2017 Ford Explorer Review
The 2017 Ford Explorer is a year removed from a very light overhaul that comprised smoother bodywork, improved interior attributes, quieter insides, and a fresh mid-range engine alternative that is significantly enhanced over previous generations.
2017 Ford Explorer Redesign
This season, the primary event is an XLT Sports Appearance Package which makes accessible the meaner look from last year’s Sports trim don’t worry, the Sport is still there this year also. The new Sync 3 infotainment system gets second-billing, and rightfully so. It rids us of the debilitating MyFord Touch system, but it still has its problems. It is sleeker, but still not a much better option to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
2017 Ford Explorer Exterior
The Explorer’s approach to family journey is a little more authoritarian than others: there are clean edges, sharp corners, and loads of available feels on the grille and cladding. We wouldn’t call it tough, but the outline is an affectionate reinterpretation of what made the Explorer a success in the first place. Platinum versions get LED lighting and distinctive trim which aren’t completely out of place for the luxe Explorer.
2017 Ford Explorer Interior
The Explorer’s approach to family travel is somewhat more authoritarian than others: there are clean edges, sharp corners, and plenty of accessible textures on the grille and cladding. We wouldn’t call it tough, but the outline is a caring reinterpretation of what made the Explorer a success in the first place. Platinum versions get LED light and distinctive trim that aren’t entirely out of place for the luxe Explorer.
2017 Ford Explorer Performance
In the Explorer, it is rated at 290 hp and 255 pound-feet of torque and able of mid-eight-second runs up to 60 miles per hour. It’s mated to a 6-speed automatic and can power all four wheels in XLT trimmings and higher. We will not scoff at the base engine’s possibility; it’s more powerful than many of the old V 8s.
Acceleration from a stop is powerful, and most versions have a sport-shift style for quicker throttle and shift answers, but these Explorers do not get shift paddles to go with the automatic. The transmission will hold lower gears when told, though, which alone makes it more responsive than just about any competitive crossover.
Where this powerplant falls behind is in changing speeds you’d normally strike on a twisting road.
Optional on XLT models and standard on AWD Limited versions, the new-ish turbocharged 2.3-liter Ecoboost inline 4 is a powerful choice for many buyers. That’s up significantly over the old 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4, and more notably, it is rated to tow more also: up to 3,000 pounds.
It comes online with all-wheel drive in Platinum and Sports models and embodies controlled interesting. It’s more fired up than old V8 engines in the Explorer, but much from Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT model. We’ll suggest that it’s close to an Explorer SHO. The Sports edition gets 20-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, and a stiffer front body structure but it is not totally sporty.
2017 Ford Explorer Characteristics
Ford has finally said what we all knew anyway: exterior appearance is the first priority for SUV buyers now. It should come as no real surprise that for 2017 Ford has added an optional “Sports Appearance” package that delivers the style maybe without the substance.
Everything you’d expect from an SUV that begins over $30,000 is here: power windows, mirrors, and locks; Bluetooth connectivity; cruise control; cloth upholstery; steering-wheel controls; and AM/FM/CD stereo with the 4.2-inch display and six loudspeakers.
In 2013’s Sports Appearance Package adds to the XLT 20-inch wheels, gray grille inserts and back applique, black roof rack, and gray leather seats with gray suede accents and contrast stitching.
Above the XLT is the Limited trimming, which is a heat-seeking missile aimed at pleasing everyone, constantly. The near-high-end package adds 20-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, heated second row, and power folding the third row. The sound system is upgraded to a 12-speaker Sony unit and all-wheel drive (AWD) Small versions get the more potent 2.3-liter turbo inline-4 as normal (it is optional on the other models).
2017 Ford Explorer Video
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