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2018 Ford Explorer in Jacksonville, NC

2018 Ford Explorer at Sanders Ford

Drivers who are looking for an SUV probably want a vehicle that will provide them with high-powered performance, a comfortable interior, and exciting technology features. In some cases, it can be difficult to find a vehicle that neatly fits into all of the categories that you are looking for. However, there are some vehicles, like the 2018 Ford Explorer, that offers everything that you want and much more. On the 2018 Ford Explorer, you not only get a vehicle that is highly capable, but also a new, exciting design. A lot of the classic elements, but have added aspects that elevate the design to new levels, like the dynamic new grille and ten different exterior color options.

While the design is an important aspect to consider, it is really what's under the hood that matters. The 2018 Ford Explorer has three engine options available that can fit into any lifestyle. On the base and XLT trim levels, the standard engine is a 3.5L V6 with 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Both the base and XLT have an additional available engine option, a 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder that is the standard offering on the Ford Explorer Limited. With this engine, you get 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The last engine offered is the 365 horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 350 pound-feet of torque that is the standard option on the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport and Platinum.



Interior Features of the 2018 Ford Explorer

Front grille and headlights on the 2018 Ford Explorer

With a vehicle like the 2018 Ford Explorer, you'll be getting a powerful vehicle that is able to tow a small trailer if needed. The Ford Explorer is also a vehicle with a comfortable, technologically advanced, interior. While you can tow a trailer, you might not ever need to with up to 81.7 cubic feet of interior cargo volume with the back two rows folded down. If you seating for all seven people and additional cargo, you'll still have 21 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third-row seats. With 151.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, everyone in your vehicle will be able to stay comfortable, even in the back seat. The leg room of the third-row is a spacious 33.3 inches, with 39.5 inches in the second row and 42.9 inches in the front.

Technology has become an integral part of life for most people. In the 2018 Ford Explorer, you won't have to worry about missing an important call or text because you're driving. All trim levels of the Explorer are equipped with either Ford SYNC® or SYNC® 3, which are able to connect your device to the vehicle and use voice commands to take and place calls or read texts.

You'll also be able to stream music, and if you're using SYNC® 3, you can access Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. To learn more about the features available on the 2018 Ford Explorer, visit Sanders Ford in Jacksonville, NC to take it for a test drive.