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2018 Ford Explorer Review in Washougal, WA

Do you need an SUV that can keep up with your family’s active lifestyle? With a spacious cabin, plenty of power, and the latest technology, there’s no better way to upgrade your daily drive than with the new 2018 Ford Explorer. To help you learn more about this dynamic SUV, which starts at $31,990 MSRP, the experts at Westlie Ford have put together this comprehensive Ford Explorer review. Read on to learn how the new Explorer can serve you!

Do you know the new Ford Explorer has the power and comfort you’re looking for? Check out the new 2018 Explorer inventory for available models at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA.

2018 Ford Explorer: Performance & Towing

No matter what life throws at you, an SUV that delivers dependable performance and capability is essential. The new Ford Explorer comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that can pump out nearly 300 horsepower and tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. The new Explorer also provides respectable fuel economy so you can spend less time at the pump and more time enjoying the drive. For drivers looking for a boost in efficiency or upgraded power, a 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine and 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine are available. Key engine and performance specs are as follows:

Engine 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
Horsepower 290 HP 280 HP 365 HP
Torque 255 lb.-ft. 310 lb.-ft. 350 lb.-ft.
Transmission 6-speed SelectShift Automatic® 6-speed SelectShift Automatic® 6-speed SelectShift Automatic®
Drivetrain Front-wheel drive; optional Intelligent 4WD Front-wheel drive Intelligent 4WD
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 17/24 19/27 16/22
Max. Towing Capacity* 5,000 lbs. 3,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.
Trim Availability Base, XLT (standard); Limited (optional) Limited (standard);

Base, XLT (optional)

Sport, Platinum (standard)

*When properly equipped with optional Class II or III Trailer Towing Package

Additional Performance Features:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer sway control
  • Optional Terrain Management System™

2018 Ford Explorer: Interior & Cargo Space

The new 2018 Explorer is a fantastic SUV for growing families. It offers comfortable and durable cloth seating for up to seven passengers, and provides more than 80 cu. ft. of cargo space for all your gear. The new Explorer also offers plenty of creature comforts to keep all passengers content on trips of any length. View additional interior features below.

Interior Features:

  • 7 cu. ft. of max. cargo space
  • Second-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat; third-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Integrated key fob
  • Manual single-zone climate control and rear auxiliary climate control
  • Configurable daytime running lights
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • Optional Reverse Sensing System
  • Optional all-weather floor mats

2018 Ford Explorer: Technology

Staying connected when away from home or the office is easier than ever with the Ford Explorer and its coveted SYNC® infotainment system. SYNC® technology allows you to seamlessly connect your smart phone to your vehicle’s interface, so you can enjoy a personalized listening experience every time you hit the road. View additional technology features below.

Technology Features:

  • SYNC® infotainment system with Bluetooth® technology
  • AM/FM, MP3 compatible with six speakers
  • Media hub with one smart charging USB port
  • Optional SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

2018 Ford Explorer: Safety

Ford knows there’s nothing more important than the safety of you and your loved ones when you’re behind the wheel. That’s why the new Ford Explorer comes equipped with a full suite of advanced safety systems to ensure you reach your destination safely. View safety features of the 2018 Explorer below.

Safety Features:

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Traction Control
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Industry-first inflatable rear outboard safety belts
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Remote keyless/illuminated entry

Schedule a Test Drive in Washougal, WA!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of the   2018 Ford Explorer to experience its robust power and incredible comfort for yourself? Schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Washougal, WA today! If you have any questions, reach out to the Westlie Ford team through our contact form or by calling (877) 299-1138.

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