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2018 Ford Explorer at Sheridan Ford

The 2018 Ford Explorer is a really great family three-row SUV! The Explorer changed its design from the traditional SUV body on frame structure to the more comfortable and car-like unibody back in 2011, and it has only been enhanced since then! The Explorer is a perfect for transporting your family to and from school and practices plus it delivers much more refinement and better road manners! Keep reading to learn even more about the great SUV that is the Ford Explorer!

Engine Performance

  • 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 Engine
  • Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission
  • Can Tow up to 5,000 Pounds

Safety Features

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Safety Canopy System with Side Curtain Airbags

Vehicle Design

  • Dual Headrest DVD by INVISION
  • Front 180-Degree Camera with Washer
  • Charging USB Ports

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What kind of trim levels does the 2018 Ford Explorer offer?

The Explorer is offered in five trim levels for 2018; the Base, XLT, the Limited, Sport and the top of the line the Platinum model, so there is a perfect Explorer for everyone! The Base model comes with a ton of great standard exterior features like a rearview camera, roof rack with side rails, heated and power side view mirrors that also have integrated blind spot mirrors, automatic headlamps. The standard interior features include SYNC with a 4.2-inch full-color LCD screen and a media hub with charging USB ports as well as AM/FM/MP3 radio with a CD player with a six-speaker sound system, auxiliary rear climate controls. The top trim level the Platinum builds on all the standard features form the lower trim level and additionally comes equipped with features like a panoramic sunroof, premium leather upholstery, and automated parking system and a premium audio system! The Explorers cargo room is really great! Behind the third row in the trunk area, you can find 21.0 cubic feet of space! If you're looking for some more room, you can lay down the third row and increase the space to 43.9 cubic feet, and if you need even more cargo room you can lay down the second-row seats as well to give you a total of 81.7 cubic feet for all of your luggage and gear! There are also some optional features and packages you can add like Dual Headrest DVD by INVISION for rear passengers entertainment, a front 180-degree camera with washer and even rain-sensing windshield wipers!

What kind of engine options are available for the 2018 Explorer?

The standard engine powering the 2018 Ford Explorer is a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque! There are also two engine options if you're looking for something a little more powerful. The first is the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 that outputs 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque and the second is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque! All of these engines are matched with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission but can be paired with the available six-speed automatic! All models also come with standard Front Wheel Drive, but there is the option of Intelligent 4WD! If you are going to be towing some outdoor toys or a camper that's no problem because when properly equipped the Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds!

What about the Explorer's Safety features?

The 2018 Explorer knows safety! Airbags are ever present with dual-stage front airbags, front seat side airbags, front passenger knee airbags as well as the three-row Safety Canopy System with side curtain airbags and a rollover sensor! The available safety features include blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, rear cross traffic alert and even automatic headlights! The Explorer also includes standard and optional security features like the Remote Keyless Entry System and the SOS Post-Crash Alert System!

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Final Thoughts on the 2018 Ford Explorer

If you are looking for a great family SUV with room for everyone than the three-row 2018 Ford Explorer is an excellent choice! We have numerous new 2018 models in stock, and we would love for you to come into Sheridan Ford today to try out all the great features and take one for a spin!

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