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2019 Ford Flex 2018 Ford Explorer Versus

2019 Ford Flex


2018 Ford Explorer

3.5L Ti-VCT V6


3.5L Ti-VCT V6
16 city / 23 hwy

Fuel Economy

17 city / 24 hwy
287 hp / 254 lb-ft

Horsepower / Torque

290 hp / 255 lb-ft
83.2 cu. ft.

Max Cargo Volume

81.7 cu. ft.

Serving Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Pooler, GA

The 2019 Ford Flex and 2018 Ford Explorer are premium SUVs that have seven seats. Both vehicles offer powerful V6 engine blocks with the patented EcoBoost and Ti-VCT technology. The Terrain Management System enhances the Explorer's off-road attributes. This robust model also carries the Ford Safe and Smart package that includes a handful of driving aides, like automatic braking and warning systems for lane departures.


  • 3.5 L Ti-VCT V6 Engine (Standard)
  • 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 Engine
  • SelectShift Automatic Transmission System
  • Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • AdvanceTrac With Roll Stability Control
  • Terrain Management System in Explorer

Featuring twin turbochargers, the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 engine is available in the 2019 Flex and 2018 Explorer. This signature powertrain sends up to 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque to the six-speed automatic transmission system that has the traditional SelectShift platform. Both SUVs roll on the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, and the Explorer's Terrain Management System drastically boosts off-road performance. These versatile vehicles also have the AdvanceTrac technology that provides an appropriate boost on curved roads, hills and other rugged terrains.

Interior Amenities

  • Three Rows of Seats for Seven Occupants
  • PowerFold Third-Row Seats
  • Climate-Controlled Front Seats in Flex
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Vista Roof in Flex
  • 110-Volt Power Outlet

Both Ford SUVs are available with up to seven seats that could be easily adjusted for optimum comfort. An automatic climate control system with two zones is standard in these family-friendly models, and climate-controlled front seats are optional in the 2019 Flex. This model also boasts the signature Vista Roof that has multiple glass panels that provide panoramic views of the sky. Several 12-Volt charging ports and a single 110-Volt power station are installed in the Flex and Explorer.

Safety and Security

  • Active Park Assist
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Adaptive Cruise Control With Brake Support
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers and Auto High Beams in Explorer
  • Safety Canopy System

Available in the 2019 Flex and 2018 Explorer, the Adaptive Cruise Control issues warnings and applies the brakes when there's a potential for an accident. Both Ford SUVs have the Blind Spot Information System that generates alerts for better awareness of the adjacent lanes. Ultrasonic technology controls the Active Park Assist, which provides excellent help for parallel parking. In the passive safety domain, the 2019 Flex and 2018 Explorer have Ford's signature Safety Canopy System and inflatable seat belts for the rear passengers.

Both the 2019 Flex and 2018 Explorer are big, comfy, and roomy SUVs that are more than capable of hauling the family and cargo around town or around the continent. See them both at J. C. Lewis Ford in Savannah, and call ahead to schedule your personal inspection and test drive!

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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