Reviews of the 2017 Ford Explorer Couldn’t Be Stronger

August 23rd, 2016 by

Ford Explorers
The 2017 Ford Explorer has just hit the streets of Naperville and Oswego, and its reviews are helping bring in even more interested drivers to River View Ford each day. With room for up to seven, three engine options, and more technologies than you could know what to do with, it wasn’t hard for the Explorer to attract critical praise throughout the industry. Let’s take a closer look now at what some of these reviewers have to say about the 2017 Explorer.


“While there are plenty of players in the thriving compact-crossover segment, only the 2017 Ford Escape offers consumers their choice of three four-cylinder engine options.” – Car and Driver

It would be hard to talk about the 2017 Ford Explorer without taking a look at its excellent powertrain lineup. There are three on offer, starting with the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 which offers up to 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque and finishing with the commanding 3.5L EcoBoost V6 which extends up to a Best-in-Class 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Between them rests the ultra-efficient 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder.


“The Explorer delivers excellent passing and pulling power and its heavily weighted steering and taut suspension give this big SUV impressive cornering ability.” – Kelley Blue Book

Reviews of the 2017 Explorer were quick to point out that the vehicle’s power resulted in phenomenal capability. In fact, you’ll be able to head off the roads of Naperville and Oswego thanks to an available Intelligent 4WD System with separate settings from mud, sand, gravel, grass, or snow. Hill Descent Control lets you set and maintain a constant speed while traveling downhill, and, when properly equipped, you’ll be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.


“A heat-seeking missile aimed at pleasing everyone, all the time.” – The Car Connection

The 2017 Ford Explorer boasts space for up to seven, and, as noted by The Car Connection, is capable of making everyone feel right at home due to a wide selection of comfort and convenience features. Available leather-trimmed seats make for a comfortable ride, and further amenities include a Front 180-Degree Camera with Washer, Enhanced Active Park Assist, Hands-Free Power Liftgate, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Experience the 2017 Ford Explorer for Yourself by Visiting River View Ford

River View Ford is proud to put Naperville and Oswego drivers in touch with the celebrated 2017 Ford Explorer. For further information, a closer look, or to arrange a test drive, just visit our showroom today.