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2017 Ford Explorer Review


The 2017 Ford Explorer is expected to come with numerous updates that include more powerful engines for each of its models than that of its predecessor, individual comforts, liberal cargo capacity, many standard features, and a calm driving experience. The new vehicle comes with significant updates including its rejuvenated external styling, an improved suspension, delicate interior modifications, a new powertrain option, and updated safety technologies. It is also expected that the all-wheel-drive system will be offered to the new vehicle as standard. It will be released with five different variants that include the Ford Explorer entry-level model, Ford Explorer Platinum, Ford Explorer Limited, Ford Explorer Sport, and Ford Explorer XLT. Sorrowfully, Ford remains tight-lipped regarding its date of release, so nobody knows when this new model vehicle will make its debut in the motor shows.

2017 Ford Explorer Exterior

Most of the outside design of the 2017 Explorer will be similar to those of its predecessor, but buyers can expect some aesthetic changes here and there in it. As a result, both the front and rear fascias will be redesigned in a more aggressive and contemporary way. It will be built on the worldwide CD4 average-sized podium, which will be more frivolous than that of the outgoing model.
All models come with LED headlights, with LED daytime running lights, in addition to LED fog lights and taillights. The base model will be provided with body-color doorknobs and with a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

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The Limited model will be offered with the 202A package that comes with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, hands-free power liftgate, and chrome exterior trim. Some of the optional external features available in this model include automatic high beam lights, automatic wipers, and brake priming.
The Sport model will come equipped with a set of 20-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension system, and unique exterior trim details, whereas the range-leading Platinum trim comes equipped with the standard exterior features of the remaining models, plus a double-panel sunroof as standard.

The 2017 Explorer comes with five striking body colors that include:
 Ingot Silver Metallic.
 Blue Jeans Metallic.
 Oxford White.
 Shadow Black.
 Ruby Red Metallic Colored Clearcoat.
In general, the new model Explorer comes with the external dimensions of 198.3 inches in length, 78.9 inches in width and with the same height as that of its predecessor. The length of the wheelbase will be 112.8 inches and the curb weight is 4939 pounds (2245 kg).

Ford Explorer 2017 Interior

Similar to the exterior, each model of the 2017 Ford Explorer comes with individual interior designs.
As a result, the base model comes equipped with standard interior features, such as:
 Automatic climate controls.
 USB or auxiliary acoustic inputs.
 4.2-inch display.
 50: 50-split third row seat.
 Rear climate controls.
 Premium acoustic system.
 The latest version of the infotainment system.
 Tilt and telescopic steering wheel.
 Six-way power driver seat.
 Satellite radio.
 Rear privacy glass.
 Rear view camera.
 Bluetooth connectivity.
 CD player.

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On the other hand, the new Ford Explorer XLT 2017 model comes equipped with all standard features of the base model, plus:
 Six-way power front passenger seat.
 Keyless entry.
 Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
 Front and rear parking sensors.
 Push button ignition.

In addition, the XLT model will be provided with several packages, such as the Equipment Group 201A Package that comes with remote start, premium acoustic system and climate control. The Driver Connect package comes with configurable meter cluster exhibits, automatic-dimming back view mirrors, Sync functionality, an SD card reader, and an eight-inch display. The 202A package includes front heated seats and leather upholstery.

2017 Ford Explorer interior

The Limited model includes all features of the 202A pack, plus a navigation system, driver memory settings, front-view camera, power folding third row seat, heated front and second-row seats, power adaptable pedals, audio system with 12 speakers, 110-volt power outlet, high definition radio, and chrome interior trim.

The 2017 Ford Explorer Limited trim will also be offered with the 301A optional package that includes:
 Trailer Tow bundle.
 Cruise control.
 Blind spot warning system.
 Lane departure system.
 Forward collision alert.
 Inflatable seatbelts.
 Backcross traffic warning.
 Parallel and perpendicular parking systems.

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The Sport model will be equipped with standard inside features that include:
 Adaptive cruise control.
 Heated steering wheel.
 Driver memory settings.
 Perforated front seats.
 Rear cross traffic warning.
 110-volt outlet.
 Unique inside trim details.
 Power-adaptable steering.

The range-topping 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum trim comes equipped with all features of the 301A bundle, plus quality Sony acoustic system, advanced leather upholstery, wood inside trim, aluminum and wood inner trim, and back entertainment system.
In general, the new model Explorer comes with the passenger volume of 150 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 21 cubic feet.

Engine

This time, Ford offers its 2017 model Explorer with three different powertrains according to the models.
As a result, a V6 powertrain with the displacement of 3.6 liters will power the base model. This power plant offers the necessary power of 290 ponies and the essential twist output of 255 pounds-feet to the new vehicle. The base trim will be offered with both model comes with both front-wheel drive system and all-wheel drive system.
The Platinum and Sport models will get their required power and twist from a V6, power unit with the displacement of 3.5 liters. Through this power plant, the models get the power of 365 ponies and the necessary twist of 350 pounds-feet. With this powertrain, both models get the maximum towing capability of 5000 pounds (2272 kg).

Customers, who need extra mileage, may choose the new Explorer powered by a 4-cylinder power unit with 2.3 liters of displacement. This power unit delivers the new vehicle with the highest power of 270 ponies and the peak torque of 300 pounds-feet. As expected, the engine makes the new vehicle the mileage of 19 mpg when it is driven within the city limits, 28 mpg on the highways. The combined mileage offered by the vehicle is 22 mpg. However, this power unit will be offered as an option on the XLT and Limited models.
All engines will make their concerned models to attain the 60 mph speed from the motionless mode in 6.0 seconds and assist them in getting the top speed of 125 mph.

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Price and the date of release

All models of The 2017 Ford Explorer with all its trims will be available for sale during late 2016. Each model has its own price range, but the preliminary price of the base model is estimated to be $30,000, and this price tag will be more for other mid-range and luxurious models.

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