Whether chasing waves or soaking up the sunshine, we are all adventure seekers. And so much more. The destinations continually change. What really matters is the confidence to go. As well as the memory-making experiences shared along the way. Life is a Sport. This is your Utility. Be Unstoppable. The 2017 Ford Explorer.
The standard roof-rack isn’t just there for show, the Ford Explorer was designed to take you on-road and off. There are also available signature lighting and fog lights to help you navigate various terrain and all sorts of weather. And to add to Explorer’s distinctive looks, there are also three new colours being introduced this year – Canyon Ridge, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat and White Gold.
From the feel of real wood on the steering wheel to the modern 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 – they’re 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 Sony®14 audio system. They’re all standard.
There are other advantages to looking good. LED lighting is more durable and longer-lasting than filament-based lighting and up to 50% more energy-efficient.
The 3.5L EcoBoost® combines turbocharging and direct injection. It generates best-in-class 365 horsepower, plus 350 lb.-ft. of torque*. The 3.5L EcoBoost® is standard in the Ford Explorer Sport and Platinum, which also feature standard Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ plus Hill Descent Control™10 .
Hill Descent Control™10 is an important technology that’s part of the available Intelligent 4WD System. Push the Hill Descent Control button on the Terrain Management System™10 dial, then press the brake and accelerator to set the desired speed. The set speed is maintained during the descent as brake pressure is automatically applied when needed.
The Ford Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. The second row features a 60/40 split-fold-flat bench and available bucket seats and console, while the third row has a 50/50 split-folding seat with generous passenger space. Behind the third row, there are up to 595 litres (21 cubic feet) of cargo volume. For more cargo space, up to 2,313 litres (81.7 cubic feet), fold the second and third rows for a flat load surface.