The 2017 Ford Explorer Offers Exceptional Performance

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The 2017 Ford Explorer has taken a characteristically confident approach to performance. Whether you need to take the kids from Plainfield to Aurora, zip around the streets of Naperville, head out into the great outdoors, or tow heavy, the Ford Explorer will deliver a refreshingly spirited and capable drive.

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Engine Options

From seating options to available features, the 2017 Ford Explorer offers exceptional versatility, and that naturally extends to powertrain options. Each model receives 6-speed automatic transmission for effortless shifting, with the following engines available:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: Using twin independent variable camshaft timing, even the standard engine puts you in control of up to 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost: Delivers up to 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, all while maximizing efficiency.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6: Combines turbocharging and direct injection to offer a best-in-class 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Towing Power and Convenience

With such sophisticated and powerful engines held beneath the hood, the 2017 Ford Explorer is able to tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, so you can haul anything from ATVs to speedboats when you want to relax with your family or indulge your inner weekend warrior.

An available Class III Trailer Tow Package provides everything you could need, including tow hitch, engine oil cooler, and wiring harness. Trailer Sway Control selectively applies the brakes or adjusts engine power to keep things steady no matter how heavy your load.

All-Terrain Performance

For active drivers with growing families, nothing quite competes with the 2017 Ford Explorer. AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) comes as standard to help maintain control across slippery roads or terrain, while Curve Control helps maintain control around corners. For true all-terrain, all-weather performance, you can even add Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management.

Smartly distributing power between the wheels to cover any ground with confidence, 4WD assures confident backcountry driving. With Terrain Management, you can cycle between Mud, Sand, Gravel, Grass, and Snow modes to suit every journey.

Come Test Drive the 2017 Ford Explorer for Yourself

It’s impossible to truly put the performance of the 2017 Ford Explorer into words—you’ll just have to visit River View Ford is Oswego and experience it firsthand. In the meantime, you can contact us to discuss anything from engine options to financing plans.