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2019 Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer | Des Moines, IA

If you’re in the market for an SUV engineered to elevate your adventures, there’s nothing quite like the Ford Explorer. With a powerful performance, extreme capability, and a plethora of driving technologies, any trip you take in this vehicle can be one to remember.

Drivers in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny area can learn more about what this vehicle has to offer in our 2019 Ford Explorer review below. Created by the team at Charles Gabus Ford, it’s full of useful information that you’ll want to know. Contact us today to schedule a test drive!

Performance Specs

Des Moines, IA | Ford ExplorerUnder the hood of this thrill-providing SUV, you’re going to find the highly reliable and durable 2.3L EcoBoost® engine. This generates 290 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to tow up to 3,000 pounds when properly equipped.

However, for more power, opt for the available 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. By combining turbocharging and direct injecting, it supplies the best-in-class 365 horsepower, as well as 350 lb-ft of torque. This ups the Ford Explorer towing allotment to a whopping 5,000 pounds.

Both engines are paired with the 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission. This provides easy handling and smooth shifting, perfect for city and highway driving, and is incredibly helpful with towing larger loads.


Whether you’re planning on hitching up the boat or wish to drive off the set path, the Ford Explorer has your back. When equipped with the available Terrain Management System™ and Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive, you can go where your heart pleases. This makes traveling through snow, mud, sand, gravel, grass, and more, an exciting breeze.

Perfect when you’re ready to pack up the gang and head to the great unknown, the Ford Explorer also comes with a very generous cargo area. When the seats are full, you’ll have 21 cubic feet in the back for belongings.

You can also configure the seating using the innovative PowerFold® third-row seating. With a press of a button, the rear row folds down, expanding your cargo to 43.9 cubic feet. Need even more space? Fold down that second row and you’ll have a whopping 81.7 cubic feet behind the front seats.

Driver-Assist Technology

Ford Explorer in Des Moines, IowaNothing makes an adventure more rewarding than knowing that you’re safer within your vehicle. This is why the Ford Explorer comes equipped with a plethora of support that uses progressive tech to help keep you out of trouble.

This includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, and the Blind Spot Information System®. Additionally, you’ll receive a slew of parking aids that help with every type of parking imaginable, as well as a front 180-degree camera that helps you see around corners.

Shop the Ford Explorer in Des Moines, West Des Moines, & Ankeny

Now that you’ve read our 2019 Ford Explorer review, you’re ready to start your new adventure. Stop by Charles Gabus Ford today and schedule a test drive to see how this SUV handles in person. Our team is always available to answer any questions, as well as teach you more about this incredible vehicle.  Find a Ford dealer near you to check out this SUV in person!


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