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On this page, you will find 2018 Ford Explorer specs, including powertrain (engine and transmission), chassis & suspension, brakes, towing capacity, exterior and interior dimensions.

2018 Ford Explorer Overview

Model:2018 Ford Explorer
Body style:6 or 7 passenger, five-door crossover utility vehicle
Driveline placement:front-engine, transverse placement
Drive wheels:front wheel-drive or all wheel-drive
Vehicle class:full-size crossover utility vehicle (CUV)
Assembly:Chicago Assembly, Chicago, Illinois, USA

2018 Ford Explorer Chassis & Suspension

Front suspension:MacPherson strut front suspension with 32mm front stabilizer bar
Front shocks:Gas-pressurized twin tube
Rear suspension:Multi-link independent rear suspension with 22mm rear stabilizer bar
Rear shocks:Gas-pressurized twin tube
Brakes:Power 4-wheel disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Steering:Electronic Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

2018 Ford Explorer Powertrain

BrandModelTrim LevelEngineEngine LayoutEngine AspirationCompression RatioFuelFuel DeliveryValve LiftersEngine Block MaterialCylinder Head MaterialWheel DriveTransmissionAxle RatioPower (hp / kW @ RPM)Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ RPM)Fuel Economy FWD (City / Hwy / Comb)Fuel Economy AWD (City / Hwy / Comb)Curb Weight (lbs)
FordExplorerXLT, Limited3.5L Duratec - Cyclone Ti-VCTV6 DOHCAtmospheric10.8: 1GasolineSequential multi-port electronic fuel injectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumFWD / AWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with SelectShift3.39 (FWD) / 3.65 (AWD)290 / 216 @ 6500255 / 346 @ 400017 / 24 / 2016 / 23 / 194,443 FWD, 4,629 AWD
FordExplorerXLT, Limited2.3L EcoBoostI4 DOHCTurbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumFWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with overdrive3.36 (FWD) / 3.51 (AWD)280 / 209 @ 5600310 / 420 @ 300019 / 27 / 2218 / 25 / 214,385 FWD, 4,556 AWD
FordExplorerSport, Platinum3.5L EcoBoostV6 DOHCTwin Turbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F auto with paddle shifters3.16 (AWD)365 / 272 @ 5500350 / 474 @ 3500N/A16 / 22 / 184,901 AWD
FordExplorerPolice Interceptor Utility3.7L Duratec-Cyclone Ti-VCTV6 DOHCAtmosphericTBDGasolineSequential multi-port electronic fuel injectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F3.65 (AWD)305 / 227 @ 6500280 / 380 @ 4250TBDTBDTBD
FordExplorerPolice Interceptor Utility3.5L EcoBoostV6 DOHCTwin Turbocharged10.0: 1GasolineDirect InjectionDirect acting mechanical bucketCast aluminumCast aluminumAWDFord 6-speed 6F3.16 (AWD)365 / 272 @ 5500350 / 474 @ 3500N/A16 / 22 / 18TBD

2018 Ford Explorer Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase:112.8 inches
Length:198.3 inches
Height:70 inches
Width - Excluding Mirrors:78.9 inches
Width - Including Mirrors:90.2 inches
Width - Mirrors Folded:82.5 inches
Front Track:67 inches
Rear Track:67 inches
Front Overhang:38.8 inches
Rear Overhang:46.7 inches
Approach Angle (degrees):15.6 degrees
Departure Angle (degrees):20.9 degrees
Ramp Breakover Angle (degrees):16.9 degrees
Minimum Running Ground Clearance:7.8 inches

2018 Ford Explorer Interior Dimensions

MeasurementFirst Row (in)Second Row (in)Third Row (in)
Head Room:41.440.637.8
Leg Room:42.939.533.3
Hip Room:57.356.840.7
Shoulder Room:61.56150.8

2018 Ford Explorer Capacities

Maximum Seating Capacity:7
Seating Configuration:2/3/2
Passenger Volume:151.5 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume behind first row:81.7 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume behind second row:43.9 cu. ft.
Cargo Volume behind third row:21 cu. ft.
Fuel capacity:18.6 gal.
Base 3.5L V6 engine Curb Weight:4,453 lbs.

2018 Ford Explorer Towing

ConfigurationAxle RatioGCWR (lbs)Max Loaded Trailer Weight (lbs)
3.5L TiVCT Duratec V6 FWD3.3999805000
3.5L TiVCT Duratec V6 AWD3.65101605000
2.3L TiVCT EcoBoost I4 FWD3.3668802000
2.3L TiVCT EcoBoost I4 AWD3.5168802000
3.5L EcoBoost V6 AWD3.16104005000
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