Performance Options on the 2018 Ford Explorer

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Explorer, Technology on Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 5:19 pm
2018 Ford Explorer driving on rough, rocky terrain on a dirt path

What engine options are available on the 2018 Ford Explorer?

While many people are happy to stick to the pavement, there are others who want a vehicle that is able to take them on the roads less traveled. With the 2018 Ford Explorer, drivers have plenty of different performance options that will provide them with power on roads and off. No matter what you’re looking for from your SUV, the 2018 Ford Explorer offers standard and optional features that will surpass expectations.

The first thing most people think about when they think of performance is power and engine options. On the 2018 Ford Explorer, there are three different engine options to choose from. Drivers can pick between the 3.5L V6 engine that is standard, a 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder, of a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. All three engines are packed with power, as the 3.5L V6 produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The two options up the ante even more, with 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque from the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder, and on the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, drivers will be able to harness 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

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2018 Ford Explorer driving around a corner in a forestAdditional performance features available on the 2018 Ford Explorer

Of course, horsepower and engine performance aren’t the only aspects that make a vehicle worth driving. While the 2018 Ford Explorer is equipped with standard Front-Wheel Drive, those who are looking for a little more control can instead choose the Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system with Terrain Management System. This optional system allows drivers to choose between four different settings to optimize performance for a specific terrain, making it easier to go off the beaten path. A standard feature that can be found on all trim levels of the 2018 Ford Explorer is Curve Control, which will automatically slow your vehicle if it senses that you are going around a curve too quickly.

To see how all of the features on the 2018 Ford Explorer work for yourself, schedule a test drive at OC Welch Ford. In addition to the performance options, there are also a variety of technology and safety features that can help drivers get even more out of their vehicles.

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