330 E. Roosevelt Rd. West Chicago, IL 60185

2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4WD

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Retail Price:
$49,225
Savings:
$4,561
Haggerty Price:*
$44,664
Stock #:
17391
VIN #:
1FM5K8GT7HGC75412
Engine:
3.5L V6 Cylinder Engine
Exterior Color:
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Interior Color:
Ebony Black w/Red Accent
Body Style
Sport Utility
Transmission:
Automatic
City MPG:
16
Highway MPG:
22
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Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2017 ford explorer

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3
1 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (70%)
4 Star - (30%)
3 Star - (100%)
2 Star - (4%)
1 Star - (4%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
2
COMFORT
2
INTERIOR
3
RELIABILITY
VALUE

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

If you’re looking for the perfect family-friendly SUV, you might find it in the 2017 Ford Explorer. After significant updates for 2016 and some nice additions for 2017, the Explorer is once again at the top of the class with its sharp styling, high-tech features, a comfortable ride and plenty of passenger space.

What's New

In addition to some option and equipment shuffling between Explorer trims, the most significant changes for 2017 are the addition of an Explorer XLT Sport Appearance package, Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment interface and optional running boards (late availability). 

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PROS

Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use; cargo space is generous behind the third row; turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power; cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway.

Introduction

When it comes to hauling a larger family around, shoppers who don't want to go the minivan route often turn to midsize SUVs. And in the world of three-row SUVs, the 2017 Ford Explorer is one of the most well-rounded.

The new model year sees the introduction of a package available on XLT model Explorers called the Sport Appearance package. Added features include dark gray accents on the 20-inch wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear bumper appliqué along with black side moldings, roof rails and an Explorer hood badge. The package gives buyers the look of a Sport model without having to make the jump to the large turbocharged engine and Sport-level hardware. Inside, the package adds two-tone seats and door trim done up in dark gray leather and suede, as well as logo floor mats. 

Additionally, XLT and higher grade models have the option to upgrade to Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system, which is more intuitive and quicker responding than the previous MyFord Touch system. The touchscreen uses swipe and pinch gestures and enhanced voice recognition with Siri integration. And when updates are available, the system will automatically update over Wi-Fi.

The Explorer spans a wide price range, from the low $30Ks for a base model to nearly $60K for the fully loaded Platinum trim, and its road mannerisms vary about as much as well. Where the base model makes do with less power and drives bigger than it looks, the Sport trim’s sharper handling and punchy turbo V6 engine shrink the Explorer from behind the wheel. There’s seating for up to seven passengers, which falls behind others in the segment that will carry eight, but it offers an above-average towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Naturally, there are other good options for three-row SUVs to consider. If you’re looking to maximize your cargo space and towing capability, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse is worth checking out. There’s also the all-new 2017 GMC Acadia, which is slightly smaller than the previous model but more efficient. Both the Honda Pilot and the Toyota Highlander are excellent options thanks to their big cabins and comfortable rides.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, rear privacy glass, roof rails, a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, rear climate controls, a 60/40-split second-row seat, 50/50-split third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat (manual recline), a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 4.2-inch dashboard display screen, Sync (Ford's voice-activated phone/entertainment interface), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and USB/auxiliary audio inputs.

The XLT trim adds upgraded brakes, body-color door handles, LED foglights and signature lighting, silver roof rails, front and rear silver skid-plate details, heated exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a keyless entry code pad and push-button ignition, a 10-way power driver seat, a six-way power front passenger seat and satellite radio.

For the XLT, option packages include Equipment Group 201A, 202A and the new Sport Appearance package. The 201A bundle adds a foot-activated liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a 10-way power passenger seat, a nine-speaker sound system and the Driver Connect package (auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen display with new Sync 3 interface, configurable gauge cluster displays, an SD card reader and upgraded Sync functionality). The 202A package includes all of the 201A equipment plus leather upholstery, heated front seats and front parking sensors. The new Sport Appearance package includes a dark gray treatment for items including the 20-inch wheels, grille, mirror caps and rear bumper appliqué. Inside, the package adds leather and suede two-tone seats and door trim done up in the same dark gray, along with Explorer logo floor mats.

