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2018 Ford Explorer in Frankfort, KY

Rear Profile of the 2018 Ford Explorer parked in front of mountains

New car shopping can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you're looking for an SUV. If you don't know what you want from your new vehicle, you should explore all of your options before settling on one that is just okay. When you take a look at the 2018 Ford Explorer in Frankfort, KY, all of the choices can seem to be a bit much. However, all of those options are what helps you create a vehicle that is perfect for you and your needs. From interior space to technology features, to performance, the 2018 Ford Explorer does everything in a big way, which is what most people are looking for when they're considering an SUV.

Features and Specifications of the 2018 Ford Explorer

Anyone who has spent time in the back seat of a vehicle knows how important it is that there is plenty of room to stretch your legs and move around. In an SUV like the 2018 Ford Explorer, everyone in the vehicle should have as much space as they need to get comfortable. Even the third row, which is often reserved only for the smallest passengers, is roomy enough that the seating arrangement won't have to be decided by leg length. Leg room in the 2018 Ford Explorer is 42.9 inches in the front row, 39.5 inches in the second, and 33.3 inches for the third row. Other impressive interior space stats include the 40.7 inches of hip room for the third row, 61 inches of shoulder space in the second row, and an impressive 21 cubic feet of cargo volume with all three rows being using. When you fold down the second and third rows, your cargo volume increases to a spacious 81.7 cubic feet.

While the space inside is important to passengers, drivers should also be considering what is under the hood. The 2018 Ford Explorer has three different engines across the five trim levels. Drivers are faced with a choice between a 3.5L V6 engine, a 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder, and a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. The 3.5L V6 engine is standard and produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. You'll also be able to choose the available 2.3L EcoBoost® four-cylinder, which provides 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Those who are looking for a vehicle that has serious power will most likely want to choose a trim level equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, which churns out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Though all three engines are impressive, they have nothing on the standard and available features that you can find on the 2018 Ford Explorer. Drivers can use Ford SYNC and SYNC 3 to stay connected while behind the wheel and use the MyKey® system to keep track of their vehicle when they aren't in it. If you'd like to test out the features on the 2018 Ford Explorer for yourself, visit Crossroads Ford Lincoln in Frankfort, KY.

2018 Ford Explorer driving away from a house kicking up dust in a brush filled terrain

2018 Ford Explorer Performance Options

Drivers who are buying their first new vehicle may not know that part of car-buying includes deciding between a bunch of different options. Not only do you get to pick the exterior color and interior features, you also have to choose a trim level, which will help dictate some of the features that are available. With the 2018 Ford Explorer, the trim level you choose will also dictate your vehicle’s performance.

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