2017 Ford Explorer Athens GA

The Ford Explorer has become one of the definite vehicles in the SUV class. The latest version of this iconic vehicle continues to build on this established reputation. The 2017 Ford Explorer near Athens GA continues to provide the impressive storage and hauling capabilities.

Three engine options give the 2017 Ford Explorer rugged capabilities, while a long list of features and technologies keep the vehicle comfortable and practical. Test drive the Explorer today to learn more about everything this SUV has to offer.


Engine Performance

Explorer fans will have three engine options to choose from on the 2017 model. Standard equipment includes a 3.5-liter V-6 engine offering 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The SUV also offers two available EcoBoost engine options. First up is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that offers 280 horsepower and earns the best fuel economy ratings available on the Explorer at 19 city/27 highway miles per gallon. The best performance ratings available on the SUV come with the third engine, a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that churns out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

 

Towing and Hauling

When equipped with either of the powerful 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engines, the Explorer offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. The EcoBoost four-cylinder engine offers a max towing capacity of 3,000 pounds. With the third row of seats up, the Explorer offers 21 cubic feet of cargo capacity. With the rear seats folded down, this number increases to 43.8 cubic feet. When all the back rows of seats folded down, this number is increased all the way to 80.7 cubic feet. Leaving the three rows of seats up allows the SUV to seat up to seven people.

 

Safety Features

In order to keep everyone safe, Ford offers the 2017 Explorer with a substantial collection of standard and available safety features. Every model comes equipped with a standard rearview camera. Additional available systems include Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive, Curve Control, Active Park Assist, SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad, fog lamps, inflatable rear seat belts, front 180-degree camera and forward sensing system, lane-keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and the Ford MyKey system. MyKey allows parents to set restrictions for learning drivers.

2017 Ford Explorer Models and Added Features

The 2017 Ford Explorer will be available to drivers in five total trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. Each trim level comes equipped with a different collection of features and technology systems. Some highlights from the explorer include:

  • Dual-panel moonroof

  • Hands-free liftgate

  • SYNC 3 infotainment system

  • LED taillights

  • Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity

  • Satellite radio

  • 12-speaker Sony sound system

  • Keyless entry and ignition

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Heated, leather seats

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