17/24  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
6.0  Sec.
0-60 MPH
81.7  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New With the 2017 Explorer?

Described as "refined, versatile and suitable for many needs" by Edmunds' 2017 Ford Explorer review, this popular SUV offers everything you are looking for on a family SUV, plus awe-inducing performance, plush comfort and a long list of amenities. Although the best-selling Explorer has been around for quite a while, it manages to bring something fresh and new to the segment each year. For 2017, the SUV gains an updated Sync 3 infotainment system with smartphone integration, among other feature updates.

Five Trims & Endless Features

With seating for up to seven, plus 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, larger families with a lot of gear can't go wrong with the Explorer. Offered in five trim levels--Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum--there are also a good amount of available comforts and conveniences to splurge on.

Even the base Explorer offers a taste of refinement, with LED headlights and taillights, roof rails and 18-inch alloy wheels. Inside, the SUV is outfitted with a six-way power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, rear climate controls, Bluetooth phone and audio, a USB port and Sync entertainment.

2017 Ford Explorer reviews recommend upgrading to the XLT trim to get standard features like foglights, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satellite radio. The Explorer XLT also gives buyers access to more option packages that add equipment like leather upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen and the new Sync 3 infotainment system. New this year, this model is also available with an XLT Sport Appearance package, which buyers can check out upon test driving a 2017 Ford Explorer in Peoria.

Power With a Wow Factor

The 2017 Ford Explorer in Peoria gives buyers plenty of ways to customize the SUV's performance to their needs and preferences. Standard, the Explorer is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6, which makes a solid 290 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Select trims can also be had with a more fuel-efficient turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, which gets comparable power at 270 hp and 300 lb.-ft. Both engines come with a six-speed automatic and a choice of FWD or AWD.

Sport and Platinum models show off unrivaled power and acceleration with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6. The V8-like engine churns out 365 hp and 350 lb.-ft., and a six-speed automatic and selectable all-wheel drive system are standard. This configuration also achieves a maximum tow capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Smart Safety Features Available

In addition to its commendable safety ratings, including a 5-Star Overall score from the NHTSA, the 2017 Explorer is supplied with a plethora of safety features. All models come with trailer sway control, curve control, side curtain airbags, a rearview camera and an optional 180-degree front camera.

Other available safety equipment includes inflatable second-row seatbelts, rear parking sensors, blind spot warning, lane departure and assist, and forward collision warning with brake priming.

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If you've been shopping for new car models near Phoenix like the 2017 GMC Acadia, Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and the Ford Flex, then you should definitely view the 2017 Ford Explorer. Thanks to its top-shelf features and other attributes, it could end up being a definite match for you. After you finish our 2017 Ford Explorer review and check out the comparison tool, view finance incentives offered at Peoria Ford.

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To see a superb selection of cars, come to us to find manufacturer incentives on the critically acclaimed Ford Explorer. When making your ultimate buying decision, we hope our 2017 Ford Explorer review offers the specs you need to make an authoritative purchase. Experience the Ford Explorer in Peoria, AZ; submitting a request for a test drive at Peoria Ford is a simple process with our form. Can't wait to see its innovative cabin amenities at our dealership? Check out our video walk-around now!

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