The 2018 Ford Explorer offers a quiet cabin with high-quality materials, seven seats, and a variety of engine options. With all the features and luxury, the Explorer offers performance, convenience and technology. Dipping into options can quickly add costs, but Explorer has many things you can get.
The previous generation Explorer was built like a truck, but it is now more like in terms of construction and driving. This does not provide off-road sophistication for decades, but is still more competent in the dirt than many competitors. Instead, it offers better quality driving, handling, fuel efficiency, acceleration, and better interior materials with more luxurious options and technology. The Explorer should be part of a serious SUV search.
The 2018 Ford Explorer is a three-row crossover SUV available in base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trim levels.
Standard on all but the Sport trim is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Optional on all but the Sport and Platinum is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.
Standard on the Sport and optional on the Platinum is a powerful turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine generates 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The base, XLT and Limited models are available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive, while the Sport and Platinum are offered only with all-wheel drive. All the 2018 Ford Explorer is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.