Meet the New 2018 Ford Explorer


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The new 2018 Ford Explorer offers advanced entertainment features, supreme comfort and innovative safety systems that combine to make this family-friendly SUV the complete package. From everyday commutes and errands around town to spontaneous road trips and family adventures, the new 2018 Explorer is the ideal match for every occasion. Come test-drive the new Explorer SUV at our Ford dealership near Bloomington, IL, to see all it has to offer!

Design & Technology

The new 2018 Ford Explorer boasts comfortable seating for seven and a wide range of entertainment technologies that ensure you enjoy the journey ahead. The second row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat and third row 50/50 split folding seat provide a variety of configuration options, while 81.7 cubic feet of total storage capacity means you can load all your gear, groceries and more. And with luxurious perks like an available heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accents and unique stitching, you’ll have the classy cabin you’ve always dreamed of. Upgrade to include technologies like the optional SYNC® 3 infotainment system and you’ll gain voice-activated technology and an easy-to-use touchscreen that both make it easy to access music, apps and more. Other available cabin comforts can include:

  • Dual-panel moonroof
  • SiriusXM® Radio
  • Sony® Premium Audio system with 12 speakers
  • Heated second-row bucket seats
  • Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate

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Safety Features

The new Explorer brings you the latest in automotive safety technologies, letting you cruise with confidence on all highways and byways. Standard features like AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ give your Explorer the ability to stay on course at all times, while available Enhanced Active Park Assist and a Front 180-Degree Camera with Split-View and Washer ensure that you have an easier time parking your vehicle. Invite your family and friends along for the ride in the 2018 Explorer SUV and enjoy true peace of mind. Other standard and available driver-assistive features include:


  • BLIS® with cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning with brake support

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Performance & Capabilities

The new Explorer offers three incredible engine options, best-in-class horsepower and the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds, ensuring every driving enthusiast has the tools they need to succeed. The standard V6 powertrain provides the reliable performance you’ve been searching for, while the available EcoBoost® engine options give you added power and enhanced efficiency. Plus, with available Intelligent 4WD with the Terrain Management System™, you’ll have four-wheel drive and four driving modes that help you conquer all types of conditions. Your engine options and other performance highlights include:

  • 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that outputs 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission
  • Hill Descent Control™

Come find the right new 2018 Ford Explorer SUV for your lifestyle and budget at Heller Ford. Explore all of your Ford financing and leasing options today!