2017 Ford Explorer Model Review In Ashland, OH

2017 Ford Explorer parked next to a river

Developed with an adventure-ready interior, modern performance features, and advanced infotainment and adaptive safety systems, the 2017 Ford Explorer is as versatile as you need it to be. Whether you want more room to stretch out in for your daily drive, or need more space for an active family, the new Explorer is sure to take you in a new direction. Find your next SUV in the new inventory at Donley Ford in Ashland, OH, and schedule a test drive through our online form or by phone at (419) 281-3673.

How Does the 2017 Ford Explorer Perform?

With three engines to choose from, the performance of the new Ford Explorer depends on what you're looking for in a new SUV. Do you want a little extra towing power? Both V6 options can trailer up to 5,000 lbs. How about fuel efficiency? The 2.3L EcoBoost® engine is capable of up to 27 MPG highway. Performance specs and metrics are as follows:


2017 Ford Explorer
3.5L V62.3L EcoBoost® I-43.5L EcoBoost® V6
Horsepower290 HP280 HP365 HP
Torque255 lb.-ft.310 lb.-ft.350 lb.-ft.
Fuel Efficiency17 MPG city 24 MPG highway19 MPG city 27 MPG highway16 MPG city
22 MPG highway
Max. Trailering
5,000 lbs.2,000 lbs.5,000 lbs.

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Are There Finance & Lease Options for the 2017 Ford Explorer?

Of course! The finance experts at Donley Ford in Ashland, OH have assisted hundreds of drivers in finding auto lease and finance plans that work for them. Check out the current incentives and rebates available from the manufacturer to get a low lease deal or take thousands off the MSRP with a finance plan. Are you ready to apply for financing? Get pre-approved with our online application, and take care of your auto finance deal without having to leave the comfort of your home.

2017 Ford Explorer driving on a dirt road

Which Trim Levels are Available for the 2017 Ford Explorer?

Available with five distinct trim packages, including the high-end Platinum level, the new Ford Explorer can suit your active lifestyle and monthly budget. Key differences between trim levels for the 2017 Explorer are as follows:


2017 Ford Explorer
Trim Packages
Special Features

2017 Ford Explorer

  • Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT engine
  • 18-in. painted aluminum wheels
  • 2nd-row 60/40 split-fold-flat bench seat and 3rd-row 50/50 split-fold bench seat
  • SYNC® multimedia and connectivity system
  • 4 12V powerpoints and one smart charging USB port
  • Rear view camera with washer

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

$33,775Explorer package plus:
  • Body-color door handles and liftgate spoiler
  • LED signature lighting
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

$41,675XLT package plus:
  • Standard 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 20-in Premium painted aluminum wheels
  • Perforated leather-trimmed 1st- and 2nd- row seats
  • 3rd-row PowerFold® 50/50 split-folding bench seat
  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Premium Sony® audio system with 12 speakers
  • Voice-activated navigation
  • 110V power outlet
  • Chrome door handles and exterior accents
  • Bright silver painted grille with chrome bars

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

  • 5L EcoBoost® engine
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • 20-in. machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Unique perforated leather-trimmed, heated seats with red accent stitching
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Premium Sony® audio system with 12 speakers
  • LED signature lighting and LED taillamps with blackout treatment

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

$53,235Limited package plus:
  • 5L EcoBoost® engine
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • 20-in. Bright machined face wheels with dark painted pockets
  • Leather seating with quilted inserts
  • Adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support
  • Ambient lighting
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Enhanced active park assist w/ pull out assist, perpendicular park and flank guard

2017 Ford Explorer towing a boat

Why Buy a New Ford Explorer From Donley Ford?

Conveniently located in the heart of Ohio, Donley Ford in Ashland is the ideal location to find the next SUV for your growing family. Discover your next new Ford Explorer in our inventory, and then contact our team to schedule a test drive appointment. Our friendly and courteous product specialists are ready to answer your questions and show you every new feature and system included with the 2017 Ford Explorer. Visit our Ford dealership today and get into a new full-size SUV to make your busy schedule more convenient and comfortable.

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