Cars 2021

Great gadget on wheels – American crossover 2018-2019 Ford Explorer


American crossover 2018-2019 Ford Explorer 5th generation sold in Russia in the spring of . At the end of , Russian motorists have purchased all new 2058 2018-2019 Ford Explorer. Why Russians do not line up in a queue for a high-tech car with stylish looks and powerful motors? Maybe the high cost-SUV crossover from 1.798 million rubles. Against the background of the price of competitors to say the least ridiculous – the Jeep the Grand Cherokee starts at 2148000 rubles. As part of our review closer look at the elegant appearance of a large American SUV, pick up the colors for painting the body, examples of tires and wheels, we estimate the interior and trunk of the car, carefully deal with the comfort and entertainment features (My2018-2019 Ford Touch system designed by Microsoft experts). Of course, attention will focus on the technical characteristics of the 2018-2019 Ford Explorer model year , will conduct a test drive on the pavement and on open roads. Our task – to find out whether Explorer good value for money, and on which of the four trim is better to choose. After all, the difference between the initial version of the Explorer XLT Sport and the richest in terms of money amounts to 360,000 rubles. Traditionally, we help videos and photos, reviews and comments holders auto journalists.


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To begin with, the new 2018-2019 Ford Explorer with the change of generations lost frame body structure and became a crossover. The large seven-seater built on the modernized platform of 2018-2019 Ford D (soplatformennika sedan 2018-2019 Ford Taurus and 2018-2019 Ford Flex crossover). Power car body shell is made using high-strength and boron steel, composite materials. The stiffness of the body torsion compared with the previous generation Explorer SUV increased by 65%.

  • The machine at the close acquaintance impresses with its large dimensions: 5006 mm long, 2004 mm (with mirrors laid out in 2231 mm) in width, 1803 mm in height, 2860 mm wheelbase, 211 mm ground clearance (clearance).
  • Exterior colors, you can choose from: Frozen White (white), Moondust Silver Metallic (silver), Midnight Sky Metallic (dark gray), Ginger Ale Metallic (blue-green), Cooper Pulse Metallic (Brown) and Panther Black Metallic (black ).
  • The equipment of the 2018-2019 Ford Explorer, 18-inch alloy wheels and tires 245/60 R18, in the version of Explorer Sport is set tires 255/50 R20 size on disk 20.

Despite its American origin SUV looks harmoniously, bright, stylish and deprived of cheap chrome elements.

The front of the car is decorated with neat headlights, big grille and huge sculpted front bumper cowl. The designers managed to make a visually light, airy and at the same time sporty and energetic crossover profile with huge wheel arches, large doorways, high window sill linear, flat roof and monumental stern.

Majesty the rear gives a powerful counter, behind which a large panoramic window.
At the rear of the car review admire beautiful shades sizes with LED filling, echoes the shape with headlamps, right-rectangular tailgate and bumper compact. Hinting at the potential for serious off-road 2018-2019 Ford Explorer Underbody machine generously covered with plastic protection.

Black unpainted plastic protected front and rear bumper, the edges of the wheel arches, side door panels and sills body. So, with the appearance of the hero of our review of the full order, crossover looks expensive and presentable, the attention of others is provided.


Due to the large size of the body in the cabin of the 5th generation 2018-2019 Ford Eksplorer with a high level of comfort (by American standards) to accommodate three rows of seven passengers. Let’s start with the description of the interior of the third row, equipped with two full seats, which will be located not only comfortable to children or teenagers, but adults passengers. Places on the head, width and legroom to spare. In the second row without disturbing each other sit down three adult males, place the stock in all directions enough for a comfortable and cozy accommodation. Installed air conditioning for rear with controls between the seats of the first row.

Chairs of the driver and passenger, despite the availability of heating and electric (even ventilation in version Sport), in our opinion do not meet the level of the car. Sitting uncomfortable pillow short lateral support slurred. Landing like on a chair with a flat back, find the optimal convenient and comfortable position is not possible.
Interior to match the exterior crossover – interior 2018-2019 Ford Explorer in a bright, stylish and contemporary. Materials and build quality finishes few spoil the picture, especially after exploring the tactile interior. Rough plastic, cheap silver plastic inserts, leather is not the best quality, coarse stitching on the steering wheel rim. It seems a trifle, but to touch them with your hands have every day.

