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2017 Ford Explorer XLT FWD

XLT FWD

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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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )  
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)  
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0? F (Primary) 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 200
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/213
Engine Order Code 99H
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6500
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A) 22
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.39
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Trans Description Cont. Again  
Trans Order Code 44J
Trans Type 6
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4443
ENTERTAINMENT
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
Integrated Roof Antenna
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
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: SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc, 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
SYNC Communication & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 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
Wireless Streaming
EXTERIOR
Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Colored Door Handles
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
Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Clearcoat Paint
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Deep Tinted Glass
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Front Fog Lamps
Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
LED Brakelights
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Lip Spoiler
Metal-Look Grille
Perimeter/Approach Lights
Roof Rack Rails Only
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Steel Spare Wheel
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Tires: P245/60R18 AS BSW
Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum
INTERIOR
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
4 12V DC Power Outlets
60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Premium Cloth Rear Seat
Air Filtration
Analog Display
Cargo Space Lights
Carpet Floor Trim
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Compass
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Delayed Accessory Power
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Driver Foot Rest
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Premium Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
Fixed Rear Head Restraints
Front And Rear Map Lights
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
Front Cupholder
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Full Cloth Headliner
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Illuminated Locking Glove Box
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
Keypad
Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Manual Air Conditioning
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Outside Temp Gauge
Perimeter Alarm
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Rear Cupholder
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
Seats w/Premium Cloth Back Material
Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
Systems Monitor
Trip Computer
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)
Valet Function
MECHANICAL
18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
200 Amp Alternator
3.39 Non-Limited-Slip Axle Ratio
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
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.
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Front-Wheel Drive
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
GVWR: 6,160 lbs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Towing w/Trailer Sway Control
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
SAFETY
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Back-Up Camera w/Washer
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Passenger Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Rear Parking Sensors
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Side Impact Beams
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning