2018 Ford Explorer

2018 Ford Explorer

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Beauty that's more than skin-deep

The power and driving dynamics of Explorer come wrapped in an eye-catching design that boasts authentic comfort and style. And because it was built for our modern active lives, you can also expect an interior space for the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about everything else you may need on the road to adventure.

Redesigned Exterior

The new 2018 Explorer has been purposefully designed to give it a fresh new look. The first thing you'll notice is its dynamic new grille and distinct front and rear LED signature lighting. Step inside, and you'll discover a refined interior with rich new colors. Plus, you can choose from five all-new wheel options to suit your style. So whether your adventures take you on- or off-road, Explorer has a presence that demands attention.

Refined Interior

A remarkable interior combines detail, design, carefully selected materials and accessibility, all at your fingertips. And that's exactly how we built Explorer.

Explorer Platinum

Take your adventures to a luxurious new level. Just open the twin-panel moonroof, turn up the 500-watt Audio System from Sony® and relax in Platinum's perforated and quilted premium Nirvana leather seats. Now imagine all of this inside a smart, finely crafted exterior, featuring high and low-beam LED headlamps to light the way. Just one more thing - it's all standard

Explorer Sport


Brandishing the "Explorer" badge on its hood, a unique blackout treatment on the headlamps and taillamps, a quad tip exhaust and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, this vehicle displays the bold craftsmanship of Explorer Sport. Then, to add a heavy dose of performance, there's the powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, sport-tuned suspension and Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™

Signature Lighting

There are other advantages to looking good. LED lighting is more durable and longer-lasting than filament-based systems and up to 50 percent more energy-efficient. Also helping you to see clearer are Explorer's fog lamps that help illuminate the road in misty or foggy conditions.

Explorer Makes It So Easy

The available Ford Safe & Smart® Package has features that do everything from alerting you to unintentional lane drifting to allowing you to set cruise control and select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. It can also alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead.EXPLORER can also help keep you connected from almost anywhere with available SYNC® 3 as well as available SYNC® Connect powered by the FordPass™  App.

For Safe & Smart Package

After using the driver-convenience features in the Ford Safe and Smart Package, you'll never know how you got along without them

  • Rain -sensing wipers
  • Auto high beam headlamps
  • BLIS® with cross-traffic alert to help you see what's in your blind spot
  • Lane-Keeping System helps detect and alert you to vehicle drift
  • Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support

SYNC® Connect with FordPass™

With an available SYNC Connect-equipped vehicle, you can use FordPass to track your vehicle's location and remotely access features such as start, lock and unlock, and vehicle status, including fuel level.* You can also schedule specific times to remotely start your vehicle so it's ready to hit the road as soon as you are.



SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Discover the system's quick reactions to your conversational voice commands. Experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the optional navigation. SYNC 3 is fast, smart and easy to use.

Sony® Premium Audio

Sony Premium Audio delivers sound quality that can be appreciated by musical novices and experts alike. The 12-speaker system comes standard on Explorer Limited and Sport packages. And for those who like to be really in tune, there's the Premium 500-Watt Sound from Sony®with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustics™, that helps to reduce distortion and enhance sound presence. Standard on Explorer Platinum and available on Sport.

Adaptive Cruise Control

Available adaptive cruise control lets you select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, you automatically slow down, and later resume the preset speed when traffic picks back up.

USB/Outlet Charging Options

You now have more options than ever when powering your devices. Explorer has up to four available smart-charging USB ports and an 110-volt outlet.USB/Outlet Charging Options

Enhanced Active Park Assist

Available enhanced active park assist gives Explorer the ability to help make parking easy. Utilizing the vehicle's 12 ultrasonic sensors, Explorer will scan for suitable parking spaces, and will assist in backing the vehicle into the spot.* All you have to do is shift, accelerate and brake - because Explorer will take care of the parking. This convenient feature also includes park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking plus forward and side sensing systems.

3.5L EcoBoost® Engine

The 3.5L EcoBoost ® combines turbocharging and direct injection. It generates best-in-class15  365 V6 horsepower plus 350 lb.-ft. of torque68 . This EcoBoost is standard in the Explorer Sport and Platinum, which also feature standard Intelligent 4WD with the Terrain Management System™ plus Hill Descent Control.™

2.3L EcoBoost® Engine

A powerful 2.3L EcoBoost® engine delivers 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque68 . And it's available with 4WD and the Class II Trailer Tow Package.

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

The 3.5L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) V6 delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. With its variable control of valve cam timing, Ti-VCT can optimize performance across the entire low, mid and high ranges of the power band to match the driving conditions.

Towing and Trailer Sway Control

Building on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads. When properly equipped the Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Class III Trailer Tow Package, required for towing, is available for the 3.5L TiVCT engine, and comes standard with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

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Ashley Ford Sales

395 Mt Pleasant Street
Directions New Bedford, MA 02746

  • Sales: 508-996-5611
  • Service: 508-996-5611
  • Parts: 508-996-5611


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