Additionally a new XLT Technology Feature package adds navigation with satellite traffic info, blind-spot monitoring and an auto-dimming driver-side mirror.

The Limited gets the XLT 202A's equipment, plus 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, power-folding exterior mirrors, a new 180-degree front-view camera, a hands-free power liftgate, remote-control front windows (and moonroof if equipped), driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-folding third-row seat, an eight-way power passenger seat, a heated and power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet, dual USB chargers for the second row, a navigation system, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio.

Available to the Limited is the 301A package (303A when equipped with four-wheel drive), which includes automatic high beams, automatic wipers, an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, an automatic parallel- and perpendicular-parking system, lane departure warning/intervention system, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, massaging front seats and inflatable seat belts for second-row outboard passengers. Stand-alone options include a tow package and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake priming.

The Explorer Sport is equipped similarly to the Limited, but some of the Limited's standard features are optional here. You get different 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and unique interior and exterior trim details. The Sport's 401A package adds power-folding mirrors, 180-degree front-view camera, 110-volt outlet, driver memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, a navigation system, a premium Sony audio system, ventilated front seats, a power-adjustable and heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, inflatable seat belts for outboard second-row passengers, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake support is again optional.

Other options for the XLT, Limited and Sport include a dual-panel sunroof, second-row captain's chairs (with available power-assist fold) and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted displays.

At the top of the Explorer food chain is the Platinum. It includes the Sport's 401A package items plus satin chrome exterior trim, a dual-panel sunroof, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with brake support, active parking assistance, lane keeping assist, rain-sensing wipers, upgraded leather upholstery, and aluminum and wood interior trim. The only options for the Platinum are the rear entertainment system and the second-row captain's chairs with power-assist fold.

Powertrains and Performance

Standard on the base and XLT trim levels is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, you have your choice of standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. The latter gets hill descent control, hill start assist and Ford's Terrain Management System, which is a driver-selectable system that optimizes traction for a variety of driving situations.

According to the EPA, a front-wheel-drive 2017 Explorer with the V6 will deliver 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway). With all-wheel drive, the V6 drops slightly to 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway). In Edmunds testing, an AWD Explorer Limited with the base V6 went from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, which is about average for this size of vehicle.

Optional on base, XLT and now standard on Limited Explorers is the fuel sipper of the group, a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional. Fuel economy rises to 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) with front-wheel drive and 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway) with AWD. Properly equipped, the four-cylinder Explorer can tow 3,000 pounds.

The Explorer Sport and Platinum trims come with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard. The EPA says to expect 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway). Properly equipped, an Explorer with either of the V6 engines can tow 5,000 pounds. In Edmunds testing, the Sport and Platinum models delivered a zero to 60 mph time of 6.3 seconds, which is very quick for this segment.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2017 Ford Explorer includes stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front-passenger knee airbag and MyKey, which allows parents to specify limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume. The Explorer's stability control system also includes Ford's Curve Control, which can monitor speed carried into a corner and decelerate if necessary.

A rearview camera is standard on the Explorer, while a 180-degree front camera is optional. Rear parking sensors are also standard on all but the base Explorer. Optional on the Limited and Sport but standard on the Platinum is a forward collision warning system with brake priming (bundled with the adaptive cruise control), lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist (Limited only), a blind-spot monitoring system (with rear-cross traffic alert) and inflatable seat belts for second-row outboard passengers. You can now get blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic in the XLT this year as well.

In Edmunds testing, an AWD Explorer Limited with all-season tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 118 feet, a few feet shorter than average. An Explorer Sport with summer performance tires stopped in just 108 feet, a remarkable stopping distance for a vehicle of this size and weight.

