2018 Ford Explorer Capability

Do what you want to do. And then some.

What do we mean by capable? Spacious seating, excellent cargo room, roof side-rails, and impressive towing to take you wherever and whenever adventure calls. The 2018 Ford Explorer also offers available features like the hands-free foot-activated power liftgate7, Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System, Hill Descent Control, and a 180-Degree Camera with Split-View and Washer.10

2018 Ford Explorer with Intelligent 4WD

Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™

The Terrain Management System™ is included with the available Intelligent 4WD System on Explorer XLT trims and above with 4WD, and lets you shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain. So whether the journey takes you through mud, sand, gravel, grass or snow, you can get through it and carry on with confidence and control.
2018 Ford Explorer towing a large boat

Towing

The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. (2,267 kg) when properly equipped. The Class III Trailer Tow Package required for towing, is available for 3.5L Ti-VCT engine, and comes standard with the 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. It includes an engine oil cooler, wiring harness and tow hitch. The trailer sway control feature, integrated with standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, detects trailer sway, automatically adjusts engine speed and applies braking to help counter it19 .
2018 Ford Explorer with available Front Split View Camera with Washer

Available Front Split-View Camera with Washer10

The available Front 180-Degree Camera with Split-View and Washer10 allows you to see 180 degrees in front of your vehicle. It also comes with a built-in washer to keep the lens debris and dirt free.
Spacious Seating in 2018 Ford Explorer

Spacious Seating

The Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. The second row features a 60/40 split-fold flat bench and available bucket seats and console, while the third row has a 50/50 split folding seat with generous passenger space. For cargo space on demand, there is the available PowerFold® third-row seat, and the 50/50 split-folding seat folds flat at the touch of a button.
2018 Ford Explorer with available Hill Descent Control

Available Hill Descent Control™10

Available Hill Descent Control™10 is an important technology that’s part of the Intelligent 4WD System on Explorer. Push the Hill Descent Control button on the Terrain Management System™ dial, then press the brake and accelerator to set the desired speed. The set speed is maintained during the descent as brake pressure is automatically applied when needed.10

Cargo Space

Explorer delivers when you need configurable cargo space. With the second- and third-row seats in the upright position, you have maximum seating plus 21 cubic feet (595 litres) of cargo space. With just the third-row seats folded, there is 43.8 cubic feet (1,240 litres) of total storage capacity. And with both the second- and third-row seats folded flat, Explorer provides up to 81.7 cubic feet (2,313 litres) of cargo space. What’s more, there’s a storage area in the floor for smaller items. For cargo space on demand, there is the available PowerFold® third-row seat, and the 50/50 split-folding seat folds flat at the touch of a button.

2018 Ford Explorer with Roof Side Rails parked outside

Available Roof Side-Rails

Roof Side-Rails are available on all Explorer models. They differ in colour and appearance with black roof side-rails on the Explorer base model, silver on XLT, chrome on Limited, high-gloss black on Sport and satin chrome on Platinum (shown).
2018 Ford Explorer with available Hands-Free Foot-Activated Power Liftgate

Available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate7

The available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Power Liftgate7 makes it easy to access trunk space even when your hands are full.

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