I owned this car a year. It drives very nice, very much like a car. It has a bold look on the exterior which I like. The seats are very comfortable. The negatives are the rear seats, very hard to fold seats, takes a good hard yank and the rear seat is hard to access. The remote to start the car and unlock doors is very sensitive. I wish they would recess the panic button, it goes off very easy when I'm my pocket and my horn starts going crazy. I had a GMC Sierra 5.3 V8 crew cab truck before this car, My GMC averaged better gas mileage than the V6 in the explorer. Car has a small tank and gets between 280-300 miles a tank. I drove it 6,000 miles in the 1st year. This car has terrible resale value. The worse of any car I have ever ownwed. It has been in paint shop twice for paint bubbling and the learher seats started to seperate, both were covered under warranty. The vehicle is garage kept and had low miles so poor quality control to be having these defects. I would not recommend this car.
Unbelievable Value. Leased for same price as middle Acura MDX but have Sooooooooo much more! 35-50% cheaper than more expensive brands like Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 and other higher end SUV's but have cheaper insurance, and cheaper property tax (yes we pay yearly property taxes here in Connecticut) Seats are not perfect, could be longer, however the Seat Massage makes you forget about the seat size, AWESOME feature, esp for someone with a bad back. Interior is gorgeous. The radio is outstanding. The engine is powerful, fun, and sporty. In 'D' drives relatively normal, with def spunk. Put it in 'S' and you have yourself a rocket, with some exhaust growl to boot. Very Fun to drive. 450 mile trip yday, avg 21.4 mph. Just an outstanding value if you are looking at Higher End brands, want value, understand more horsepower equals lower mph, and want it all, Platinum is the WAY TO GO. The adaptive cruise control is OUTSTANDING. I thought, gimmick. Awesome feature. Land departure is ok. Blind spot is excellent. Absolutely must test drive the 17 Platinum Explorer!
I am so excited to write a review about my new car. While I have only had this vehicle for less than a week. I am thoroughly impressed. I have 'NEVER' owned a Ford. I did not buy top of the line and I have not purchased a new vehicle in 20+ years. I always buy used. I was looking at three SUVs (4 Runner, Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer) and I found the features, price offering, technology, ford incentives excellent and the warranty was one of the reasons I decided to buy this. I have a 20 yr/200k mile powertrain warranty (that is anything that touches oil). I was initially hesitant about considering the inline 4 cylinder engine with ecoboost. I test drove it and loved it; I went home to research the I4 w/ecoboost needless to say I was not disappointed. I was surprisingly impressed with the gas mileage and the 310 horsepower. The 6 cylinder is 255 horsepower. I am getting bout 20/mpg in the city. WHAT!!! Do keep in mind I rented an explorer to drive from Jacksonville to Tallahassee in a bad storm, this vehicle handled very well. My explorer is Blue Jeans Metallic with tan leather, sync, navigation, touchscreen technology, halo lights, foot activated lift gate, convenient dash controls, auto start is great, auto wipers, great steering controls and so much more! The vehicle is well equipped, rides nicely, grabs the road and the cabin is super quiet compared to my 2012 Honda Odyssey. My husband is not into SUVs but he was impressed when he drove it, he said it feels more like a luxury car. The mahoney sticker was about $40.5k, after rebates the vehicle was $33,760. The final thing that ultimately sealed the deal for me was the 20yr/200K mile warranty. FORD-I'm impressed!!!!!
I traded in my 2016 Chevy Equinox on the 2017 Ford Explorer . I had looked at Chevrolet ,Honda,Toyota, and even a kia but nothing stood out to me. The Ford Explorer was a win the second I got in. You can't tell by looking at it but its got a ton of room inside. The drive is unbeatable. I cant imagine a better car. I have moved furniture with it, had every seat full and no one complained about the ride. The A/C is outstanding . You will not regret buying this car trust me .
Have had the car for a few weeks. Traded in a BMW 535awd for this SUV thinking I was having to give up handling and road response. So far I have not been disappointed in either. The torque and quickness is great, handling is tight and concise and the ability to see your surroundings is great. I actually look forward to driving the car. Love the look of the car and interior layout. Have not taken it for a long road trip yet so this may highlight further pros and cons. One thing I DO NOT have to worry about are those run flat tires. In the BMW I felt I was always on an obstical course to miss pot holes on the highways. It does not take much to pop a tire. My new Explorer eats the road up with great clearance and worry free driving. My only complaint is the fuel mileage. Performs as promised and knew this when I bought it. Overall totally enjoy the car and happy with the purchase. Ford got this one correct.