With its brand-new design, it's easy to see why people are attracted to the 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum. However, the Explorer Platinum is much more than just a pretty face. Living under the hood of the 2018 Explorer Platinum is a 3.5L EcoBoost® engine that perfectly combines performance and efficiency. This engine combines both turbocharging and direct injection technology in order to maximize the power gained from each and every drop of fuel. By getting the most out of its fuel, the engine is able to optimize power and efficiency. This beast of an engine cranks out a best-in-class 365 horsepower and a staggering 350 lb-ft of torque.
All that power means that the 2018 Explorer Platinum is capable of hauling heavy loads. In fact, when properly equipped with the standard Class III Trailer Tow Package, the Explorer Platinum will be able to tow trailers weighing up to 2,267 kilograms. The Class III Trailer Tow Package also includes a engine cooler to keep you moving no matter how hot and humid it gets on your summer trips out to the lake with your family. Also, the integrated trailer sway control system is capable of automatically adjusting your engine speed when it senses your trailer is beginning to sway.
In addition to being one of the most capable SUVs on the road, the 2018 Explorer Platinum is also one of the most innovative vehicles in the Ford lineup. The standard Lane-Keeping System, for example, is able to utilize a sensor located behind the rear-view mirror to read the markings on the road. By reading these markings, your Explorer Platinum will be able to tell your position within your lane. When this system detects that you are beginning to unintentionally veer out of your lane, it will send you an alert, and can even help apply gentle steering torque to get you back to your correct spot. When you want to change lanes on purpose, just use your turn signal.
Another standard feature on the 2018 Explorer Platinum is the Enhanced Active Park Assist feature. This system will surely become your new best friend. Ultrasonic sensors around the vehicle are able to search for and find parking spots that your Explorer Platinum will fit inside of. Once a suitable parking spot is found, you'll be prompted to activate the system. After you activate the system, all you'll need to do is handle the brake pedal, the accelerator, and shift gears as your 2018 Explorer Platinum parks all by itself! This system is even able to park inside of tight spaces, drive out of tight spaces, and can even parallel park.