2018 Ford Explorer Buyer's Guide
Starting Price: $32,985 | Price yours
Above Average: Upscale interior, large options list, rugged styling
Below Average: Third-row space, parking-lot maneuverability
Consensus: The best-selling three-row vehicle in the country
An SUV Icon Stays Fresh
Decades after it debuted, the father of the modern SUV remains the best-seller in a segment that has never been more competitive. The Ford Explorer's balanced nature is among its strongest attributes. It has come a long way from its rugged roots, and rides comfortably atop a plethora of high-tech safety, entertainment and convenience features designed to suit everyone. The 2018 Ford Explorer adds a new suite of safety features, five new wheel designs and the availability of a Wi-Fi hotspot.
"When it comes to horsepower, the 7-passenger 2018 Ford Explorer SUV delivers at every level. The standard 290-horsepower V6 is strong enough for most buyers, and the 280-horsepower turbo 4-cylinder is powerful but also impressively fuel-efficient. Need more 'oomph'? Try out the Sport and Platinum trims’ 365-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6." Find out more in our 2018 Ford Explorer full review.
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The Kitchen Sync
Ford was an infotainment pioneer with its Sync system, and continued innovation has resulted in one of the most comprehensive systems in the business -- and a few growing pains along the way. Ford's excellent new Sync 3 system is now available in the Explorer.
The Explorer's top-of-the-line model is the Platinum. It comes with available features like the 365-horsepower V6, a dual-panel moonroof, premium Sony sound system, 20-inch wheels and several safety and lux convenience options exclusive to Platinum buyers.
Build and Price
The 2018 Ford Explorer starts just below $33,000 and tops out on the other side of $59,000. Build and price your own 2018 Ford Explorer to get this week's Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
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