2018 Ford Explorer Review

When you find a vehicle that seamlessly combines incredible safety ratings, a powerful engine, and front-line technology features, it can seem like a dream come true. However, the 2018 Ford Explorer is no figment of your imagination.

This midsize SUV has an abundance of transformative features that will cater to and compliment the busy lifestyles of drivers in Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern. This review aims to provide a summary of some of those features.

To get started, let's jump in by talking about some of the safety features of the 2018 Ford Explorer.

Ford Explorer Safety

The 2018 Ford Explorer received a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, making it one of the safest midsize SUVs currently on the market. Ranked above 11 other vehicles in its class, this vehicle is equipped inside and outside with top-notch safety features.

The model's exterior redesign isn't all aesthetic. Exterior safety features, like its LED headlights, work to improve visibility while helping to minimize the vehicle's carbon footprint. These last longer than traditional filament-based lighting while increasing its energy efficiency by up to 60%. The Blind Spot Information System also provides protracted visibility by using sensors to detect vehicles in your blind spots and then alerts you.

The new Explorer works just as hard from the inside to keep you safe. In the event of a forward collision, the Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support sends out an alert and preemptively prepares the brakes to shorten your stopping distance.

Performance Specifications

The base trim of the 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with a front-wheel drivetrain, a 3.5L V6 engine, and a 6-speed automatic transmission. This mechanical combination gets this vehicle an EPA-estimated 17 city/24 highway MPG. Its impressive horsepower maxes out at 290 and delivers 255 lb-ft of torque.

Upper trim levels may be more suitable for those with a sportier lifestyle. The towing capability rises with the other available engines: a 2.3L turbo, with 310 lb-ft of torque, and a turbocharged 3.5L V-6 with 350 lb-ft of torque that also offers a 5,000-pound maximum towing capability, when properly equipped. The available all-wheel drivetrain and stiffer suspension offered by the Sport models make the 2018 Ford Explorer off-road capable.

Combine these specs with this vehicle's standard seven available seats, and you have one tough adventure-seeking car fit for the whole family.

Ford Explorer Technology Features

All of the details about the technology features included in the new 2018 Ford Explorer have not yet been released. However, based on the incredible technology features found in the 2017 model, we can anticipate that the 2018 features are sure to impress.

What we do know now is that the 2018 model comes equipped with a 4G-embedded modem that gives the vehicle mobile internet connectivity through a Wi-Fi hotspot fit for up to ten devices. This hotspot is also accessible from up to 50 feet away from the vehicle, when activated.

The 2018 model also comes fitted with a SYNC® Connect infotainment center that is compatible with FordPass™. FordPass™ is a smartphone app that allows users to lock, unlock, and start the vehicle remotely, as well as schedule maintenance appointments and navigate to millions of destinations.

Take a Test Drive in the Ford Explorer

We hope this 2018 Ford Explorer review has helped give you a better understanding of what you can expect, if you choose this incredibly capable SUV to be your next vehicle purchase. The next step in the car-buying process is to test drive the new Ford Explorer and see what it's all about for yourself.

Reach out to us at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today, and we'd be happy to schedule a test drive for you. We're just a short drive from Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern.

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