Ford Explorer

It says “confident” inside and out

The 2017 Ford Explorer offers three powerful engines plus available Trailer Tow Packages and Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ to help give you confidence on the road or off. Inside you’ll find plenty of room for passengers, cargo, equipment or anything else you might need as you head out on your various journeys of discovery.

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.™

2.3L EcoBoost®

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.
*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.

3.5L Ti-VCT

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.
*FWD. Actual mileage will vary.
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package

Starting at: $31,660

Platinum model. Unique looks, style and comfort.

Explorer Platinum grabs attention with a distinctive grille with satin-chrome finish, dual integrated chrome exhaust tips and 20-inch bright-machined wheels with dark-painted Pockets. The interior is just as impressive with the standard dual-panel moonroof, unique Nirvana leather with micro-perforation and quilted inserts. On cold mornings, your passengers will enjoy the heated second-row bucket seats. Also standard is a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accent and unique stitching.

LED Lighting

There are other advantages to looking good. LED lighting is more durable and longer-lasting than filament-based lighting and up to 60% more energy-efficient.

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.
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The 2018 Explorer

The new 2018 Explorer has been purposefully designed to give it a fresh new look. The first thing you’ll notice is its dynamic new grille and distinct front and rear LED signature lighting. Step inside, and you’ll discover a refined interior with rich new colors. Plus, you can choose from five all-new wheel options to suit your style. So whether your adventures take you on- or off-road, Explorer has a presence that demands attention.
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Platinum Interior

From the feel of real wood on the steering wheel to the awe-inspiring look of the digital instrument cluster, this interior truly lives up to the name Platinum. Get out in style and comfort with the unique Nirvana leather with perforated and quilted seats – it’s available in Ceramic and Ebony. And to take your adventures to a luxurious new level, just slip behind the leather-wrapped heated wood steering wheel, open wide the dual-panel moonroof and then turn up the 500-watt Audio System from Sony.®  They’re all standard.

Sport Trim Design

Standard features on Sport include an “Explorer” badge on the hood, plus unique blackout treatment on headlamps and taillamps. Other unique looks include integrated dual exhaust tips and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets. To put a heavy dose of performance into the Sport, there’s the powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, sport-tuned suspension and the Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™

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 camera 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

Building on AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,™ the standard trailer sway control selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control.39  The result is stability and control, even when towing large loads.
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AdvanceTrac® with RSC®

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.

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.

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