As all of us in Salem, VA, know, winter can be rough not just for our toes and fingers, but also for our vehicles. Thankfully, there’s one winter-ready SUV to break the trend: the 2018 Ford Explorer. Loaded with features that will help you make it through the winter, the new Explorer is spacious, powerful, and safe for the whole family. Here are a few reasons why you should make a 2018 Explorer your next SUV.
Great Performance & Power
A 3.5L EcoBoost engine comes standard on the 2018 Explorer Sport and Platinum. Both models also offer intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and Hill Descent Control. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine produces 365 horsepower and 350 pound-foot of torque, the latter of which is essential when traversing those sometimes-sloppy Roanoke roads during January.
Explorer reviewers at Edmunds.com said it best: “Unlike other models dubbed “Sport,” the 2017 Explorer Sport is indeed sporty, thanks to its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, stiffer suspension tuning, quicker steering and our test vehicle’s optional summer performance tires. The result is lots of speed and impressive handling and braking.”
Massive Towing Capabilities
If you’re looking to tow a snowmobile or ATV north of Roanoke, VA, this winter, then you need a vehicle with plenty of towing power—like, 5000 pounds’ worth of power, which is what you get with a properly equipped Ford Explorer. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control comes standard on the Explorer Sport Edition and detects trailer sway before helping you counter it. The Class III Trailer Tow Package also comes standard on the Sport edition; this package includes an engine cooler, wiring harness, and tow hitch.
You want to keep your family safe and protected while traveling in the winter, and Ford has some of the best safety features to keep you from worrying.
The Ford Safe and Smart Package comes with driver-convenience features that are a must-have. Rain-sensing wipers, auto high beam headlamps, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning with brake support are just a few of the features added to the Explorer’s list. An optional lane-keeping system also helps detect when your vehicle begins to drift over patches of black ice, then corrects course if able.
Spacious & Roomy
The 2018 Ford Explorer has enough space to comfortably seat up to seven people. The PowerFold third-row seats flatten at the push of a button to create additional cargo room (81.7 cubic feet, to be precise). The front seats are wide and offer great lumbar support, which carries over to both the second- and third-row seats. Passengers can enjoy immense legroom in any row, too!
The Newest Technology
It always helps to be surrounded by the newest technology during any trip.
The 2018 Ford Explorer allows you to use FordPass with SYNC Connect to track your location and start, lock, and unlock the SUV. When you’re ready to hit the road during those chilly months, you can use FordPass to schedule a remote start in the morning. You can also use SYNC3, which is voice-activated technology that connects to your smartphone, to keep you entertained and on track to arrive at your destination unscathed. Some other features that you may find handy on the 2018 Ford Explorer include a quad-tip exhaust, side roof rails, hands-free foot-activated liftgate, and a 180-degree camera with a built-in lens wiper.
Test the New Explorer at Our Salem Ford Dealership
What if we told you the perfect winter SUV is right in your backyard? At Berglund Ford, that’s exactly the case thanks to our inventory of new 2018 Ford Explorers for sale in Salem, VA. Come check the Explorer out before the flurries start flying!
Contact us at (540) 389-7291 to schedule a test drive or stop by when our Salem car dealership’s lights are on. We’re conveniently located at 834 East Main Street and offer some of the area’s best Ford deals in Roanoke and Blacksburg. Shop and save on a new car at Berglund Ford today.
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