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2017 Ford Explorer

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2017 Ford Explorer - Design

Beauty That's More than Skin-Deep.

The power and driving dynamics of Explorer come wrapped in an eye-catching design that boasts authentic comfort and style. And because it was built for our modern active lives, you can also expect an interior space for the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about everything else you may need on the road to adventure.

2017 Ford Explorer eye-catching design
2017 Ford Explorer standard roof rack

Exterior Styling

The standard roof rack isn't just there for show; Explorer was designed to take you on the road and off. There are also available painted front and rear skid plate elements and available LED signature lighting and fog lamps to help you navigate various terrains and all sorts of weather. Also, three new colors have been added for 2017 - Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat and White Gold.

Interior Comfort

Explorer comfort includes:

  • 10-way power driver's seat with power lumbar standard on XLT
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel standard on XLT
  • Heated steering wheel standard on Limited and Platinum
  • Illuminated front scuff plates standard on Sport and Platinum
  • Heated and cooled front-row seats standard on Limited and Platinum
  • Available multicontour front seats with Active Motion®
  • Available second-row inflatable outboard safety belts
2017 Ford Explorer Interior
New 2017 Ford Explorer 20-inch aluminum wheels and grille

Platinum Exterior

The unique 20-inch aluminum wheels and grille team with satin-chrome exterior accents for a smart and distinctive look. Three new colors are being added for 2017 - Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat and White Gold.

2017 Ford Explorer - Performance

3.5L EcoBoost®

The 3.5L EcoBoost® combines turbocharging and direct injection. It generates best-in-class* 365 V6 horsepower plus 350 lb.-ft. of torque. This EcoBoost is standard in the Explorer Sport and Platinum, which also feature standard Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ plus Hill Descent Control.™

2017 Ford Explorer grille red exterior
2017 Ford Explorer 2.3L EcoBoost Engine

Powerful 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine

A powerful 2.3L EcoBoost® engine delivers 280 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, a substantial increase over the previous 2.0L EcoBoost. And it's available with 4WD and the Class II Trailer Tow Package.

Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

The 3.5L Ti-VCT (twin independent variable camshaft timing) V6 delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque with an EPA-estimated rating of 17 city/24 hwy/20 combined mpg.* In conventional valve timing, the intake and exhaust valves have to open and close at a fixed point, compromising performance. But Ti-VCT virtually eliminates this compromise. With its variable control of valve cam timing, Ti-VCT can optimize performance across the entire low, mid and high ranges of the power band to match the driving conditions.

2017 Ford Explorer Standard 3.5L V6
2017 Ford Explorer 5,000 lb towing capacity

Towing Capability

The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Power comes from its standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 or available 3.5L EcoBoost®. The available Class III Trailer Tow Package, required for towing, includes an engine oil cooler, wiring harness and tow hitch. The Explorer offers features that make towing easy. The standard rear view camera10 provides a video image of the area behind you. Hill start assist helps keep the vehicle from rolling backward when you're on a slope or hill. The trailer sway control feature, integrated with standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ detects trailer sway, automatically adjusts engine speed and applies asymmetrical braking to help counter it.

Trailer Sway Control

2017 Ford Explorer Trailer Sway Control

Building on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads.

AdvanceTrac® with RSC®

2017 Ford Explorer Roll Stability Control

Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw rate and roll rate. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control on adverse road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it's going too fast for a particular curve.

2017 Ford Explorer - Capability

Plenty of Space for the Weekday and the Weekend

Life is a Sport. We are the Utility. Whether it's a weekend getaway or just the daily struggle to get the kids to school before tackling the shopping and other errands, Explorer has the space and amenities to see you through comfortably.

2017 Ford Explorer blue exterior
2017 Ford Explorer Intelligent 4WD

Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™

The Terrain Management System™ is included with the available Intelligent 4WD System and lets you shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain. So whether the journey takes you through mud, sand, gravel, grass or snow, you can get through it and carry on with confidence and control. The 4WD System also includes Hill Descent Control™ that lets you set and maintain a constant speed while traveling downhill.

Three Rows. Spacious Seating for up to Seven

The Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. The second row features a 60/40 split-fold flat bench and available bucket seats and console, while the third row has a 50/50 split folding seat with generous passenger space. Behind the third row, there is up to 21 cubic feet of cargo volume. For more cargo space, up to 81.7 cubic feet, fold the second and third rows for a flat load surface.

2017 Ford Explorer Spacious Seating
2017 Ford Explorer PowerFold Third-row seat

Class-Exclusive PowerFold® Third-row seat

The available PowerFold® third-row seat is a class-exclusive feature.* At the touch of a button, it folds flat for additional cargo room and a level load floor. In the upright position, it comfortably seats two passengers. Standard on Limited, Sport and Platinum.

Hill Descent Control™

2017 Ford Explorer Hill Descent Control

Hill Descent Control™ is an important technology that's part of the available Intelligent 4WD System. Push the Hill Descent Control button on the Terrain Management System™ dial, then press the brake and accelerator to set the desired speed. The set speed is maintained during the descent as brake pressure is automatically applied when needed.

Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning

2017 Ford Explorer Adaptive Cruise Control

Available adaptive cruise control is a step beyond conventional cruise control. When its sensors detect traffic slowing, your vehicle also slows down. After traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes the preset speed. Available forward collision warning with brake support will alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield. If you don't react in time, the brakes will pre-charge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness.

2017 Ford Explorer - Technology

2017 Ford Explorer Forward Sensing System

Front 180-Degree Camera and Forward Sensing System

Aids visibility for limited-sight maneuvers such as pulling out of the driveway, street or parking lot. This available technology also allows the driver to see around corners. A washer is included to help keep the lens free of dirt and other debris.

Available SYNC® 3

Smart hardware. Smart software. Smart design.SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Discover the system's quick reactions to your conversational voice commands. Experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You'll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the optional navigation. SYNC 3 is fast, smart and easy to use.

2017 Ford Explorer SYNC 3
2017 Ford Explorer blue exterior drivers side

Available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate

With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate automatically opens - making it easier to load and unload cargo. You can also adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.

Enhanced Active Park Assist

2017 Ford Explorer active park assist

Available enhanced active park assist gives Explorer the ability to help make parking easy. Utilizing the vehicle's 12 ultrasonic sensors, Explorer will scan for suitable parking spaces, and will assist in backing the vehicle into the spot.* All you have to do is shift, accelerate and brake -because Explorer will take care of the parking. This convenient feature also includes park out assist, reverse perpendicular parking plus forward and side sensing systems.

Lane-Keeping System

2017 Ford Explorer Lane-Keeping System

The available driver-activated Lane-Keeping System can alert you to unintentional lane drifting.*10 Choose the lane-keeping alert mode that vibrates the steering wheel when you drift too close to a lane marker - or the lane-keeping aid mode that activates directional steering torque to help guide you back to the center of the lane. Or combine the effects of both modes: Continue drifting after the steering torque is activated, and the steering wheel adds the vibrating sensation.

2017 Ford Explorer - Gallery

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2017 Ford Explorer Models

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum