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2018 Ford Explorer


City 16 - 19 MPG Hwy 22 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.9 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 5
Interior 4.9
Comfort 4.9
Performance 4.9
Reliability 4.9
An acceptable family vehicle with safety features

by Adventurous from Oklahoma City, OK | January 12, 2020

So far I am learning to like this vehicle. It is not my Toyota, but it is a fair replacement. I am surprised at the fuel mileage (up to 29 on highway) and with stop-go and idle times in the city it drops to18~20. These numbers are from the onboard computer and backed up by my log of manual calculations. The passenger comfort and headroom are very nice. The Explorer has large door openings and accommodates my limited neck movement from a rear end collision. Another reason I went with this vehicle. (I miss myToyota, most of the new models I test drove it seemed as if they lowered the head room and opening) The ride is acceptable for an SUV suspension. My daughter loves the spacious back seat, she can stretch and take a nap on trips. Or recline the second row seat. It has a spacious cargo area or using the third row seats, you still have a reasonable storage area. ThisExplorer has many safety devices, lane assist, adaptive cruise, collision avoidance, rear defrost and wiper, the high beam auto turns on and off for oncoming traffic. These are very nice features. Overall I am happy with the vehicle, but will it Be as reliable and cheap to keep as my Toyota was. This part remains to be discovered. It accommodates my neck injury from the rear end accident. And it is reasonably accommodates my military handicaps with my knee and hip injuries. I have owned this vehicle for about 6 months as of this post.

Fine auto purchased from questionable dealer

by Retired RHampton from Denver NC | December 18, 2019

My wife likes fast cars with a great stereo. Our Explorer platinum meets her criterial. Some initial problems have now been handled by the Ford dealer in Huntersville - the also provided me with new 2020 explorers for both visit that were required to fix all issues. We purchased the Explorer from the Ford dealer in Gastonia but they were never prepared to provide us with a loner while they worked on our Explorer ( after two months they offered a loaner) I would never do business with the Gastonia dealer again.

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by Keiche from Mansfield ohio | December 16, 2019

I love this car. It's very reliable and roomy. There is a very small ding by the gas tank from a stone hitting from a lawn mower while I was driving. Great in the weather and very accommodating

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2018 Ford Explorer Overview

The 2018 Ford Explorer is a popular, full-size SUV that seats up to seven passengers across three rows. It is powered by a standard 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, while four-wheel drive (4WD) is available. Two other engines are available: a 280-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder and a more powerful 365-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6.

Four trims are available: the base model, XLT, Sport, and Platinum.

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