Is the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV a good vehicle?
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 Explorer SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including Base, Sport, Limited, XLT, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2017 ford explorer SUV and all available trim types: Base, Sport, Limited, XLT, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2017 explorer SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV?
The 2017 Ford Explorer SUV earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 4.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 ford explorer SUV Gas Mileage
2017 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
20 combined MPG
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG
2017 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)
19 combined MPG
16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2017 ford explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
18 combined MPG
16 city MPG/22 highway MPG
Which 2017 Ford Explorer SUVs are available in my area
2017 Ford Explorer SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 1,604 new, 1,313 used and CPO 2017 Explorer SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 23,980 and mileage as low as 0. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 10,125 on a new, used, or CPO 2017 Explorer SUV available from one of 2,631 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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Used 2017 Ford Explorer SUV Overview
The used 2017 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned Explorer SUV models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2017 Explorer SUV comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2017 Ford Explorer SUV?
Save up to $500 on one of 164 used 2017 Ford Explorers for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $23980 as of Apr 24, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 86 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2017 Ford Explorer trim styles:
The used 2017 Ford Explorer Base is priced around $26264 with average odometer reading of 10643 miles.
The used 2017 Ford Explorer Sport is priced around $39119 with average odometer reading of 8528 miles.
The used 2017 Ford Explorer Limited is priced around $32065 with average odometer reading of 28071 miles.
The used 2017 Ford Explorer XLT is priced around $30696 with average odometer reading of 19741 miles.
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What do people think of the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Explorer SUV a 4.2 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Explorer SUV.
XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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.
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What options are available on the 2017 Ford Explorer SUV?
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Available Ford Explorer 2017 SUV Trims: Eddie Bauer, Limited, XLT, XLS, Platinum, Base, Sport, NBX, XLT Sport, Expedition, XL, XLS Sport
Exterior Colors: Blue Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Shadow Black, Black Clearcoat, Caribou Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Side Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Magnetic Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Sterling Grey Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, White Suede, Black, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Guard Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede Clearcoat, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Oxford White, Canyon Ridge Metallic, Ceramic White Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, Sunset Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat, Blue Flame Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic, Harvest Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat (Fleet), Sport Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Cinnamon Metallic, Deep Jewel Green Pearl Metallic, Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic, Ginger Ale Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Torch Red, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, White Pearl
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Medium Stone leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Medium Stone cloth, Ebony Black leather, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Charcoal Black premium leather, Camel leather, Medium Light Camel cloth, Medium Parchment, Ebony Black premium leather, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather, Medium Light Camel leather, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Pecan premium leather, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert leather, Medium Light Camel premium cloth, Black leather, Ebony Black premium cloth, Graphite, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert premium leather, Black cloth, Midnight Grey, Black/Camel (Late Availability) leather, Camel cloth, Dark Earth w/Ebony Black leather/sueded microfiber, Stone leather
Popular Features: Upgraded Headlights, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Pre-collision safety system, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Alarm, Keyless Entry/Start, Parking sensors, AWD/4WD, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Cooled Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Mobile Internet, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Towing Hitch, Auto Climate Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Remote Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Engine, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Rear Entertainment System, Upgraded Stereo
Engine/Mechanics: 6, 8, 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, MANUAL
Fuel Types: flex-fuel (unleaded/E85), regular unleaded, premium unleaded (recommended)
Drivetrains: four wheel drive, all wheel drive, front wheel drive, rear wheel drive
|EPA Est. MPG||20|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Passenger Volume||171.3 cu ft|
|Curb Weight||4443 lbs|