The new 2018 Ford Explorer model is set for release in the near future. The vehicle is going to adopt an impressive full-size crossover design platform with an elegant exterior and interior updates. The car is going to feature high-end technological equipment and you should expect better updates for the powertrain too. It is going to face competition from other top car models such as Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Highlander.
2018 Ford Explorer – Exterior Appearance:
The exterior appearance of the 2018 Ford Explorer presents a big size SUV with an aggressive and bold outlook. The body components adopt contemporary lightweight aluminum and high strength materials. This enhances the car’s aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. The front-end design boasts of a new grille and LED headlights. Consumers should also expect redesigned bumper featuring larger air intakes for enhanced engine cooling. The 4-door styled crossover will ride on 18-inch alloy wheels hence enhanced off-road capabilities. The rear end features premium exhaust pipe system and LED taillights.
The 2018 Ford Explorer comes with a luxurious and comfy interior. The cabin features the latest infotainment system and also a premium fine leather upholstery on the seats and the steering wheel. Most parts of the cabin adopt quality aluminum trimming making it classier. Furthermore, you should expect the headroom and legroom to be extended for more comfort. The upcoming Ford explorer 2018 will be also offered with adjustable heated front seats. Its dashboard comes more computerized featuring a 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen infotainment system where most of the car’s control features will be accessed. Among the standard equipment include smartphone integration, dual-zone automatic climate control, modern air conditioner, Wi-Fi connectivity and others.
The entertainment will be offered via a quality sound system with CD/MP3/MP4 player, HD satellite radio, Bluetooth audio integration, and also USB port interface. Among the safety and driver assistance features include rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, safety belts, premium airbags, adaptive cruise control, line-departure warning system, blind-spot warning system automatic emergency braking system and others.
2018 Ford Explorer – Three Engine Options:
There are three engine options lined up for the 2018 Ford Explorer. The base engine is 2.3-liter Ecoboost 4-cylinder drivetrain rated at 280 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque. The second powertrain is a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable of delivering up to 290 HP and 255 lb-ft of torque. And the final one is 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 365 HP and 350 lb-ft of torque. All engines will be also mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission system mated to standard front wheel drive (FWD) or an optional all-wheel drive (AWD). The vehicle is rated to attain the 60-mph acceleration within 6 seconds from rest while the combined EPA reads at 20 mpg.
2018 Ford Explorer – Market Release and MSRP:
There are high chances that the automaker will release the car at the end of next year or at the beginning of 2018. Finally, the new Ford Explorer will have manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $ 32,000 as the entry price. While the top models will be priced as much as $ 54,000.