Seeing how it’s been the best-selling SUV in America for the last 25 years, you know people are excited about the new Ford Explorer each and every model year. Now, there are a lot of reasons for that excitement, but we think the Explorer’s varied model lineup is toward the top of that list, especially when talking about the 2018 Ford Explorer. That’s because the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup consists of five trim levels, each of which we’re going to breakdown and compare here in an effort to help you figure out which new Ford Explorer is right for you.
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One of the biggest differences you’ll find when it comes to the five new Ford Explorer trim levels is the standard engine. That’s because there are three powerful and capable engines spread out over the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup. The base 2018 Ford Explorer model and the 2018 Ford Explorer XLT each feature a standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine capable of offering up to 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2018 Ford Explorer Limited features a standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine capable of providing you with up to 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 19 miles per gallon in the city and 27 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2018 Ford Explorer Sport and 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum models each feature a standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine capable of pumping out up to 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque while getting up to 16 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.
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