2017 Ford Explorer is Ready for Adventure

The Ford Explorer is always ready to take you on adventures with plenty of style. The 2017 model has enough seating for seven passengers, making it an excellent alternative to minivans for families who need to tote the entire family, but don't want to sacrifice style. The Explorer is affordable, and its bold, striking design gives an impression of its capabilities. With multiple trims and other customization options, there is a 2017 Explorer for everyone.

2017 Ford Explorer Stylish Exterior

Take the bold look of the Explorer to the next level with some of the available features like skid plate elements in the front and rear or available LED signature lighting plus foglamps. There are more exterior colors offered than before, including White Gold, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat, and Canyon Ridge. Also available is the XLT Sport Appearance Package with its magnetic metallic grille bars and the mesh insert plus interior styling adjustments. Ford wants you to be adventurous with your Explorer, which is why this 2017 model comes standard with a roof rack. Accessing the cargo area of the Ford Explorer has never been easier thanks to the optional hands-free foot-activated liftgate; just kick a foot underneath the bumper while the Intelligent Access Key is in your purse or pocket and watch the liftgate open to your preset height.

Haul the Whole Family inside the 2017 Ford Explorer

Thanks to the 2017 Ford Explorer's 3 rows of seating, you can easily fit 7 passengers in comfort. To maximize versatility, the 2nd row splits 60/40 and folds flat and the 3rd row also splits 50/50. Customization is key with Ford. There is an available option for bucket seats along with a console for the second row. Even with all seats upright, you get 21 cubic feet for all your cargo. Folding down the rear rows flat increases this to 81.7 cubes. To make life even easier, the Explorer has a PowerFold 3rd row seat, a class-exclusive feature that lets you fold the seat flat by pressing a button. To ensure you remain comfortable, some models have 10-way power adjustment plus power lumbar for the driver and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The top trims have available heated steering wheel, heated and cooling front seats, and multi-contour front seats featuring Active Motion.

Peaked Performance in the 2017 Ford Explorer

To prove that the Ford Explorer was made for adventure, it offers Intelligent 4WD featuring Terrain Management System. Of course, you also get powerful engines to work with these systems, including the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that relies on direct injection and a turbocharger to generate the best-in-class V6 horsepower of 365 horses to go with its 350 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with the 4WD system and Hill Descent Control in the Sport and Platinum trims, where this particular configuration comes standard. Even the base engine, a 3.5-liter V6, has 290 horsepower and a torque of 255 pound-feet. To make it even more appealing, this engine also excels at saving you fuel while optimizing performance across the board. Control everything via the standard 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that features paddle shifters. If you need some extra room in the Explorer or just want to bring your boat somewhere, take advantage of its 5,000-pound towing capacity and the Class III Trailer Tow Package.

Ford Explorer Technology Features

  • SYNC 3
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Available 12 Speaker Sony® Audio System
  • Available Navigation featuring SiriusXM Traffic plus Travel Link
  • Available Dual Smart-Charging USB Ports in 2nd Row
  • Available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate
  • Available Intelligent Access key
  • Available PowerFold® third-row seat

Safety Features of the Explorer

  • AdvanceTrac plus Roll Stability Control
  • Curve Control
  • Rearview Camera
  • Available Front 180-Degree Camera
  • Available Forward Sensing System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Available Forward Collision Warning and Brake Support
  • Available Blind Spot Information System
  • Available Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Available Enhanced Active Park Assist with Park Out Assist
  • Available Lane Keeping System

Find the 2017 Ford Explorer at Berglund Ford of Salem

It's easy to see why the Ford Explorer is so popular with the large range of features and roomy interior. For a variety of different used, new and certified pre-owned models, come over to Berglund Ford of Salem, VA. Our team will be happy to introduce you to the models available and their features. We offer financing at the dealership and certified mechanics to help you with any needs. Stop in for a test drive today!