2017 Ford Explorer Review

A Look at the 2017 Ford Explorer

Finding the right SUV for your family trips around the Wayne, Paterson, and Montclair areas is important. You want something with the desired performance, space, features, and safety. Have you considered the 2017 Ford Explorer? This vehicle offers a great deal, but if you're not certain, we'll help you by giving an in-depth look.

In our review of the 2017 Ford Explorer, we'll look at the engine power and performance, technology and entertainment, and safety features. By reading this review, you'll learn a great deal about this SUV. You may even be closer to deciding whether or not this vehicle is right for you and your family. 

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2017 Ford Explorer: Engine Power and Performance

This SUV delivers a great deal of power to its drivers. Resting under the hood is the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine paired with the 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. When you take this SUV to its limits, it can deliver 290 horsepower with 255 lb-ft of torque. This vehicle also features Hill Start Assist, which is a helpful feature that prevents your vehicle from rolling back while you're about to accelerate when stopped on an incline. 

Technology and Entertainment

The Ford Explorer features the SYNC system, which rests in the center of the dashboard. This system is your entertainment and communication command center. You can use this system to access the AM/FM radio, or the MP3-capable CD player, to play through the 6-speaker sound system. If you wish to increase your media, you can opt for SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This radio service, offered as a 6-month trial subscription, provides more than 150 different stations of music, news, sports, and comedy.

What's most impressive about the SYNC system is that it's voice activated. You can use your own voice to select your audio entertainment or phone contact to place a call through the Bluetooth® system. This feature allows you to be in control of your media while your hands are firmly on the wheel. 

Safety Features

What's keeping you in control during slippery conditions is the AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™. This system will detect wheel slip and actively provide brake pressure to the wheels with the least amount of traction while reducing your engine's speed. This is in an effort to guide your vehicle back to its path. The Roll Stability Control™ will sense if a rollover is imminent and it'll provide brake pressure to help keep all four wheels firmly on the ground.

This SUV features MyKey. This system allows you to set a maximum speed to help educate your teen about safe driving. It'll also prevent any audio from playing until all passengers are safely buckled in. 

Schedule Your Test Drive

In this article, we introduced you to the 2017 Ford Explorer. You caught a glimpse at its impressive engine abilities, its interior features, and even its safety. However, one of the best ways to help decide if this vehicle is right for you is by taking it out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us at Wayne Ford-the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Wayne, Paterson, and Montclair areas.

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