The Ford Explorer is one of the more sought after midsize SUVs for families on the market right now. Buying a brand new 2019 Ford Explorer may be outside of your budget range, so a really great option for you is a pre-owned 2018 Ford Explorer. Purchasing a one-year-old vehicle will get you all of the latest in safety and tech features while saving you thousands of dollars. Check out our pre-owned Ford Explorer inventory, or stop into our Kraig Ford showroom located at 1201 S 17th St, Oskaloosa, IA to see what we have in stock. Call 888-558-2487 to set up a test drive.

Used 2018 Ford Explorer


The 208 Ford Explorer SUV comes standard with cloth upholstery, eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, second-row 60/40-split-folding bench seat, and third-row 50/50-split-folding bench for seating up to seven people. If you don't need that much seating, the available second-row captain's chairs, that slide, and recline, are a good option for you, making it easier for third-row occupants to get in and out of the vehicle. There are a total of four LATCH connectors in both the second and third-rows for attaching child safety seats.

Leather upholstery is available, as is a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated outboard second-row seats, and power-folding third-row seats.

The 2018 Ford Explorer has one of the best cargo capacities behind the third-row in its class at 21 cubic feet. When the third-row is folded flat cargo space grows to 43.9, and when both the third- and second-row seats are folded flat you'll find 81.7 cubic feet of space overall. For extra convenience, a power-folding third-row seat is available, as is a hands-free liftgate. The available hands-free power liftgate and power-folding third-row seat, make it easy and efficient to fill up that large cargo space with groceries. sports equipment, or camping gear.

The 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with rearview camera, Ford's MyKey system, SYNC infotainment interface, 4.2-inch touchscreen display with voice commands, Bluetooth, a USB port, and six speakers. The available SYNC 3 system comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, connection to your favorite apps like Pandora and iHeartRadio, satellite radio, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, second-row USB ports, dual-zone climate control, a 110-volt household power outlet, a keypad access on the door, a proximity key, and push-button start.

Ford offers a variety of available active driver assistance features such as rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, a 180-degree front parking camera, adaptive cruise control, active park assist, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning with automatic braking, rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and inflatable safety belts for the second-row outboard position are also offered.

Used 2018 Ford Explorer

Performance and Safety

The 2018 Ford Explorer has three engine choices, all paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, offering plenty of power for day-to-day activity. If getting good gas mileage is important to you, the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder with 280-horsepower is an excellent choice with an estimated EPA rating of 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The standard 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower engine is peppy enough to take on daily errands and commuting with ease and has an estimated EAP rating of 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. For more horsepower, Ford also offers an EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 with 365-horsepower in higher trim levels with an estimated EPA rating of 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The 2018 Ford Explorer is stable and smooth offering a comfortable ride for long trips. The 2018 Ford Explorer comes standard with front-wheel drive, and available four-wheel drive at every trim level. If you're looking for more power and control, the Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum are two great options. They both come standard with four-wheel-drive, hill descent control, and Ford's Terrain Management System with four driving modes: Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Grass/Gravel/Snow. Perfect for off-roading, or the extreme Midwest winter weather.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) awarded the 2018 Ford Explorer the highest rating of Good, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the Explorer a five-star overall rating. The 2018 Ford Explorer comes with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty that is transferrable when purchasing pre-owned.

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The Final Call

The Ford Explorer has been a popular midsize SUV since its original launch. Given its remarkable safety ratings, innovative technology, and safety features, large cargo space, and powerful engine, it's no wonder the 2018 Ford Explorer is the go-to SUV for families. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself at Kraig Ford located at 1201 S 17th St, Oskaloosa, IA. Call 888-558-2487 to set up a test drive. We're just a short drive from surrounding areas of Beacon, Oskaloosa, Evans, Lacey, Cedar, and Rose Hill.