The 2018 Ford Explorer has arrived, with a redesigned exterior and an array of refinements. Equipped with smart technology, it offers a plethora of powertrain options to meet your driving needs. It comes in the following trim levels: base model Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum.

2018 Ford Explorer

Rugged, Ford Tough Style

Boasting refinery, smooth elegance and sensational craftsmanship, the 2018 Ford Explorer ensures you and your passengers are comfortable. The XLT Sport Appearance Package offers interior touches such as leather-trimmed seats with Miko suede inserts and contrast stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel and EXPLORER unique branded front floor mats. Versatility is also highlighted with large cargo space and a variety of clever features. With a spacious cabin and seating for up to seven, the second row offers a 60/40 split-fold flat bench or available bucket seats and console, whereas the third row features a 5/50 split folding seat with lots of space. An optional PowerFold third-row seat and 50/50 split-folding seat folds flat with a simple touch of a button to expand your space even more.

New for the 2018 Ford Explorer is a redesigned exterior, which now sports a dynamic new grille, unique front and rear fascias, all highlighted by LED signature lighting. The rich, redesigned frame stands strong on five all-new wheel options. Available quad-tip exhaust adds an edgy and sporty finishing touch. Take things up a notch with the XLT Sport Appearance Package which features black roof-rack side rails, EXPLORER badge on the hood, and 20-inch magnetic metallic painted 10-spoke wheels. Platinum models offer sleek Satin Chrome, Power-Folding with Auto-Fold, power and heated glass, LED turn signal indicators, Drivers-side Memory, with Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors, while Limited trim levels offer premium silver painted front and rear skid plate elements. The moulded-in-colour rear bumper step pad features the choice of bright chrome, satin chrome or black painted surround.

Incredible Technology

Have confidence knowing that Ford Canada's state-of-the-art communication and safety technologies are available with the 2018 Ford Explorer. When you select the Ford Safe and Smart Package, you get intuitive and convenient features such as BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, rain-sensing wipers, and auto high-beam headlights. Stay connected and in control with available SYNC Connect Powered by FordPass. As well, enjoy the benefits of SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, including voice-activated commands, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen, learned search results, SYNC AppLink, available navigation, and more. Audiophiles will take pleasure in listening to the available Premium 500-Watt Sound from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics, and 12 speakers.

2018 Ford Explorer Parts and Accessories

Genuine Ford Parts and Accessories allow you to take your 2018 Ford Explorer to the next level. Customize it to suit your style and needs with items such as all-weather floor mats, cargo organizer, graphics kit and more.

Powerful Performance

Hit the road and play harder than ever before with the 2018 Ford Explorer. It offers the choice of three diverse powertrains, all of which are paired with Ford's 6-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission. Ford offers an array of available towing packages, including Trailer Tow Package - Class II and Trailer Tow Package Class III. Features such as Curve Control work to slow you down when taking a corner too quickly by utilizing throttle reduction and 4-wheel braking. The Terrain Management system allows you to choose the mode for the road or path you wish to travel down.

2018 Ford Explorer Engines
2.3L EcoBoost I-4280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
3.5L V6290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
3.5L EcoBoost V6 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
2018 Ford Explorer Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - L/100kmCityHighway
2.3L EcoBoost I-4 Up to: 13.9Up to: 9.8
3.5L V6 Up to: 12.6Up to: 8.6
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Up to: 14.8
Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.
2018 Ford Explorer Towing Capacities
EngineFinal Drive RatioGCWR - lbs (FWD) GCWR - lbs (4WD) Maximum Loaded Trailer Weight - lbs
2.3L EcoBoost I-4Up to: 3.36Up to: 6,900-Up to: 2,000
2.3L EcoBoost I-4Up to: 3.36Up to: 7,950-Up to: 3,000
2.3L EcoBoost I-4Up to: 3.51-Up to: 8,150Up to: 3,000
3.5L V6Up to: 3.39Up to: 6,900-Up to: 2,000
3.5L V6Up to: 3.65-Up to: 7,110Up to: 2,000
3.5L V6Up to: 3.39Up to: 9,950-Up to: 5,000
3.5L V6Up to: 3.65-Up to: 10,150Up to: 5,000
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Up to: 3.16-Up to: 10,400Up to: 5,000

Note: The 2018 Explorer does not offer factory-installed towing equipment for this application; only available as a Dealer accessory. In some cases, an optional Class II Trailer Towing Package is required. In some cases, the optional Class III Trailer Tow Package and the weight-distributing hitch is required.

2018 Ford Explorer Interior

2018 Ford Explorer Awards

When it comes to proving its greatness, the 2018 Ford Explorer is backed by a plethora of accolades.

  1. 2017 - Reader’s Digest - Most Trusted SUV Automotive Brand Award
  2. 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year Contender
  3. 2015 Vincentric Best Value in Canada
  4. 2015 Vincentric Lowest total cost of ownership in its class
  5. 2015 Vincentric Lowest depreciation cost in its class
  6. 2015 Vincentric Lowests fixed costs in its class
  7. 2015 Vincentric Lowest operating costs in its class
  8. 2015 Vincentric Best Fuel Economy in its class
  9. 2015 Vincentric Lowest Maintenance costs in its class
  10. 2015 Vincentric Lowest insurance costs in its class

2018 Ford Explorer Safety

Safety is paramount when it comes to your vehicle and the 2018 Ford Explorer delivers.

  • AdvanaceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Traction control
  • Belt-Minder
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Industry-first inflatable rear outboard safety belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children) Safety Canopy System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Battery-saver feature
  • Perimeter alarm
  • SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2018 Ford Explorer Warranty

Have ultimate peace of mind when it comes to the 2018 Ford Explorer, which comes equipped with Ford’s new vehicle warranty.

  • Basic coverage: 5 years/100,000km
  • Powertrain: 5 years/100,000km
  • Major Emission Components: 8 years/ 130,000km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/ unlimited km

Some conditions apply. See Watkin Motors Ford for full details in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

2018 Ford Explorer Exterior Rear

2018 Ford Explorer for sale in Vernon, Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia

Outshining the competition is the 2018 Ford Explorer. Proudly reinvigorating roadways with its powerful engines and mind-blowing capability, the Explorer also offers unprecedented luxury inside its large and spacious cabin.

Learn more about the 2018 Ford Explorer at your local Vernon Ford Dealer - Watkin Motors Ford. Watkin Motors Ford offers new and pre-owned Ford vehicles, including the latest from Ford Canada’s lineup. Isn’t it time you got behind the wheel of something that was built Ford tough?

Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.