Ford's decades-long tradition of building the high-quality, durable trucks and SUVs America craves continues with the new 2017 Ford Explorer. With five models providing a wide range of luxury and performance options, the hardest part of selecting your Explorer will be choosing the one that's just right for you. That's why Explorer has been the #1 SUV the past 25 years.
Take off on the road less travelled with Explorer's offering of three powerful engines and towing packages that let you take all the comforts of home with you, including that boat or camper for a breathtaking travel experience.
- Standard power plant is Ford's 3.5L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable cam timing) V6 that delivers 290 HP and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine offers and EPA city/hwy combined mileage of 20 mpg, with VCT optimizing engine performance to match all driving conditions.
- 2.3L EcoBoost engine with turbocharger providing 280hp and 310lb.-ft. of torque for high-efficiency and enhanced acceleration response. This is a significant advancement over the prior 2.0L EcoBoost, available with 4WD and a trailer towing package.
- Standard equipment in the Explorer Sport and Platinum is the amazing 3.5L EcoBoost engine that combines the technology of direct injection and turbocharging. Take off with an impressive 365 V6 HP that produces 350 lb.-ft. of torque.
- Towing with the 2017 Ford Explorer is easily handled with features that include AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control that gives the driver enhanced load stability and control over trailer sway, even when towing large loads - up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Vehicle backwards roll when starting on a hill or sloping terrain is controlled through Explorer's hill start assist feature.
Explorer for 2017 is available in a model to suit the needs of every SUV lover:
Standard Explorer models can hardly be categorized as a 'base' model. It offers many of the features today's SUV owners look for, including the 3.5L Ti-VCT power plant, electronic power assist steering, hill start assist, independent front and rear suspension for excellent handling response and comfort, and much more. Entertainment features include a standard 6-speaker AM/FM single-disc CD player that is MP3 compatible. Plenty of options are available to tailor the standard Explorer to your specific driving, load handling, and travel needs.
XLT models add popular features such as LED fog lamps, reverse sensing system, and signature LED lighting.
Explorer Limited pampers drivers and passengers with all the functionality and features of the XLT plus the technology of a voice-activated navigation system, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, and the comfort of perforated leather-trimmed seats.
Sport adds to your driving excitement with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, 20" machined aluminum wheels, and a sport-tuned suspension.
Explorer Platinum provides the ultimate in Explorer luxury and performance. Be prepared for stares as you take to the road in the Platinum, with all the features of the Sport, plus a unique twin-panel moonroof, Nirvana leather seats with quilted inserts, and an exclusive 500 watt Sony audio system.
Ford's 2017 Explorer models provide drivers and passengers with confidence in reliability, comfort, and handling on or off road, with plenty of room for equipment and cargo, enhanced with Explorer's Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System. Try one on for size at your local Ford dealer today.