2018 Ford Explorer Performance Spotlight | Ottawa, IL

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Bill Walsh Ford-Lincoln

2900 Columbus Street
Directions Ottawa, IL 61350

  • Sales: 815-317-4386
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The 2018 Ford Explorer offers the performance features you need to explore the world and enjoy the best life has to offer. With three potent engine options, advanced towing and trailering capability, and premium features such as the Terrain Management System™, the 2018 Explorer opens up a world of possibilities.  

Powerful Engine Options

The 2018 Explorer is available with three engine configurations, all of which deliver exceptional power and fuel efficiency. A standard 3.5-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing V6 delivers an impressive 290 horsepower, while an available 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine employs state-of-the-art technologies to maximize power and fuel economy. For a truly elevated drive, opt for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine. This innovative engine offers 365 V6 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque and is available with Intelligent 4WD.

Towing and Trailering

With standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Trailer Sway Control technologies, the 2018 Explorer offers an exceptionally capable trailering experience. These two systems deliver enhanced stability and control even when towing up to 5,000 pounds. For the ultimate in towing capacity and ease, outfit the Explorer with the Class III Trailer Tow Package. The 2018 Explorer also features Curve Control technology, which enhances both towing and regular driving by automatically adjusting throttle when approaching a curve in the road.

Terrain Management System

From downtown to off the beaten path, the 2018 Explorer is ready for anything thanks to the available Terrain Management System™. This advanced system allows you to select from four distinct settings so you can tailor your drive to the specific conditions at hand. Whether you're faced with snow, rain, gravel, sand, or grass, you'll always been ready for whatever comes your way.

With its brawny powertrain, versatile handling options, and sure-footed towing capability, the 2018 Ford Explorer delivers at every level. To experience the 2018 Explorer's performance for yourself, visit us at Bill Walsh Ford for a test drive.

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