Kelley Blue Book Value®
$28,630 - $41,247
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
280-365
Seats
6-7
1 / 112
  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Chrome tip exhaust pipe.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Sunroof/moonroof.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Exterior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Exterior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Exterior Bonus Shots (no set spec)
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Drivers side fog lamp.
  • Drivers side puddle lamp, illuminated
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • 3rd row seat from Driver Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Rear A/C controls.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Driver position view of navigation system.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (tertiary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Second row side cup holder with coffee
  • Third Row side cup holder with coffee prop.
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Heated Seats Control
  • Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Cinnamon Glaze
  • Cinnamon Glaze
  • Cinnamon Glaze
  • Blue
  • Blue
  • Blue
  • Shadow Black
  • Shadow Black
  • Shadow Black
  • Smokestone Metallic
  • Smokestone Metallic
  • Smokestone Metallic
  • Kodiak Brown Metallic
  • Kodiak Brown Metallic
  • Kodiak Brown Metallic
  • Magnetic
  • Magnetic
  • Magnetic
  • Dark Toreador Red Metallic
  • Dark Toreador Red Metallic
  • Dark Toreador Red Metallic
  • Norsea Blue Metallic
  • Norsea Blue Metallic
  • Norsea Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Sterling Gray Metallic
  • Sterling Gray Metallic
  • Sterling Gray Metallic
  • Ingot Silver
  • Ingot Silver
  • Ingot Silver
  • Oxford White
  • Oxford White
  • Oxford White
Select a color
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$28,630 - $41,247
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 22 HWY
Horsepower
280-365
Seats
6-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 3.9 Styling 4.1 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

A favorite of American families, the best-selling 2018 Ford Explorer is a 7-passenger SUV that offers a large interior, powerful engines and all-wheel drive. Many advanced tech-based saf...

Ford Explorer Models & Trims

Base $28,630 - $31,267*
Horsepower: 280 hp - 290 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
XLT $33,022 - $36,355*
Horsepower: 280 hp - 290 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 20 X 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $31,461 - $34,986*
Horsepower: 280 hp - 290 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Regular Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport $35,902 - $39,613*
Horsepower: 365 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $37,092 - $41,247*
Horsepower: 365 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 20 X 8.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.72

215 Reviews

75% 23% 1% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Ford Explorer is the perfect car for a family on the go!

I really love my Ford Explorer. Previously, I had a Ford escape. I knew I wanted to stay with the Ford company but chose the Explorer to have more room for my family. I love captains chairs in the middle row of my vehicle. It makes getting my two young children in and out very easy. I also love the third row which allows me to transport family and friends. I can also adjust the back seats to make transporting my dogs more convenient. I love the touch screen in my Explorer. I use it to run Spotify and maps everyday. In the cold winters, I also use my heated steering wheel and seats daily. I have not had any issues since purchasing my vehicle.

- Susan P

Easy to drive long distances, comfortable, safety ratings, fuel economy.

I have the Ford Explorer sport edition with leather interior, dual moon roofs, heated seats and steering wheel (have never had that before so it excites me), backup cam, and third row. The seats are the most comfortable I have ever sat on hands down, it drives like a speed car, and gas mileage is pretty good as well! My only complaint is the accessibility of the third row if you have a car seat in the middle of the second row. I am sure I could move it over and that would be easily fixed though. Great car. . . I leased this and plan to buy!

- Tammy L

The 2018 Ford Explorer is a very dependable vehicle.

We chose this vehicle base on the safety features and the room. I am a mother of 3 and this is the 2nd Ford I have owned. The third row seating makes it so comfortable to carry all of us. Front and rear incident monitors are huge plus as far as safety concerns go. Excellent tire traction. Heated and cooled seat with heater stirring as well. Sony sound system, dual sunroofs, sport package appearance. Led lighting, tons of cup holders which is a plus. Six month free Sirius radio package. Wi-Fi features, temp control, GPS, back up camera,

- Alicia G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$28,630 - $31,267
$33,022 - $36,355

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 - 290 hp
280 - 290 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.3L I
3.5L Ti
2.3L I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Driver Restriction Features
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
42.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.5 in.
39.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.6 in.
40.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Not Available
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Optional

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
7
6 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/60HR18
P255/50HR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.8 in.
112.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 - 39.2 ft.
38.9 - 39.2 ft.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4443 - 4629 .lbs
4443 - 4629 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 hp
280 hp

Torque

Torque
310 ft. lbs.
310 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 5000 .lbs
2000 - 5000 .lbs

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
200 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
18.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
20 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings