Ford Explorer Technology Packages

The 2018 Ford Explorer is a spacious and powerful SUV that's perfect for getting the whole family out on the road. At Richmond Ford West, we've helped plenty of our friends in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump learn about this impressive SUV. But today, we're here to delve into some of the options that you may want to consider when shopping for this vehicle. We're going to let you know about the optional Ford Explorer technology packages.

2018 Ford Explorer FordPass® Technology Package

When you're looking for some next-generation technology featured in your SUV, you may want to opt for FordPass®. This feature synchronizes with the SYNC® system equipped in the vehicle. After downloading the app, you have access to your SUV from your smartphone.

FordPass® offers you...

  • Parking finder: Locates available parking, allows you to reserve a spot, and even lets you prepay for parking with the touch of a button.
  • Fuel locator and comparison: Locate any upcoming gas stations on your route, and compare the prices to see which one has cheaper fuel.
  • On-board diagnostics: Provides key vehicle information, and lets you schedule service.
  • Ability to remotely lock, unlock, and start your vehicle from your phone.

Ford Safe and Smart™ Package

Considering that this SUV is going to help you get the whole family around, you'll want to make sure that its safety is up to your standards. You can opt for the Ford Safe and Smart™ Package to get a variety of features that can add extra safety and security to your trips on the road.

The Ford Safe and Smart™ Package includes...

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers: Will automatically activate when droplets begin hitting your windshield.
  • Auto high-beam headlamps: Can sense the lack of light and activate automatically, but they can also sense an incoming vehicle and will deactivate until the vehicle passes.
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert: Acts as the eyes behind your head by detecting when a vehicle is approaching your blind spot when you're initiating a lane change.
  • Lane-Keeping System: Utilizes sensors to identify the lines on the road, so it can provide a warning when you're beginning to veer out of your lane unintentionally.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support: Helps during long highway treks by allowing you to set a cruising speed and a preferred distance from the vehicle ahead. Even if traffic begins to slow down a bit, the distance you set will have priority over the cruising speed.

Learn More About the 2018 Ford Explorer Technology Packages

We hoped this overview of the Ford Explorer's technology packages was a helpful tool as you decide on your next full-size SUV. You can always learn more about these Ford technology packages before making your decision. We'd be happy to give you a closer look and a demonstration on how these impressive packages work.

At Richmond Ford West, we're happy to give our friends and neighbors in Glen Allen, Ashland, and Short Pump an in-depth look at the optional features and packages that they can include with their vehicle. Contact our team or browse our inventory of Explorer models online today!


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