2017 Ford Explorer Review | Hammond, LA

2017 Ford Explorer

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 How Much Does the 2017 Ford Explorer Cost?

The starting MSRP of the 2017 Ford Explorer is $31,660. *

 How Many MPG Does the 2017 Ford Explorer Get?

The 2017 Ford Explorer is capable of achieving 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. **


Base Engine

 3.5L V6

Horsepower

 290 HP

MPG (City/Hwy)

 17/24 **


 What's New for the 2017 Ford Explorer?

More than 25 years after the Ford Explorer’s debut, it’s still going on strong, even as the midsize SUV segment it helped pioneer is more competitive than ever. The 2017 model year welcomes the arrival of Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, which replaces the long-running MyFord Touch. In addition, Ford reshuffles the availability of a few features across the available trims, and there’s a new appearance package (XLT Sport Appearance Package). Otherwise the trims remain the same: base-level model, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum.

The base-level and XLT trims are powered by the turbocharged 3.5-liter Duratec V6, which provides 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The upper-level Sport and Platinum go with the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which generates more output (365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque). The mid-tier Limited stands apart with the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4, which produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque and provides the best fuel economy numbers on the Explorer (19/27 mpg). Each engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission; the Sport trim has additional paddle shifters for simulating a more exciting, manual gear-shifting feel.

2017 Ford Explorer Exterior
2017 Ford Explorer Interior

 2017 Ford Explorer for Sale in Hammond

While you can choose between front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with traction control management on the base, XLT, and Limited models, the Sport and Platinum stick with the latter drivetrain configuration. With three rows of seats that accommodate up to seven people, the 2017 Ford Explorer starts off with comfort and convenience features like cruise control, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, the aforementioned SYNC 3 system for infotainment integration and voice commands, steering wheel-mounted controls, and a six-speaker stereo system. Ford adds a complimentary SiriusXM satellite radio subscription, reverse sensing ability, and a smart key system with push-button engine start on the XLT. On the Limited, additions and enhancements include perforated leather trim on the first two rows, front-seat heating capability, dual-zone automatic climate control, 12-speaker Sony audio, voice-activated navigation system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote vehicle start, and a universal garage door opener. The Sport is the only trim with red accent stitching on the front seats, and a twin-panel moonroof is exclusive to the Platinum. For safety in the event of an auto crash, the 2017 Ford Explorer provides two front impact airbags, knee airbags for the driver and front passenger, two front seat-mounted side impact airbags, and a pair of side curtains that flank all rows. Also present are Ford’s AdvanceTrac (an electronic vehicle stability system that’s combined with electronic roll mitigation), traction control, hill descent control, hill start assist control, and an SOS post-crash alert system. On all trims above the base level, Ford introduces a keypad for greater configuration control over the Explorer’s SecuriLock anti-theft system. The Platinum is the only trim with adapted cruise control, collision warning with brake support, a sophisticated active park assist system, a blind sport information system with cross-traffic alert, and a pair of industry-first inflatable rear outboard safety belts.

To test drive the 2017 Ford Explorer, give us a call today to set up an appointment. At our Ford dealership, we make customer satisfaction our top priority, and we’re sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.


* Starting MSRP excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Optional equipment not included. Starting A, Z and X Plan price is for qualified, eligible customers and excludes document fee, destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Not all vehicles qualify for A, Z or X Plan. All Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R prices exclude gas guzzler tax.
** EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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