The 2017 Ford Explorer Boasts Stunning MPG Ratings
The 2017 Ford Explorer is a flawless family SUV that brings a range of outputs and mpg ratings across three available engines. Whether you’re delving into the roughest Mother Nature can muster or commuting into the heart of Chicago from Naperville or Oswego, the Explorer can be counted upon to supply a refreshingly engaging drive alongside top-of-the-line efficiency scores.
The 3.5L Ti VCT V6 comes as standard to deliver outstanding performance. Putting up to 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque at your command, the 3.5L overpowers the top-tier engines of most other family SUVs, with twin independent variable camshaft timing ensuring optimized power distribution across the power band for agile low-speed maneuvering and confident cruising. You’ll even be able to tow up to 5,000 lbs.
As with all 2017 Ford Explorer engines, a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is fitted to achieve up to 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway, or 16 and 23 with all-wheel drive.
To enjoy your 2017 Ford Explorer in its most efficiency-focused incarnation, try the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder. Its twin-scroll low-inertia turbocharger divides exhaust pulses between cylinders to enhance fuel-economy, leading to outstanding mileage ratings of up to 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway, or 18 and 25 with all-wheel drive.
And the 2.3L is still incredibly capable. Putting your foot down yields an output equal to 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, and you’ll be able to tow up to 2,000 lbs.
The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 does for performance what the 2.3L EcoBoost does for efficiency. Turbocharging and direct injection engineering come together to produce up to a Best-in-Class 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. The fact that Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and Hill Descent Control comes as standard should leave you in little doubt that this is one made for pushing your limits across the backcountry of Illinois.
The 3.5L EcoBoost tows up to 5,000 lbs., with mileage peaking at a respectable 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway.
Explore the 2017 Explorer’s Engine Options by Visiting River View Ford
If you’re unsure which engine would best suit your needs, don’t hesitate to visit the River View Ford showroom to take a few test drives and talk things over with our friendly and knowledgeable sales team. We’re located on US 30 in Oswego right by the Settlers Landing Mall, so make sure you come see us soon to learn more about the 2017 Ford Explorer.