Meet Your New 2017 Ford Explorer XLT

2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
2017 Ford Explorer XLT
Licensing and applicable taxes
Year: 2017 Price: $50,739.00
Make: Ford Trans: Automatic
Model: Explorer A/C: Yes
Trim: XLT Engine: V6 3.5 DOHC
Stock#: EX7-18710 Mileage: 75
VIN: 1FM5K8D81HGD18710
  • Foot-Activated Hands-Free Power Liftgate
  • Equipment Group 202A
  • Twin-Panel Moonroof
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System)
  • XLT Appearance Package
  • Inflatable Rear Seatbelts
  • Leather-Trimmed Heated Bucket Seats
  • Perforated Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
  • Dark Earth Grey Unique Door-Trim Panel Insert
  • Wheels: 20" Machined Aluminum w/Painted Pockets
  • Magnetic Metallic Painted Grille
  • Black Body Side Cladding
  • Roof Rack Side Rails
  • EXPLORER Badge on Hood
  • Floor Mats w/Unique Badging (1st & 2nd Row)
  • Tires: 20"

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Dealer Comments
The Ford Explorer has long been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, it also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.

The 7-passenger Explorer is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of five trim levels: Base, XLT, Sport, Limited and Platinum. A 290-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine is standard on the Base and XLT, while the Limited gets the 285-hp 2.3-liter turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder; Sport and Platinum trims boast a 365-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode; 4x4 models also get a user-friendly terrain management system. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual panel moonroof, hands-free power liftgate, LED fog lights, LED headlamps, automatic high-beams, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Intelligent Access with push-button start and front/rear cameras with washers, along with satellite/HD radio, voice-activated navigation and Ford's SYNC communications and entertainment system. Standard safety features consist of AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control function, traction control and anti-lock disc brakes, as well as Ford's MyKey owner control feature and seven airbags. Industry-first second-row inflatable seatbelts are available, as well as a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert; additional standard/optional technologies include Lane Departure Warning & Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning, along with enhanced Active Park Assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking.

Following a complete redesign last year, the Ford Explorer gets minimal changes for 2017. Most notably, Limited models are now powered by the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine, and a new SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system debuts.

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For many years, the Ford Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, the Explorer also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect
Performance in government crash tests is good.
- The Car Connection, CarsDirect
[The] Ford Explorer is a relative joy to drive compared to other truck-based SUVs like the Dodge Durango and Chevy Trailblazer.
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With its 113-inch wheelbase, the Ford Explorer is bigger than it's ever been, about the same size now as the Chevy Traverse and Honda Pilot.

Explorer looks rugged, but that's deceiving.In fact, it should be viewed as a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive family wagon.It's not rough and tumble like it used to be, back in the day when it was body-on-frame, and had locking hubs and a low-range transfer case.With the right options, today it can tow 5000 pounds and seat seven people, but so can the Kia Sorento.

For 2016, Explorer got a light re-do, including smoother bodywork, nicer and quieter interior, new available engine, and Sync 3 infotainment system.For practical purposes the generation stretches back to 2011, when it went crossover.

For 2017, Explorer offers a new Sport Appearance Package for lower trims, rendering a more aggressive look with 20-inch wheels, a gray grille insert and black cladding, black roof rack, and gray leather seating with gray suede accents and contrast stitching.Otherwise, it carries over unchanged.

Base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that's used in many other Fords, from Flex to Fusion.It makes 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, and can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in about 8.5 seconds, using the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.It comes as front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available on upper models.

A popular engine is the four-cylinder 2.3-liter turbo, available on some models and standard on Explorer Limited AWD.This EcoBoost four can be found in the Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and in the Explorer makes 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.It's better than the V6 in every aspect, including the sound that comes from the tuned exhaust system.

The most powerful and most fun engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 making 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, in the Platinum and Sport AWD models.If they made an Explorer SHO it would have this engine.The Explorer Sport with this twin turbo V6 gets 20-inch wheels, bigger brakes and a stiffer chassis, but it's still a long way from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

Naturally, fuel mileage for that engine is the lowest of the three, at an EPA-estimated 16 City, 22 Highway and 18 Combined miles per gallon.The base V6 doesn't do much better, at 17/24/20 mpg, while the EcoBoost turbocharged four 19/28/22 mpg.It's worth noting that many EcoBoost buyers complain that their mileage doesn't match the EPA rating.

The Explorer earns five stars in its NHTSA crash rating in every category except rollover, but we can't think of any tall SUV that gets five stars there.With the IIHS, the Explorer got top scores in the moderate-front overlap, side impact and roof strength tests, but only Marginal in the small-overlap crash test.

