New Ford Models - 2017 Explorer SUV Review

17/24  CITY/HWY
EPA- Estimated MPG
6.0  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
7
Seats
81.7  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the Explorer

Searching for your next big adventure? Take the 2017 Ford Explorer in Santa Clara for a spin and you'll be amazed by everything this vehicle has to offer. Refined yet rugged, the Explorer is built to explore! Three rows of seating room, available four-wheel drive and up to 5,000 pounds of towing power are just some of the mid-size SUV's highlights. The Explorer also matches its brawn with beauty and brains, adding a new appearance package and updated technology this model year. Continue reading our review below to get the details on the Explorer's exciting changes!

New Trim Package and Updated Sync 3

The Explorer is dressed to impress with a standard roof rack, available painted skid plates, and available LED signature lighting and fog lamps. With five trims--base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum--there is no shortage of great features that can be had on the Explorer. Starting on XLT, the SUV is outfitted with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power driver's seat, push-button start and more creature comforts that 2017 Ford Explorer reviews say are worth upgrading for. This trim now features an optional sport appearance package on this level, which adds leather-trimmed seating with suede inserts among other sporty flair. Also new this year is a redesigned Sync 3 infotainment system with Siri Eyes Free and voice command, which becomes a standard feature on the Limited grade.

Impressive Performance Features

The Explorer's standard 3.5-liter V6 uses variable valve timing for optimized performance and delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Two turbocharged options, a 2.3-liter inline-4 and a 3.5-liter V6 are optional. The inline-4 is rated at 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft., and the latter comes in at about 365 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque. Each engine is mated with a six-speed transmission with paddle shifters.

Intelligent four-wheel drive with terrain management and hill descent control is available across the lineup, along with a trailer tow package that adds an engine oil cooler, wiring harness and a hitch. 2017 Ford Explorer reviews are also impressed with the standard AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control that can detect and correct wheel slip, understeering, oversteering and roll motions.

Safety First

All models of the 2017 Ford Explorer in Santa Clara are equipped with a rearview camera, a safety canopy system and a post-crash alert. There are several other available safety features, including a front sensing system, enhanced park assist, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, blind-spot alert, adaptive cruise control and more.

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Don't just think about the 2017 GMC Acadia, Ford Flex, Toyota Highlander and the Honda Pilot when on the lookout for new vehicle models near San Francisco; be sure to also take a lengthy look at the attractive 2017 Ford Explorer. Due to its cabin amenities, sleek looks and personality, it could be just the vehicle for you! Use our review to see if the 2017 Ford Explorer is perfect for your specific needs. Also, take a peek at new finance offers available at Frontier Ford!

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