You might not be able to tell at first, but there are some slight tweaks to the front and rear fascia.
The grille is new, as is the fog lamp assembly.
The most powerful engine also receives four tailpipes.
Five new wheel designs are available, as well.
The 2018 Explorer now has an optional 4G LTE connection, with a Wi-Fi hotspot that can support up to 10 devices as far as 50 feet away from the vehicle.
There's a new Safe and Smart Package that adds a truckload of active and passive safety systems.
The Explorer's powertrains remain unchanged.
The 2018 Ford Explorer goes on sale this fall. Like the current Explorer, it will be built at the Chicago Assembly Plant in Illinois.