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Vehicle Profile: 2017 Ford Explorer
The 2017 Ford Explorer utilizes a number of features and technologies to deliver a spirited performance

The 2017 Ford Explorer, the full-size model in Ford’s SUV lineup, focuses on delivering industry-leading performance capabilities and technologies. Ford has equipped the Explorer with some of its most advanced technologies to assist and improve the vehicle’s driving performance. With a large collection of engines and technologies to choose from, drivers can obtain the Ford Explorer version appropriate for the task at hand.

The 2017 Ford Explorer starts with an initial MSRP of $31,660. Additional trim levels for the Ford Explorer include the Explorer XLT, the Explorer Limited, the Explorer Sport, and the Explorer Platinum.

Performance capabilities

The performance capabilities of the 2017 Ford Explorer vary depending on the engine that is selected. The Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine. This engine has a base power output of 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. Ford offers drivers the choice of two additional engines. The first is a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine, which is capable of producing 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine also helps the Ford Explorer attain a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, the other available engine—a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine—focuses on providing more power with an overall output of 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque when paired with 93-octane fuel. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine comes standard with the Sport and Platinum trim levels. With a collection of three diverse engines for the Ford Explorer, drivers can obtain the right level of both performance and efficiency.

Performance technologies

To provide an even more responsive performance, the 2017 Ford Explorer utilizes a series of available technologies to create an easier and more efficient driving experience. Ford’s Curve Control system, which comes standard with all models of the Ford Explorer, slows the vehicle down by 10 mph when it senses accelerated motion in an area with extensive curving. Another standard performance feature is the Explorer’s six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. The available enhanced active park assist system helps drivers navigate their way during abnormal parking situations, such as parallel parking, by using the 12 ultrasonic sensors attached to the Ford Explorer. Additional features that are available for the 2017 Ford Explorer include BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and adaptive cruise control.

With a wide range of available technologies and engine options that are designed to improve performance, drivers can choose a 2017 Ford Explorer model to suit their particular driving needs.

This article is presented by Olathe Ford Lincoln in Olathe, Kansas.


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