When it was first introduced in 1991 as the replacement for the Bronco II, the Ford Explorer soon became the most desirable utility vehicle in America. This model might not be as versatile and as roomy as some other vehicles in its segment, but thanks to its excellent features, great safety and driver aids it still represents a respectable pick in its class. The new 2018 Ford Explorer is perfect for those people who want more technology. Most of people out there will agree that the Ford Explorer is perfect for shorter drivers as well. Why? Well, the newcomer now has redesigned and repositioned armrests. There are many other reasons why the 2018 Ford Explorer should be your choice.

Exterior

The 2018 Ford Explorer is significantly revised featuring a completely new front and rear end. The three-bar grille is now replaced by a more conventional one that has a honeycomb-like layout. The front fascia sports larger rectangular headlights that are now positioned higher. The fog lamps are also completely new, and they are no longer sitting in the lower apron. Simply put, the new Ford Explorer looks much bolder and more rugged than its predecessor at least when it comes to the front fascia. When it comes to the rear end of the car, there are also some refreshments but the vehicle keeps its recognizable design cues such as taillights, bumper and rear glass. The vehicle is offered with a set of 18 inch wheels. Higher trim levels arrive with 20 inch wheels.

Interior


The cabin of the new 2018 Explorer is more driver-focused but the overall layout hasn’t been changed. The cabin gets improved infotainment system with real buttons instead of the touch-sensitive ones from the previous generation. You will also see a refined instrument cluster. To ensure even greater comfort, the door armrests are positioned higher. Thanks to the new door seals and engine subframe mounts, the cabin of the newcomer is quiet and pleasant place to drive in. Standard equipment for the 2018 Explorer includes an audio system with 6 speakers, air conditioning, Ford’s SYNC, cruise control, and others. As for the optional equipment, the customers will be offered leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, navigation, etc.

Engine

This time, the customers will be offered three engine choices. The first engine will be a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 that generates 270 hp and 300 pound feet of torque. There will also be a 3.5-liter V6 and a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The 3.5-liter V6 is good for 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 power unit enables you to get the maximum output of 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of torque. All available engines will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and power will be sent to all wheels.

2018 Ford Explorer Price

If you want to buy the new Ford Explorer, you will have to pay around $37.000 for the base model. The most luxurious trim level Platinum will be priced at $52,000.