Since suffering its update in 2016, the 2018 Ford Explorer has remained relatively unchanged. We expect this to remain the case as we enter the 2018 model year.
A new safe and intelligent package includes a number of active security features in one option. Includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Traffic Warning, Maintenance Support Rail, Automatic Beams and Rain Sensor wipes all features that were previously broadcast via the 2018 Ford Explorer line and often require Expensive packages of options. We do not know what it will cost, but this package will be offered at XLT, Limited and Sport levels and will be delivered as standard on the Platinum model.
Since 2018 Ford Explorer has received a complete update for 2016, the 2018 model changes are relatively minor and include a slightly different design to the grille, a set of four exhaust tips for sporting equipment level, four new Color options and new wheel drawings by alignment. It does not detect any changes inside, but there is a new option available to a 4G modem that allows Wi-Fi access point 4G LTE hotspots as included as standard on many General Motors vehicles. It may be assumed that Ford will charge a subscription fee for data access, but has not yet disclosed the details.
The mechanical parts will probably continue unchanged in the new model year. The current 2018 Ford Explorer comes with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. As an option, buyers can go with a four-cylinder 270-horsepower turbo 2.3-liter XLT or Limited, or a bi-turbo 3.5L V6 with 365 horsepower in sports or platinum trim. Both engines are front-wheel-drive lower and have all-wheel drive options. The bi-turbo V6 is equipped with four-wheel drive.
2018 Ford Explorer will be on sale this fall, so expect price details in the coming months.