2017 Ford® Explorer SUV | Features Designed for Comfort and Style | Ford.com

Beauty That's More than Skin-Deep.

Beauty That’s More than Skin-Deep.

The power and driving dynamics of Explorer come wrapped in an eye-catching design that boasts authentic comfort and style. And because it was built for our modern active lives, you can also expect an interior space for the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about everything else you may need on the road to adventure.
Exterior Styling

Don’t let the uptown looks fool you.

The standard roof rack isn’t just there for show; Explorer was designed to take you on the road and off. There are also available painted front and rear skid plate elements and available LED signature lighting and fog lamps to help you navigate various terrains and all sorts of weather. Also, three new colors have been added for 2017 – Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat and White Gold.
Interior Comfort

Interior Comfort

Explorer comfort includes:

  • 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar standard on XLT
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel standard on XLT
  • Heated steering wheel standard on Limited and Platinum
  • Illuminated front scuff plates standard on Sport and Platinum
  • Heated and cooled front-row seats standard on Limited and Platinum
  • Available multicontour front seats with Active Motion®
  • Available second-row inflatable outboard safety belts
Platinum Exterior

Platinum Exterior

The unique 20-inch aluminum wheels and grille team with satin-chrome exterior accents for a smart and distinctive look. Three new colors are being added for 2017 – Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat and White Gold.
Platinum Interior

Platinum Interior

From the feel of real wood on the steering wheel to the awe-inspiring look of the digital instrument cluster, this interior truly lives up to the name Platinum. Get out in style and comfort with the unique Nirvana leather with perforated and quilted seats – it’s available in Ceramic and Ebony. And to take your adventures to a luxurious new level, just slip behind the leather-wrapped heated wood steering wheel, open wide the dual-panel moonroof and then turn up the 500-watt Audio System from Sony.®48   They’re all standard.
Sport Trim Design

Sport Trim Design

Standard features on Sport include an “Explorer” badge on the hood, plus unique blackout treatment on headlamps and taillamps. Other unique looks include integrated dual exhaust tips and 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets. To put a heavy dose of performance into the Sport, there’s the powerful 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, sport-tuned suspension and the Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System.™
Platinum Interior

XLT Sport Appearance Package

Standard features include: • Leather-trimmed seats with Miko® suede inserts and contrast stitching • Leather-wrapped steering wheel • Galvano instrument panel and appliqués • Magnetic Metallic-Painted Grille Bars and Mesh insert • Black Roof-Rack Side Rails • “EXPLORER” badge on hood • “EXPLORER” Unique branded front floor mats • Unique blackout treatment on headlamps and taillamps • 20-inch wheels, Magnetic Metallic-Painted 10-Spoke Wheels
LED Lighting

LED Lighting

There are other advantages to looking good. LED lighting is more durable and longer-lasting than filament-based lighting and up to 60% more energy-efficient.
Available Second-Row Bucket Seating

Available Second-Row Bucket Seating

Along with additional storage for travel gear in the available console, passengers will find roomy comfort in the second-row bucket seats.
The 2018 Explorer Platinum design

The 2018 Explorer

The new 2018 Explorer has been purposefully designed to give it a fresh new look. The first thing you’ll notice is its dynamic new grille and distinct front and rear LED signature lighting. Step inside, and you’ll discover a refined interior with rich new colors. Plus, you can choose from five all-new wheel options to suit your style. So whether your adventures take you on- or off-road, Explorer has a presence that demands attention.