The Ford Explorer was one of the first SUVs available. Now, more than 25 years later, it's still holding strong. If you're looking for a reliable SUV that's stood the test of time, come on down to Anderson's Rock River Ford and see why we're excited about the new 2018 Ford Explorer. For more information or to set up a test drive, you can contact our Ford dealers in Rockford, IL


 2018 Ford Explorer Details

The 2018 Ford Explorer model's standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that churns out 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Ford Explorer and Ford Explorer XLT customers can opt for a smaller turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, which is a no-cost option in the Limited trim. A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard with both engines-all-wheel drive, however, is optional. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, limited to the Sport and Platinum models, pushes 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels, thanks to a standard all-wheel-drive system.

The 2018 Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels: the base model, XLT, Limited, Sport, and top-spec Platinum. Standard and available options include cloth or leather seating, a 12-speaker Sony® premium audio system, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and navigation.


2018 Ford Explorer Safety and Special Features

Safety is at the forefront of the 2018 Ford Explorer for sale at our Rockford, IL Ford dealership , and that's evident via the new Safe and Smart Package. This optional package includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high-beam headlamps. With this equipped, you'll be able to take on any trip confidently and safely.

Entertainment is another favorable factor of this new Ford SUV. The base infotainment system features a 4.2-inch touch screen and Bluetooth® with voice-activated commands for a variety of settings. For an enhanced experience, we recommend upgrading to the SYNC® 3 system. SYNC® 3 comes with a crisp eight-inch screen, includes a navigation system, and connects you with favorite apps like Pandora® and iHeartRadio. New to the options list is a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

Buying a 2018 Ford Explorer

Anderson's Rock River Ford is proud to be a family-owned business that has been serving the community for over 50 years. Come on down to our location at 224 N. Alpine Road and our team of experts will be glad to set you up for a test drive and answer any questions you have about the new 2018 Ford Explorer or any of our other new Ford vehicles.