It’s been almost 30-years since Ford introduced the Explorer. The original 1991 model was a rugged, framed-based SUV. By comparison, the current Explorer, introduced in 2011, features a unibody construction. This gives the 7-passenger SUV more refined road manners and helps it fulfill its role as an adventure-oriented family hauler.
The Ford Explorer lineup
As the Explorer continues to evolve, it steadily remains the best-selling SUV in America. It features stylish good looks, a capable powertrain lineup and an abundance of advanced technology. For the 2018 model year, the ever-popular SUV is available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Sport, Limited and Platinum.
Although it’s referred to as a base model, the entry-level Explorer
is anything but basic. It comes with several high-level features, such as LED taillamps, a rearview camera (with a washer to keep it clean) and the SYNC infotainment system. And to improve the driving habits of young drivers, the base model comes with MyKey. This function allows parents to program the vehicle’s top speed and other parameters to prevent reckless driving.