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2018 Ford Explorer Tifton GA

2018 Ford Explorer white side back view

Are you on the hunt for your next SUV? Your search should end with Ford, and we can tell you why. Better yet we can show you with a test drive of a 2018 Ford Explorer in Tifton, GA. First though, you should learn a little about what makes the Explorer such an attractive option. The Explorer is clearly a capable machine. Not only does it have standard seating for 7, but this powerhouse can also tow up to 5,000 pounds. That’s not all there is to love about the 2018 Ford Explorer.

If you want to learn more about this impressive SUV including its engine options, efficiency, and more, then just keep reading. If you would like to see the inventory of new Explorer models that Fitzgerald FLCDJR has in stock right now, then click the link below.

2018 Ford Explorer engine options and efficiency

When buying a crossover or an SUV, you want the best of all worlds. You want power under the hood, you want AWD, you want capability, and you still want it all to be efficient too. This sounds like the impossible dream, but with Ford, you’d be surprised what’s possible.

To start things off, the Ford Explorer has a total of three engines available. All of them are powerful and all of them are efficient, but let’s break down each one. The base model and the XLT both get a 3.5-liter V6 engine standard that’s good for 290 horsepower and 17-city mpg along with 24-highway mpg. This engine is also available as an option on the Limited trim.

Speaking of options, the standard engine on the Limited trim is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder which is optional on the base model and the XLT. This turbocharged engine delivers nearly the same horsepower at 280 but delivers greater efficiency with 19-city mpg along with 27-highway mpg.

Finally, the top Sport and Platinum trims both get a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that creates 365 horsepower. As these trims are only available in all-wheel drive, you can expect reduced efficiency, but not by much. These top trims are still capable of providing 16-city mpg and 22-highway mpg.

Speaking of all-wheel drive, did you know that every Explorer trim features all-wheel drive as at least an option? This means no matter where you find your sweet spot to be, you can get the AWD you need. On top of that, the Explorer also features all the available technology you could ever want with SYNC 3, SiriusXM satellite radio, active park assist, and more!