I’ve always felt I was born at the wrong time, in the wrong generation. By which I don’t mean I wish I was born in time to be one of those stinky hippies, traipsing around barefoot at Woodstock (gross). No, I was born too late to explore the uncharted bits and discover the world as we know it (Google Maps doesn’t count) and too early to explore the cosmos. So, I’m left with the next best thing—traversing the modern landscape, the land that has already been claimed. And what better way to do so, than in the 2018 Ford Explorer? The 2018 Explorer has the capability to handle any terrain, and it does so with style. So get off your ass, get behind the wheel of an Explorer, and feel the same rush that the explorers of the past felt—albeit on leather seats, rather than whatever uncomfortable seats Columbus was sitting on (he had terrible gout you know).
Speaking of Columbus, discover the new world (or at least new bits of Alberta) with ease thanks to the Explorer’s Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™, a system that provides a ride that handles the off-road with a soft but firm touch. This means if you want to hit the hoodoos of Drumheller to dig up dinosaur bones and create your own Jurassic Park situation, you can do it (after all, life, uh, finds a way). Looking to get the perfect photo for the ‘Gram, without all that pesky hiking? Your Explorer will get you through one of Alberta’s beautiful national parks with ease, where your Wi-Fi hotspot capable Ford Connect will ensure you can post that selfie without a struggle.
Get lost easily? No worries. You can circumnavigate like Magellan, thanks to the Explorer’s voice-activated SYNC® 3 GPS. But whereas Magellan wasn’t able to make it home, Connect will always help you find where you parked, and the pirate’s bounty of safety features available on the Explorer, like the Ford Safe & Smart™ Package which includes five of Ford’s newest driver-convenience features, will ensure that you find your way home safe and sound.
Sure, maybe Martin Frobisher discovered a huge chunk of Canada, but he had to do so carrying his canoe on his back (if you paid attention in social studies, you’d know this as “portaging”). Lucky for you, a properly equipped Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. Meaning rather than breaking your back with a canoe slung over it, you can hook a motorboat to the back of your Explorer, and do some exploring of your cooler (once you’re on the water, of course).
Are you more likely to wear Patagonia to brunch than basecamp? Well, hipsters and longshoremen have more in common than greasy beards and tiny toques—they both love IPAs (India Pale Ale, if you’re more of a Molson guy). Did you know that IPAs were discovered because the sailors’ beer would go bad on a trip from England to India, so they added hops to preserve the beer? If your idea of adventure is finding your way downtown, grabbing some local produce at the farmer’s market, then responsibly enjoying an IPA or two at brunch, the 2018 Ford Explorer is for you. Available driver convenience technologies, like active park assist, out park assist, and a front 180-degree camera in the grille, all ensure that you aren’t trying to find your way with an old oil lamp, but rather with the latest in Ford tech.
I may not be cutting through the brush of the Amazon with a rusty machete, and I may not be floating in zero gravity in a shuttle somewhere outside Uranus, but if I’m going to be doing any exploring I’m glad it’s in the 2018 Ford Explorer. If you have an adventurer’s spirit, use your map to find Team Ford and get behind the wheel of a 2018 Ford Explorer.