2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Explorer has been flawless to date. No warranty claims. Have consistently used regular fuel. OEM tires were a disappointment; only got 25,000 miles. Wish there was more room for left foot while driving (I am 6'4'') and that it had full automatic braking for collision avoidance. Mileage combined is a bit disappointing but the it has terrific acceleration from the 365 hp engine. Interior leather is very well done and it has performed well in snow. Very versatile.
2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Made a big mistake and bought at end of model year, trade in on this low mileage example is now about $8k to $12k below a new one after only 8 months. Cheap foreign tires for a $48K SUV which require constant, under warranty, rebalancing so they're wasting money on labor not putting good tires on them. It has developed a vibration that the dealer can't find so they say it doesn't have one so can't trust it for long trips. Fuel economy is 18 with 90% highway driving and fuel tank is too small. Tailgate sensor is way too fussy and will open when you don't want it to (got pinned between tailgate and garage door just walking by). Fuse box is impossible to access. Back up camera is necessary because it's difficult to back up looking thru the rear window. It is quick but the torque steer on acceleration will take some getting used to as it will take you into the other lane. It's front wheel drive 95% of the time. It lights up like a Christmas tree every time you get into it or out of it so you'll alert the neighbors every time you come or go, free Ford advertising. Electrically activated rear seats can be accidentally activated by a curious or excited dog or child. I should have rented one for a week or so before even thinking of buying but emotion got the better of me and now I'm stuck. Like most reviews on the net I don't understand all the positive ones.
Owners manual is difficult to find information on changing a tire. Hint: don't look in the index for "changing a tire" or "tires, changing." Good luck finding out how to disconnect the lug wrench from the jack. There are NO lead items on the jack... although the instructions tell you to loosen the lead nut. AND... once you have had the tire repaired and want to put the space-saver, jack, and lug wrench back into the spare compartment... NO diagram... instructions... NOTHING! Trust me... you will not fit it back into the car the way you took it out. And you will NOT get the lug wrench back onto the jack the way it was when you took it out.