  • Forward Collison Warning with brake support—Sensors monitor what’s happening in front of you. If a front-end collision seems imminent, alerts will chime and the brakes will apply automatically, helping to reduce the likelihood of an accident. 
  • Lane-Keeping System -- vibrates the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker. It can even sway you back into your lane. 
 
Other Safety Options
The Explorer XLT model now comes standard with the Blind Spot Information System (known as BLIS)
BLIS uses radar to identify a vehicle detected in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror.
Every Ford Explorer comes standard with a backup camera and the Ford MyKey system. 
MyKey is great for those with teen drivers. You can set a maximum speed and radio volume for the vehicle in MyKey. The radio will also not play unless everyone in the car is wearing a seatbelt. 
The Explorer’s Class-Exclusive Curve Control and slow you down as much as 10 mph in approximately one second when it senses that you’re going too fast on a particular curve. 
The Ford Explorer is available in both four wheel drive and front wheel drive. With the special terrain management system, you can get ever more grip on snow, sand, mud or gravel. 
2019 Ford Explorer Engine
The Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. or torque. 
Other available engines include the most popular 3.5L EcoBoost. This engine gets best-in-class 365 V6 horsepower plus 350-lb.-ft. of torque. 
Option 3 is a 2.3L EcoBoost that delivers 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.
 
2019 Ford Explorer Towing
When properly equipped, the Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Class II Trailer Tow Package is optional with the 2.3L EcoBoost® engine. The Class III Trailer Tow Package is available for the 3.5L Ti-VCT engine and comes standard with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine. Either the Class II or III Trailer Tow Package is needed for towing.
Standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. You’ll immediately notice better stability and more control on these new 2019 Ford Explorers.
 
Loaded with Luxury
The Ford Explorer is available with options like heated and cooled leather seats, heated steering wheel, dual panel panoramic sunroof, chrome wheels, navigation, seat memory and rear DVD player. 
A new XLT Appearance package comes in Desert Copper paint and includes 20-inch wheels, chrome mirror caps, black door trim panels, and Ebony Black leather seats. 
Agate Black Metallic is a new exterior color on the Explorer. All in all, there are 8 exterior color choices and six interior fabric and color choices. 
 
Ford Explorer Technology
Ford has partnered with Amazon Alexa* for a safe and easy technology experience. Alexa allows you to access navigation, traffic information, and if equipped with other Amazon technologies, you can even have Alexa open and shut your garage doors, turn on or off lights and even enable or disable security systems. Again, these options require additional Amazon Echo technologies sold separately. 
Use this system to buy items in Amazon Prime (subscription required) or make a hands-free phone call. 
You can even use your voice to play  songs, podcasts or audio books. This system can even tell you the latest news, stocks or sports scores.
Every Explorer comes standard with Bluetooth and multiple USB Ports
 
  
Ford Explorer Cargo Space
The 2019 Ford Explorer offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats upright. You can fold down the  back seats to create 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space. When the second row is also folded down, the cargo space maxes out at 81.7 cubic feet. 
With a special cargo arear under the floor, smaller items can be safely stowed away. 
The optional PowerFold third row seat means you simply push a button to quickly raise or lower the seats. 
The available hands-free, foot activated liftgate is perfect. If your hands are full, simply swipe your foot under the rear bumper and the tailgate will open, as long as the key fob is in your pocket. 
This is great when you’re carrying a child, pet, groceries or big boxes. 
 
 
 
The Waikem Way
At Waikem Ford in Massillon, Ohio, it’s easy to drive home in a new 2019 Ford Explorer. We offer the area’s lowest Ford prices with our Waikem Discounts and Factory Rebates. Plus the Explorer is offered every day with $0 Down and is often available at 1.9% APR or even 0% APR, with approved credit. 
Plus when you chose Waikem, you’re choosing Stark County’s family owned and operated Ford Dealership. All of the Waikem family members still live in Stark County and work at the dealership every day. You’ll find a Waikem member in the store every day, ensuring that business is done “The Waikem Way!” 
You’re also choosing to invest in Stark County, as we proudly support organizations including Perry  Helping Perry, Second Chance for Animals Pet Rescue, Stark County  Humane Society, Aultman Cancer Center, Stark Parks, Stark County Library, SAM Center, Perry Township Fire Department, Jackson Township Fire Department, Jackson Local Schools, Tuslaw Schools, Massillon Schools, Perry Schools and Central Catholic School.


*Requires available SYNC 3 AppLink version 2.2 or higher. Commands and functionality vary depending on smartphone and required software. Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice controls. Certain Alexa functionality is dependent on smart-home technology. Amazon, Alexa and all related logos and motion marks are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.
 
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