Discover the 2018 Ford Explorer Near Waterbury, CT


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The Explorer has long been a favorite SUV among Watertown and Waterbury area drivers. It's stylish, so you'll look good pulling up to work in Bristol! It's spacious and comfy, perfect for family road trips and running errands in Naugatuck or getting a boat to the Housatonic in New Milford.

After a thorough refresh in recent years, the Ford Explorer gets a few additional updates for model year 2018.

What's New on the 2018 Ford Explorer?

The front grille will have a different look, and the Sport trim level gets a shiny set of quad exhaust tips. You get four more color options and some new wheel designs to choose from, so you can personalize your 2018 Explorer to your heart's content.

Ford is offering a new package called Safe and Smart that allows you to take advantage of their innovative vehicle safety tech by including a collection of active safety features that weren't previously bundled together. Safe and Smart will include these features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind spot detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Automatic high beams
  • Rain-sensing wipers

We love the adaptive cruise control for highway commutes. Let's say traffic on I-84 is backed up a little in Southington - you can just let your Explorer slow down. It'll pick up speed again when the traffic is cleared, so you don't have to constantly adjust the settings.

Why People Love the Ford Explorer

The Explorer was, by most accounts, the SUV that America first fell in love with. It combined the utility of older SUVs with plush comfort and eye-catching style, and who could resist that appeal? The 2018 Explorer is a continuation of the solid, practical SUV we know and love. It has fresh styling and comes well-equipped, and Ford offers a range of trims and options so you can go above and beyond comfy and right into high-end luxury.

Ideal Passenger Comfort

With seating for up to seven, you can transport the whole family in comfort. Passengers have room to stretch out, and the seats are supportive and cushy. The cabin is well insulated from road noise, so you enjoy a smooth, quiet ride. You can also opt for heated seats and a heated steering wheel to make winters much more bearable. The Platinum trim even comes with a panoramic sunroof that's a real treat on nice summer days!

High-Tech Capability

Ford provides impressive connectivity on the Explorer, so it's easy to hook up your smartphone and safely use your apps on the go with voice recognition. Bluetooth and a fast-charging USB port are standard with Ford's SYNC system, and SYNC 3 is available for faster, easier control.

Cargo Space Aplenty

Explorer drivers love how much cargo can fit in this three-row SUV. Fold all the seats down flat and you've got yourself a downright cavernous space. You can even tow up to 5,000 pounds if your payload needs exceed the limits of the Explorer's cargo hold.


Visit Shaker's Family Ford to Explore Your Next Explorer

Please let us know if you're interested in the 2018 Ford Explorer. We'd love to answer any questions you may have and provide the friendly, transparent service Waterbury and Watertown drivers have come to expect from Shaker's Family Ford!

Explorer Limited

Coming in at $42,090 MSRP, the Limited trim level gets everything in the previous two trims and then some. A 12-speaker audio system with an amplifier will have your favorite music pumping with crystal-clear quality, leather seating adds to the sophistication, dual-zone automatic climate control and a heated steering wheel keep you comfortable in any weather, and the rear hands-free liftgate means you can get to your cargo even if your hands are full. Last but not least, the standard power of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine provides 280 horsepower to keep you ahead of the pack.

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Explorer Sport

With a starting price of $45,950 MSRP, the Sport trim level has everything from the Limited trim with the added command of intelligent 4WD and the styling flair of quad chrome exhaust tips. Add on the standard aggression of a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine capable of cranking out 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque and you'll never be left wanting for more muscle.

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Explorer XLT

As a step up, the XLT trim level starts at $34,020 MSRP and adds some additional features and tech, along with the same features from the base trim. With signature LED lighting to catch your eye, intelligent access to make getting in and out a breeze, and a reverse sensing system to make even the most crowded parking lots easy to navigate, the XLT increases your convenience significantly. Available features like heated front seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Parking Assist only add to this comfort.

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