Too often do size and speed prove mutually exclusive - with crossovers unable to deliver the nimble responses of their sedan brethren. These platforms (with their massive frames and thick A-Pillars) are ill-suited for the track, and they lumber through every mile. This is the way of things.
With the release of the 2018 Explorer, Ford is offering drivers a new path to take.
According to Digital Trends, the 2018 Explorer delivers surprising speed. Boasting a 3.5L EcoBoost V6, this platform can achieve a 0 to 60 sprint of only 5.8 seconds. This places it far above the competition (with the Subaru BRZ requiring 6.2 seconds and the the Toyota needing 7.2 seconds, respectively); and it promises drivers a rare sense of power. Ford’s signature SUV can now weave deftly down every highway.
How does the Explorer achieve such a fast pace? Digital Trends notes that its robust engine (which generates 365 HP and 350 lb.-ft of torque) offers twin-turbo technology - propelling the platform forward. Direct-injection functionality helps to optimize fuel, while a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission eliminates grinding. When these elements combine, they provide a seamless SUV experience.
Want to give it a try? Visit our dealership today to learn more about the 2018 Explorer!