2018 Ford® Explorer SUV | Technology Features | Ford.com

2018 Ford Explorer Technology

Explorer makes it so easy.

The available Ford Safe & Smart® Package has features that do everything from alerting you to unintentional lane drifting to allowing you to set cruise control and select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. It can also alert you to a potential collision with the vehicle ahead.10  EXPLORER can also help keep you connected from almost anywhere with available SYNC® 3 as well as available SYNC® Connect powered by the FordPass™  App.
2018 Ford Explorer

Ford Safe & Smart Package

After using the driver-convenience features in the Ford Safe and Smart Package, you’ll never know how you got along without them.

  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS® with cross-traffic alert to help you see what’s in your blind spot10 
  • Lane-Keeping System helps detect and alert you to vehicle drift10
  • Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support10
Hands navigating map via the FordPass app

SYNC® Connect with FordPass

With an available SYNC Connect-equipped vehicle, you can use FordPass to track your vehicle’s location and remotely access features such as start, lock and unlock, and vehicle status, including fuel level.* You can also schedule specific times to remotely start your vehicle so it’s ready to hit the road as soon as you are.
*SYNC Connect includes complimentary 5-year subscription for remote features excluding Wi-Fi hotspot, and starts with vehicle sale date. Subscription is subject to compatible 4G network availability. Evolving technology/cellular networks may affect future functionality. Certain restrictions, 3rd-party terms, or message/data rates may apply.
2018 Ford Explorer with SYNC 3


SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational voice commands. Experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the optional navigation. SYNC 3 is fast, smart and easy to use.27
2018 Ford Explorer Audio

Sony® Premium Audio

Sony Premium Audio delivers sound quality that can be appreciated by musical novices and experts alike. The 12-speaker system comes standard on Explorer Limited and Sport packages. And for those who like to be really in tune, there’s the Premium 500-Watt Sound from Sony® with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustics™, that helps to reduce distortion and enhance sound presence. Standard on Explorer Platinum and available on Sport.
2018 Ford Explorer with Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Available adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning with brake support lets you select the speed and distance you want to maintain from the vehicle in front of you. When traffic ahead slows down, you automatically slow down, and later resume the preset speed when traffic picks back up.10
2018 Ford Explorer Power Options

USB/Outlet Charging Options

You now have more options than ever when powering your devices. Explorer has up to four available smart-charging USB ports and an 110-volt outlet.
2018 Explorer showcasing it’s Enhanced Active Park Assist capabilities

Enhanced Active Park Assist

Available enhanced active park assist gives Explorer the ability to help make parking easy. Utilizing the vehicle’s 12 ultrasonic sensors, Explorer will scan for suitable parking spaces, and will assist in backing the vehicle into the spot.* All you have to do is shift, accelerate and brake – because Explorer will take care of the parking. This convenient feature also includes park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking plus forward and side sensing systems.10  
*Non-angled spots only.
2018 Ford Explorer

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Enjoy more than 150 SiriusXM satellite channels with commercial-free music, plus live sports, news and exclusive entertainment. A six-month All Access trial subscription is included. Hear every channel, plus listen online as well as on the SiriusXM app.34