The 2018 Ford Explorer

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For the lovers of class and beauty, I have some good news for you. The new version of Ford Explorer is not only fashionable, but it is also stylish and most of all safe for you and your loved ones. Ford motor company has taken it upon themselves to make things better for those who choose to buy a new Ford Explorer. The 2018 Ford Explorer has additional styling choices, a feature-rich driver assists, upgraded connection technologies and safety features. The explorer is perfect for a cross-over, but if it is being considered as an SUV then it is mid-size.The Explorer has always been a popular choice around Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and throughout Iowa and the enhancements made to the 2018 will make it even more popular for those searching for a roomy, 3rd Row Seat SUV.

Whats New in 2018?

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The notable changes in the 2018 ford SUV include safety, communication, five new wheel style options and front and rear style tweaks. The same time, the new trim has features like the new Smart and Safe Package. Other unique features are; automatic high-beams, climate control, sports utility, lane detecting, and lane-keeping assistance. Standard in the Platinum, Limited and Sport explorers and optional in the XLT is a Wi-Fi hotspot and a 4G-LTE modem that is able to support ten devices comfortably and can go up to 50 feet from the vehicle.

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Trim Levels

There are five Explorer trims in 2018 which vary in different features, their starting price range from $31,990 to $53,940. There are many differences among the various trims some of which are; available safety features, greater comfort, convenience, power, and additional standard as you move up. Below is a quick glimpse of the five 2018 Ford Explorer trims that are already available for sale.

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Base Model

The trims have standard entertainment equipment and a media hub with a single charging USB port. It has an AM/FM radio that is MP3 compatible and six speakers. Other standard model features include; trailer sway control, remote keyless and illuminated entry, third-row seating and many more.

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XLT Model

The Explorer XLT is an upgrade of 2018 Ford Explorer and has a starting price of $34,020. It has great extra features which include; keyless entry keypad, leather-wrapped steering wheel, LED signature lighting, a push-button start, perimeter alarm, roof rack rails, and a reverse sensing system (alerts you if you get close to an object).

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Limited Model

This is the real definition of luxury. The starting price of 2018 Ford Explorer Limited is $42,090. Additional features include; a hands-free liftgate, a 110V power outlet, power folding outside mirrors, remote starting and ambient lighting. Other Limited goodies include a universal garage door opener, LED fog lights, a forward sensing system, and much more!

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Sport Model

This is the real definition of luxury. The starting price of 2018 Ford Explorer Limited is $42,090. Additional features include; a hands-free liftgate, a 110V power outlet, power folding outside mirrors, remote starting and ambient lighting. Other Limited goodies include a universal garage door opener, LED fog lights, and a forward sensing system.

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Platinum Model

Just as its name sounds, the Explorer Platinum trim (comes at $53,490 to start) has almost everything you would look for in a stylish car. Standard Platinum features include automatic high beams, collision warning, quad chrome, a twin panel moonroof, lane-keeping assist with lane departure warning, cross traffic detection and blind spot information system.

Power and Performance

3.5L V6Turbocharged Engine

Although the three engines standard available with Explorer trims are the same with those used on the 2017 trims, they give users many choices for torque, fuel economy and power. Explorer XLT uses the 3.5lt TiVCT Duratec V6 engine which is EPA rated at 24mpg on the highway

350lb-ftTourque

This engine makes 350 lb-ft at 3,500 RPM.

0-60in Under 6 Seconds

The performance of this engine is impressive, and it allows the explorer to sprint to 60mph in less than 6 seconds making it quicker than a Subaru BRZ.

Tech Features

Other than the new Smart and Safe package and connectivity option, the new model has terrain management system and parking assistance features incorporated with four-wheel drive models.The 2018 Explorers have sensors and cameras are part of the park assist features, and they come in handy with perpendicular and parallel parking. The system makes it easier for you pull out of fixed parking spots. The sensors alert you when you get close to vehicles on either side while front cameras allow you to see around corners especially when driving at slow speeds."Intelligent 4WD" makes it possible for the explorers to shift without stopping between countless terrain settings. The terrains include; Normal, Gravel, Grass, Mud, Sand, and Snow.