Have you chosen the 2018 Ford Explorer as your family's next new SUV, but haven't yet decided on a trim level? To make your decision easy, the team at RiverBend Ford in Bainbridge, GA has created the following Ford Explorer trim comparison page.

Explorer vs. XLT

While both the 2018 Ford Explorer base and XLT trims share the 3.5L V6 engine with 290 HP, there are several other differences you should be aware of before deciding between the two. While the base Explorer trim provides the necessities, the XLT takes it up a notch with added comfort features. View the table below to decide if the Ford Explorer base or XLT trim is right for your driving needs.

Ford Explorer Trim Level

Key Features


Starting at $32,140 MSRP

  • SYNC® infotainment with 4.2-in. LCD screen
  • Eight-way power driver's seat
  • Four-way manual passenger's seat
  • Six-speaker audio system



Starting at $34,175 MSRP

Explorer features plus:

  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • Six-way power passenger's seat
  • SiriusXM® radio
  • Intelligent Access with push-button start
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

The interior of the Ford Explorer


Limited vs. Sport

Do you know the differences between the 2018 Ford Explorer Limited and Sport trims? The Limited trim is appointed with premium comforts and modern technology, while the Sport trim is filled with performance-centered features. The table below describes the differences between the Ford Explorer Limited and Sport trim packages.

Ford Explorer Trim Level

Key Features



Starting at $42,090 MSRP

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine
  • Forward sensing system
  • Front 180-degree camera with washer
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-in. touchscreen
  • SYNC Connect in-cabin Wi-Fi®
  • 10-way power front passenger seat
  • Driver's seat memory
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Second-row heated seats
  • PowerFold® third-row seat
  • Sony® 12-speaker audio system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror


Starting at $45,950 MSRP

Limited features plus:

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Heated front seats
  • Steering-wheel mounted paddle shifters
A platinum dune 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum


Do you expect the most modern features for your family's new SUV? The Platinum trim has the longest list of standard safety features, along with the comfort and technology your family desires. View the list of features you can expect from the Ford Explorer Platinum trim level.

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine
  • Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning with brake support
  • Blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert
  • Enhanced active park assist with parallel park, park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking, and forward and side sensing system
  • Lane-keeping system
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Multi-contour first-row seats with Active Motion®
  • 500-watt Sony® audio system
  • All-digital instrument cluster

Schedule a Test Drive in Bainbridge, GA

Have you made the decision between the 2018 Ford Explorer base, XLT, Limited, Sport, or Platinum trim level? You can check out to the new inventory available at RiverBend Ford in Bainbridge, GA to find the perfect Ford Explorer SUV for your family. Once you have your eye on a particular model, schedule a test drive at our Ford dealership in Bainbridge, GA by calling (877) 340-0441.

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