The available 2.3L EcoBoost® engine produces 280 hp and provides 310 lb.-ft. of torque.68 It has a twin-scroll low-inertia turbocharger that separates the exhaust pulses from pairs of cylinders, enabling quicker turbine spin-up, enhanced acceleration responsiveness and efficiency.
It takes more than just great looks to keep the adventurous legacy of Explorer alive. It also takes smart design and engineering, plus an available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™ Standard equipment includes AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ and Curve Control. The interior offers an available class-exclusive PowerFold® third-row seat* and second-row bucket seats.
The 2017 Ford Explorer offers three powerful engines plus available Trailer Tow Packages and Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ to help give you confidence on the road or off. Inside you'll find plenty of room for passengers, cargo, equipment or anything else you might need as you head out on your various journeys of discovery.
Explorer Platinum grabs attention with a distinctive grille with satin-chrome finish, dual integrated chrome exhaust tips and 20-inch bright-machined wheels with dark-painted Pockets. The interior is just as impressive with the standard dual-panel moonroof, unique Nirvana leather with micro-perforation and quilted inserts. On cold mornings, your passengers will enjoy the heated second-row bucket seats. Also standard is a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with real wood accent and unique stitching.
With SYNC 3, You Can Enjoy All Of The SYNC® Features, Plus Our Next Generation of Voice-Activated Technology.
Bumper to Bumper: 3-Years/36,000 Miles • Powertrain: 5-Years/60,000 Miles • Corrosion: 5-Years/Unlimted Miles • Hybrid/Electric Drivetrain Components: 8-Years/100,000 Miles • Roadside Assistance: 5-Years/60,000 Miles
Curve Control will slow you down as much as 10 mph in approximately one second when it senses that you’re going too fast for a particular curve. Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking, it’s always active in helping you maintain control around curves. Also, it functions on dry or wet pavement and is particularly useful when you’re entering or exiting freeway off- or on-ramps with too much speed. Curve Control, standard on all Explorer models, is an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control.™
Standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®) uses two gyroscopic sensors to monitor both yaw rate and roll rate. This allows AdvanceTrac with RSC to help you maintain control whenever it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion. It also helps maintain control on adverse road conditions such as ice, gravel or rain. AdvanceTrac with RSC also features Curve Control, which will slow the vehicle down when it senses that it’s going too fast for a particular curve.
Available BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) uses radar in the rear quarter panels to identify a vehicle entering your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the sideview mirror. Cross-traffic alert also uses radar to watch for traffic behind you when you’re slowly backing out of a parking spot or your driveway. If it detects a vehicle approaching from up to 15 yards away, it sends an audible warning, and an indicator light flashes in the sideview mirror and a display in the message center. BLIS® with cross-traffic alert is available on the XLT, Limited and Sport, and standard on Platinum models.