2017 Ford Explorer

The All-New 2017 Ford Explorer at Hilltop Ford

What's New for 2017

  • XLT Sport Appearance package
  • Sync 3 infotainment system
  • Three exterior paint colors: Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat, and White Gold

Ford Explorer is the SUV that started the SUV craze and remains hugely popular among family-focused and adventure-minded drivers. The 2017 Ford Explorer builds on the much loved original with elegant exterior and interior design accents, along with enhanced technological features.

Trim Levels and Features
The 2017 Ford Explorer comes available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. All models are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Base, XLT, and Limited trim levels come with the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel. All-wheel drive is standard for both Sport and Platinum trims. All models provide ample cargo space and quiet, comfortable cabins, along with the option of a turbocharged V6 engine for plenty of power. A few more available features across models, include:

  • Dual second-row smart-charging USB ports
  • Multi-contour front seats with Active Motion®
  • Second-row inflatable outboard safety belts
  • Power windows, mirrors, and locks
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Cruise control
  • Steering-wheel control
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with 4.2-inch display and six speakers

The XLT comes standard with 18-inch aluminum wheels (with the option for 20-inch), 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support, keyless ignition, leather wrapped steering wheel, and more interior design flourishes including a chrome-colored lower fascia. The XLT's standard exterior appearance includes a grille in Foundry Gray with chrome bars, dual chrome exhaust pipes, fog lamps, automatic LED low-beam headlights, LED tail lamps, and privacy glass on second and third rows.

The Limited trim comes standard with 20-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, heated second row, and power folding third row. Plus, the sound system gets an upgrade to a 12-speaker Sony unit, and the all-wheel drive Limited models come with the powerful 2.3-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine.

Options and Packages
The all new Sport Appearance Package lends the toughness of the Sport model to non-Sport models. The Sport package comes with the 20-inch wheels, a gray grille insert and rear appliqué, black roof rack, and gray leather seating with gray suede accents and contrast stitching.

Under the Hood
The Base and XLT models get a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 290 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic. A turbocharged 2.3-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine come optional on XLT and front-wheel drive Limited models. The all-wheel drive Platinum and Sport models have twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine.

Fuel Economy
According to EPA estimates, mileage for the 2017 Ford Explorer ranges from 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway) for the turbo V6 with all-wheel drive to 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) for the turbo-four with front-wheel drive.*

Safety Features and Technology
Every 2017 Ford Explorer is equipped with the following safety features:

  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Traction control
  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Front, rear and third row head airbags
  • Post-collision safety system

The following additional safe technology comes standard or as optional features across the different models:

  • Front 180-degree camera and forward sensing system aids visibility and allows you to see around corners
  • SYNC® 3, an easy-to-use responsive voice-activated technology
  • Driver-activated Lane-Keeping System that alerts you to unintentional lane drifting, which you can customize according to your preferences
  • A five-year complimentary SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link® trial subscription
  • Hands-free, foot-activated lift gate makes it easier to load and unload cargo
  • Enhanced active park utilizes the Explorer's 12 ultrasonic sensors to scan for accommodating parking spaces and even assist in backing you into your spot
  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) uses radar in the rear quarter panels to identify a vehicle entering your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the sideview mirror.

*MPG rating is based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates and is used for comparison purposes only; actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package condition, and other factors.

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