New Ford Explorer available near Blue Island, IL
America’s favorite midsized SUV, the 2018 Ford Explorer, has won for the eighth year in a row for high-class luxury, standard safety and technology, overall interior space and just plain old Ford performance and drivability. Bill Kay Ford of Midlothian, IL has many models for you to choose from just a short drive from Blue Island, IL so come test drive one today!
The 2018 Ford Explorer has been a very popular and a solid staple in the midsized SUV market for Ford Motor Company for almost a decade. Ford has engineered and finessed its engines, interior and exterior quality, materials and bolstered its advanced technology and safety feature prowess until the Explorer can’t hold much more. What’s new for the 2018 Ford Explorer is not a long list but it is impressive, it gets brand new wheels (well, five brand new designs to be exact), a newly designed grille, a fancy quad tipped exhaust and four new exterior paint colors. Driver safety features are now bundled into an easy to order package which includes: adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring system, cross traffic alert, windshield wipers that automatically sense rain, a lane sensing alert system and automatic high-beams. While these safety features may be impressive to some, to others, high tech features such as the 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hot Spot are awesome!
Pure Ford Performance
The 2018 Ford Explorer has three distinct engines to power its midsized SUV body with power and precision. Each engine brings great fuel efficiency, powerful dynamics and great driveability and excitement. These engines are:
- The 280 horsepower, 310 lb. ft. of torque 2.3L EcoBoost engine
- The V6 3.5L EcoBoost 365 horsepower, 350 lb. ft. of torque engine which is rated as the best in class for torque and horsepower!
- Ti-VCT V6 3.5L engine that gets 290 horsepower and 255 lb. ft. of torque.
No other mid-size SUV compares to the off-road capability or the on-road handling of the 2018 Ford Explorer or the standard safety features or the dynamic advanced technology and optimized aptitude and control of the 2018 Ford Explorer.
Technology and Safety Features
The 2018 Ford Explorer earned an overall crash safety test rating of 5- stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a “Good” overall crash rating from the IIHS. The Ford Explorer is one of the safest midsized SUVs on the road today with the addition of the bundle package program Safe and Smart which includes:
- Systems to monitor unintentional lane shifting
- Selections for speed control and distance monitoring
- Connections for location and App controls
- Other driver and passenger convenience package support
- Rain sensing wipers
- Automatic high-beams
- Automatic cruise control
- Blind spot monitoring system
- Cross traffic alert system
- Backup camera
- 188-degree front camera
- Automatic liftgate
- Active Park Assist
- Lane keep assist system
- Forward collision warning technology system
- Braking system technology
- SYNC Connect
- Ford Pass
- Location and destination controls
- Remote access
- SYNC 3
- Voice-activated technology
- Smartphone connections
- Other Advanced Technology Includes
o Sony Advanced Sound System
o Twelve speakers
o Clear Phase and Live Acoustics
o USB ports
o Wireless charging
o 110 outlets
o Sirius XM Radio
Capability and Drivability
For handling and capability, we all want ease of use and technology to help us along and the engineers at Ford provided just that on the 2018 Ford Explorer. The Explorer now offers advanced packages and enhanced products such as:
- Intelligent four-wheel drive
- Terrain management system
- A class III towing package
- Advance Trac with Roll Stability Control Technology
- Hill Descent Control Technology System
- Curve Control technology
Why Us at Bill Kay Ford in Midlothian, IL?
At Bill Kay Ford in Midlothian, IL, serving Blue Island, IL and many other surrounding communities of the greater Illinois area, we take great pride in our customer service and giving back to our communities. We have many finance options available and great lease specials and our finance team have decades of experience so come in and talk to us today and drive home the vehicle of your dreams!
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