2018 Ford Explorer SUV | Technology Features | Ford.ca

2018 Ford Explorer packed with the Cutting Edge Technology

Explorer makes it so easy.

The available Ford Safe & Smart™ Package has features that do everything from alerting you to unintentional lane drifting to allowing you to set cruise control and select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you.10 It can also alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead.10 Explorer can also help keep you connected from almost anywhere with available SYNC® 390 with Apple CarPlay111 and Android Auto110 compatibility as well as available SYNC® Connect with Wi-Fi® Hotspot, Powered by FordPass124.


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2018 Ford Explorer Safe & Smart Package

Ford Safe & Smart™ Package

After using the driver-convenience features in the available Ford Safe and Smart™ Package, you’ll never know how you got along without them.

  •  BLIS® With Cross-Traffic Alert10 to help you see what’s in your blind spot10 
  •  Lane-Keeping System helps detect and alert you to vehicle drift10  
  •  Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning With Brake Support10  
  •  Rain-sensing wipers10,80 
  •  Auto high-beam headlights10
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2018 Ford Explorer with available SYNC Connect Powered by FordPass (Wi-Fi Hotspot)

Available SYNC Connect Powered by FordPass (Wi-Fi Hotspot)124

FordPass™, A Smarter Way to Move. Beyond key FordPass124 features like contacting your Dealer and Roadside Assistance115, plus finding parking and comparing fuel prices along your route114, connect to your available SYNC Connect124 modem to:

  • Remotely start your vehicle and schedule recurring start times
  • Lock and unlock your vehicle remotely
  • Check your approximate odometer reading, fuel level and distance to empty
  • Locate your parked vehicle
  • Enjoy a Wi-Fi hotspot with the ability to connect up to 10 devices at once, up to 50 feet outside the vehicle.125

Need help with your journey? Contact a friendly FordGuide right from the app. 

2018 Ford Explorer with SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

SYNC® 390  with Apple CarPlay™111  and Android Auto™110  Compatibility

In addition to the voice-activated benefits of SYNC® 6 , SYNC® 3 90  adds convenience to your driving experience with its 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen and easy-to-use interface. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational commands and experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay 111  or Android Auto 110 . Locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional navigation. SYNC AppLink 93  lets you use your voice to control some of your favourite compatible mobile apps while driving.
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2018 Ford Explorer Sony Audio System

Audio System by Sony® 14  

Audio System by Sony® 14  delivers sound quality that can be appreciated by musical novices and experts alike. The 12-speaker Sony Audio comes standard on Explorer Limited. And for those who like to be really in-tune there’s the Premium 500-Watt Sound from Sony® with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustics™ that helps to reduce distortion and enhance sound presence. Standard on Explorer Platinum and Sport.
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2018 Ford Explorer with available Adaptive Cruise Control

Available Adaptive Cruise Control10  

Available Adaptive Cruise Control10  lets you select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, you automatically slow down, and later resume the preset speed when traffic picks back up.10  Included as part of the Ford Safe & Smart™ Package.
2018 Ford Explorer Power Options with USBs and an 110 volt outlet

USB/Outlet Charging Options

You now have more options than ever when powering your devices. Explorer has up to four available smart-charging USBs and a 110-volt outlet.
2018 Ford Explorer parked outside the forest

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9

Available enhanced active park assist gives Explorer the ability to help make parking easy. Utilizing the vehicle’s 12 ultrasonic sensors, Explorer will scan for suitable parking spaces, and will assist in backing the vehicle into the spot*. All you have to do is shift, accelerate and brake – because Explorer will take care of the parking. This convenient feature also includes park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking plus forward and side sensing systems.9
*Non-angled spots only.
2018 Ford Explorer

Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System

Combining Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with 3-D mapping, available navigation provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions.12  An LCD touchscreen in the centre stack offers swiping capabilities, combined with pinch-to-zoom functionality and responsive, adaptive search results based upon your preferences.
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