The Ford Explorer Remains a Top Midsize SUV Choice

Here at Bob Ridings Westown Ford Lincoln in Jacksonville, IL, we understand your desire to get the best options when it comes to the midsize SUV your family will enjoy with three rows of space and seating for up to seven. Ford has always been an innovative automaker and this spirit of adventure and innovation continues in the Ford Explorer that we have all enjoyed since its arrival in our showroom. From the muscular exterior design to the safety provided by the Ford Co-Pilot 360 package, every aspect of the Ford Explorer has been thought out by expert designers to make sure you have the time of your life when driving around Beardstown and beyond.

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A Powerful Performance

When you step into our showroom, we are confident we will have a Ford Explorer to suit your needs and hopes. In terms of performance, you can take your choice from a range of engines, including the headline-grabbing ST that has been designed with a 400 horsepower V6 engine that is powerful and fuel-efficient. Even the standard model of the Explorer has impressed us with its huge power-generating engine that is a turbocharged 2.3-liter turbocharged engine dominating that gives out an impressive 300-horsepower. A hybrid option has also been produced that can give you all the power you could need along with even higher levels of fuel-efficiency. The 44-hp electric motor is paired with a 3.3-liter V6 engine to make sure being greener does not limit your performance goals.

The performance of the latest edition of the Ford Explorer is not limited to the power being produced from the engine but has also seen a major leap forward in terms of the driving experience. Engineers at Ford have worked hard to increase the handling and response of this midsize SUV can hold its no matter what kind of terrain you are driving through. The addition of more power and better handling for the latest model year means you can enjoy towing up to 5,600 pounds after purchasing a Ford Explorer from us.

New Ford Explorer Driving in IL

Technology can Help you in Many Ways

What do you think of when we talk about technology in your new Ford Explorer? For many of us, we think of the addition of connected devices to our driving experience, while others consider the latest in safety packages. If we look at the available technology that has been included on the Ford Explorer that can be used to keep you connected to all your contacts and the apps that make our world's go around. The Ford Pass Connect platform helps you always stay connected with a range of options designed to keep you connected to navigation and streaming services. The available touchscreen can be upgraded to a 10.1, vertically-integrated option that allows more information to be displayed with ease.

The safety of the Ford Explorer is improved with the use of the latest technology that brings you the latest in technological breakthroughs, including the latest in auto high beam headlamps and blind spot notifications with auto traffic alerts. One of the latest pieces of technology that can keep you happy and on the road always is that of the evasive steering assist that identifies any dangers on the road ahead before steering your Explorer away from the potential hazard.

An Interior to be Proud of

Sliding inside the Ford Explorer is one of the most impressive motoring experiences out there. We believe there is a lot to discuss in terms of the interior space of the Explorer, including the fact there is a large amount of space to be enjoyed in the rear with captain seats providing easy access to the third row. The third row of three seats will fold down to increase your available cargo space when you have more to carry than extra passengers. An available twin-panel moonroof changes the way you feel about driving in Pittsfield, IL by making it easy for you and your passengers to view the sky and our impressive views differently.

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2020 Ford Explorer Driving in Jacksonville IL

Safer Parking has Finally Arrived

One of the most dangerous times for most of us comes when we see a parking space and feel a little unsure about whether we can fit our Explorer in the space. The guesswork has been taken out of making the decision about a parking space with Ford Park Assist 2.0 that allows you the chance to find the perfect parking spot at the touch of a button. When you are looking for the best parking spot, your Ford Explorer lets you know where the best spaces are before you slide into neutral and let your midsize SUV complete the parking job for you.

A Powerful Exterior

When you are looking for the best-looking midsize SUV on the market, we believe there are few vehicles to match the exterior of the Ford Explorer. Take a look at the powerful front-end of the Explorer and you will be amazed at the power and masculinity you can enjoy at the design of a midsize SUV that includes a black mesh front grille and a series of vents that add to the powerful style that can be enjoyed by you and every passerby. In terms of the overall look of the Ford Explorer, this midsize SUV gives you the sweeping lines and excellence in design that will make everybody take a second look at your new midsize SUV.

Test Drive the New Ford Explorer Today!

When you are ready to take a look inside the Ford Explorer and uncover the impressive features with a test drive at our Ford dealership, call into our showroom near Mount Sterling, IL and talk to one of our Ford experts.


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