2017 Ford Explorer  -  $34,720


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $34,720
Base Invoice: $33,200
Destination Charge: $945
Options: $0
Trim: XLT FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 17 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: XLT FWD
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV)

Pros

Quiet interior; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; EcoBoost engine provides good mileage


Value Writeup

The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family.

The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.


Model Highlights

The Explorer is offered in base, XLT, Limited and Platinum models, but no matter the model, it comes with three well-designed rows of seating and room for up to seven (the second row comes with two bucket seats for adults). While the third row is kid-sized, it's easier to fold than those on just about any other model, thanks to the simple, single-button power-folding system. Parents will also note that LATCH fasteners for child seats are included in the second-row outboard positions. Both the second and third rows flip forward, giving a cavernous 81 cubic-feet of cargo space.

The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, with EPA ratings of 17 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The optional 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder makes a healthy 270 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and fuel economy is best in class at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

The 4-wheel-drive system in the Explorer is available with both engines, and it is designed with the urban driving done by most Explorer owners in mind. The system includes a Terrain Management system that cleverly recalibrates itself for snow, sand or mud when needed. With 4-wheel drive, there's also Hill Descent Control, to help maintain composure on steep, slippery slopes.

Standard equipment on the Explorer is more extensive than what's found in most mainstream-brand vehicles. Cruise control, a media hub system, four 12-volt powerpoints, capless fuel-filling and the MyKey control/monitoring feature are all standard on the base model, while optional or standard goodies on the upper XLT or Limited trims include dual-zone climate control; remote start; power-folding, heated side-view mirrors; reverse sensing; ambient lighting, adjustable pedals, a rearview camera system, push-button start and a 110-volt AC outlet. The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes quilted leather seating, brush aluminum accents, and ash wood inlays.

MyFord Touch combines a host of vehicle, information and entertainment functions in an interface that appears a bit like that of iPads or other tablet computers. The system works together with Ford's Sync interface to interact seamlessly -- and with voice commands -- with media players, smartphones and music on USB sticks.

All Explorers include both Roll Stability Control and Curve Control sophisticated stability control systems. Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags also cover all three rows and an SOS Post-Crash System helps alert authorities if the airbags deploy. Safety-related tech features on the Explorer include adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system that includes brake support as well as a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.


Model News

The Ford Explorer remains essentially unchanged for 2017, save for a new Sport Appearance package that makes its debut this year. The new package includes exterior enhancements such as stylish grey wheels, a matching grey grill, black exterior cladding and grey leather interior.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
316.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
446.40 mi

Engine Order Code
998-1

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.5 L/213

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
200

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
151.7 ft³

Front Head Room
41.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
61.5 in

Front Hip Room
57.3 in

Second Head Room
40.6 in

Second Leg Room
39.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
61 in

Second Hip Room
56.8 in

Third Head Room
37.8 in

Third Leg Room
32 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.8 in

Third Hip Room
40.7 in

Wheelbase
112.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.9 in

Height, Overall
70 in

Track Width, Front
67 in

Track Width, Rear
67 in

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
80.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
21 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4443 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.2 ft

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V925000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 21, 2016

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:TURBO-CHARGER

Potential Number of Units Affected
1163

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2016 Ford Taurus, 2016-2017 Ford Flex, Lincoln MKT, 2017 Ford Explorer and Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Utility vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI engines. Improperly brazed turbocharger oil supply tubes may leak oil on engine components.

Consequence
An oil leak, in the presence of an ignition source, increases the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the turbocharger oil supply tubes, free of charge. The recall began on January 31, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S46.

Dates of Manufacture
OCT 14, 2016 to NOV 01, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
16S46

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17E048000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 27, 2017

Component
SUSPENSION:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected
630

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain Wheel Hub Bearing assemblies, part number HB5Z-1104-C, incorrectly listed as being for installation on the rear axles of 2011-2017 Ford Explorer 4X2 vehicles. These bearings assemblies were manufactured without a self retention feature, possibly resulting in the separation of the wheel or wheel end.

Consequence
A loss of the wheel or wheel end can increase the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify the distributors of the hubs specifying that they are to only be used on drive axles. It is believed that none of the hubs were purchased from Ford dealers for the incorrect application. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V332000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 21, 2017

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2204

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Ford Explorer, F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 vehicles equipped with a manual driver's seat back recliner mechanism. In the event of a crash, the seat back frame may not restrain the occupant due to having inadequate welds. As such, these vehicles may not meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 202a, "Head Restraints" and 207, "Seating Systems."

