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2017 Ford Explorer Review

2017 Ford Explorer | Power-Driven


Refreshing versatility and relaxed style come together on the 2017 Ford Explorer as you expand your horizons with possibility. A part of Canada’s Best-Selling Automotive Brand Seven Years In A Row, this four-door multi-purpose vehicle offers a seating capacity for up to seven. Available trim levels include the Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum, providing a perfect option for everyone.


Sit back in smooth luxury with the interior design of the 2017 Ford Explorer. A peaceful environment is offered through features such as the available Active Noise Reduction, which works to cancel out exterior noise. Comfort is enhanced with the available perforated leather-trimmed climate-controlled front bucket seats as you engage with adaptable features for continuous satisfaction. Furthering this environment of comfort is the available dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, which allows you to maintain differing front temperature simultaneously. For warmth on cooler days, the available heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel helps to encourage early starts as the mounted audio, 5-way, and cruise controls keep you focused on the road ahead as you access your settings. Safety is never compromised as you connect with the available SYNC® 3 system featuring MyFord Touch® with hands-free access to your devices through Bluetooth® capability. Open up to the views above with the available twin-panel moonroof, offering fresh air and natural light for any journey. A stunning display of capability is presented on the outside as you engage in refined performance through the body colour liftgate spoiler, available Dual Chrome Exhaust Tips and unique grille with a Satin Chrome Finish. Convenience has been integrated into each detail of the design such as with the available foot-activated hands-free power liftgate that provides you with access to the rear trunk space without requiring the use of your hands. See and be seen through the advanced lighting of the Automatic LED low-beam headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and LED taillights as you experience the freedom of intelligent design.


Capability is presented with resilience and stability with the 2017 Ford Explorer. As you drive you are given an increase of control and fluidity through the Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). Carefully navigate your way through a variety of landscapes with the help of the Terrain Management System and available Intelligent 4WD System. Together these systems are able to enhance your ability for traction and performance as you utilize four different settings, including Normal, Mud/Ruts, Sand, and Grass/Gravel/Snow.

2017 Ford Explorer Engines:

  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6: 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4: 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft or torque
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque


Embrace a lifestyle of freedom and innovation as you take on the road in the 2017 Ford Explorer. Fit for the whole family, this vehicle is equipped with the best in technology and entertainment features, allowing you to enjoy each journey no matter the distance. Confidence accompanies you as you put your trust in the many available safety features that work together to keep you protected. Take advantage of the available Blind Spot Information System as it notifies you of vehicles entering your blind spot on either side. Reversing becomes a simple task as you enjoy increased visibility through the image provided by the rearview camera. Modern style and a bold presence are yours as you immerse yourself in an environment of intelligent design. Test drive the 2017 Ford Explorer at Legacy Ford Rimbey today.

Ross North
Legacy Ford Rimbey



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