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2018 Ford Explorer for Sale near Sycamore, IL

2018 Ford Explorer for Sale near Sycamore, IL2018 Ford Explorer shown with optional equipment. 

With advanced safety features, a stunning exterior, and astounding mechanical capabilities, the 2018 Ford Explorer is the full-size SUV for you. We can testify to that statement here at Rock River Block, and want to see you dangling the keys to this quality vehicle. If you wish to speak to one of our friendly staff members, please feel free to dial 815-401-0487. We look forward to hearing from you!

The engineers at Ford kept you and your loved one's safety in mind when building this full-size SUV. That’s why the Escape comes standard with a Front Passenger Knee Airbag1 that helps prevent injuries to the lower extremities. In addition to that, Traction Control2 is another standard safety feature that allows your vehicle to always have the proper grip on the road. Whether you’re driving in snow, gravel, or mud, the Escape has you covered. The standard Battery-saver feature will automatically turn off your headlights and interior lamps after 10 minutes if you accidentally leave them on after pulling your keys out of the ignition. Now you don’t have to worry about hooking up the jumper cables later!

On the outside of the 2018 Explorer, you’ll find the standard dual chrome exhaust tips that give the vehicle its high-performance appearance that will make your jaw drop. Not to mention, the available 20-inch premium luster nickel-painted aluminum wheels will distract pedestrians with their beauty as you approach a crosswalk. Additionally, the standard LED tail lamps create an illuminating experience for everyone driving behind you on North Main Street.

You didn’t think we would leave you in the dark about the powerful engine options, did you? The 3.5L V6 powertrain comes standard in the Explorer, and produces a healthy 290-hp and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. If you’re searching for a different driving experience, then the 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine will give you just that because it generates 280-hp and a very peppy 310 lb.-ft. of torque. We saved the best for last! The 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 powerhouse puts out a strong 365-hp and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, so you can get to where you need to be in no time! We couldn’t leave out that while FWD is standard, you can opt for the Intelligent 4WD to help you battle through heavy winter snow, or mud if you head out for an off-road excursion.

Experience the 2018 Ford Explorer for sale near Sycamore, IL, to the fullest on an exhilarating test drive with one of our team members here at Rock River Block. You’ll be blown away with this full-size SUV’s safety, exterior, and mechanical features. You can find us at 224 North Alpine Road in Rockford, IL. We hope to see you walking through our doors soon!


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Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Ford Explorer 4 DR SUV FWD

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  • Specs
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Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mechanical
  • Comfort

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Impact sensor post-collision safety system, door unlock
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Programmable safety key
Crumple zones front

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, third row, rear
Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Knee airbags front passenger

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer, alarm with remote
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding
Side mirrors heated
Side mirror type spotter mirror

Technology

Interior

Exterior

Mechanical

Comfort

Specs

Warranty

Green Score

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EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
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The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 125 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
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Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
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1
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10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
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Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
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Testimonials

Ryan Cross
Ryan Cross
GOOGLE
11-17-2019
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Monique Turner
Monique Turner
GOOGLE
11-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Very pleased efficient

Ashley Webley
Ashley Webley
GOOGLE
11-6-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Sue Tyler
Sue Tyler
GOOGLE
11-2-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

"Polite and professional!"

cdoug
DEALERRATER
10-24-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

I purchased my first car from Rock River Ford a few weeks ago, and had a wonderful car buying experience. Everyone who I interacted with through the entire process was extremely polite and professional. I felt welcomed right away, and never felt pressured or forced to make any decisions during the process. I highly recommend this dealer if you're looking for a smooth buying experience!

"Personable!"

Dkafka24
DEALERRATER
10-23-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

All of the employees that I encountered and worked with had great personalities and were very personable to work with. They were all so helpful and made my buying experience so smooth! Highly recommend!

James Ellis
James Ellis
GOOGLE
10-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Good place for you to get a car

somebody else
somebody else
GOOGLE
10-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Carol Voigt
Carol Voigt
GOOGLE
10-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star
JR Rounding
JR Rounding
GOOGLE
10-8-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They will take good care of you here.

