2017 Ford Explorer Atlanta GA
Midsize crossovers need to walk a fine line. These vehicles need to be able to provide excellent storage and towing capabilities while still earning fuel economy ratings that allow the car to function as a practical daily driver. The 2017 Ford Explorer near Atlanta GA finds the perfect balance.
With two powerful, yet fuel-efficient, EcoBoost engine options, a spacious interior and a long list of great safety and technology features, the new Explorer is ready to hold its place at the top of the midsize crossover class. The 2017 Ford Explorer is ready for any adventure.
Three total engines will be offered on the new Explorer. Base models come equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Two EcoBoost engines are also available. The first is a 280-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This engine earns the best fuel economy estimates available on the Explorer, checking in at 19 city/27 highway miles per gallon. For even more power, the final 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is the way to go. This engine maxes out the power ratings on the Explorer at 365-hp and 350 pound-feet of torque.
Storage and Towing
The best towing numbers on the new Explorer come with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. When properly equipped, this engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The four-cylinder EcoBoost is right behind at 3,000 pounds. Behind the third row of seats, the Explorer offers 21 cubic feet of storage space. Folding down the third row of seats increases this number to 43.8 cubic feet. With all the rear seats folded down, the Explorer offers a maximum towing capacity of 80.7 cubic feet. The Explorer’s three rows of seats allow the SUV to seat up to seven people.
The 2017 Ford Explorer offers a long list of standard and available safety features. A rearview camera is standard on all models. Available features include blind-spot monitors, a lane-keeping assist feature, front 180-degree camera and forward sensing system, inflatable rear seatbelts, fog lamps, SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad and Active Park Assist. To help with towing, the Explorer offers a Curve Control feature that helps the SUV prepare for upcoming corners. For added traction and control, Ford’s Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive system is offered.
2017 Ford Explorer Trim Levels and Features
Ford will be offering the 2017 Explorer in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. Some of the great features offered on the Explorer include:
Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
Heated leather seats
Real wood accents
Sync 3 infotainment system
Keyless entry and ignition
12-speaker Sony sound system
Bluetooth, USB and Auxiliary connectivity
Second and third row privacy glass
Hands free liftgate
- Dual-panel moonroof