In the ever expanding SUV market, Ford’s luxury Explorer model has been a resounding success so far. But Ford wants to make it an even more resounding one by combining luxury elements with fuel economy and a more affordable pricing. One of the noticeable luxury elements in the 2017 Explorer will definitely something that will be available in the XLT sports Appearance Package, and that is the possibility for the buyers to add a visual edge to their vehicles. But here is a more detailed description for you.
2017 Ford Explorer – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
Five trim levels will be offered with this model: they are Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum. It is expected that the Ford Explorer 2017 will feature some extensive changes. The 2017 Ford Explorer will have a new grille, front bumper, the hood will be redesigned, new LED headlights will also be in installed. There will be a new bumper design it the back too, as well as LED taillights and modified pillars. Wheels choice will be 18-inch alloys for the base models and 20-inch aluminum for the higher trims. More luxury 5-door models, among other things, will also feature a moonroof, HID headlights, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
As far as the interior is concerned, the cabin of 2017 Ford Explorer will feature a 3-row seating arrangement and will accommodate 7 passengers. The interior itself will be further upgraded high-quality materials will be installed, as well as latest technologies. The standard features included will be cloth upholstery on seats, 60/40 split folding second-row seats, 50/50 split folding third-row seats, a 6-way power driver’s seat, cruise control, a 4.2 –inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity. These will also include auxiliary audio inputs, as well as a CD player and a rearview camera. The XLT and Limited model will be introduced, that will among other things include parking sensors, satellite radio, keyless entry and ignition for the XLT model, and a premium Sony audio system. An additional package that will include adaptive cruise control, blind spot and forward collision warning will also be offered. Top trims will also include, among other, a rear entertainment system and a dual- panel sunroof.
2017 Ford Explorer – Modification under the Hood
There will be 3 drive-train options for the 2017 Ford Explorer. All engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission system. This sends power to the front wheels as standard. There is an option for an AWD for the lower versions, and AWD is standard on the Sport and Platinum versions. The base, XLT as well as the Limited models will feature a 3.5-liter, the V6 unit which is capable of producing 290 hp and 255 pounds per feet torque. The second engine will be available on the Sport and Platinum models. The engine will remain a 3.5-liter, V6, set to produce 365 hp and 350 pounds per feet of torque. Motorists looking for a more budget version opt for the 2.3-liter, 4-cylinder engine which delivers 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The engine is optional for the base, XLT and Limited models. The official EPA ratings are not out but Ford says that the Explorer will return an estimated 22 mpg on combined drives. Further info is yet to be released.
2017 Ford Explorer – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The release date of the new 2017 Ford Explorer is at the moment expected to be in the Autumn of 2016. The price of the 2017 Ford Explorer is still not exactly certain, but there is information that will be between $35 000 to $55 000.