One feature that might enhance safety but doesn't factor into crash ratings is the Explorer's Curve Control within the stability control; it adapts throttle and brake to upcoming corners.Also standard is trailer sway control.

top Body Exterior
Rear cargo : liftgate
Tailpipe finisher : chrome
Number of doors : 4
Power door mirrors
Turn signal indicator mirrors
Bumpers : body-colour
Trailer sway control
Roof rack : rails only
Heated door mirrors
top Convenience Features
Overhead console
Automatic temperature control
Remote keyless entry
Passenger door bin
Rear air conditioning
Tilt steering wheel
Air conditioning
1-touch up
Emergency communication system
Driver door bin
Rear beverage holders
1-touch down
Passenger vanity mirror
Front dual zone A/C
Illuminated entry
Front beverage holders
Rear door bins
Power windows
Driver vanity mirror
Telescoping steering wheel
Speed control
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
top Entertainment Features
Radio data system
CD player
MP3 decoder
1st row LCD monitors : 3
AM/FM radio : SiriusXM
Speakers : 9
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Primary LCD size : 8.0"
Internet access capable : SYNC Services
Wireless phone connectivity : Bluetooth
top Visibility and Instruments
Front reading lights
Outside temperature display
Rear window wiper
Delay-off headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Fully automatic headlights
Rear reading lights
Exterior parking camera rear
Rear window defroster
Speed sensitive wipers
Front fog lights
Display : digital/analog
Variably intermittent wipers
Parking sensors : front and rear
Trip computer
top Off-Road Capability
Ground clearance (min) : 211mm (8.3")
top Powertrain
Engine litres : 3.5
Fuel economy combined : 13.0L/100 km
Engine location : front
Fuel economy city : 14.8L/100 km
Transmission : 6 speed automatic
Recommended fuel : Regular Unleaded
Number of valves : 24
Cylinder configuration : V-6
Horsepower : 290hp @ 6,500RPM
Torque : 255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
Block heater
Drive type : four-wheel
Fuel economy highway : 10.7L/100 km
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Fuel tank capacity : 70.4L
Manual-shift auto : SelectShift
Variable valve control
top Safety and Security
Adjustable head restraints : driver and passenger w/tilt
4 wheel disc brakes
Security system
ABS brakes
Overhead airbag
Perimeter/approach lights
Ignition disable
Dual front side impact airbags
Occupant sensing airbag
Traction control
Knee airbag
Electronic stability
Dual front impact airbags
Panic alarm
top Seats and Trim
Power passenger seat
Rear seats : split-bench
Power 2-way driver lumbar support
3rd row seats : split-bench
Front seats : bucket
Manual passenger lumbar support
Front centre armrest
Max seating capacity : 7
Heated front seats
Power driver seat
Split folding rear seat
top Specs and Dimensions
Exterior length : 5,037mm (198.3")
Rear headroom : 1,031mm (40.6")
Engine displacement : 3.5 L
Compression ratio : 10.80 to 1
Exterior height : 1,778mm (70.0")
3rd row headroom : 960mm (37.8")
Engine torque : 255 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
Towing capacity : 907kg (2,000lbs)
Rear legroom : 1,003mm (39.5")
Interior cargo volume : 595 L (21 cu.ft.)
Front shoulder room : 1,557mm (61.3")
Engine horsepower : 290hp @ 6,500RPM
Curb weight : 2,100kg (4,630lbs)
Turning radius : 6.0m (19.6')
Rear hiproom : 1,443mm (56.8")
Passenger volume : 4,296L (151.7 cu.ft.)
3rd row shoulder room : 1,290mm (50.8")
GVWR : 2,794kg (6,160lbs)
Front legroom : 1,090mm (42.9")
3rd row hiproom : 1,034mm (40.7")
Interior maximum cargo volume : 2,285 L (81 cu.ft.)
3rd row legroom : 813mm (32.0")
Engine bore x stroke : 92.5mm x 86.7mm (3.64" x 3.41")
Front headroom : 1,052mm (41.4")
Rear shoulder room : 1,562mm (61.5")
Wheelbase : 2,865mm (112.8")
Front hiproom : 1,455mm (57.3")
top Suspension/Handling
Speed-sensing steering
Four wheel independent suspension
Rear tires : 245/60HR18.0
Front anti-roll bar
Front tires : 245/60HR18.0
Alloy wheels
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Wheel size : 18"
top Warranty
Roadside assistance coverage : 60 months/100,000km
Corrosion perforation warranty : 60 months/ unlimited distance
Powertrain warranty : 60 months/100,000km
Basic warranty : 36 months/60,000km
Prices may include cash incentives available to Canadian customers residing in the province of Ontario, for details about pricing available to customers outside of Ontario please contact us.