2019 Ford Explorer Limited Atlanta GA

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As the third trim level in the 2019 Explorer lineup, the Limited marks the SUV's transition from a well-rounded basic model to a tech- and luxury-laden SUV. See what we mean in this overview of the 2019 Ford Explorer Limited at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.

A 2.3-liter EcoBoost serves as the Limited’s standard engine paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The powertrain setup pulls through with 280 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3,000 rpm. With standard front-wheel drive, the model scores EPA-estimated ratings of 19 city / 27 highway / 22 combined mpg. The optional four-wheel-drive setup brings those ratings to 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined mpg.

2019 Ford Explorer Limited Interior Technology and Comfort Features

Offering a heated memory steering wheel, 10-way power heated and cooled front seats with power lumbar and driver’s seat memory, the model treats front passengers with a first-class experience that’s sure to make the debate over who sits shotgun even more intense. Even in the second-row, passengers can stay toasty with a pair of heated outboard seats. In the third-row, a PowerFold 50/50-split bench seat makes salvaging a little extra cargo space a breeze.

Among the model’s tech highlights is the 8-inch touchscreen SYNC 3 infotainment system. The advanced interface gets tricked out with a voice-activated Navigation System with pinch-to-zoom capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, 2 smart-charging USB ports and integrated SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link with a 5-year subscription. The system pairs seamlessly with a 390-watt, 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD Radio Technology.

In the instrument cluster, dual 4.2-inch configurable LCD screens offer important information at a glance. The driving experience has never been easier with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Blind Spot Information System, Forward and Reverse Sensing System, front- and rear-view cameras and remote start.

Rounding out the Limited’s luxury package, the model adds ambient lighting, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and a hands-free foot-activated liftgate to the mix.