2018 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Ford Explorer

The best-selling SUV in the country – for over 25 years we might add – is back and better than ever. The new Ford Explorer perfectly combines three powerful and efficient engine options, a spacious interior, a sporty and stylish exterior and a comprehensive suite of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience features to create the most capable and advanced Explorer ever.

Now, we know how much people love the 2017 Explorer, so this news may be hard to hear for some. But it’s the truth. Simply put, the 2018 Explorer is more impressive than the 2017 Explorer, even though much of the 2017 model year version is carried over for the 2018 model year version. To see what we mean, check out this 2018 Ford Explorer versus 2017 Ford Explorer head-to-head model comparison. You’ll quickly see why the new Explorer is a huge step forward from the 2017 Ford Explorer.

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2018 Ford Explorer VS 2017 Ford Explorer
290 HP Horsepower 290 HP
255 lb-ft. Torque 255 lb-ft.
17/24 MPG City/Highway Gas Mileage 17/24 MPG
Yes Safe and Smart Package No

What are the Advantages of the New Ford Explorer at Akins Ford near Atlanta GA?

As you can see in the table above, the powertrain from the 2017 Ford Explorer has carried over to the 2018 Ford Explorer. This means the new Ford Explorer offers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque while getting 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. Those power numbers go up if you choose one of the other two available engines.

The big difference between the 2018 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Ford Explorer – aside from some exterior detailing – is in the form of safety features and driver assistance systems. That’s because the 2018 Explorer features an all-new Safe and Smart Package that includes adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, a blind spot information system, cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, automatic high-beams and rain sensing wipers.

For more on the 2018 Ford Explorer, please contact our friendly and knowledgeable Akins Ford staff near Atlanta, GA.

2018 Ford Explorer front interior infotainment system
2018 Ford Explorer front side exterior
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2018 Ford Explorer exterior wheel and tire

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