"Bernie Krowczyk put together a great deal for our..."

Fordguy
DEALERRATER
10-4-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie Krowczyk put together a great deal for our daughter who lives 500 miles away. We drove the new car to her and brought her trade in back. We love Bernie. Gregg Decman, Lance Armstrong and Mike Schoenberg helped along the way.

"We are so grateful for Bernie's expertise in finding the..."

Fordgirl
DEALERRATER
10-3-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We are so grateful for Bernie's expertise in finding the perfect vehicle for our daughter that was a great deal within her budget. She loves it and we keep coming back to buy our cars from Bernie. He's the best.

"Bernie and the team are always helpful, friendly, and..."

Leah B
DEALERRATER
9-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie and the team are always helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. They make the car buying experience fun, easy, and so convenient. So happy with my new 2019 Ford Escape!

"Bernie is Amazing"

RWMHawk
DEALERRATER
9-30-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

He was so patient with me and was very helpful. I wanted to buy from him but they did not have the SUV I wanted. He made the whole experience painless. He never made me feel pressured. I felt like part of the family. If you are looking to buy from Anderson Rock River Block this is the guy!

Tammy Fuller
Tammy Fuller
GOOGLE
9-25-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

They were friendly, and fast.

"Easiest Vehicle Purchase Ever"

hiwayman
DEALERRATER
9-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie made this the easiest and most personable car buying experience I've had in many years of auto purchases. He asked what I was looking for in a vehicle and what my budget was and we went from there, showing me options in makes and models then finding the one that was right. He was polite, courteous and offered none of the usual BS I've come to expect from dealerships. Mike in finance sealed the deal in no time again, making sure I was comfortable with all aspects of the deal, Truly a pleasure dealing with them both! Nice to walk out of a dealer knowing I was treated fairly and with respect.

"AWESOME"

steve beck
DEALERRATER
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie and Lance Armstrong are 2 of the best Employees that Anderson ford could ever ask for there GREAT So is Gregg for finance department

Nikki Drake
Nikki Drake
GOOGLE
9-17-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star Empty Star

Great waiting area, comfortable and clean.Friendly and courteous staff...to patrons and each other. Service is decent.

"Exceptional dealership for buying a new vehicle. "

jstone Rkfd
DEALERRATER
9-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Friendly staff and top notch dealership for buying a vehicle. Bernie Krowczyk (salesman) is the best. Jim Ballard (manager) and Jason Brown (general manager) are awesome. Gregg Decman (finance) is exceptional for putting together all the financial aspects of the deal. Thanks to all of you for another pleasant buying experience. Jack and Raye Stone, Rockford

Maggie Williams
Maggie Williams
GOOGLE
9-12-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Service department is AMAZING. So helpful. They seem to truly believe in customer service

steven Crowell
steven Crowell
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star
Steve Adams
Steve Adams
GOOGLE
9-11-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

"Our 2019 Mustang GT"

Mustang 2015
DEALERRATER
8-22-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie Krowczyk sold us our third Mustang. He is very knowledgeable and listens to what car we would like to have. He picked us up and took us to the dealership and back home again. He goes out of his way to make sure we are satisfied with our purchase. Mike Schoenberg did a fantastic job of explaining our financing on the Mustang. He was able to get us a low interest rate.

"Easy to work with"

2base
DEALERRATER
8-21-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was very good to work with, knew his cars but was not overbearing like so many car salesmen. Purchased a Fusion S with no pressure to upgrade to an SE or SEL.

Tanya Scott
Tanya Scott
GOOGLE
8-19-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, friendly team. Aleays take good care of me and my car. Appreciate how thorough and transparent they are. Love that they have a comfortable waiting room and shuttle service.

Nathan Holt
Nathan Holt
GOOGLE
8-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star
Laura Obrien
Laura Obrien
GOOGLE
8-16-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Empty Star

Great people to work with

"Great customer service and prices!"

