Ford will be launching Explorer for the model year 2018 with impressive looks, fuel efficient power train and exquisite ride performance. The Ford Explorer has been the best selling crossover in the automotive industry once in its history and it may be rightly highlighted here that the charm for the said SUV has remained unbeatable. With a pricing of $34,900, the 2018 Explorer has a lot to offer. With few freshened up modifications, the 2018 Ford Explorer is anticipated to win hearts over with the reliability and compliance it has earned over the years. However, there would be tough competition with Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Dodge Durango, Nissan Pathfinder and few more SUVs of the same class.
2018 Ford Explorer Engine
The upcoming Ford Explorer would be available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and range topping Platinum. The 2018 Explorer would be powered by a 3.5 liter V6 base engine that generates an outcome of 290 hp and a torque of 255 pound feet. A turbocharged 2.3 liter EcoBoost inline four engine generating an outcomeof 280 hp and a torque of 310 pound feet will be available as an option. Another optional powertrain available in the 2018 Explorer will be a twin turbo 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing an outcome of 365 hp and a torque of 350 pound feet. All the engine types come powered by a six speed automatic gear box. Front wheel drive platform comes standard in the base model and all wheel drive would be available as an option. However, the upgraded engine type would get the all wheel drive as standard.
2018 Ford Explorer Exteriors
The 2018 Ford Explorer would be a modified version of its predecessor, hence, not much changes can be expected out of the 2018 model year. However, the SUV would shed off a lot of weight for better performance in terms of acceleration and stability. Aluminium frame work is expected to do the wonders. The boxy SUV would overall remain very much similar to its previous model year and maintain its compliance with better features and upgraded technologies. The front chrome grille and horizontal headlights will grab the aesthetics of the front fascia. The LED fog lights, heated side mirrors and widened doors will further supplement the SUV.
2018 Ford Explorer Interiors
The interiors are optimally designed with contemporary features and premium finishing. The seats would have cloth or leather covering. They would be heated and ventilated with power adjustability for the driver’s seat. There would also be heated steering wheel and twin panel moon roof for the additional luxury. There would be ample head room and leg room. The infotainment system has been upgraded for the 2018 model to incorporate 12 speaker audio system, satellite radio, navigation, and much more.
2018 Ford Explorer Safety Features
Ford has included the advanced driver assistive package in the 2018 Ford Explorer with technologies like Collision Warning System, Automatic Emergency Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring System, Cross Traffic Warning System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams and Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers.
How many airbags in 2018 Ford Explorer ?
The Advanced Airbags System would comprise of frontal airbags for the front occupants, seat mounted side impact airbags for the occupants at the sides, knee airbags for the front occupants and overhead airbags for ensuring safety during a rollover.