The 2018 Ford Explorer Offers New Powertrain Options and More

The Ford Explorer is one of the most popular models in the Ford lineup, and the 2018 Explorer has been refreshed and revamped for the new model year; new improvements, updates, and features make the popular Explorer even better than before. With impressive performance, refined comfort, and versatility, the 2018 Ford Explorer is the perfect family-friendly midsize SUV. When you're in the market for a crossover-SUV that can keep the whole family comfortable on the road, you simply can't go wrong with the Ford Explorer.

One feature that a lot of drivers like about the Ford Explorer is the number of options you have when deciding which powertrain is right for you. The 2018 Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine; this impressive powertrain enables a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. You can also opt for the 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 on the base, XLT, and Limited models; it offers 280 horsepower, but increases torque to 310 lb.-ft, and increases fuel efficiency. The range-topping Sport and Platinum models are available with the twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, which delivers an impressive 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

The New Ford Explorer Sport model is the latest addition to the Explorer family, and offers some exciting features. It comes standard with the twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, and all-wheel drive which you'll be thankful for in the difficult winter months in Massachusetts. You'll also benefit from a sport-tuned suspension and a Class III towing package. You'll find upscale amenities like a 3rd-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seat, leather-trimmed seats with heat (front seats), and a Voice-Activated Navigation System. There's a lot more to discover on the new 2018 Ford Explorer, so stop by Franklin Ford today to check out the entire new Ford Explorer lineup, explore the trims, and learn more about all of the available power options you can choose from.

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