The 2018 Ford Explorer is a mid-size SUV expected to come with top-notch visuals, a state-of-the-art interior, and more powerful powertrains. In a nutshell, the Explorer was seen for the first time in 1990 and has been produced for five generations. The car has been facelifted several times and has had a number of models & variants. The American automobile manufacturer is expected to place the upcoming model under the current generation.
2018 Ford Explorer – Exterior and Interior Design
The new Explorer will come with a sleeker exterior styling which will make it quite sporty and good to look at. Based on the Ford D4 platform. The full-size crossover will get some distinctive exterior upgrades that will make it a bit different from the outgoing model. Featuring high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum. The upcoming car will be excellent also in terms of stability and aerodynamics. The exterior design is a flowing one and features a sculpted beauty and innovative technologies.
The front end will carry a stunning three-bar silver grille, redesigned LED headlights with daytime running lamps & fog lights and bigger air intakes. The rear end will get a stylish liftgate, modern exhaust outlets and LED lights. Other exterior highlights include 18-inch alloy wheels, body colored door handles, classic windows and fully-functional side mirrors.
The new Ford SUV will have a cabin that features a premium craftsmanship and high-end equipment. The steering wheel will be a multi-function one and will be wrapped in high-quality leather. The seats will be upholstered in leather and will feature comfort features such as the headrest, adjust & recline mechanisms and a ventilation system.
Technology and Safety:
The 2018 Ford Explorer will have an innovative infotainment system and a myriad of connectivity options. The base model will have technological features such as digital radio, USB & SD card slot, automatic climate control, CD/MP3/MP4 player, Smartphone integration and Bluetooth. The trim levels will get additional technological features such as HD satellite radio, and satellite navigation system.
The new Explorer will get a myriad of safety, security. And driver assistance features such as safety belts, parking assist, rearview camera, airbags, adaptive cruise control, line-departure warning system…
2018 Ford Explorer – Engine and Performance
The new Ford crossover will come with two engine options- 3.5-liter V6 and 2.3-liter I4, and will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that supports front wheel drive & four wheel drive. The V6 powertrain will have a capacity of 290 hp & 255 lb-ft while the I4 powertrain will be rated 280 hp & 315 lb-ft. And another engine of 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that will generate 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.
The fuel consumption is estimated at 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. Concerning speeds, the top speed is expected to be around 145 mph. While the 0-60 mph acceleration will be happening in 6.0 seconds.
2018 Ford Explorer – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Ford Explorer low-end model will be sold at around $44,000 while the top trim level at around $54,000. Since the car is a 2018 model, it is expected on the market in 2017, probably in the second half.