Since the redesign of the Ford Explorer, we just can’t get enough of it. It effortlessly presents an aggressive, yet refined, presence on the roads. But what’s even more impressive than the exterior design is what you’ll find behind the wheel and under the hood. Here’s a quick peek at what to expect for the 2017 model edition.
The Ford Explorer begins with 3 distinctive engine options. While each one offers a unique driving experience, rest assured that each is highly capable and well-equipped. The entry-level 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine packs a V6 punch with 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The combined 20 mpg is more than impressive in comparison with its counterparts. For those looking for a bit more efficiency, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost offers 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Four-wheel drive capability and a Class II Trailer Tow Package make the roads easier. For those looking for the best of both worlds, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 option brings 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The four-wheel drive and terrain management system make the Explorer’s options almost endless for anything the road throws it’s way.
What’s an SUV without some hefty towing? The Ford Explorer comes capable of up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity. The Trailer Sway Control makes for ease-of-use when maneuvering roadways. The Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control allow for extra help on the slopes.
Seating for 7 means there’s room for everyone along for the ride. Up to 21 cubic feet of storage with the seats up and a total of up to 81.7 cubic feet makes the Explorer expansive and spacious. A hands-free foot activated liftgate adds to the convenience. SYNC ® 3 makes it’s way back for another year with enhanced communication and connectivity.
The Ford Explorer yet again solidifies its position as a dominant SUV on any road. With confident styling and added intelligence, there seems to be no end in sight to what the Explorer is capable of. The base model Explorer begins at $31,660 and moves to the XLT at $33,775 and Limited at $41,675. The Sport trim comes in at $45,355 and the top spot goes to the Platinum at $53,235.