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By eric roux
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2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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Great drive for a 4x4 this size, super comfortable in front and in back. Reliability and value is only from the initial buyers perspective. Compared to other 4x4's it is great value for money.


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By Rich
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2017 Ford Explorer Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Nice solid suspension. Rough surfaces are smoothed out. Perfect height for getting in and out of. No doubt a very sharp looking and handling SUV. I guess that's why they are seen everywhere in every trim level.


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5,000 miles in
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By Greg O
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2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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Had a 2015 Sport, super trade in for a 2017 Sport. What a difference in just two years. Ride, handling, mileage and safety features a noticeable improvement. Thought active cruise and collision avoidance where just gimmicks. Now they are things I got to have in any other auto I buy. Long trips much more relaxing and convinced a near accident wasn't only because of the collision avoidance system did its job. Had initial problems with the on board computer at delivery, navigation, sirius, phone would not hold settings. New one installed and no problems since. Only thing I wish they kept from the 2105 would be the front seat length. Little more support on long trips. Twin tubo's, can you say fun? Nice truck, good value, and got 24.5 Mpg on last road trip. In town, averages 21. No regrets!


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By Claude Hutchison
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2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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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.


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To SUV or not to SUV...
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By Harry Obrian
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2017 Ford Explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)


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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.


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