2019 Ford Explorer Trim Levels: XLT vs. Limited vs. Sport vs. Platinum

2019 Ford Explorer

For over 20 years, the Ford Explorer has been lauded by families and adventurers alike for providing the performance, comfort, and practicality they need to make the most of every commute. Deciding a new Ford Explorer is right for you an easy choice thousands make every day. What's more difficult is deciding on a trim level to suit your tastes and budget. To help you decide the Explorer trim package that your family is bound to love the most, our specialists at Greenbrier Ford have compared the key specs and features and each one below.

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2019 Ford Explorer Engine Options by Trim Level

Do you prefer advanced efficiency or spirited performance? Depending on the size of your to-do list, there are three Ford Explorer powertrain options for you to pick from. The table below will help you better understand which available Ford Explorer engine works best for you, as well as the trim levels you'll find them on.


2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost® I4

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

3.5L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6


280 HP

290 HP

365 HP


310 lb.-ft.

255 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

3,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency*

19 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway

17 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway

16 MPG City / 22 MPG Highway

Trim Availability

Base / XLT / Limited

Base / XLT / Limited

Sport / Platinum

*When properly equipped

Trim Options and Features

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Ford Explorer

Starting MSRP: $32,365

  • Automatic LED Low-Beam headlamps
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SYNC® infotainment interface

2019 Ford Explorer XLT

2019 Ford Explorer XLT

Starting MSRP: $34,400

All Base trim level features, plus:

  • LED signature lighting
  • Reverse sensing system
  • 10-way power adjustable driver's seat

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

2019 Ford Explorer Limited

Starting MSRP: $42,765 MSRP

All XLT trim level features, plus:

  • Heated 1st and 2nd row seats with leather upholstery
  • Sony® 12-speaker premium audio system
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface

2019 Ford Explorer Sport

2019 Ford Explorer Sport

Starting MSRP: $46,165

All Limited trim level features, plus:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Sport-exclusive perforated leather upholstery and accent stitching

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum

2019 Ford Explorer Platinum

Starting MSRP: $54,165

All Sport trim level features, plus:

  • Premium Nirvana Leather upholstery with micro-perforation and quilted bolsters
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ package
  • Twin-panel moonroof

2019 Ford Explorer XLT vs. Sport vs. Limited

Explorer XLT, Sport, and Limited trim levels are three of the most popular options available at our Ford dealership in Greenbrier, WV. There are key differences that make them ideal for a number of situations and applications. Compare the Explorer XLT vs. Sport vs. Limited trim levels below.

What are the differences between the Ford Explorer XLT and Sport?

The Ford Explorer Sport takes the performance of the Ford Explorer XLT to the next level with greater performance and capability with its standard 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 and Intelligent 4WD. However, if efficiency is important to you, then the XLT is an economical and comfortable choice that your family will enjoy.

What are the differences between the Ford Explorer XLT and Limited?

If you prefer options like premium sound and upholstery, then the Ford Explorer Limited is the trim level you're looking for. However, if your family prefers durable seating surfaces with plenty of comfort and safety features, then the Ford Explorer XLT is likely just right.

What are the differences between the Ford Explorer Sport and Limited?

The Ford Explorer Limited provides advanced tech and premium comfort for even the most discerning drivers. The Ford Explorer Sport takes these wonderful luxurious features and adds an incredibly powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6 and Intelligent 4WD. If you'd like performance and comfort, the Sport is what you need. If you prefer efficiency, then the Limited will be an excellent choice.

Are you Interested in the 2019 Ford Explorer?

If you're ready to take home a 2019 Ford Explorer for yourself, get in touch with an expert at Greenbrier Ford. The experts at our Ford dealership in Lewisburg, WV will help you learn more about our finance deals and lease offers. Call us at (888) 434-2854 or contact us online to ask us any questions you may have.

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