2019 Ford Explorer Exterior and Dimensions

Ford Explorer Exterior Design Rating

2019 Explorer Exterior

Characterized by its "poor man's Range Rover" looks, the Explorer's large chrome-accented grille and LED signature lighting dominate the front styling, while the rear is highlighted by chrome dual exhaust tips on most trims with quad exits on top two. Wheels start from 18-inches in the base model and XLT, with that size swelling to 20-inches on all other trims (20's can be optioned on the XLT). LED headlights are included across the range, with LED fogs fitted to all but the base and XLT trims. A twin-panel sunroof is available from the XLT up, but comes standard on the top trim. With the Sport and Platinum aiming to be unique among the range, they are treated to numerous styling updates. The Sport gets black accenting on its grille, wing mirrors, tailgate, exhaust tips, and other body panels, as well as inside the headlights. The Platinum is similarly easy to distinguish, making use of chrome highlights in every place that the Sport gets gloss black.

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The Explorer's curb weight varies depending on your engine and drivetrain choices, but the base weight is 4,453 lbs, with options also adding to your final mass. In terms of exterior dimensions, the Explorer is 70 inches tall, with a length of 198.7 inches and a maximum width, including mirrors, of 90.2 inches. Its wheelbase measures 112.8 inches and it has a minimum ground clearance of 7.8 inches, just about enough to mount sidewalks but not a lot more. A utilitarian off-roader this is not.

2019 Ford Explorer Exterior Dimensions:

Ford Explorer TrimsBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Max Width78.9 in.78.9 in.78.9 in.78.9 in.78.9 in.
Length198.3 in.198.3 in.198.3 in.198.3 in.198.3 in.
Height70 in.70 in.70 in.70 in.70 in.
Wheelbase112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.

2019 Ford Explorer Weight Information:

Ford Explorer TrimsCurb Weight
Base4,443 - 4,629 lbs.
XLT4,443 - 4,629 lbs.
Limited4,443 - 4,629 lbs.
Sport4,901 lbs.
Platinum4,901 lbs.

2019 Ford Explorer Tires:

Front TireP245/60HR18
Rear TireP245/60HR18
Spare TireCompact

2019 Ford Explorer Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 7.5"

Exterior Colors

For 2019, a color palette of eight options is made available for the Explorer. 2018's Platinum Dune and Cinnamon Glaze color options have both been removed from the options list, while Shadow Black has been replaced with Agate Black. Oxford White is specific to the base model and XLT trims, but the base does without Magnetic and the optional colors that cost extra - Burgundy Velvet ($395), which looks rather upmarket, Ruby Red ($395) and White Platinum ($595), only offering Agate Black, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, and Blue. All the colors are available on all the other trims, from the XLT to the top Platinum trim.

  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$395
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$395
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat +$595
  • Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

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