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2017 Ford Explorer XLT FWD

XLT FWD

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Price Info

Price with options: $33,775

MSRP: $33,775

Base Invoice: $32,255

Body Style

Sport Utility

MPG

City: 19 - Hwy: 27

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2017 Ford Explorer Pros

The Ford Explorer remains essentially unchanged for 2017, save for a new Sport Appearance package that makes its debut this year. The new package includes exterior enhancements such as stylish grey wheels, a matching grey grill, black exterior cladding and grey leather interior.

2017 Ford Explorer Model Highlights

The Explorer is offered in base, XLT, Limited and Platinum models, but no matter the model, it comes with three well-designed rows of seating and room for up to seven (the second row comes with two bucket seats for adults). While the third row is kid-sized, it's easier to fold than those on just about any other model, thanks to the simple, single-button power-folding system. Parents will also note that LATCH fasteners for child seats are included in the second-row outboard positions. Both the second and third rows flip forward, giving a cavernous 81 cubic-feet of cargo space.

The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, with EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The optional 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder makes a healthy 270 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy is best in class at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The 4-wheel-drive system in the Explorer is available with both engines, and it is designed with the urban driving done by most Explorer owners in mind. The system includes a Terrain Management system that cleverly recalibrates itself for snow, sand or mud when needed. With 4-wheel drive, there's also Hill Descent Control, to help maintain composure on steep, slippery slopes.

Standard equipment on the Explorer is more extensive than what's found in most mainstream-brand vehicles. Cruise control, a media hub system, four 12-volt powerpoints, capless fuel-filling and the MyKey control/monitoring feature are all standard on the base model, while optional or standard goodies on the upper XLT or Limited trims include dual-zone climate control; remote start; power-folding, heated side-view mirrors; reverse sensing; ambient lighting, adjustable pedals, a rearview camera system, push-button start and a 110-volt AC outlet. The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes quilted leather seating, brush aluminum accents, and ash wood inlays.

MyFord Touch combines a host of vehicle, information and entertainment functions in an interface that appears a bit like that of iPads or other tablet computers. The system works together with Ford's Sync interface to interact seamlessly -- and with voice commands -- with media players, smartphones and music on USB sticks.

All Explorers include both Roll Stability Control and Curve Control sophisticated stability control systems. Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags also cover all three rows and an SOS Post-Crash System helps alert authorities if the airbags deploy. Safety-related tech features on the Explorer include adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system that includes brake support as well as a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

2017 Ford Explorer Model News

The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family.

The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.

2017 Ford Explorer Value Writeup

Quiet interior; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; EcoBoost engine provides good mileage

Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
12.8 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Electrical
650 Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary)
200 Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
Engine
Regular Unleaded V-6 Engine Type
Sequential MPI Fuel System
3.5 L/213 Displacement
99H Engine Order Code
290 @ 6500 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 3000 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
27 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
19 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
Suspension
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Transmission
3.39 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.88 Reverse Ratio (:1)
Automatic w/OD Trans Description Cont.
6 Trans Type
4.58 First Gear Ratio (:1)
44J Trans Order Code
Front Wheel Drive Drivetrain
0.75 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
Trans Description Cont. Again
Vehicle
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD EPA Classification
Weight Information
4443 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations).Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not standard equipment in CA Emissions States.
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
3.39 Non-Limited-Slip Axle Ratio
GVWR: 6,160 lbs
Front-Wheel Drive
72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
200 Amp Alternator
Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum
Tires: P245/60R18 AS BSW
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Lip Spoiler
Metal-Look Grille
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low Beam Daytime Running Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
LED Brakelights
Front Fog Lamps
Perimeter/Approach Lights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single-CD/MP3 Capable -inc: 6 speakers and SiriusXM radio, Note: SiriusXM includes a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after trial period, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
Wireless Streaming
Integrated Roof Antenna
SYNC -inc: enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen in center stack, AppLink and 1 smart-charging multimedia USB port in the Media Hub, Note: SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
INTERIOR
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Premium Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
7 Person Seating Capacity
Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Premium Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Keypad
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Valet Function
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
Unique Cloth Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar and recline, 6-way power passenger seat w/manual recline and 4-way adjustable driver and front-passenger head restraints (2-way up/down when dual-headrest DVD entertainment system (50S) is ordered)
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Black Roof Rack Side Rails
Cargo Space Lights
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Display
Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Seats w/Premium Cloth Back Material
Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
Perimeter Alarm
4 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Rear Parking Sensors
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Passenger Knee Airbag
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera w/Washer