The Explorer is offered in base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum models, but no matter the model, it comes with three well-designed rows of seating and room for up to seven (the second row comes with two bucket seats for adults). While the third row is kid-sized, it's easier to fold than those on just about any other model, thanks to the simple, single-button power-folding system. Parents will also note that LATCH fasteners for child seats are included in the second-row outboard positions. Both the second and third rows flip forward, giving a cavernous 81 cubic-feet of cargo space.
The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, with EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The optional 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder makes a healthy 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy is best in class at 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
The 4-wheel-drive system in the Explorer is available with both engines, and it is designed with the urban driving done by most Explorer owners in mind. The system includes a Terrain Management system that cleverly recalibrates itself for snow, sand or mud when needed. With 4-wheel drive, there's also Hill Descent Control, to help maintain composure on steep, slippery slopes.
Standard equipment on the Explorer is more extensive than what's found in most mainstream-brand vehicles. Cruise control, a media hub system, four 12-volt powerpoints, capless fuel-filling and the MyKey control/monitoring feature are all standard on the base model, while optional or standard goodies on the upper XLT or Limited trims include dual-zone climate control; remote start; power-folding, heated side-view mirrors; reverse sensing; ambient lighting, adjustable pedals, a rearview camera system, push-button start and a 110-volt AC outlet. The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes quilted leather seating, brush aluminum accents, and ash wood inlays.
MyFord Touch combines a host of vehicle, information and entertainment functions in an interface that appears a bit like that of iPads or other tablet computers. The system works together with Ford's Sync interface to interact seamlessly -- and with voice commands -- with media players, smartphones and music on USB sticks.
All Explorers include both Roll Stability Control and Curve Control sophisticated stability control systems. Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags also cover all three rows and an SOS Post-Crash System helps alert authorities if the airbags deploy. Safety-related tech features on the Explorer include adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system that includes brake support as well as a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.
Excellent Ride Quality
World-class Safety Features
EcoBoost Engine Provides Good Mileage
The Ford Explorer remains essentially unchanged for 2018, getting some design tweaks including 2 new paint colors: Platinum Dune Metallic and Burgundy Velvet Metallic. An integrated 4G hotspot has been added and new package combinations round out the changes.
The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family.
The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.
Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations).Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not standard equipment in CA Emissions States.
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
3.39 Non-Limited-Slip Axle Ratio
GVWR: 6,160 lbs
72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
200 Amp Alternator
Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Alum
Tires: P245/60R18 AS BSW
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Radio: AM/FM Stereo -inc: MP3 capability, 6 speakers and SiriusXM radio, Note: SiriusXM includes a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
Integrated Roof Antenna
SYNC Communication & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen in center stack, AppLink and 1 smart-charging multimedia USB port in the Media Hub,
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
Unique Cloth Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar and recline, 6-way power front passenger seat w/manual recline and 4-way manually adjustable driver and front passenger head restraints (2-way up/down when dual-headrest DVD entertainment system (50S) is ordered)
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Space Lights
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Rear Parking Sensors
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Passenger Knee Airbag
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera w/Washer
EQUIPMENT GROUP 202A
Engine Block Heater (Regional)
LED Fog Lamps
Power & Heated Glass Sideview Mirrors
LED Turn Signal Indicators
Security Approach Lamps
Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors And Gloss Shadow Black Caps
Note: Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors Not Included When Equipped W/BLIS
Driver Connect Package
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Lock And Unlock Vehicle (includes Service For 5 Years From The Vehicle Sale Date As Recorded By The Dealer)
Schedule Specific Times To Remotely Start Vehicle
Locate Parked Vehicle
Check Vehicle Status (includes Service For 5 Years From The Vehicle Sale Date As Recorded By The Dealer) And Wi-Fi Hotspot Connects Up To 10 Devices (includes A Trial Subscription Of 3 Months Or 3 Gigabytes
Whichever Comes First
Wireless Service Plan Required After Trial Subscription Ends)
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