2018 Ford Explorer Trims Comparison | Lewisburg, WV

2018 Ford Explorer

You already know the Ford Explorer has been synonymous with reliable capability for decades. While choosing a 2018 Explorer may be easy, deciding which trim level best suits your budget and lifestyle tends to be more challenging. To help you decide, the experts at Greenbrier Ford in Lewisburg, WV have compared the key features of all available 2018 Explorer trim levels in the following page.

Do you already know which 2018 Ford Explorer trim package is right for you? Find your favorite 2018 Explorer in our online inventory and give our team a call at (888) 434-2854.

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2018 Ford Explorer Base vs. XLT vs. Limited vs. Platinum: Engine Options

Are you looking for superior performance? What about advanced efficiency? Whether you're looking for power or economy, there's a Ford Explorer engine option that will fit your requirements. Take a look at the table below to see which engine best suits you.


2.3L Turbocharged EcoBoost® I4

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

3.5L Twin-Turbocharged EcoBoost® V6


280 HP

290 HP

365 HP


310 lb.-ft.

255 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity*

3,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Fuel Efficiency*

19 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway

17 MPG City / 24 MPG Highway

16 MPG City / 22 MPG Highway

Trim Availability

Base / XLT / Limited

Base / XLT / Limited


*When properly equipped

2018 Ford Explorer Base vs. XLT vs. Limited vs. Platinum: Key Features

From the affordable Base trim level to the luxurious Platinum, every Ford Explorer trim option includes the premium comfort and advanced tech you've come to expect. The following table will clue you in to which 2018 Explorer trim package comes with the features you want at a price you'll love.

Ford Explorer Trim Level

Key Features

2018 Ford Explorer Base


Starting at $32,140 MSRP

  • SYNC® infotainment interface
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Six-speaker audio system

2018 Ford Explorer XLT 


Starting at $34,175 MSRP

All Base trim level features, plus:

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control
  • Reverse Sensing System

2018 Ford Explorer Limited


Starting at $42,090 MSRP

All XLT trim level features, plus:

  • SYNC® 3 infotainment interface
  • Sony® 12-speaker premium audio system
  • SYNC® Connect and Wi-Fi® Hotspot
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front-row seats, second-row seats, and steering wheel

2018 Ford Explorer Sport


Starting at $45,950 MSRP

All XLT trim level features, plus:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6
  • intelligent 4WD
  • Perforated leather seating with red accent stitching
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips

2018 Ford Explorer Platinum


Starting at $53,940 MSRP

All Sport trim level features, plus:

  • Premium Nirvana Leather upholstery with micro-perforation and quilted bolsters
  • Ford Safe and Smart™ package
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Premium Sound by Sony® 12-speaker audio system with Clear Phase® technology

Finance or Lease a 2018 Ford Explorer at Greenbrier Ford Today

Now that you've decided which 2018 Explorer you want to take home from our Ford dealership in Lewisburg, WV, it's time to take your next step towards ownership. Give the team at Greenbrier Ford a call at (888) 434-2854 or contact us online. Our specialists will help you take home the new Ford SUV you need at a price you'll be happy to pay.

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