If you want to hit the road in a full-size, 3-row SUV, then buckle up and read through our Ford Explorer reviews! Built to be the ideal companion for weekend adventures around Savannah, GA, and Hilton Head, SC, the Explorer has a lot to offer drivers like you in Hardeeville, SC; Beaufort, SC; and Port Royal, SC.

Learn more about this SUV by reading through our reviews. When you're ready to try it out for yourself, contact the team at O.C. Welch Ford and schedule your test drive!

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Ford Explorer Performance

The Ford Explorer is built for long road trips and excursions into uncharted territory, so you can believe that it's equipped with the performance features you need, like four different available engine options. These are:

  • Standard 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine
  • Available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • Available Enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • Available 3.3L V6 Hybrid engine

These engines deliver an output ranging from 300-400 horsepower, depending on the powertrain, and pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Explorer models with 4-wheel drive (4WD) can also optimize their transmission to suit your needs. Simply choose between up to seven available drive modes, like Deep Snow/Sand, Eco, Sport, Tow/Haul, and Trail.

Explorer Interior

As you already know, the Ford Explorer is built for the long haul, so it has an interior that's ready to keep you comfortable and entertained all along the way. With seating for seven passengers and 87.8 cubic feet of total cargo volume, you can be sure there's room for everything you need to bring with you.

The real star of the show inside the cabin, however, is the infotainment system. It comes with a voice-activated SYNC® 3 system that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth® connectivity. You can also use Android Auto™ or Apple CarPlay® to safely access phone apps through your SUV's standard 8-inch or available 10.1-inch touchscreen display in the center stack.

Safety Features

Every Ford Explorer comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of driver-assistive features that includes smart safety systems like:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Rear View Camera

If you upgrade to the available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ suite, you'll also get features like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and Evasive Steering Assist. Evasive Steering Assist provides additional collision-mitigation capabilities by automatically steering you out of the way of a collision that braking alone isn't enough to prevent.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Ever the champion for choosing your own adventure, the Ford Explorer offers six different trim levels for you to choose from, including a hybrid. These trims are:

  • Explorer
  • XLT
  • Limited
  • Limited Hybrid
  • ST
  • Platinum

You'll get all the standard features with the Explorer trim, like the 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine, Ford Co-Pilot360™, and the SYNC® 3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen. Every trim adds on from there, offering more available features, like the 10.1-inch touchscreen, Evasive Steering Assist, and the 400-horsepower Enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine.

Review the Ford Explorer

Now that you've had a chance to read through a few Ford Explorer reviews, you're probably eager to take the wheel. If you're in the Hardeeville, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, areas, the team at O.C. Welch Ford can make it happen.

Drivers near Beaufort, Port Royal, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, can contact us to test drive the Explorer today!

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O. C. Welch Ford Lincoln Inc.

4920 Independence Blvd
Directions Hwy 278
Hardeeville, SC 29927

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