The Explorer is one of the best known nameplates of Ford Motor Company. This model originally came in 1991 and so far we have seen five generations of it. While first four models were traditional, mid-size SUVs, latest model that came in 2011 switched to the more car-like unibody platform, because nowadays most of the drivers prefer these type of vehicles. Current, fifth generation is now a crossover and it is also larger than previous models. As you probably known, major update is reserved for 2016 year model, so it is still hard to predict what novelties we can see on 2017 Ford Explorer.
2017 Ford Explorer specs
The exact details about 2017 Ford Explorer are still unknown, so we must rely only on prediction. It is expected that most of the characteristics will be the same as on refreshed 2016 year model. This refresh includes numerous changes. Some of them are visual nature like those at the front. We will see a new front end which includes new grille, new LED lighting and also a new bumper, which will beside new look, also come with features like front view cameras and parking sensors. Rear end will also come with some changes and we will see things like new taillights and several other smaller modifications.
When it is about interior, on 2017 Explorer we will see some new things also. Most of them will be on dashboard, where we’ll see a new large 10-inch touchscreen and revisited knobs and buttons. The 2017 Explorer will also feature new trim called Platinum, which will include features like dual-panel sunroof, adaptive cruise control, upgraded leather upholstery, premium Sony audio system etc.
2017 Ford Explorer engine
The 2017 Ford Explorer will be available in three variants, when it is about engines. Base model will be powered by 3.5 liter V6. It is good enough for 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine will be new 2.3 liter I-4, which has max output of 275 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Finally, higher trims will be powered by turbocharged V6 unit, which makes 365 horses and 350 lb-ft of twist.
2017 Ford Explorer release date and price
The 2017 Ford Explorer is expected to come somewhere late next year. Base model is expected to cost around 31.000 dollars.