2017 Ford Explorer Review near Oneida NY

The 2017 Ford Explorer is an excellent option for drivers seeking a 3-row family hauler with a tighter, more streamlined design than most SUVs. In the following Ford Explorer review, Nye Ford takes a closer look at the vehicle's technology, interior, and performance to help you decide if it's indeed the right SUV for your driving needs.

Before taking a Ford Explorer for a spin around Utica, Rome, or Oneida, read our review to learn about its key features and design. 


Ford Explorer Performance

Whether you're running errands, dropping the kids off at school, or hitting your favorite trail, the 2017 Ford Explorer delivers a confident performance and plenty of power. Drivers have three engines to choose from, and each is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. With its rugged design and capable powertrains, the 2017 Explorer is engineered for adventures both big and small.

Ford Explorer Engines

  • The Explorer's standard engine is a 290 horsepower 3.5L Ti-VCT V6, delivering 255 lb-ft of torque and up to an EPA-estimated 17 city/24 highway MPG.
  • A 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine is standard on the 2017 Explorer's Platinum and Sport trims, delivering a Best-in-Class 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
  • If efficiency is a priority, the Explorer's 2.3L EcoBoost® may be the right engine for you. It yields up to an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG, but drivers can still expect a rousing performance with 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Drive Confidently with Intelligent AWD

On rugged backroads or slick surfaces, the 2017 Ford Explorer delivers a capable ride with its Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System with Terrain Management and Hill Descent Control. These features work together to maintain the Explorer's traction over gravel, grass, sand, and snow, reducing wheel slip to increase grip on a variety of road conditions. 

Ford Explorer Interior

2017 ford explorer rome nyThe interior of the 2017 Ford Explorer provides spacious seating for up to seven passengers. With available heated seats and leather upholstery, the Explorer offers luxurious accommodations that ensure each passenger rides in comfort.

The Ford Explorer also provides tons of cargo space. Behind its third row, you'll find up to 21 cubic feet of room to store groceries, backpacks, camping gear, and more. You can also fold down its second row and class-exclusive PowerFold® third row that reveal up to 82 cubic feet of storage space when folded down.

Get Connected Wherever You Go

It seems like everyone is glued to their smartphones these days, even when they're driving! To help eliminate distractions from technology, the Ford Explorer provides several features that keep you connected throughout your drive.

One of these options includes SYNC® 3, an infotainment center with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen and enhanced voice recognition. You can easily stream music, get directions, and more with a simple voice command or swipe of a touchscreen. That means you can stay in touch with the digital world around you without losing focus on driving.

Test Drive Your 2017 Ford Escape Now

If you're in the market for an SUV around Rome, Utica, or Oneida, the Ford Explorer could be the best choice for you. Nye Ford has a huge inventory of Explorers to consider, so stop by our showroom to schedule a test drive today. 

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