2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Ford Expedition

Which one is right for you?

Serving Sherwood Park, Edmonton and area

When deciding on a 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Ford Expedition sports utility vehicle, there are some important considerations. Families who need more cargo room and hauling capability look to the larger Expedition. Its interior cabin easily accommodates for roominess and passenger comfort. The mid-size family-friendly Explorer can also be tailored to fit your lifestyle.

The chart below has a few of the differences and similarities between the 2018 Explorer and 2018 Expedition for comparison to make a more well-informed choice.

2018 Ford Explorer VS 2018 Ford Expedition
$31,838 Base MSRP $60,149
290-Horsepower 3.5L V-6 Standard Engine 375-Horsepower 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6
7 Passengers Passenger Space 7/8 Passengers
595 - 2314 Litres Cargo Space 1019 - 3439 Litres

2018 Explorer Limited Exterior 2018 Explorer Limited
2018 Explorer Limited 2018 Explorer Limited Interior

Engine and Powertrain

The 2018 Ford Explorer is standard equipped with a 290-Horsepower 3.5-Litre V-6 and an available turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 with 280-Horsepower. The transmission for both regardless of trim level is a 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic. Power is delivered to the standard front-wheel drive system or an optional Intelligent 4WD powertrain.  The standard engine on the 2018 Ford Expedition is a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that makes between 375-400-Horsepower depending on trim level.  It’s paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability and tow-haul mode. Both vehicles feature an available Intelligent 4WD for improved performance to tackle Edmonton inclement weather.

2018 Expedition Max Interior 2018 Expedition Max 2018 Expedition Max
2018 Ford Expedition Max

Roomy Interior

When choosing a family-friendly vehicle, an important consideration is the passenger and cargo space. While only slightly smaller, the Explorer makes room for up to seven passengers.  It’s rear two rows of seats can be folded flat providing the interior cabin with up to 2,314 litres of of cargo space! Explorer’s second row seat can be either three-seat or a sliding two-seat configuration.  The 2018 Expedition is slight larger inside for up to 8 passengers and when the rear two rows of seats are laid flat, the cargo space is expanded up to an enormous 3,439 litres in Expedition Max!

Ford Explorer Ford Expedition
 Ford Explorer Seats Folded Flat Ford Expedition Seats Folded Flat

Technology Features

In addition to the voice-activated benefits of SYNC®, with available SYNC®3  you’ll find a sleek user-friendly interface. It will help you connect to and control your compatible smartphone via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, locate your favourite places with simple destination entry via optional voice-activated navigation. With available SYNC Connect powered by FordPass (Wi-Fi Hotspot) you can perform the following operations via a free download smartphone app:

  • Remotely start your vehicle and schedule recurring start times
  • Lock and unlock your vehicle remotely
  • Check your approximate odometer reading, fuel level and distance to empty
  • Locate your parked vehicle
  • Enjoy a Wi-Fi hotspot with the ability to connect up to 10 devices at once, up to 50 feet outside the vehicle

Standard high-tech features on Explorer include a rearview camera, bluetooth and SYNC®.  The 12-speaker Sony Audio comes standard on Explorer Limited. An available 12 Speaker B&O Play Premium Audio System by HARMAN on the 2018 Expedition (standard on Limited and Platinum models) offers a superior, immersive listening experience for everyone on board.   

We invite you to learn more about the differences and similarities between the 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Ford Expedition. Please take a look at our available inventory at Sherwood Ford and schedule a test drive at your convenience.