Ford Explorer Gets a Facelift for 2018

The Ford Explorer remains one of the most well-known and popular SUVs on the market. Part of the Explorer’s success revolves around Ford’s constant updating and improving the full-size crossover. The 2018 Ford Explorer continues this tradition, with fresh exterior features and helpful new technical features sure to pique Indiana consumers’ interest.

2018 Ford Explorer

Now available at Ford dealerships in Indianapolis, the 2018 Ford Explorer makes a few changes to build upon the major overhaul the vehicle received in 2016. Ford has spruced up the exterior with five new wheel designs, an improved grille design, and quad exhaust tips for the Explorer’s Sport trim level. The new Explorer also offers four exciting new colors—Cinnamon Glaze, Blue Metallic, Platinum Dune Tricoat, and Burgundy Velvet Tinted Clearcoat.

Changes to the Explorer, aren’t merely aesthetic. The SUV also gets some cool new tech options that help modernize the vehicle. Buyers can now opt for a Safe and Smart package that includes active safety features such as lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control and more.

New owners can also opt for a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for their Explorer. The 2018 model year also marks the first time the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system has been available for the Explorer.

The Explorer has built a reputation over several decades for being a reliable SUV that offers near-luxury comfort in the cabin, and the 2018 model will only further enhance this perception.


The Explorer’s interior incorporates high-quality materials and very comfortable seats. The vehicle’s front and second rows offer plenty of room for adults, while the third row provides less space but remains comfortable. The Explorer offers very generous cargo space—behind the third row, the Explorer’s cargo area provides 21 cubic feet of space—one of the best capacities in its class.


The new Ford Explorer

The new Explorer offers three engine options for buyers, including a standard V6 that provides more-than-adequate horsepower for most. Drivers who want a little more oomph can opt for a turbo four-cylinder or a twin-turbo V6.

Automotive journalists say that the Explorer is the perfect model of how a mid-size SUV should handle on the road. The vehicle offers a smooth and stable ride and easily absorbs all the bumps and jolts of the road.


The Explorer has a great reputation for being a safe vehicle for families. The 2018 Explorer earned a perfect five-star overall crash rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Some standard equipment on all Explorers includes a rearview camera and Ford’s MyKey system. MyKey is great for families with teen drives because it allows parents to set speed and other limits for teens who may be driving the vehicle.

Consumers interested in checking out what the new Explorer has to offer should visit Community Ford Lincoln. An Indianapolis Ford dealer, Community Ford has served the local area for years, providing great deals on a wide selection of new and pre-owned Ford vehicles.