Best-selling midsize crossover SUV in the U.S. is Ford Explorer. Refreshed model will be offered very soon, and it will be sold as 2018 Ford Explorer. Again, five trim levels will be available: Base, XLT, Limited, port and Platinum. Speaking of 2018 Explorer design changes, it could get refreshed headlights, taillights, grille, wheels and color choices. Base model will be capable to accommodate 6 passengers, while all other trims will have three rows of seats for 7 passengers. Depending on the trim level, Ford Explorer 2018 will run on either 18- or 20-inch wheels. Interior will be equipped with Sync 3 hands-free infotainment system, keyless entry, pushbutton start, heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, heated rear seats and hands-free power liftgate.
2018 Ford Explorer engine fuel economy specs
2018 Ford Explorer for Base, XLT and Limited models will be 3.5-liter V6 generating 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque will be powering Limited model as standard. Base and XLT trims will get it only as option. Sport and Platinum trims will be powered by 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. 6-spped automatic transmission will be used on all engine versions. All-wheel drive system is available on all versions, but it is standard only on Sport and Platinum trims. 2018 Ford Explorer fuel economy specs for V6 with FWD are rated at 17 mpg ion the city and 24 mpg on the highway, averaging 20 mpg, while V6 with AWD will do 16/23/19 mpg. Twin-turbo V6 is rated at 16/22/18 mpg. 4-cylinder turbo can do 19/27/22 mpg with FWD and 18/25/21 mpg with AWD.
2018 Ford Explorer release date and price
2018 Ford Explorer release date is scheduled for 2017. 2018 Ford Explorer price for Base model is set at $34,700, XLT will sell for $37,100, while Limited costs $45,000. Explorer Sport price should be $46,500 and Platinum model will be priced at $54,600.