2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Ford Explorer for Sale in Ayden, NC

Safety should be the top priority in any SUV, but Ford knows that a good sport utility vehicle can keep its passengers safe without sacrificing comfort, convenience, or power. That's why the well-rounded Explorer offers a smooth, tranquil ride with reassuring safety ratings, a bevy of modern technology tools, and all the expert engineering and horsepower that Ford is celebrated for. For the 2018 model year, Ford has updated the SUV's fascia and made onboard Wi-Fi available through a 4G modem. The freshly available Safe and Smart bundle adds cutting-edge driver assistance systems like rain-sensing windshield wipers to the XLT, Limited, and Sport trims. The package comes as standard issue in the Platinum trim.


If you would like to learn more about the Explorer, contact us to speak with one of our Ford experts. You're also welcome to come visit our dealership to go on a comprehensive vehicle tour, and if you like what you see, you can even take the Explorer out for a test drive.

Interior Review of the 2018 Ford Explorer

The Explorer sports a high-quality interior with ample space for six or seven people depending on the seating configuration you choose. The SUV comes standard with a middle-row bench seat that can be swapped out for captain's chairs. All three rows offer plenty of legroom, and when children ride along, the family-friendly vehicle accommodates their car seats with four full sets of LATCH connectors in the passenger seating. You'll find extensive passenger space in any arrangement, and the cushioned seating provides generous support for long trips. Cloth upholstery comes standard, as does a leather-wrapped shift knob. Ford also offers available amenities like Nirvana leather upholstery, heated seating in the first two rows, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. Whenever you need to bring home groceries or haul luggage, the SUV carries it all with impressive cargo space for its class. The Explorer has a 21-cubic-foot storage area behind the rear seats, and when all passenger rows are folded, it offers more than 81 cubic feet.

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Exterior Review of the 2018 Ford Explorer

The 2018 Explorer comes just two years after a timely exterior refresh, and its most recent updates include new wheel styling as well as a fresh grille design. If you opt for the Sport trim, you'll also receive quad exhaust tips below the rear bumper. The 2018 model comes in these colors:

  • Shadow Black
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Platinum Dune Metallic Tricoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tricoat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Performance of the 2018 Ford Explorer

The thoroughly balanced Explorer behaves with stability and composure as you navigate city streets, hectic highways, and winding rural roads. Uneven pavement will prove to be no problem thanks to the Explorer's shock-absorbing suspension, allowing you to enjoy your onboard entertainment and company in peace. Ford provides several engine options for the Explorer, starting with the standard 290-horsepower V6. You can also consider the available 280-horsepower 4-cylinder or the 365-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6. Any option will pair well with the SUV's six-speed automatic transmission. When optimized for towing duties, the Explorer can pull as much as 5,000 pounds.

2018 Ford Explorer in Chatom, AL Available Technology Features

Available Technology Features

The Explorer's SYNC infotainment system lets you control all your favorite features through straightforward physical buttons and knobs. The SUV can also be equipped with a voice-activated navigation system as well as a host of other tech options:

  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay®
  • Sony Stereo Sound
  • Rear-Seat DVD Player
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth®*
2018 Ford Explorer in Chatom, AL Available Safety Features

Available Safety Features

The 2018 Highlander earned confidence-inspiring safety ratings so that you can start your engine with peace of mind. It comes standard with a rearview camera as well as the MyKey safety program that lets you set speed and volume limits for secondary drivers, and a variety of other systems is also available:

  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Front/Rear Parking Sensors
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic High Beams

The Explorer is Ready for You at Doug Henry Ford of Ayden

Whenever you would like to get behind the wheel of the Ford Explorer, we can make it happen at Doug Henry Ford of Ayden. Our staff would love to show you around the lot so that you can see all your options within our selection. Once you've found the right model for your scenario, we'll also help you finance it, and you can get that process started today by applying for credit from home!

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