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2017 Ford Explorer


City 16 - 19 MPG Hwy 22 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

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Overall Rating:
4.7 (out of 5)
Value 4.5
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.7
Reliability 4.5
2017 xlt

by Keen from Michigan | February 24, 2020

Pros: exterior Looks good - the back end of the vehicle looks entirely too long. spacious and quiet inside - excellent for road trips, front seats are comfortable the heated seats are my favorite feature of this vehicle Drives good in the snow one thing that really bothers me is the back liftgate has popped open without warning probably 10 times in two years This happens after stopping & the engine is turned off as I’m walking away from the vehicle. I make sure to double check that it’s shut because this seems to be an issue


by rec girl from Oregon | February 20, 2020

Love the look and comfortable ride of our explorer. We have owned multiple Fords and even a Chevy and Dodge. We prefer the Fords above all of the others. This vehicle was loaded with options. The keyless ignition takes some getting used to but now I'm spoiled. Throw in the remote start for cold mornings and nothing else compares. We have the Sun/Moon roof option and it is nice because you can close the shade so no light comes in, or open the roof glass in the front to get the feel of an open air car or just tilt it as well. It's a great luxury car for a reasonable price for what you get. If you buy used, make sure to have the dealership fix a sharp edge on the seat near the floor between the driver seat and the console It may show up on a recall list but I would check to make sure that the previous owner addressed the issue. Most people don't put their hands down there but if you're cleaning or grabbing something, it is razor sharp.

Thrilled with the deal we made at Corwin

by Pastor E from Bolivar, MO | February 11, 2020

This vehicle is beautiful and comfortable. It has so many luxurious we are still getting acquainted with many of them. We are looking forward to road trips in the near future.

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2017 Ford Explorer Overview


The 2017 Ford Explorer is a popular, full-size SUV that seats 6 or 7 passengers across 3 rows. It competes with the Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot, and Nissan Pathfinder. Five trims are available: the base model, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum.

Last year, the Explorer received a mid-cycle facelift, which included squared-off LED headlights, c-shaped moldings on the front fascia, and a new mesh-pattern grille. The XLT trim has a newly available Sport Appearance Package, which includes Magnetic Gray exterior accents, a black clad trim, and unique 20-inch wheels. LED headlights, a power moonroof, power side mirrors, and a dual-pipe exhaust system come standard. Available features include LED fog lights heated side mirrors, a power liftgate, and a trailer hitch receiver.

The Explorer is powered by a standard 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front- (FWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). The V-6/FWD model earned an EPA-estimated 17/24/mpg city/highway. With 4WD, it dips slightly to a 16/23 mpg rating. A 280-hp, turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder and more powerful 365-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 are also available.

Inside, the Explorer features a 60/40 split-folding second row bench seat and a 50/50 split-folding third row bench seat. Maximum cargo capacity is 81.7 cubic feet with the seats folded down. For a more comfortable ride, second row captain’s chairs are optional. The center console features the standard SYNC audio system. It can be upgraded to the SYNC 3 multimedia system, which includes a touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Siri Eyes Free voice recognition, dual USB ports, satellite radio, and adaptive cruise control. Standard features include a rear HVAC, remote keyless entry, and cruise control. Dual-zone climate control, a memory seat, a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, leather/suede upholstery, front ventilated seats, and a Sony premium audio system are available.

Standard safety features include a backup camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, sport-tuned suspension, hill descent control, hill start assist, and trailer sway control.