A white 2018 Ford Explorer in a left profile view with a mountain background

2018 Ford Explorer near Burlington, VT

Not only is the Ford Explorer one of the most popular crossover SUVs of all time, it's also one of the pioneer vehicles in this very competitive class. The 2018 Ford Explorer near Burlington, VT has received a few subtle upgrades with revised front and rear elements. Potential owners may also be interested in the new technology features available in the 2018 Explorer. Ford has introduced a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that will be able to support multiple devices at the same time. The automaker has also shifted equipment availability among the trim grades for the 2018 Explorer to give owners more access to the things they want. Contact Heritage Ford today to start the pre-order process.

Heritage Ford customers will have plenty of options to choose from if they are considering the 2018 Ford Explorer near Burlington, VT with its five trim models, base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. How much power and performance buyers of the 2018 Explorer will have to work with will depend on which of the trims they choose to take home. Base and XLT versions use a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine; a turbocharged, 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine is an option for these versions as well. The Sport and Platinum trims use turbocharged, 3.5-liter, V-6 for a peak power output of 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. All of the engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.


Features available for the 2018 Explorer

 

A dark blue 2018 Ford Explorer driving on a road in the desert near a lake and mountains

Explorer XLT

The XLT trim of the Ford Explorer carries over most of what the base model offers, including cloth upholstery, manually-operated front seats and a voice-activated infotainment system. Buyers will also have the option of adding additional accessory packages with the XLT that are not available with the base model.  

 

A photo of the drivers cockpit plus the touchscreen for the infotainment system in a 2018 Ford Explorer

Explorer Limited

Shoppers looking to get a taste of what the 2018 Ford Explorer has in terms of more refined options will want to start with the Limited trim. This version of the popular crossover SUV adds leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats as well as power-adjustable pedals and a premium audio system.  

 

An exterior photo of a white 2018 Ford Explorer on a gravel road in the mountains

Explorer Sport

For a more rugged, off-road-ready experience, the 2018 Ford Explorer Sport stands ready to answer the call. This version of the new Explorer comes with the turbocharged, V-6 engine as standard equipment. In addition to more power, this model also features a firmer suspension profile and a towing package. 

 

A close up photo of the audio system interface on the 2018 Ford Explorer

Explorer Platinum

At the top of the 2018 Explorer lineup is the Platinum trim. This version of the Ford crossover SUV has options for a bit of mixing and matching of powertrains and suspension setups. Owners will also have a panoramic sunroof, automated parking assist system, premium leather materials and the Ford Sync 3 system.