2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 GMC Yukon

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 GMC Yukon

With three available engines, you'll be able to configure a 2018 Ford Explorer that is exactly as powerful as you need it to be. The available 3.5L EcoBoost engine, for example, is able to combine both turbocharging and direct injection technologies in order to optimize horsepower and torque. This powerful V6 effortlessly cranks out a best-in-class 365 horsepower, and an eye-popping 350 lb-ft of torque! When paired with the Class III Trailer-Tow Package, this powerful SUV is able to tow up to 2,267 kilograms.

The Trailer-Tow Package also includes a helpful host of features that have been designed to make hauling your trailer easier than ever. If you've ever driven down the road and have noticed somebody hauling a trailer that is swaying back and forth, you've probably found yourself hoping that your trailer never does that while you're towing. Thanks to trailer-sway control technology, your Explorer will be able to detect if your trailer is beginning to sway, and will automatically adjust engine speed, and apply appropriate brake pressure in order to keep your trailer and your Explorer under control. Now, let's take a look at how the 2018 Ford Explorer compares to one of its biggest competitors, the 2018 GMC Yukon.

2018 Explorer


2018 Yukon

$34,799 Starting MSRP $55,450
365 Horsepower Maximum Horsepower 355 Horsepower
7 Passengers Seating Cpacity 8-9 Passengers
10.2 L/100km L/100km (Combined) 12.4 L/100km

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While the 2018 GMC Yukon has the edge when it comes to passenger capacity, there are many areas where it wasn't able to keep up with the 2018 Explorer. What we didn't list above is the available Enhanced Active Park Assist which allows your Explorer to virtually park itself. This system, which is not available on the 2018 Yukon by the way, uses ultrasonic sensors to locate a parking spot that your Explorer will fit inside of. Once it finds a spot, all you'll need to do is take care of the brake pedal, the accelerator, and shift the gears as your Explorer parks itself. The best part? This system can even parallel park!

If the 2018 Explorer sounds like the perfect addition to your family's garage, come on over to our dealership here in Sherwood Park. We've got a wide range of Explorer trim levels that are sure to have everything you're looking for in your next SUV. Have any questions about the 2018 Explorer? Give us a call and one of our team members will be more than happy to help you out!