2017 Ford® Explorer SUV | #1 SUV for 25 Years | Ford.com

EPA- Est. City/HwyMPG


17/242   MPG

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2017 Explorer Awards & Accolades

Three ways to take your driving in adventurous new directions

Three ways to take your driving in adventurous new directions

Explore Design

* Sport: Standard 3.5L EcoBoost® powertrain, Intelligent 4WD and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets.

Platinum: Standard 3.5L EcoBoost and the premium 500-watt Sound from Sony® with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics™48    

XLT: Standard LED signature lighting, three-row seating for up to seven and Reverse Sensing System.

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2017 Explorer

Canyon Ridge
Magnetic Metallic
Ruby Red
Ingot Silver
Blue jean

Smoke Quartz

Oxford White
Absolute Black
White Gold

Adventure-ready technologies 

Platinum model. Unique looks, style and comfort.

Platinum model. Unique looks, style and comfort.

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.

Explore Design

It says "confident" inside and out

It says "confident" inside and out

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.

Explore Capability

2.3L EcoBoost® engine. Efficient power.

2.3L EcoBoost® engine. Efficient power.

The available 2.3L EcoBoost® engine produces 280 hp68   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.

Explore Performance

Man on phone using FordPass app while traveling

Be in the driver's seat from any seat.

What's better than driving a Ford? Driving it smarter with FordPass.™164  Contact your dealer, schedule maintenance with a Ford Service Specialist, reserve parking ahead of time with FordPass Park or request Roadside Assistance166 at the tap of a button. Need help with your journey? Contact a friendly FordGuide right from the app.

FordPass takes care of the details so you can just enjoy the drive. Learn more at FordPass.com or download it right now for iOS or Android™.


Smart hardware. Smart software. Smart design.

SYNC® 3 is our easy-to-use, responsive voice-activated technology. Discover the system’s quick reactions to your conversational voice commands. Experience the smartphone-like touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. You’ll also find a sleek user-friendly interface to help you connect to and control your smartphone. Locate your favorite restaurants with simple destination entry via the optional navigation. SYNC 3 is fast, smart and easy to use.27

Explore Technology

The New 2018 Ford Explorer Platinum Features

Meet the New 2018 Explorer

This is one SUV that lives up to its name – from its eye-catching grille to its striking presence and confident capability. And new smart features like SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ that allows you to seamlessly integrate your active life with your Explorer. Lock it or unlock it. Remote start. Check fuel levels. Find its location. All from your smartphone. Even when we’re at the top, we go further.

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Preproduction model shown. Available winter 2017.

FordPass, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.

SYNC® Connect, an optional feature on select 2017–2018 model year vehicles, is required for certain features.

Explorer Models