2017 Ford Explorer
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.
Explorer comfort includes:
The Explorer can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Power comes from its standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 or available 3.5L EcoBoost®. The available Class III Trailer Tow Package, required for towing, includes an engine oil cooler, wiring harness and tow hitch. The Explorer offers features that make towing easy. The standard rear view camera provides a video image of the area behind you. Hill start assist helps keep the vehicle from rolling backward when you're on a slope or hill. The trailer sway control feature, integrated with standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control,TM detects trailer sway, automatically adjusts engine speed and applies asymmetrical braking to help counter it.
Curve Control will slow you down as much as 10 mph in approximately one second when it senses that you're going too fast for a particular curve. Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking, it's always active in helping you maintain control around curves. Also, it functions on dry or wet pavement and is particularly useful when you're entering or exiting freeway off- or on-ramps with too much speed. Curve Control, standard on all Explorer models, is an enhancement to AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control.TM
Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management SystemTM
The Terrain Management SystemTM is included with the available Intelligent 4WD System and lets you shift on the fly into one of four settings to match the terrain. So whether the journey takes you through mud, sand, gravel, grass or snow, you can get through it and carry on with confidence and control. The 4WD System also includes Hill Descent ControlTM that lets you set and maintain a constant speed while traveling downhill.
Three Rows. Spacious Seating for up to Seven
The 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 is up to 21 cubic feet of cargo volume. For more cargo space, up to 81.7 cubic feet, fold the second and third rows for a flat load surface.
Front 180-Degree Camera & Forward Sensing System
Aids visibility for limited-sight maneuvers such as pulling out of the driveway, street or parking lot. This available technology also allows the driver to see around corners. A washer is included to help keep the lens free of dirt and other debris.
Available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate
With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate automatically opens - making it easier to load and unload cargo. You can also adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.
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