Let’s look fashionable and advanced instrument panel center console and look at what is and deal would be long. This is not just a tape recorder and a visual panel – Multimedia My 2018-2019 Ford Touch system for the 2018-2019 Ford Explorer created at Microsoft. It includes two 4.2-inch color instrument panel screen and an 8-inch touchscreen in the center console. With the help of voice settings you can control the climate control, audio system, telephone. Music set of simple (radio, CD MP3, Bluetooth, WiFi, inputs for 2 x USB, SD, AUX, DVD 9-speaker 100 watt) to advanced Premium Sony (390 watts, 12 speakers with subwoofer). The sound quality will please not only ordinary people but also of the music lover. The biggest problem lies in the fact that the use of such electronic arsenal in motion is impossible. Feature-rich dashboard gives a lot of information, but it is inconvenient to keep track of data. Deal with tricky menu of the main touch screen is also difficult, and it is better to give this process a few hours on a stationary vehicle is stationary. In short, a huge range of gadgets for the advanced user with the ability to connect all kinds of digital media, Internet access, etc., etc.. Thus there is no navigation to Russia. The paradox, how can this be a similar level of equipment?

The rest of the filling is traditionally rich for a representative of the American automobile industry. Dual-zone climate control, cruise control, electric front seats, plenty of electronic security systems, 11 airbags, power pedal assembly, sunroof, rearview camera, power third-row seats and the tailgate, parking assistant and many more. The more expensive the equipment is, the wider and more complete range of all kinds of chips.

Completing the description of interior cargo Add your luggage crossover Explorer. With seven members of the crew luggage compartment 2018-2019 Ford Explorer accommodates 595 liters with folded third-row seats – 1240 liters. When folding second and third row we get a flat load platform, luggage compartment volume will amount to 2285 liters.

Specifications 2018-2019 Ford Explorer year: suspension completely dependent, front MacPherson strut, rear multilink design, applied electric power steering with variable characteristics. Disc brakes, connected intelligent AWD Terrain Management 4WD System (four modes of dirt-track, snow, grass, sand and highway) with his assistants during the descent from the mountain (Hill Descent Control) and the start of the hill (HSA), Manual Transmission 6 speed automatic automatic transmission Select Shift.
For the Russian car owners large American SUV is offered with two petrol engines, a diesel engine on the 2018-2019 Ford Explorer is not available for Russia.

  • Aspirated 3.5-liter V6 Cyclon (294 hp) fires a car weighing 2130 kg to 100 kmh in 7.8 seconds, top speed of 230 mph. The manufacturer claims the fuel consumption of 8.8 liters on the highway and 14.9 liters in the city.
  • For 2018-2019 Ford Explorer Sport engine is equipped with a turbocharged EcoBoost, and returns 3.5-liter V6 Cyclon increased to 360 forces. With this engine crossover dials the first hundred in 6 seconds, top speed limited to 230 mph. According to passport data engine consumes 9.4 liters of gasoline on the highway and 17.3 liters in city mode.

Fuel consumption on the reviews of owners varies widely, depending on driving style. In quiet mode of movement on the highway at speeds of 100-110 mph fuel consumption up to 10 liters, in a mode of 120-140 consumption will increase to 12-13 liters. The city mode is rarely possible to achieve the fuel economy of less than 14-15 liters, mostly owners voiced consumption in a city in the region of 17-18 liters.

Test drive 2018-2019 Ford Explorer model year: large crossover Explorer shows European-rigid suspension, phenomenally sharp and responsive steering, the quick work of the automatic transmission and the engine returns excellent. Acceleration powerful, nice car control, body roll in cornering minimum. Sound insulation and interior at a high level, even at high speed inside the quiet and cozy. Spoils the picture stiffer suspension with small strokes of shock absorbers, small bumps or her how much, but large holes running digested worse. In general, the roads paved car is good and just an A student, when under the wheels of a slippery winter road. The rear wheels are connected seamlessly and on time, helping to stabilize the front path.
Off-road crossover 2018-2019 Ford Explorer, it would seem only equipped with electronic gadgets wheel drive, capable to please its owner excellent maneuverability. With the Terrain Management controller can activate the most suitable mode of a full drive and storm the serious off-road. Muddy primer, 40 cm of snow virgin soil or track a truck American Explorer (translation Explorer) boosts without much effort.
The car is excellent and good value for money. Most importantly, the mechanical part, the exterior design and interior dimensions of cars able to outshine all the sophisticated electronic stuffing.

What is the cost: the price of American crossover 2018-2019 Ford Explorer in Russia, the assembly is the way for a full cycle been established at 2018-2019 Ford Sollers plant in Tatarstan, the sale in showrooms starts with a mark in 1798 rubles for the initial version of the Explorer XLT (fabric upholstery).. For the cost of 1977 thousand. Rubles, you can buy from an authorized dealer Explorer Limited (leather interior, Sony cassette player). 2077 rubles -. Price Elegant Explorer Limited Plus (ventilated front seats, perforated leather trim), charged Explorer Sport will cost 2158 rubles.. All you need to implement a simple tuning, repair, buy spare parts and any accessories (blankets, mats) for the 2018-2019 Ford Explorer through the Internet, so often cheaper and faster than ordering from a dealer. Maintenance and repair complex, given the advanced technical stuffing, it is better to carry insurance in an official service, to maintain warranty.





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