After the extremely successful last year (almost 800,000 sold SUV models), Ford has made several special editions. The first of them is the 2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition. Otherwise, Explorer had the most successful year in the last decade (almost 240,000 copies sold). Based on the 2019 Ford Explorer XLT, with lots of upgrades in the exterior and interior design. The official presentation was recently held at State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Certainly, as the main rivals, we expect a special edition of the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition specs
|Lenght – inch (mm)||198.7 (5047)|
|Widht – inch (mm)||78.9 (2004)|
|Height – inch (mm)||70 (1778)|
|Wheelbase – inch (mm)||112.8 (2865)|
|Wheels – inch||20“ polished aluminium|
|Weight – lbs (kg)||4458 (2022)|
|Payload – lbs (kg)||no data|
|Towing capacity – lbs (kg)||5000 (2268)|
Of course, like all Explorer models, it’s built on the Ford D4 platform with five doors.
2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition engine and fuel economy
2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition will have a 3.5-liter V6 twin turbocharged EcoBoost engine. This engine is with direct fuel injection.
|Engine type||3.5 V6 EcoBoost|
|Transmission||6-speed SelectShift automatic|
|Fuel economy (mpg)||16/22/19|
Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achieved in 6.4 seconds, while the maximum speed is up to 148 mph (238 kph).
Exterior and interior design
In addition to plenty of chrome details, the exterior design features LED low-beam headlamps, body-color liftgate spoiler and door handles. Also, the cabin gets Ebony Black leather seats and plenty of copper accents. Of course, all the other headlights are in LED technology, and body-color bumpers. It still has dual or three-zone automatic climate control and an 8-inch touchscreen (Ford’s Sync3 interface).
Release date and price 2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition
Although they still mention that they will not be on sale, however, the 2019 Ford Explorer Desert Copper Edition is expected in the market early next year. There are no official price information, but it will certainly be more expensive than the standard XLT model. All in all, we expect a price of $ 36,000 to $ 37,000.