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2017 Ford Explorer​ Model Overview ​ | ​ Weiser, ID

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The updated 2017 Ford Explorer is more powerful, reliable, and safe than ever before – making it the perfect SUV for your family. With the latest four-wheel-drive technology, seating for seven, and a lengthy list of safety features, the new Ford Explorer is one of the most dependable models on the road, wherever you go. And with voice-activated technology, you can enjoy music and more, safely, via the SYNC 3 system.

There are five trim levels available for the 2017 Ford Explorer: Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. The base, XLT, and Limited trims each come with standard FWD and available 4WD, while the Sport and Platinum trims are available with standard 4WD.

Explorer Base

  • Engine: 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 17/24/20 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: Halogen reflector high beams, Acoustic-laminate and solar-tinted windshield glass, Automatic LED low-beam headlamps, Body-color liftgate spoiler, Manual folding mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors, Dual chrome exhaust tips, Rear View Camera with Assist Grid Lines and Washer, Dark Foundry Gray grille with chrome bars, Second and third row privacy glass, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED taillamps, Black roof rack side rails with black end caps
  • Interior Features: Air filtration system, Cargo net, Front and rear carpeted floor mats, Power windows, Dome/map lights in all three rows, Manual tilt/telescoping steering column, MyKey, First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin, Cargo hooks, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Rear view camera with washer, Four 12V powerpoints, Rear auxiliary climate control, Cruise control, Manual day/night rearview mirror, Daytime running lights, Integrated key fob, Cloth seating surfaces, Power door locks, Manual single-zone climate control, EasyFuel capless fuel filler, Front and rear scuff plates embossed with EXPLORER
  • Radio and Technology: Media hub with 1 smart charging USB port, AM/FM with a single-disc CD/MP3 player, Six speakers, SYNC®

Explorer XLT

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  • Engine: 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 17/24/20 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: LED signature lighting, Heated mirrors with LED signal indicators and approach lamps, Fog lamps, Silver roof rack side rails, Body-color door handles, Foundry Gray grille with chrome bars, Chrome bodyside cladding accent
  • Interior Features: 10-way power driver seat with lumbar and recline, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Reverse Sensing System, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM satellite radio

Explorer Limited

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  • Engine: 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 19/27/22 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: 20-inch premium painted aluminum wheels, Hands free power liftgate, Chrome exterior door handles, Powerfold mirrors with auto-fold and drivers memory, Chrome roof rack side rails, Bright silver grille painted with chrome bars
  • Interior Features: Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Second-row armrest and dual cupholders and heated outboard seats, Universal Garage Door Opener, Front and rear scuff plates with bright inserts, Heated steering wheel, Perforated leather-trimmed first and second-row seats, Ambient lighting, Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Power-adjustable pedals with memory, 110V power outlet, Remote start
  • Radio and Technology: SYNC® 3, Forward media bin with one smart-charging USB and one 12V powerpoint and SD card reader, Voice-activated navigation system, Sony Premium Audio System with 12 speakers

Explorer Sport

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  • Engine: 3.5-liter Twin Turbo V6
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 16/22/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: High glass black liftgate appliqué, Painted black exterior door handles, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, Unique EXPLORER badge on hood, Fascia-integrated dual tips exhaust, LED taillamps with unique blackout treatment, High gloss black grille with high gloss black bars, High gloss black roof rack side rails
  • Interior Features: First and second-row floor mats with unique badging, Lighted front scuff plates, Second-row armrest and dual cupholders, Unique perforated leather-trimmed with red accent stitching heated seats

Explorer Platinum

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  • Engine: 3.5-liter Twin Turbo V6
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 16/22/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: Unique grille with satin chrome finish, 20-inch bright machined face with tarnished dark painted pockets, Satin chrome mirror cap, Rain-sensing wipers, Satin chrome liftgate appliqué, Satin chrome exterior door handles, Auto high beams, Satin chrome bodyside cladding, Satin chrome roof rack side rails
  • Interior Features: Enhanced active park assist with pull out assist and perpendicular park and flank guard, Twin-panel moonroof, Leather with quilted inserts and first-row “Platinum” embroidery, Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, Platinum-branded floor mats
  • Radio and Technology: Premium 500-watt Sound from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics, Lane Departure Warnings with Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Information System
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2017 Ford Explorer Technology
Ford has always been a leader of new vehicle technology, and the 2017 Ford Explorer is no different. America’s best-selling SUV for 25 years, the Explorer has the infotainment, convenience, and safety technologies you need to keep your family happy on every trip.

SYNC® 3 is the premier Ford infotainment technology and includes a sensitive touchscreen, phone connectivity, enhanced voice recognition, and available navigation. SYNC® 3 also gives you access to FordPass, the smartphone app that lets you remotely access your vehicle. You can get available SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link® for easy navigation and live traffic updates.

The Explorer also comes with convenience features that will make your everyday life easier and make tasks less time-consuming. The available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate and with Intelligent Access key make loading the cargo area of your car easier than ever, and enhanced active park assist helps you park your big Explorer with ease.

The Explorer also comes with available active safety technology like the Lane-Keeping System, which alerts you when you drift into another lane or, when in lane-keeping aid mode, guides you back into the lane automatically.

If you’re interested in an SUV with all the features you need for a safe and stress-free drive, visit Hometown Motors today and take the new Ford Explorer for a test drive!
Standard Safety Features
  • Traction control
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
Looking for an SUV that won’t let you down? The 2017 Ford Explorer is ready for any journey, and it will get you there safely. With multiple trim levels available, there is sure to be an ideal Ford Explorer model, just for you. To learn more or to take one on a test drive, visit us anytime at Hometown Motors.

*EPA-estimated rating. Actual mileage will vary.
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