New 2018 Ford Explorer | Near Elizabethtown, KY


Come Check out the 2018 Ford Explorer in Radcliff, Kentucky

The Ford Explorer is a top contender in the SUV market, and we think it's one of the best choices you could make. It offers a wide range of trims and options, and it seats seven with cargo space behind the third row seats. If your family includes more than four people or you want tons of flexibility between people and cargo, the Explorer might just be your best bet.

What's New for 2018?

The 2018 Explorer has received some tweaks and updates for the new year. Outside, the front grille has been altered slightly, there are new wheel designs to choose from, there are four new exterior color choices, and the Sport trim now gets quad exhaust tips. Inside the cabin, there's an available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot option, and there's now even a Safe and Smart Package that provides you with adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams, and rain-sensing wipers.

Gorgeous Looks All Around

The Ford Explorer is great for carting large items around Fort Knox or Louisville. You can comfortably fit your whole Bardstown bowling team in the Explorer for an away tournament, or load up the family for a trip to Freeman Lake Park in Elizabethtown. The Explorer comes in five different trim levels - the base Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport, and top-level Platinum - but, no matter which you choose, you'll have a great looking crossover that's sure to get all eyes on you. With standard and available exterior elements such as LED signature lighting and fog lamps, quad exhaust tips, 20-inch aluminum wheels, and much more, you'll never want to take your eyes off it.

Exceptional Comforts and Convenience

Of course, you'll still have to tear your gaze away to get a look at what's inside the cabin! With the comfort of available perforated and quilted premium Nirvana leather keeping up to seven passengers smiling, the twin-panel sunroof can let in the light on sunny days, and there's even the SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment system to provide entertainment and connectivity on the go. Add on the available 12-speaker Sony Premium Audio sound system with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics technology, and you'll feel like you're in the front row of a concert every time you play you favorite tunes.

Safety in Every Seat

The Explorer knows how to keep your family safe and sound as well! With the Enhanced Active Park Assist system, you'll have 12 ultrasonic sensors active to ensure you fit in to any parking space perfectly, and there's even the available "Safe and Smart" package to keep you out of harm's way. With this package offering adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beams, and rain-sensing wipers, you'll have eyes in all directions as you keep yours safely on the road ahead.

Performance to Best Your Rivals

Just because the Explorer is a family vehicle doesn't mean it can't kick out some serious power too! There are three engine choices in the 2018 Explorer to decide on, and they are as follows:

  1. 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine hitting 280 horsepower and 301 lb-ft of torque.
  2. 3.5-liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6 engine hitting 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
  3. 3.5-liter V6 engine hitting 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.

No matter which one appeals the most to your particular performance needs, you'll be getting plenty of muscle to make short work of entrance ramps and long, lonely back roads. And when you add on the capability of the Towing and Trailer Sway Control system, Curve Control, the Terrain Management System, and the incredible Six-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission, your engagement will only be rivaled by your excitement.

2018 Ford Explorer Available Trims


Starting at an MSRP of $32,140, the seven-passenger Ford Explorer offers a variety of features that make life on the road simple. Standard equipment on the Explorer trim includes LED taillamps, 18-inch five spoke painted wheels, and privacy glass for the second and third rows. The 3.5-liter TI-VCT V6 engine option is standard on the trim with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline four-cylinder available. Standard features also include hill start assist, trailer sway control, and automatic headlamps.

Explorer XLT

Starting at an MSRP of $34,175, the XLT trim level delivers some styling upgrades and additional technology. Building on the offerings of the Explorer trim the XLT features LED signature lighting, intelligent access with push-button start, and available leather-trimmed seating surfaces.

Explorer Limited

Building on luxury, the Limited trim starts at an MSRP of $42,090 and offers standard perforated leather-trimmed first and second-row seats 3rd-row PowerFold® seats. Grip the leather-wrapped steering wheel of this Explorer and interact with your SYNC® 3 infotainment system through the five-way controls and secondary audio controls. Enjoy increased efficiency with the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® inline four-cylinder engine and have the option of power with the 3.5-liter TI-VCT V6.

Explorer Sport

In the Sport trim take your driving experience to new heights. Starting at an MSRP of $45,950, this trim comes standard with the power of the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine produces a best-in-class 365 horsepower and a 350 pound-feet of torque. The striking styling of the Ford Explorer gets emphasized by the quad chrome exhaust tips standard on the trim and the body-color liftgate spoiler. Enjoy your travels in comfort with dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, SYNC® 3 infotainment, and unique heated perforated leather-trimmed seats with red accent stitching.

Explorer Platinum

At the pinnacle of the Explorer lineup is the Platinum trim, starting at an MSRP of $53,940 this trim gives you the best of comfort and performance. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine is standard equipment with the intelligent all-wheel drive. 20-inch bright machined face with tarnished dark paint packet wheels make this model stand out from the competition. Embrace the comfort of the leather-trimmed seats with quilted inserts as you enjoy audio from the premium Sony sound system that delivers 12 speakers including a subwoofer.

Check Out the Ford Explorer at Knox Ford Near Elizabethtown, KY

Still not sure this SUV is right for you? Stop by Knox Ford in Radcliff, KY and see it for yourself. Once you've taken it for a test drive, discuss finance and leasing options with our financial experts. We look forward to meeting you!

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