Consequence
If the occupant is not adequately restrained in the event of a crash, they have an increased risk of injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the seat back frame, free of charge. The recall began on June 7, 2017. Owners may contact Ford at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17C08.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 08, 2016 to DEC 09, 2016

Manufacturer Recall No.
17C08

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V530000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 27, 2017

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
253

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2017 Explorer, Taurus and Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan vehicles. The steering gear heat shield fasteners may corrode, allowing the heat shield to detach.

Consequence
If the heat shield detaches, the steering gear may overheat, increasing the steering effort required by the driver, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers to inspect and replace the heat shield fasteners as needed, free of charge. The recall began on September 13, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S23.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 06, 2017 to MAY 09, 2017

Manufacturer Recall No.
17S23

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.4%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations).Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not standard equipment in CA Emissions States.

Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic

3.39 Non-Limited-Slip Axle Ratio

GVWR: 6,160 lbs

Front-Wheel Drive

72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

200 Amp Alternator

Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum

Tires: P245/60R18 AS BSW

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Lip Spoiler

Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Roof Rack Rails Only

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off

LED Brakelights

Front Fog Lamps

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single-CD/MP3 Capable -inc: 6 speakers and SiriusXM radio, Note: SiriusXM includes a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

Streaming Audio

Integrated Roof Antenna

SYNC Communication & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen in center stack, AppLink and 1 smart-charging multimedia USB port in the Media Hub, Note: SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software

Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Driver Seat

Passenger Seat

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Premium Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Premium Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Keypad

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

Unique Cloth Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar and recline, 6-way power passenger seat w/manual recline and 4-way adjustable driver and front-passenger head restraints (2-way up/down when dual-headrest DVD entertainment system (50S) is ordered)

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Seats w/Premium Cloth Back Material

Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer

Perimeter Alarm

4 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Advancetrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Rear Parking Sensors

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Passenger Knee Airbag

Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera w/Washer

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6 (FFV)
$0

 
ENGINE: 2.3L I-4 ECOBOOST
$495

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC (446)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPD SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC (TR-CG)
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 200A
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 201A
$2,110

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 202A
$4,680

 
WHEELS: 18" PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS: 18" 5-SPOKE PAINTED ALUMINUM
$495

 
WHEELS: 20" POLISHED ALUMINUM
$1,295

 
WHEELS: 20" X 8.5" MAGNETIC MET PAINTED 10-SPOKE
$0

 
TIRES: P255/50R20 AS BSW
$0

 
TIRES: P245/60R18 AS BSW LOW-ROLLING RESISTANCE
$0

 
TIRES: 20"
$0

 
CANYON RIDGE METALLIC
$0

 
SHADOW BLACK
$0

 
WHITE GOLD METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC METALLIC
$0

 
BLUE JEANS METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
RUBY RED METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
SMOKED QUARTZ METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
MEDIUM LIGHT CAMEL, UNIQUE CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DARK EARTH GRAY, PERFORATED LEATHER-TRIMMED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
EBONY BLACK, UNIQUE CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
MEDIUM LIGHT CAMEL, LEATHER HEATED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
EBONY BLACK, LEATHER HEATED BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
XLT TECHNOLOGY FEATURE BUNDLE
$1,095

 
XLT APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$1,595

 
COLD WEATHER PACKAGE
$650

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSION EXEMPTION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
FEDERAL-EMISSIONS STATE DEALER ORDER
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
CLASS II TRAILER TOW PACKAGE
$395

 
CLASS III TRAILER TOW PACKAGE
$570

 
WHEEL LOCK KIT (DEALER INSTALLED)
$75

 
REAR BUMPER PROTECTOR (DEALER INSTALLED)
$75

 
SPLASH GUARDS (DEALER INSTALLED)
$205

 
CARGO MAT (DEALER INSTALLED)
$100

 
INTERIOR CARGO COVER (DEALER INSTALLED)
$130

 
ROOF-RAIL CROSSBARS (DEALER INSTALLED)
$140

 
SMOKER'S PACKAGE (DEALER INSTALLED)
$90

 
TWIN PANEL MOONROOF
$1,695

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
RUNNING BOARDS - BLACK
$595

 
COV REQUIRED
$0

 
PRICED DORA
$0

 
RADIO: PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$0

 
INFLATABLE REAR SEATBELTS
$195

 
2ND ROW BUCKET SEATS
$695

 
FRONT & REAR FLOOR LINERS
$120

 
DUAL-HEADREST DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,995

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 202A SAVINGS
$-800


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