2018 Ford Explorer: Review a Full-size Crossover, Powertrain, and Redesign

Saturday, April 15th 2017. | Ford

The Ford will release a full-size crossover vehicle platform, 2018 Ford Explorer. This model has some improvements in exterior and interior that comfort the passengers. Even more, it is expected to use the better engine to support the saving fuel. It brings this car to be ready facing the rivals like Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot. 2018 Ford Explorer release date redesign changes specs.

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2018 Ford Explorer Concept, Features, Rumors and Review Front image

2018 Ford Explorer Exterior Redesign

The Ford Explorer 2018 is a big SUV with impressive and strong looking. It is dominated made of lightweight aluminum. This aluminum gives good effect to the saving fuel efficiency and aerodynamic power. The significant change comes from the new grille and LED headlights. Besides, the bumper is designed with big air intake to increase engine cooling. This model is going to use 18-inch alloy wheel to support off-road traveling. In addition, the car is a 4-door crossover that has LED taillights and exhaust pipe style. However, the platform for this car is going to be the 2011 SUV platform that was used by Ford Flex. Overall outlook, this model looks like the Dodge Durango.

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Interior Redesign

A comfortable sensation is a theme for this cabin of 2018 Ford Explorer interior. The combination between high infotainment features and premium finest leather make the passengers will feel cozy while inside this car. The seats and steering wheel are wrapped in fine leather upholstery. Moreover, the cabin shows elegant image by the aluminum trimming that is applied to some parts. The more spacious room can be felt clearly especially in the headroom and legroom. This coziness will get the maximum achievement with the adjustable heated seats on the front line. Through 4.3-inch LCD touchscreen, the passengers can enjoy the infotainment features. They can maximize advanced air conditioning, Wi-Fi connectivity, and automatic climate control. The sound of music is fantastic that can play MP3, MP4, and CD player. The safety features are premium airbags, rear parking sensors, line-departure warning system, etc. 2018 Ford Explorer exterior and interior.

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2018 Explorer Powertrain and Performance

There are two engines, which are expected to be used in this 2018 Ford Explorer model. Firstly, the 2.3L Ecoboost 4-cylinder generates 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Secondly, the 3.5L V6 engine produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Both of them are paired with 6-speed automatic transmission to FWD (front wheel drive) or AWD (all-wheel drive). The power of these engines can bring this car to achieve 60mph in 6 seconds. Ford Explorer 2018 engine specs.

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2018 Ford Explorer Release Date and Price

A possible time to release this 2018 Ford Explorer is in early 2018. The car manufacturer has no official information regarding this launching day. The price for this model is $32.000 for the basic model and $54,000 for the higher trim. 2018 Ford Explorer release date and price.

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