In government crash tests, last year's Explorer earned a five-star rating (out of a possible five) for overall crash protection, with five stars for total front-impact protection and five stars for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top score of Good for the Explorer's performance in moderate-overlap front-impact, side-impact and roof strength tests. It received the second-lowest rating of Marginal in the small-overlap front-impact test. Its seat belts and head restraints earned a Good rating for whiplash protection in rear impacts.

Interior Design and Special Features

While the Explorer has the commanding ride height expected of an SUV, its thick roof pillars, high hood and tall dash limit outward visibility. Even with all of the available parking aids and cameras, the Explorer can still be a handful in tight spaces. From a fit and finish perspective, though, the interior is well-trimmed and tightly assembled. The materials used are attractive and luxurious, with a soft-touch dashboard and precise-feeling controls. The front seats welcome a wide variety of body types, and the cabin is exceptionally quiet as well.

The newly available Sync 3 interface further contributes to the Explorer’s premium vibe, with its high-resolution touchscreen, modern touch-gesture interface, and quick responses. Two additional screens within the gauge cluster also display a host of information. This is Ford’s most user-friendly system to date, and it’s a significant improvement over previous ones.

The Explorer's seating could be a bit disappointing for families looking for maximum space. Second-row comfort is decent, but overall it's not as roomy (particularly for installing rear-facing child safety seats) as you’d expect for a vehicle of this size. The third-row accommodations, meanwhile, very much depend on the second-row design. If you get the standard fixed bench, there's not much third-row legroom, allowing only small children to fit comfortably. Opting for the sliding second-row captain's chairs opens up considerably more legroom; however, we’d note the Explorer is reduced to six seat belts in that configuration. Cargo space in the Explorer is great with the seats in place but less competitive when all the seats are folded.

Driving Impressions

The Ford Explorer has a smooth ride quality on the highway with good composure that's only slightly affected by the available 20-inch wheels. It's also exceptionally quiet, so it's an excellent road-trip vehicle. It performs acceptably in typical driving situations, but overall it feels larger and less maneuverable than similarly sized rivals.

The Explorer Sport, on the other hand, feels much more fleet of foot, thanks to its sport-tuned suspension and steering that reacts quickly to inputs. And though the Sport gives up a bit of that cushy ride quality, it's still comfortable for this class of vehicle.

The Sport and Platinum trims also come standard with the turbocharged V6, and its V8-like power numbers result in quick acceleration that's unbeatable in the large crossover segment. The regular V6 isn't as peppy but should still readily meet the expectations for most three-row crossover shoppers. As for the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder, it's the least powerful of the three engines and can struggle to hold a gear on grades or authoritatively help you merge with freeway traffic. We have yet to subject it to instrumented testing, though, so check back later for specific details.

Factory Installed Options

  • EBONY BLACK W/RED ACCENT, PERFORATED LEATHER BUCKET SEATS

    • Power Driver Seat
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Leather Seats
    • Bucket Seats
    • Heated Front Seat(s)
    • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
    • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • ENGINE: 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST

    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Turbocharged
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Climate Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Mirror Memory
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Navigation System
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Liftgate
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Security System
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
  • Trip Computer
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel
  • Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode
  • Turbocharged

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio
  • WiFi Hotspot

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Leather Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Seat Memory

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Trailering

  • Tow Hitch

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • 200 Amp Alternator
  • 3.16 Axle Ratio
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Leather Rear Seat
  • 72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Back-Up Camera w/Washer
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Grille
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Black Bumper Insert
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Class III Towing w/Harness, Hitch, Trailer Sway Control, 5th Wheel Hitch and Gooseneck Hitch
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Compass
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Digital/Analog Display
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

 

  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Engine Oil Cooler
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
  • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
  • Front Cupholder
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • GVWR: 6,160 lbs
  • Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Carbon Fiber/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Carbon Fiber/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Keypad
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

 

  • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
  • LED Brakelights
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Sport Tuned Suspension
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Systems Monitor
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
  • Valet Function
  • Wheels: 20" Machined Aluminum w/Painted Pockets
  • Wireless Streaming
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