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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
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2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
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The Ford Flex’s versatility and space have allowed this large crossover to remain a popular choice for buyers since its release in 2009. The 2019 Ford Flex continues to offer practical...

Specs

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
--
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
--
--
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.6 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
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290 hp @ 6,500 RPM
287 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
--
255 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
10.8:1
10.8:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.7 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 39.5 in 44.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 21 cu ft 20 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,531 lbs 1,513 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 4,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.3 in 201.8 in
Width 90.2 in 88.8 in
Height 71 in 68 in
Wheelbase 112.8 in 117.9 in

Available Options

2019 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 Ecoboost
  • Running Boards - Black
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2019 Ford Flex
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
  • MULTIPANEL Vista Roof
  • Perforated Leather 2ND Row Heated Reclining Seats
  • Equipment Group 301A
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum

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