Tackling the roads of the Newtown, Langhorne, and Southampton areas with your entirely family in-tow is much easier in a spacious and powerful SUV. The 2018 Ford Explorer is set to be the new standard with reliable family SUVs, so to give our drivers a little more insight, our team at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown is going to give you an in-depth look. If you're looking for important updates on this SUV, keep reading to learn all about what this vehicle offers.

In our 2018 Ford Explorer review, we'll be focusing on some important components that this vehicle features. We'll be taking a look under the hood, we'll examine the impressive technology, and we'll even showcase some of the optional driver-assisting technology. We hope our 2018 Ford Explorer review gives you the information you need to know to get behind the wheel.

2018 Ford Explorer Engine Power & Options

The 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that drivers can upgrade to a few additional options. The 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder reduces the horsepower from the standard V6, but it increases the torque and the efficiency. The showstopper is certainly the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, which provides the vehicle with its most powerful output in both horsepower and torque. Each of these engines is paired with the 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. 

  • 3.5L V6                                                 290 horsepower              255 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder             280 horsepower              310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6                           365 horsepower              350 lb-ft of torque 

Technology & Entertainment Features

The Ford Explorer comes with some impressive technology that will help add enjoyment to those lengthy family trips up the mountains or down the shore. The vehicle features the SYNC® system, which provides voice recognition that allows you to select your media preferences without having to use your hands. You also have the option of choosing the available 4G modem, which turns your Ford Explorer into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature allows you to connect up to 10 devices to the network, allowing you and your passengers to stay connected during your travels. 

Optional Driver-Assisting Technology

One of the coolest aspects of the 2018 Ford Explorer is that it offers an entire suite of driver-assisting technology features that can add a lot of convenience and security to your everyday driving. This includes helpful features like the Blind Spot Information System and the Cross-Traffic Alert system, both of which use rear-mounted sensors to detect an incoming object in your path to help you avoid any rear collision. Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning with Brake Support allow you to set a cruising speed, along with a preferred distance to be kept while traveling. The system will favor the distance over the speed, and will even slow down to help maintain the safe distance you set. 

Getting to Know the 2018 Ford Explorer a Little Better

At Fred Beans Ford of Newtown, we hope this 2018 Ford Explorer review helped you get a sense of the impressive updates to this reliable SUV. You even got a look at some of the optional features you may want to include with your next car. However, why not learn as much as you can about this new SUV than by dropping by and seeing it in-person?

Stop by Fred Beans Ford of Newtown to get a closer look, and maybe a test drive, with the 2018 Ford Explorer. Drivers from the Newtown, Langhorne, and Southampton areas can always look to us for helpful assistance and advice when choosing their next SUV.

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