The Ford Explorer has been the best-selling SUV in the US for the last 25 years, and if the 2018 Ford Explorer is any indication, that streak will continue for another year. That’s because the new Ford Explorer has been fully upgraded and enhanced for the new model year to be better than ever before. Those improvements include new engine and powertrain features, which is what we’re going to focus on here as we take a look at the power and gas mileage ratings of the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup.
There are three engines to choose from when picking out your new Ford Explorer at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. However, the 2018 Ford Explorer trim level you choose will help decide which engine is found under the hood. That’s because the new Ford Explorer and the new Ford Explorer XLT are powered by a standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that provides 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque and gets up to 17 city MPG and 24 highway MPG. This engine is also available for the new Ford Explorer Limited, if you prefer it over the Limited’s standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine that offers 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and gets up to 19 city MPG and 27 highway MPG. This engine is also available for the 2018 Explorer and Explorer XLT. The new Ford Explorer Sport and new Ford Explorer Platinum are powered by a standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that can pump out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and get up to 16 city MPG and 22 highway MPG. This is the only engine available for these two new Explorer models. This engine lineup helps the 2018 Explorer tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.
If you’d like to learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer and all of our other new Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, please get in touch with our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.