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2018 Ford Explorer Performance

With Available Breathtaking Experiences

It’s time to gear up and get in the game. Explorer has the power and plenty other dynamic features designed to help you play hard and get out there far beyond the roads less travelled.
2018 Ford Explorer with 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

3.5L EcoBoost® Engine

The available 3.5L EcoBoost® combines turbocharging and direct injection. It generates best-in-class* 365 V6 horsepower11  plus 350 lb.-ft. of torque11 . This EcoBoost is standard in the Explorer Sport and Platinum, which also feature standard Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ plus Hill Descent Control™10 .
*Class is Large Utility based on Ford segmentation.
2018 Ford Explorer 2.3L EcoBoost Engine

Available 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine

A powerful 2.3L EcoBoost® engine delivers 280 horsepower11  and 310 lb.-ft. of torque11 . And it’s available with 4WD and the Class II Trailer Tow Package. Available on Explorer and XLT models. Standard on Limited.
2018 Ford Explorer XLT with 3.5L Ti-VCT Engine

3.5L Ti-VCT Engine

The 3.5L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. In conventional valve timing, the intake and exhaust valves have to open and close at a fixed point, compromising performance. But Ti-VCT virtually eliminates this compromise. With its variable control of valve cam timing, Ti-VCT can optimize performance across the entire low, mid and high ranges of the power band to match the driving conditions. Standard on the Explorer and XLT.
2018 Ford Explorer towing a boat

Towing and Trailer Sway Control19

Building on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control 19 , the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control19 . The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads. When properly equipped the Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. (2,267 kg). 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.
2018 Ford Explorer with curve control

Curve Control19

Curve Control19  will slow you down as much as 16 km/h in approximately one second when it senses that you’re going too fast for a particular curve. Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking, it’s always active in helping you maintain control around curves. Also, it functions on dry or wet pavement and is particularly useful when you’re entering or exiting freeway off- or on-ramps with too much speed. Curve Control, standard on all Explorer models, is an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control 19 .
2018 Ford Explorer with six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission

Six-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission

Explorer comes standard with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. Available on Explorer Sport and Platinum are steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, so you can easily and quickly change gears.
2018 Ford Explorer in front of canyons

Terrain Management System™

Come snow, gravel, sand or grass, you’ll be ready. The Terrain Management System™ has four settings for you to choose from depending on the road or path you travel.