2017 Ford Explorer Review

We are soon going to get an updated version of the 2017 Ford Explorer which is going to debut with a number of enhancements for its future form. The vehicle is going to benefit a lot from its new V-6 engine which is perhaps the biggest highlight about the car. The interior is adding more comfort and a lot more roominess compared to before and the same goes for the cargo area as well. There are also going to be a lot of new standard features that are going to make it on the inside but we are still waiting for the confirmation of the release date.

The exterior styling is going to be one of the advantages of the Explorer and is going to go through some changes as well. These outside changes are supposed to match the ones made on the outside of the car and is going to make it a full on vehicle now.

2017 Ford Explorer exterior, side view

The main use of the latest Explorer is going to be its high ability of being a perfect family hauler. As it has a lot of roominess inside and a lot of space that will allow anyone to feel comfortable it will be a great vehicle for going on longer trips and being able simply to travel with your family. This time the car is going to revise its fuel efficiency, which may have been a problem before, and is going to be a much more efficient vehicle and thus a highly desirable one.

The car is going to face the latest Honda Pilot which has also received an update recently and is going be the highest competition for this new model and this review is going to help you realize what the pros and cons about it are.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

2017 Ford Explorer interior and exterior design

The new 2017 Ford Explorer is going to be a five seat vehicle capable of carrying an equal number of people. It comes in five time variants, the base mid-trims XLT, Limited, Sport, and the top-of-the line Platinum model, that all come with a set of different features individually. It is very interring what the model is going to come as its standard equipment setup. The vehicle is going to have LED taillights, climate controls, 18” alloy wheels, USB/auxiliary audio inputs, 4.2” display, 50/50-split third row seat, a premium audio system and rear climate controls. The base trim also benefits from additions like the telescopic steering wheel, a 6-way power driver seat and a a rear view camera.

2017 Ford Explorer interior, steering wheel

The XLT also adds some great and very useful features as this offer. You can add  satellite radio, a keyless entry option, exterior heated mirrors,  a 6-way power front passenger, push button ignition,  leather wrapped steering wheel, rear and front parking sensors, body-color door handles and most of all some upgraded brakes which are going to be very well regarded with this trim.

There are several packages available with this trim as you can pick between a  Equipment Group 201A , which adds a  a premium audio system, climate control and remote start, or you can use the Driver Connect package  which uses auto-dimming rearview mirrors, configurable gauge cluster displays and Sync functionality and a 8” display with an SD card reader.

The Limited trim actually adopts a whole array of some prime optional equipment. If you order it with a 301A package you can get with a Trailer Tow package that includes a lane departure system, a blind spot warning system, cruise control, automatic wipers, forward collision warning, automatic high beams, perpendicular and parallel parking system and a rear cross traffic alert.

2017 Ford Explorer rear view

The Sport trim has adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel,  driver memory settings, 20” wheels, rear cross traffic alert, sport tuned suspension, perforated front seats,  power-adjustable steering, an 110V outlet, and unique exterior and interior trim details that are only available for this trim level.

Finally, the 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum comes with the highest array of offers and inclusions. With the 301A package  it offers the users a premium Sony audio system, some upgraded leather upholstery, a dual-panel sunroof, wood and aluminum interior trim and even a rear entertainment system.

2017 Ford Explorer engine specs

There are going to be three possible engine offers available for the 2017 Ford Explorer vehicle. You can chose between a  3.5L V6  engine which is capable of making 290 hp and 255 pounds of torque, the  3.5L V6 that is available in the Limited which comes with enhanced settings and an output of  365 horsepower and 350 pounds of torque and a 2.3L 4-cyl powerplant that makes 270 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque  that is an optional choice for the base, XLT and the Limited trims. All of the mentioned engine choices are combined with a  6-speed auto transmission system and there are also options of getting them into an FWD or an AWD system.

2017 Ford Explorer engine

Price and release date

The 2017 Ford Explorer is going to be available next year, that is for sure but we do not know exactly when. The release date is still not available and has still to be released and we are going to need to wait for it a little bit. As for the price, we are expecting a price tag of around 30,000 USD.