The 2018 Ford Explorer puts you at the helm of the ultimate three-row crossover, delivering everything from smooth, capable power to family-friendly luxury.
2018 Ford Explorer
Why Buy the Ford Explorer?
Put a down payment on the 2018 Ford Explorer and drive home with a cabin full of comfort and plenty of power at your command. When you purchase a new model, you get to choose from a range of engine options to suit your daily drive - whether that means you want to save money on fuel or tow a big boat to the beach. You can also determine the level of luxury that suits you and your family, whether you're fine with basics - like comfortable cloth seating and a roomy cabin - or you're in it for the premium leather upholstery and heated and cooled front seats.
Why is the Ford Explorer So Popular?
The 2018 Ford Explorer attracts a solid fan base with its unique combination of modern comfort and sporty utility. With plenty of power to tow your favorite toys and all-wheel-drive traction, the Explorer is an excellent companion on camping trips. Its sharp, car-like road manners and quiet, refined ride make the Explorer easy to handle in narrow downtown spaces. In addition to its go-anywhere nature, the Explorer is home to family-friendly passenger space and high-tech features, like voice controls and a rearview camera, that make life on the road simpler.
Can the Explorer Tow?
Yes. The 2018 Ford Explorer is a mid-size crossover SUV with plenty of sports utility up its sleeve, including towing capabilities. Of course, how much you can tow depends on which powertrain you have under the hood and whether you opt into the Class III trailer tow package. Both the base engine and the Sport's turbocharged EcoBoost engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds. If you opt for the XLT's optional 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, you'll save money on fuel costs, but you'll only be able to tow 3,000 pounds.
Which Explorer Is Best?
With five trim models to choose from, the 2018 Ford Explorer has a best model for every type of driver - and every type of budget. The base model starts you off with comfy cloth seating and streetwise gadgets like a rearview camera and Sync voice commands. The Explorer XLT is next, helping you navigate parking lots with high-tech extras like keyless ignition and rear parking sensors. In the Explorer Limited, luxury is a way of life, thanks to its heated and ventilated front seats and supple leather upholstery.
Sport drivers can tear up the highways with the line's most powerful engine and extra performance gear, including firmer suspension and a towing package. Finally, the Platinum combines the Sport's performance features - like all-wheel drive - with all-out luxury. It enhances your ride to work with premium leather upholstery and even unleashes the sunshine via a panoramic sunroof.