Vehicle Reviews:
2018 Ford Explorer Review

As you’ll see in our 2018 Ford Explorer review, this SUV has a sense of adventure and loves to hit the road, rain or shine. If you do too, then it might be a good fit for your drives around Lewistown, State College, and Bellefonte.

We at The Lake Dealerships wanted to help our customers get a better idea of what the Explorer brings to the table, so we created this in-depth car review.

2018 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

The Explorer gives drivers three engine options, all of which provide a healthy kick of power. The standard 3.5L V6 engine, for example, generates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.

If you like a little more strength from your SUV, the available 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine will provide a torque output of 310 lb-ft, while producing 280 horsepower.

For those who often find themselves pulling their fair share of weight, the Explorer reaches its maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with the right towing equipment and the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine. This engine produces 365 horsepower and a hefty 350 lb-ft of torque.

Interior Features: Settle in for Adventure

When you’re hitting the road, you need three very important things: good company, an epic playlist, and plenty of cargo space. The Explorer can help you achieve all three.

This SUV can seat up to seven people in 151.5 cubic feet of cargo volume. With all seats occupied, you can fill 21 cubic feet of cargo space with gear. Fold down the second row and use the available PowerFold® third row seats to fold the back row flat with the push of a button, and you’ll open up 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space.

The space becomes easily accessible with your hands full with the available hands-free foot-activated liftgate that opens when you wave your foot under the back bumper.

As you cruise down the highway, turn up the volume and connect your phone with the standard Sync® Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System for hands-free access to music streaming, phone calls, and text messaging.

Ford Explorer Handling and Safety

If you’re heading off-road or simply battling a Central PA winter, you’ll have the available Intelligent 4WD system on your side. This drivetrain system monitors your traction and driving conditions and autonomously adjusts torque between the front and back wheels for improved traction control.

You can further optimize your handling capabilities with the available Terrain Management System™ that lets you choose between four different drive modes depending on your conditions:

  • Normal
  • Mud/Rut
  • Sand
  • Snow/Gravel/Grass

You’ll also have extra protection in low-visibility conditions or crowded roadways with the available Forward Collision Warning System with Brake Support. This feature monitors for unseen hazards up ahead and issues a warning when detected. If you don’t slow down quickly enough, the system will autonomously apply the brakes.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2018 Ford Explorer

If you want to slide into the cockpit of this SUV for yourself so you can see how it can benefit your drives around State College, Bellefonte, or wherever the road may take you, contact The Lake Dealerships near Lewistown.

We’ll be happy to get you behind the wheel and answer any questions you have after reading our 2018 Ford Explorer review, so contact us to schedule your test drive today.