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The All-New 2017 Ford Explorer

Expand Your Horizons

Whether chasing waves or soaking up the sunshine, we are all adventurers. 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. We are the Utility. Be Unstoppable. The 2017 Ford Explorer.  

 

WELCOME THE UNPLANNED

Last-minute road trips. An unexpected detour. You never know what each day will serve up. It’s these unexpected thrills that make life interesting. So be ready for it with a partner that plays like you do. Explorer Sport. With its fully independent sport-tuned suspension and Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System,™ Explorer Sport welcomes what comes with an adventurous spirit and confident capability. Earning Explorer Sport its performance stripes is a 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. Wide 20" machined aluminum wheels help keep all that power in contact with ever-changing road surfaces. Painted pockets on the wheels, and a unique blackout treatment on its headlamps and taillamps deliver a signature Sport look. Inside, the slick Ebony leather-trimmed interior with red accent stitching, and Satin Chrome and Carbon Sport accents, looks ready for action. Explorer Sport. Dressed and always ready to play.

 

OUT THERE IS BETTER FROM IN HERE

Wherever you’re heading, you’re as much in control of your comfort as your ride with Explorer Platinum. Front-row multicontour seats adjust your seat contour at the touch of a button, and serve up lumbar region and upper leg area massage thanks to Active Motion.® Controls are well-placed, including those for the industry-exclusive 500-watt Audio System from Sony® with Clear Phase™ and Live Acoustics™ technology. On a long road trip, your crew gets to share in the fun by plugging their devices into smart-charging USB ports that are nearly 2 times faster than previous generation ports. Even if you’ll be sleeping in a tent at your destination, you can still enjoy driving in luxury. Real Brown Ash Swirl wood, as well as quilted inserts make you feel like you’re pampered. And with the most standard 2nd-row head room and 3rd-row leg room in its class, Explorer spreads the love to all its passengers.

 

AUTO START-STOP TECHNOLOGY, standard on EcoBoost engines, helps optimize fuel consumption and reduce emissions duringstop-and-go city driving. The system will shut off the engine when you come to a complete stop, and seamlessly restart it when you release the brake pedal. 

 

OFF THE BUCKET LIST. INTO THE WATER.

With the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 or 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. of fun. So that boat you’ve always dreamed of can become a reality. And if you’re a towing novice, these features can help put you at ease: A standard rear view camera that helps you see what’s behind you and makes hooking up a trailer simple, and trailer sway control that automatically reduces engine speed and selectively applies the brakes if trailer sway is detected. Best of all, for every twist and turn the road serves up, there’s AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™). This system helps maintain control when it detects wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion, and gives you more control in the rain or on ice or gravel. In addition, its Curve Control feature helps slow you down if you’re heading into a curve too quickly. In Explorer, you can venture out with confidence.

 

STORAGE SPACE AS FLEXIBLE AS YOUR PLANS

When you have an impressive 81.7 cu. ft. of cargo space with both the 2nd- and 3rd-row seats folded, there’s a good chance your hands are going to be full when you’re loading the cargo area. So with the Intelligent Access key fob on you, just kick your foot under the rear bumper and let the hands-free foot-activated liftgate do the work. The versatility doesn’t stop there, with a 60/40 split 2nd-row and 50/50 split-folding 3rd-row seat, you can bring all your gear. You’ll even have room to shop along the way because, with the touch of a button, the PowerFold® 3rd-row seat folds giving you 43.8 cu. ft. of storage. Even with all seats occupied, there is a generous 21 cu. ft. of cargo space behind the 3rd row.

 

TAME THE PARKING SPOT

With help from its Enhanced Active Park Assist System, Explorer makes parking easy so you can move on to more important things. Whether you’re backing into a perpendicular spot or slowing down to parallel park, ultrasonic sensors can identify a parking space that is the right size, then the system steers the vehicle into it. All you do is follow on-screen prompts, and operate the accelerator, brake and gear shifter as needed. The front 180-degree camera also helps out with visibility and allows you to see around corners. A spritz of the lens washer and your view is clear. Finally, Explorer has tamed the parking lot. Time to get out and have some fun.

 

PROTECT YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE

Explorer offers a sophisticated suite of safety features to help keep you safe along the way. The security of 7 standard airbags includes the Safety Canopy® System with rollover sensing and side-curtain airbags that deploy to cover all 3 rows of the vehicle. They are joined by industry-first 2nd-row outboard inflatable safety belts.  To help the driver stay focused, class-exclusive MyKey® technology allows you to program ignition keys with reminders to drive at appropriate speeds, keep the audio volume low and much more. And when you need to see what’s behind you, you’ll have a clear view with the full-color rear view camera when in Reverse.

 

EXPERIENCE THE ALL-NEW 2017 FORD EXPLORER TODAY. Click, call, or stop in for a test drive!

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