The 2018 Ford Explorer is a family-friendly SUV that offers some of the best available features from technology to advanced safety equipment and even a few engine options! The Explorer is built with a car like unibody that delivers enhanced road manners creating a more comfortable ride for passenger both young and old!. The SUV also gets an advanced AWD system that makes it perfect for all your weekend adventures! Check out this rest of our 2018 Ford Explorer review to learn more!
What kind of features are available for the interior and exterior of the 2018 Explorer?
The exterior of the Explorer has been redesigned for 2018 for a fresh look. Enhancements include front and rear LED signature lighting, new interior colors and a dynamic new grille! The Explorer is available in five trim levels for 2018 ranging from a well-equipped base to a loaded top of the line model. The Base model comes equipped with Sync voice commands, a rearview camera for easier backing up, manually adjustable front seats, cloth upholstery, and 18-inch wheels. Take a few steps up to the mid-level Limited model you gain power-folding third-row seats, a premium audio system, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power adjustable pedals, ventilated and heated front seats, and leather upholstery! The top of the line Platinum model gains a 500-watt audio system from Sony, premium leather upholstery, an automated parking system, a and a twin-panel panoramic sunroof. The Explorer is built with families in mind so the cargo room is plentiful! With the second and third row seats in their upright position, the SUV boasts 21 cubic feet of cargo space which can be expanded to a total of 81.7 cubic feet with both the third and second rows folded down.
What are some of the features included in the 2018 Explorer?
There are a few engine options available for the 2018 Explorer. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing V6 that delivers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. With the variable control of valve cam timing, this engine can enhance the performance of the SUV. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that outputs 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. This engine has the option for 4WD. The standard engine for the Sport and Platinum models is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost that combines turbocharging with direct injection. This engine generates best in class 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque! This engine features the standard intelligent 4WD and the Terrain Management System. Each engine is matched with a six-speed SelecShift automatic transmission and the Sport and Platinum models come with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters! The Terrain Management System offers four settings: snow, sand, gravel, and grass for better traction during all your adventures! Plus when properly equipped this SUV can haul up to 5,000 pounds!
How about safety and security options?
When you’re purchasing a new vehicle for your family safety is very important! The Ford Explorer packs a ton of standard and optional safety and security features! Standard safety features include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, a seatbelt reminder, a front passenger knee airbag,180-degree camera, LATCH child safety seat anchors, a Safety Canopy system, and traction control. Standard security features include an individual tire pressure monitoring system, SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft system, remote keyless and illuminated entry, and a battery saver feature. Available security features include a perimeter alarm and a SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad.
The 2018 Ford Explorer is an amazing SUV that combines style and performance with comfort and convenience for every passenger. Plus there's enough cargo room for everyone's stuff even with both rear seat rows upright! With a range of trim levels and engine options, we know that there is a perfect Explorer for everyone here at Sunset Ford! Come on in and check out our stock for yourself and even take one out for a spin!