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2018 Ford Explorer Gets Thumbs Down From Fans

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It looks like Ford is trying to stay on the safe side with its latest iteration of the Explorer. Although the model received an overhaul for its 2016 version, the automaker simply carried out some minor revamps to its 2018 version.

The all-new 2018 Explorer will be making its debut at the New York Auto Show, which takes place this week. The Explorer will be bearing some minor styling tweaks, new pop of colors and some enhanced technology features.

While the exterior changes a kept to a bare minimum, Ford did include a brand new grille and fog lamps, along with some detailing over at its front and back bumper. There is also an addition of quad pipes for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost variants.

That’s not all – Ford has also equipped a 4G modem with WiFi hotspot in the vehicle. This will be able to support up to 10 devices, simultaneously.

However, Ford did not change the Explorer’s powertain options. The model still kicks off with a base 2.3-liter turbocharged four EcoBoost worth 280hp and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the Sport and Platinum edition models are employing a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 churning out 365hp with 350 lb-ft of torque.

That said, it looks like the 2018 version isn’t sitting so well among some fans. These folks feel that the lettering on the hood has become really cheap looking and many felt that the previous generation model looked way better than the upcoming model.

Well, do you think the 2018 Ford Explorer looks worse than its previous generations?