Do you need a roomy and capable SUV for all of your outdoor adventures in Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, and Blakeslee? Do you want a host of features standard? If so, the 2018 Ford Explorer might be the perfect midsize SUV for you.

Before you commit, there's quite a bit to learn about this incredible SUV. That's why we've compiled this handy review of the 2018 Ford Explorer where you can discover important aspects such as capability, power, and space and find out if it's right for you.

Ford Explorer Seating and Interior Dimensions

The 2018 Ford Explorer seats seven people, so no one has to be excluded. It provides 41.4 inches of front headroom and 40.6 inches of rear headroom, along with 42.9 inches of front legroom and 39.5 inches of rear legroom.

Maximum cargo space is impressive at 81.7 cu.ft., which is perfect if you need to move furniture and large equipment. If you don't need nearly that much space, however, you can still get 21 cu.ft. of cargo space by leaving all three rows of seats in place.

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2018 Explorer Engine Power and Performance

There are three engine configurations available, and all are impressive in their own right. A 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine is standard in the base trim as well as in the XLT. A 280-horsepower 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine is standard in the Limited trim. The mighty 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, capable of offering 365 horsepower, is standard in the two highest trim levels-Sport and Platinum.

This SUV is both powerful and capable, which makes it an adept adventurer. When properly configured, the Explorer can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds, so you'll have no trouble hitching up a boat or a horse trailer. The 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost® engine configuration, with its 350 lb.-ft. of torque, is particularly suited for any tow job.

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Features such as trailer sway control, which stabilizes an attached trailer, and AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, which monitors the vehicle's stability on rough surfaces such as gravel or snow come standard in all Explorer models. Curve Control is also standard and is incredibly useful-this system is actually able to sense the intensity of a curve in the road and will slow the vehicle accordingly.

For maximum off-roading performance, opt for the available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, which shifts quickly and has four different modes for dealing with mud, snow, gravel, grass or sand. You really can go almost anywhere!

Dive into this 2018 Ford Explorer trim levels guide created by the Ray Price Ford team.

Ford Safety, Convenience, and Infotainment

You've seen how capable and spacious the new Explorer is, but that's just the start. It's also packed with tech designed to make your drive easier and safer and keep everyone entertained, comfortable and at ease.

A rear view camera is standard in all Explorer trims, which makes reversing much easier. Available enhanced active park assist will park for you-as long as you brake and accelerate as needed. You can also enjoy other available features like the foot-activated liftgate, which is great when you have your hands full.

 Safety-wise, available features such as lane departure warning with lane keep assist and collision warning will alert you of other vehicles while sensing potential incidents. This can help you know when and how to react.

The Explorer isn't just about capability and space. It also has plenty of tech available to keep everyone connected, such as SYNC® 3. This enhanced smart system makes it easy to control certain features, such as music and navigation, with your voice. Music lovers will also appreciate the premium Sony® sound system in higher-end trims. 

Learn More About the 2018 Ford Explorer at Ray Price Ford

Our 2018 Ford Explorer review only offers a taste of everything this incredible SUV can do. To fully understand everything the Explorer can offer, you need to experience it for yourself. At Ray Price Ford, you can. Our friendly team can help you learn everything you need to know, so schedule your test drive today! We are always proud to serve the communities of Mount Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Pocono Pines, Blakeslee, and beyond.

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