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Compare The 2018 Ford Explorer To The Competition

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The Powerful 2018 Ford Explorer
Spirited Performance & Exceptional Design

Compare the new 2018 Ford Explorer to other SUVs to see why you should drive home the new Explorer today. The Ford Explorer is a 7-passenger Ford SUV that beats out competitors like the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Traverse. Learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer engine specs and interior features, and then visit our Ford dealership near Dallas, TX, to buy or lease it today!

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Thrilling Performance & Capability
2018 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

When you opt for the Ford Explorer, you can choose from three different engine options. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine can generate 280 horsepower, or you can upgrade to the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine for an impressive 365 horsepower. Your new Ford SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, and other features like Hill Descent Control™ can keep your Explorer firmly in-tune with the road, regardless of if you have a trailer attached or are tackling the daily carpool. When you're at the helm of the new Explorer you can rest assured that you'll always be driving with confidence.

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3.5-liter Twin Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6 engine with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque

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Intelligent 4WD

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6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission

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Room for Seven
2018 Ford Explorer Interior & Technology

The 7-passenger Ford Explorer SUV is the perfect choice for carpools or road trips with the whole family. Your third-row passengers can enjoy more legroom than what's offered by the Highlander or the Pilot, and the available Wi-Fi® hotspot can easily keep everyone connected. The third-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench makes it easy to configure this SUV for cargo, and if you'd like to elevate your entertainment experience you can upgrade to the Ford-exclusive infotainment system.

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SYNC® 3 infotainment system

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Sony® Premium Audio system with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustics™

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Wi-Fi® hotspot

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Maximum Peace of Mind
2018 Ford Explorer Safety Features

Don't settle for less when it comes to your safety -- keep your family and friends well protected with the advanced driver-assistive systems available in the 2018 Ford Explorer. If you're not accustomed to maneuvering a large SUV, you'll find you can easily back into and out of narrow parking spaces thanks to the rear view camera. Take your time getting to know the different 2018 Ford Explorer trims and the different safety features they offer, such as the Forward Sensing System and Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist. Your well-being should never be left to chance, so go with the Ford SUV that has your safety in mind 24/7.

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Blind Spot Information System (BLIS® with cross-traffic alert)

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Adaptive Cruise Control

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Lane-Keeping System

Compare the 2018 Ford Explorer near Dallas, TX

2018 Ford Explorer XLT2018 Toyota Highlander LE Plus2018 Honda Pilot EX 2WD2018 Chevy Traverse LS FWD
 2018 Ford Explorer XLT2018 Toyota Highlander LE Plus2018 Honda Pilot EX 2WD2018 Chevy Traverse LS FWD
MSRP$34,175$35,660$33,330$33,595
Engine3.5-liter V63.5-liter V63.5-liter V63.6-liter V6
Maximum Towing Capacity (lbs)5,0005,0003,5001,500
Front Knee AirbagsStandardStandardNot AvailableNot Available
Third-Row Legroom (in.)33.327.731.933.5
NHTSA Front Passenger Crash Test Rating⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Visit Five Star Ford of North Richland Hills to buy or lease the 2018 Ford Explorer. Compare the 2018 Ford Explorer to the competition, and then swing by our dealer to finance this 3-row Ford SUV today!

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