Shane
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Bernie is always so friendly and helpful! what's whatever questions I had, he would find the answer. Matthew deering and service is awesome as well as all the service staff.

"Experience purchasing our new Ford Edge ST."

j&mfordcar
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

It's hard to purchase a new vehicle. You wonder if this is the right thing to do and if you an afford it. The entire ordeal is stressful. However, all these doubts and frustrations were removed by the our current purchase from Bernie Krowczyk. His humor reduces the stress and his knowledge of the Ford product is unmatched. Gregg Decman was our finance man. He was excellent also. He conducted our deal with respect and courtesy. He explained our process step by step. Even though this is not our first purchase he took the time as we went through every detail and answered every question. Thank you. John and Mary Lynde

"Reliable and respectful"

Jones7469
DEALERRATER
8-15-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch was an excellent person to work with. He is very respectful and keeps his word. This was the best experience by far we have had when buying a car. Normally we dread going into a dealership to buy a car. Not anymore. We will always come back to Mitch. On a scale of 1-10 to rate him, we give him a 20! You will never find a better sales person than Mitch. He is bar far the best in Rockford!

"Professional, fun atmosphere."

Bearded
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people, great service and lots of laughing. Even though my credit didn’t work out. I never once felt like I was judge. He tried all options and it just wasn’t the time yet, but you better believe I will be there again. the lad bad attitude of hey I just want to help you and enjoy doing it. Was excellent. I recommend them to everyone!

"The best experience I’ve ever had buying a new car!"

Nanny
DEALERRATER
8-14-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Mitch Edler was fantastic...I felt comfortable with him right from the start. I felt NO pressure and he was very friendly and positive. He did a great job of explaining the “bells and whistles “ ...more than once! He was sooo patient. His knowledge level was superb...he obviously knows these autos. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Chip Messiner
Chip Messiner
GOOGLE
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Great people, great service. I'll be back!

"Fastest car buying experience ever! "

Paigeb
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

This was my second time purchasing a vehicle through Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block and it was so easy and painless. We went into the dealership (with our 2 little ones) and he helped us order our vehicle. He let us know all of what to expect. We were out of the dealership within an hour. As soon as the vehicle arrived, I received a text from Mitch letting me know it had arrived. He had all the paperwork ready as soon as we arrived to pick it up. We had to fill out some other information and we were out the door again within an hour! Mitch has kept in touch making sure that everything is going well and has asked multiple times if we have any questions on our new vehicle. We will continue to purchase our vehicles with Mitch at Anderson Rock River Block.

"Fantastic, personalized customer service"

F150driver
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

We have been shopping around for a new Ford F150. We specifically came to the Rock River Block to see Mitch. He was able to get EXACTLY what we didn't know we were looking. We came looking for the bare minimum of trucks. He showed us a stunning show model, more than we thought we were in the market for. Mitch worked his magic and got us into the truck of my husband's dreams. We will be looking to trade in another car in the next year or so and guess who we will be visiting: Yep Mitch!

"AMAZING!!!!"

maria1#
DEALERRATER
8-13-2019
Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star Full Star

Professional, honest, no games, clear detailed itemized pricing of the car and all fees associated with the purchase. Mitch Edler is a wonderful salesperson. Todd Berg is a wonderful manager. They made the process quick and easy. Mitch gave a detailed tutorial on the car. He answered all our questions and he made it clear that he would be available to us, in the future, if we had any other issues. In a few simple words... SIMPLY AMAZING. I would highly recommend both Mitch , Todd, and the dealership. F.Y.I. I contacted MANY dealerships in my car buying quest. Out of 9 dealerships I found a total of 2 who were willing to be honest and upfront on the costs. Rock River gave me the best service and price. If you're wondering.... I'm not a personal friend or family member of either person. I'm just a customer looking for the best price and service. Go with Mitch Edler, in sales, you wont be disappointed.

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Sales Hours

866-537-4034
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday Closed

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There are currently no New 2018 Ford Explorer Base 4dr SUV in inventory

Disclaimer

1. Always wear your safety belt and secure children in the rear seat.

2. Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It's always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.