A standout among other sport utility vehicles (SUVs) in Bismarck FL is Ford's stellar new Explorer. As a trusted icon within this class, the 2018 model conveys all the unwavering quality of its forerunners, in addition to a handful of ingenious redesigns and improvements.
The new Explorer is accessible in five distinct models: Explorer, Limited, Sport, XLT, and Platinum. There are three distinct motor packages (which do vary in availability based on model) available within these various models. The 3.5 liter (L) Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V6 puts out 290 horsepower (hp) and 255 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. There are two EcoBoost choices: the 2.3 L EcoBoost I-4 (280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque) and the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 (365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque). The new Explorer is undoubtedly an able hauler, and with either the Class II Trailer Tow Prep or Class III Trailer Tow packages on your side, you will have the capacity to pull up to 5,000 lbs.
While the Eide Ford Lincoln team is on the subject of towing, there are multiple different features found within this SUV that can make your time spent hauling a far safer and more secure process. With the rear-view camera, which comes standard, you will have the tools needed to both keep an eye on what you are pulling and back up with clarity and confidence. Additionally, the Trailer Sway Control system kicks into gear when the trailer starts to shift and will apply braking and change the motor's speed as a means to even out your ride and keep things rolling forward smoothly.
With a substantial amount of cargo load space and seating room, the 2018 Explorer is the perfect vehicle when you and your family or companions need to take a trip that extends well past Bismarck's city limits. You can seat seven comfortably and still have 21 cubic feet of space for all of you stuff right out of the box. However, in the event that you are light on the passenger side of the equation and heavy on gear that needs to be hauled, both the second and third seat rows can be folded down for extra storage room. In total, having both seat rows down will net you 81.7 cubic feet of room, while having just the third row down will give you access to 43.9 cubic feet of storage space.
Security is a major piece of the puzzle for the 2018 Ford Explorer. Keeping that in mind, the AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control safety feature comes standard, and works by recognizing any wheel slippage and adjusting motor torque so as to give you all the tools you need to keep control. When it comes to the longer trips, the Explorer's adaptive take on cruise control gives you a chance to set (and maintain) the separation you need between your SUV and the vehicle located ahead of you on the highway. The Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) with Terrain Management system lets you freely move into one of four unique drive modes that adjust to your current road conditions. With the Hill Descent Control system on your side, you will have the functionality required to support a similar amount of control in regard to speed while going downhill.
Customizing your Explorer is a breeze thanks to 10 exterior and three interior color choices at your disposal. Additionally, having access to genuine wood trim, a heated steering wheel, bucket seats, and a variety of other creature comforts, guarantees that you are always resting firmly in the lap of luxury during your daily drive. The available 8-inch LCD touchscreen on the Explorer's console gives you complete control over powerful tech features like SYNC 3, 911 Assist, and AppLink. The Audio System from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics and HD Radio (with a 12-speaker setup) has the power needed to keep your tunes sounding great, no matter where the road takes you.
As you can see, the 2018 Explorer is, without a doubt, the best in its class. From this perspective, why would you wait one more minute to stop by Eide Ford Lincoln and meet the exciting new 2018 Ford Explorer in person?