2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Explorer

Have you taken the seven-passenger 2017 Ford Explorer for a test drive in your search for your next family SUV? The Ford flagship SUV, available for a starting MSRP of $31,600, is a well-rounded choice for anyone interested in a comfortable, capable, and versatile vehicle to serve as their new family hauler. With several engine and trim packages to choose from, there is a configuration that is sure to suit your needs perfectly.

Search the 2017 Ford Explorer inventory at our Ford dealership in Lexington, KY for 2017 Ford Explorer models, or read on to learn more.


2017 Ford Explorer: Engine and Performance

The latest Ford Explorer is quiet and comfortable on roads and highways, making it perfect for family road trips. Additionally, it is available with intelligent 4WD with a four-mode Terrain Management System™ if you find yourself heading out on roads that are a little tougher than what you are used to in your Lexington, KY neighborhood.

Check out the 2017 Ford Explorer specs in the table below:


2.3L EcoBoost® I4

3.5L EcoBoost®

3.5L V6


280 HP

365 HP

290 HP


310 lb.-ft.

350 lb.-ft.

255 lb.-ft.

Combined Fuel Economy


21 MPG 4WD

18 MPG 4WD


19 MPG 4WD

Tow Rating

2,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

Model Availability

XLT, Limited

Sport, Platinum

Explorer (Base), XLT

2017 Ford Explorer: Safety

In NHTSA crash testing, last year's Ford Explorer took home a five-star overall rating. The Ford Explorer is not only built tough, however, it is built smart. Every new Ford Explorer model is equipped with a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors are standard on all but the base model. In the other direction, the 2017 Ford Explorer is available with a forward collision warning system with brake priming, and adaptive cruise control.

Other important safety features include:

  • Stability and traction control with curve control

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert

  • Passenger-side knee airbag, plus Safety Canopy® airbag system

2017 Ford Explorer: Trim Levels

There are five different trim levels available for the 2017 Ford Explorer, including the base model. Drivers will notice differences between the 2017 Ford Explorer's interior and exterior styling, as well as available conveniences, depending on which trim they drive. Several key differences are explored below.



Key Features

Explorer (Base)


  • Rear climate controls

  • SYNC® infotainment

  • Cruise control



  • Push button start

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Fog lights



  • SYNC® 3 infotainment and Sony® audio

  • Power-folding 3rd row

  • Climate controlled perforated leather seats



  • High gloss black exterior accents

  • Unique perforated leather seats with red stitching

  • Sport-tuned suspension



  • Satin chrome exterior accents

  • Driver assistance technology

  • Premium Sony® audio with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustic™

2017 Ford Explorer Available in Lexington, KY

Contact a product specialist at our Ford dealership in Lexington, KY to learn more about the features and financing specials available with the 2017 Ford Explorer.

We recommend scheduling a test drive ahead of time to both get a better idea of what the new Explorer can do for you, as well as guarantee that the Explorer model you are interested in is available when you arrive.

Visit our new vehicle inventory to see the 2017 Ford Explorers models for sale today.