The Ford Explorer has been the gold standard for the full-size SUV segment ever since its debut back in 1990, and with 2018 Explorer, SUV drivers can continue to enjoy its pleasing combination of high-level utility, off-road prowess and excellent performance, courtesy of its high-powered engine options.
2018 Ford Explorer Engine Options
Buyers of the 2018 Explorer have a choice of three engines. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine delivers 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Explorer Sport and Platinum edition models pack a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 that generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The base model Explorer, XLT and Limited trim levels come standard with a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.
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Off-Road Features of 2018 Ford Explorer
With the 2018 Explorer, you can head far out into the wilderness with ease with its advanced off-road features. This includes the Explorer’s Intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System, which reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye — providing precise handling and traction. The four-wheel-drive gauge display shows power being distributed to front and rear wheels under all conditions — from heavy four-wheel-drive system usage to when the system is not transmitting power at all. For added convenience, the Terrain Management System automatically defaults to normal mode whenever the vehicle is started to ensure it’s ready for normal driving conditions.
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