2017 Ford Explorer

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The newest addition to the SUV segment is the 2017 Ford Explorer model. It’s release date is nearing and it was a fitting time to make a review and present what the model is going to be like. It is an already expected vehicle and is immediately showing the potential that a lot of other vehicles don’t have. What Ford is hoping to get with this update is to get a bit more fans which are ready to cross to their side of the SUV pond.

With the latest Ford release people are getting a standard but yet an advanced vehicle that is going to provide the best type of a care available for the people inside of it. Lots of less expensive models have been ranked as better choices for family vehicles and actually a lot of families opt for this type of a car due to their price.

But when you consider the Ford Explorer 2017  you do not only get a car you get a model which offer great fuel economy and a lot of luxury. So in a long run, this car is going to be a lot more cost effective for you.

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Sure you need to spend a bit more in the beginning but later you are going to save a lot on fuel and other expenses as the Explorer offers an all quality setup which matches with the most advanced cars and vehicle in the market. Most of al the quality setup enables the car to last longer and bring you better and more quality specs.

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Available trims

The 2017 Ford Explorer is going to be available in a total of five trim levels. Besides the base version we are going to get an XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. All of them are going to feature a separate setup and equipment settings.

Exterior

The 2017 Ford Explorer is going to get an updated setup and a refined exterior. This actually means that there are plenty of additions made to the car but it is essentially going to be a similar model to before. The vehicle is keeping its familiar shape and is going to be still recognizable as an Explorer once you see it in the streets but what is going to make it an 2017 Ford Explorer model are the bits and pieces that are going to make it on model.

The modifications for this car first of all feature a new grille to the front side of the car. The front has actually gone through the most amount of changes and beside the grille the bumper and the hood have been renewed All of these changes actually make the car a lot stronger looking and bring out the best in it. The LED headlights are a finishing touch and bring the premium side of the car. The base model is going to bring 18-inch wheels as the primary choice while the higher trim levels are going to feature 20-inch aluminum wheels. Higher trims also get a moonroof, HID headlights and rain sensing windshield wipers.

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Interior

The interior of the 2017 Ford Explorer actually gets a higher upgrade compared to the exterior. On the inside we are getting an advanced technological setup. All of the trims still have room for 7 passengers and a three row seating arrangement. The release date of the car is going to offer us different choices when it comes to the trim level. A standard setup also includes cloth upholstery, 50/50 split folding third row seats, 60/40 split-folding second row seats,  a 6-way power driver’s seat and a 4.2 –inch display screen.

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The XLT trim has an advanced offer. It gives us the use of  8-way power driver’s seat, rear parking sensors, a satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition,  a steering wheel wrapped in leather and much more. There are some optional parts of equipment as well, like the Equipment Group 201A package leather upholstery, Sync functionality,   front heated seats,   8-inch touch-screen and a a configurable gauge cluster.

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The Limited goes even beyond the XLT by adding  perforation on the front seats,  a premium Sony audio system, tilt steering and telescoping steering wheel,  HD radio and driver memory setting. There is a specially added package called 301A optional package which adds adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, blind spot warning,  lane departure warning,   forward collision warning,  a massage function on the front seats and brake priming.

Engine specs

There are actually going to be three engine options for the 2017 Ford Explorer and all of them are parried with a 6-speed automatic transmission system that sends the power to the front wheels, while the AWD is only standard for the Sport and Platinum levels and optional for other ones.

The base, XLT and Limited trims are powered with a  a 3.5 L, V-6  which makes 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The second engine choice is available for Sport and Platinum options and is the 3.5 L, V-6  engine that makes 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The third one is the  2.3 L, 4-cylinder engine and delivers more fuel economy for the car and has an output of 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.

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Specifications

  • Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.8 in. (112.8 in.)
  • Length: 16 ft. 6.3 in. (198.3 in.)
  • Width: 6 ft. 6.9 in. (78.9 in.)
  • Passenger volume: 150 ft³
  • Cargo volume: 21 ft³
  • Curb weight: 4939 lb
  • Top Speed: 125 mph
  • 0-60: 6,0 sec
  • MPG: 19/28 (city/highway)
  • Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Shadow Black
  • Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs

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2017 Ford Explorer Price and release date

The base MSRP price for the 2017 Ford Explorer is going to be around $ 30,000  as it has been set. But as the release date gets nearer it is going to be clearly set which trim has the give equipment and price. Thus we can expect to see the Ford Explorer 2017 released in the market by the beginning of next year, around February. The model is going to replace the Bronco in the lineup and will compete against the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee and latest Dodge Durango.

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