2018 Ford Explorer Review & Specs | Ashland, OH

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2018 Ford Explorer parked next to a lakeThe Ford Explorer is one of America's most trusted names in SUVs, providing drivers with a combination of comfort, convenience, and capability for nearly three decades. To help you learn more about how a 2018 Ford Explorer can transform your daily adventures, the product experts at Donley Ford in Ashland, OH have highlighted its most exciting features on this page.

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2018 Ford Explorer: Engine Specs & Performance

Whether you're making a trip to the corner store or towing a boat to your yearly fishing trip, the 2018 Ford Explorer has three extremely capable and versatile engine options, as well as your choice of front or four-wheel-drive. The table below contains pertinent information for each drivetrain option, as well as the Ford Explorer trim levels you can find them on.


2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost® I4

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

3.5L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6


280 HP

290 HP

365 HP


310 lb.-ft.

255 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

3,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency*

19 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway

17 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway

16 MPG City / 22 MPG Highway

Trim Availability

Base / XLT / Limited

Base / XLT / Limited

Sport / Platinum

*When properly equipped

2018 Ford Explorer: Interior Comfort & Convenience Features

2018 Ford Explorer Interior Seating From premium upholstery to advanced infotainment, the 2018 Ford Explorer is available with all the features you need to completely transform your daily commute. With seating for up to seven and up to 80.7 cu.-ft. of total cargo space, the new Ford Explorer has enough room for whoever and whatever you want to bring along on your next big adventure. Available features your family is sure to love include:

  • Heated front seats, second-row seats, and steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • Sony® 12-speaker audio system
  • SYNC® Connect and Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic climate control

2018 Ford Explorer: Safety Features & Technology

2018 Ford Explorer Interior Dashboard When you're constantly on a tight schedule, you should be able to drive with unbridled confidence. The 2018 Ford Explorer allows you to do just that, as it's packed with a suite of both active and passive safety features. Because of these advanced features and careful engineering, the new Explorer also boasts an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. Take a look at the features that provide unparalleled peace of mind in the list below:

  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning and Brake Support
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Safety Canopy® System

Test Drive a 2018 Ford Explorer in Ashland, OH Today!

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a new Ford Explorer? Schedule a test drive at Donley Ford in Ashland, OH today! Simply choose your favorite model from our online inventory, and then make an appointment through our test drive schedule form. If you have any questions for our team, don't hesitate to give us a call at (888) 322-2815 or contact us online.

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