2018 Ford Explorer Review

Are you just waiting for the right SUV to come along to help you and your family during lengthy road trips or even local adventures? At Richmond Ford West, we've had several of our friends from the Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump areas ask us about the 2018 Ford Explorer

In our 2018 Ford Explorer review, we'll be taking a look at some of the exciting updates and features that this vehicle brings in 2018. We'll be taking a look at the engine options and power, updated features and technology, and even the new Safe and Smart Package.

2018 Ford Explorer Specs

Given the overall size of the Ford Explorer, you'll want to be sure that you have adequate power to help you along when you're at full capacity. Luckily, the 2018 Explorer offers three different engine options over its five trim levels. Each engine option delivers a different degree of power and performance.

  • The standard 3.5L V6 can generate 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.
  • The optional 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder gets 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 excels with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
  • Every engine option comes paired with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission.


Updated Features & Technology

The more tech-savvy drivers will certainly love some of the new features found in the 2018 Ford Explorer. This upcoming SUV comes equipped with more connectivity features that add a new layer of convenience to the driving experience. When it comes to the 2018 Ford Explorer, you'll always be connected.

  • The Ford Explorer offers an optional 4G embedded modem that acts as a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to 10 devices to connect to the network.
  • SYNC® Connect allows drivers to use FordPass™ to remotely start their car, unlock it, and view important diagnostic information.

2018 Ford Explorer Interior

Safe & Smart Package

The 2018 Ford Explorer offers the available Safe and Smart Package. This suite of safety features includes some cutting-edge driver-assisting technology that'll help you along the way. On top of the great safety features that come standard, these new features add a whole new layer of protection.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support allows you to set your cruising speed, along with a preferred distance from the vehicle ahead, and the system favors the safe distance over the speed.
  • The Blind Spot Information System notifies you of an approaching vehicle if you're about to change lanes.
  • The Lane Keeping Assist System used front-mounted radar sensors to detect if you're straying from your intended path, and it'll notify you while providing enough brake pressure to prevent you from drifting further.

2018 Ford Explorer

At Richmond Ford West, we're happy to say we have a wide variety of new 2018 Ford Explorer models on our lot. Once you've finished browsing our inventory, Contact our team of product specialists for more information and to set up your personal test drive.

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