17/24  CITY/HWY
EPA- Estimated MPG
6.0  Sec.
0-60 MPH
81.7  cu ft
Cargo Space

Top-Notch Versatility & Agility

For its newest model year, the 2017 Ford Explorer receives only minor changes. Some improvements include changes to the SUV's appearance, features and tech, all of which contribute to a crossover vehicle that is very capable in all situations. The Ford Explorer has a long history of being an exceptional family car, and the 2017 model continues that legacy.

Keep reading the rest of our 2017 Explorer review below to find out more about this popular sport utility!

Well-Outfitted Trims

Several 2017 Ford Explorer reviews highlight the Explorer's ability to work for many drivers' needs, thanks to its technology, interior comfort features and powerful engines.

Drivers will find these amenities spread across five trim levels on the 2017 Ford Explorer in Surprise. Each trim is generously equipped with a wide selection of standard features, such as a 4.2-inch display screen, Ford's voice-activated Sync infotainment system, Bluetooth connectivity, a surround-sound speaker system and keyless entry.

Higher trims add features such as satellite radio, keyless ignition and upgraded cloth upholstery (XLT), as well as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, and an upgraded touchscreen with a Sync 3 interface and sound system (Limited). The Sport trim upgrades the engine and suspension, while the top Platinum trim comes with features like adaptive cruise control, parking assistance, a heated steering wheel and a 12-speaker Sony sound system. Optional features for the Platinum trim include a rear-seat entertainment system and power-folding, second-row captain's chairs.

Power and Performance

The standard powertrain on the base 2017 Explorer is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 290 hp and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. Drivers have the option to upgrade to a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder (standard on the Explorer Limited), which outputs 280 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sport and Platinum models are equipped with a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, which produces the most power at 365 horses and 360 lb.-ft. of torque.

Numerous 2017 Ford Explorer reviews have complimented the quick power and smooth handling on all Explorer powertrains, calling out its extremely comfortable ride and quick agility.

High-Quality Safety

Standard safety features of the 2017 Ford Explorer near Phoenix include roll stability control, traction control, a rearview camera and an extensive set of airbags. As you move up the trims, more advanced safety tech becomes standard, such as a reverse sensing system, collision warning with automatic braking and blind spot monitoring.

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Your One-Stop Shop for Ford Explorer Details

If you want a new car near Phoenix, don't just look at the 2017 Toyota Highlander, GMC Acadia, Ford Flex and the Honda Pilot; also take a look at the radiant 2017 Ford Explorer. The car's trendy onboard technologies and polished exterior design could wind up being just what you need from a daily driver. Confirm if it's ideal for you using our 2017 Ford Explorer report as well as the included third-party comparison tool; and when you've decided, make sure you view current lease incentives on our website.

Test Drive a Ford Explorer in the Phoenix Area

We're a local Ford Explorer dealer with the latest manufacturer incentives on new and quality pre-owned vehicles. Note the details and specs that you found pertinent after reading over our 2017 Ford Explorer review; those are the points that will shield you from making a purchase you regret. Discover the Ford Explorer in Surprise, AZ; submitting a request for a test drive at Surprise Ford is a smooth process with our email form. Take a look at our video to take a glance at its classy exterior design before your visit.

Purchase prices do not include tax, title, license and $395.00 doc fee. Prices include the listed rebates and incentives. Please verify all information. We are not responsible for typographical, technical, or misprint errors. Inventory is subject to prior sale. Contact us via phone or email for more details. *MPG Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.