2018 Ford Explorer Review for Joliet, IL

A black 2018 Ford Explorer driving down a dirt road



Are you looking for the perfect SUV to fit your on-the-go lifestyle? Look no further than the 2018 Ford Explorer, available at Greenway Ford near Joliet, IL. This unparalleled SUV has the tech, safety, interior, and performance features you’re looking for. Check out our in-depth coverage of the new Ford Explorer below. Be sure to browse the new vehicle inventory at our Ford dealership for available trims.


2018 Ford Explorer towing a boat


2018 Ford Explorer: Performance

With the 2018 Ford Explorer you can choose between three excellent engines to power your daily drive. Whether you’re looking for a more energetic performance or prefer fuel efficiency, you’ll find the perfect option. Check out the table below for 2018 Ford Explorer performance specs.


3.5L V6

2.3L EcoBoost® I4

3.5L EcoBoost® V6


290 HP @ 6,500 RPM

280 HP @ 5,600 RPM

365 HP @ 5,500 RPM


255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

310 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

350 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 RPM


6-speed SelectShift automatic

6-speed SelectShift automatic

6-speed SelectShift automatic


Front-wheel drive (std.)

Intelligent 4WD (opt.)

Front-wheel drive

Intelligent 4WD


2018 Ford Explorer 180 degree camera  

2018 Ford Explorer: Safety

Your safety is key wherever your next journey takes you, so choose the 2018 Ford Explorer for ultimate peace of mind. From an advanced airbag system to driver assist features, you’ll always feel secure when you pull away from your driveway. Safety features include:

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Forward Sensing System
2018 Ford Explorer Sync System  

2018 Ford Explorer: Technology

Do you need state-of-the-art entertainment systems in your new vehicle? With the new 2018 Ford Explorer, you’ll find that the infotainment system, smart technologies, and so many more options will exceed your expectations. Technology features include:

  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • MyKey®
  • Remote start
  • Universal garage door opener
  • SYNC® 3 infotainment system with voice-activated navigation system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Sony® premium sound system with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics


2018 Ford Explorer Interior


2018 Ford Explorer: Interior & Cargo

Whether you’re looking for premium amenities or as much cargo space as you can find, all of your needs will certainly be met in the new Ford Explorer. You’ll receive a total of 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo space, seating for seven passengers, and all of the following features:

  • Ambient lighting
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • 3rd-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seat
  • Leather seats with quilted inserts

Schedule your Explorer test drive at our Ford dealership near Joliet, IL today! Should you have any additional questions on the 2018 Ford Explorer, feel free to reach out to the Greenway Ford team by sending us a message or calling (888) 470-3302.



A family taking their 2018 Ford Explorer to a waterfall