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2017 Ford Explorer

Whether you prefer power, fuel efficiency, performance or all of the above, there is a Ford Explorer for you. The 2017 Ford Explorer, with its five available trims, offers an array of qualities to satisfy any driver. The Explorer is perennial top-seller among mid-size SUVs in America. It also turns the trick of balancing style with function and reliability. Drivers from Old Bridge, Hazlet, Red Bank, Perth Amboy, and Aberdeen will appreciate the fact that the versatile Explorer can comfortably move people or cargo across town or across the country.

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Starting at $31,160

2017 Ford Explorer Silver
17 / 24miles per gallon (city/highway)
290horsepower, 3.5L V6

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2017 Ford Explorer Trims





six-speed Automatic

$31,160 17/ 24/ 20 (front-wheel drive)

16/ 23/ 19 (four-wheel drive)


six-speed Automatic

$33,625 17/ 24/ 20 (front-wheel drive)

16/ 23/ 19 (four-wheel drive)


six-speed Automatic

$41,525 19/ 27/ 22 (front-wheel drive)

18/ 25/ 21 (four-wheel drive)


six-speed Automatic

$45,205 16/ 22/ 18 (four-wheel drive)

six-speed Automatic

$53,235 16/ 22/ 18 (four-wheel drive)

All 2017 Ford Explorers come with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front wheel drive comes standard on the base Explorer, XLT and Limited while four-wheel drive is optional with those three trims. Four-wheel drive comes standard on the upper-tiered Sport and Platinum trims.


Performance and Fuel Efficiency

The base Explorer and the XLT come with a 3.5L V6 engine that provides capable power and fuel efficiency. When paired with the six-speed automatic, that engine pumps out 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. In the realm of fuel efficiency, the standard front-wheel drive Explorer and XLT offer an EPA-estimated 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway), while the four-wheel drive version delivers 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway).The most fuel efficient model in the Explorer line is the Limited, but that doesn’t mean it skimps on power. Featuring a 2.3L turbocharged inline 4 engine, the front-wheel drive version of the Limited offers an EPA-rating of 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) and the four-wheel drive version yields 21 mpg (18 city/25 highway). Mated to the six-speed automatic, the 2.3L inline 4 delivers a respectable 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It’s worth noting that the 2.3L engine is optional on the Explorer and XLT trims as well.

For drivers seeking even more power, the Sport and Platinum trims come equipped with a robust 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that churns out 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the Explorer has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.

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In the looks department, the new Explorer is a dramatic departure from its boxy ancestors thanks to its sleek lines, bold styling and sophisticated flourishes like low-beam headlights and fog lamps. The 2017 Explorer seamlessly combines elegance with ruggedness. It features a dramatic grille, which, upon first glance, allows it to resemble the Land Rover Range Rover.
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Driver Features

Though Explorers of old emphasized the utility aspect, the new-fangled models optimize driver comfort and convenience. The results are compelling: The all-new Explorer is one of the most refined SUVs on the market thanks to a bevy of intuitive driver-centric features that customers from the Bayshore region will come to appreciate.

  • The 7-passenger Explorer comes with three rows. Drivers can opt for second row bucket seats over the three-person bench, which is available to all trims except the base model.
  • Standard features include cruise control, air conditioning, and a 6-speaker audio system.

Yet, there are a plethora of available features that nudge the Explorer into luxury SUV territory.

  • Available features on the XLT include a moon roof, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather seats and navigation.
  • The range-topping Platinum comes with a premium Sony sound system, high-end leather seats and a leather-covered dash.
  • Also available to the Explorer is Ford’s patented hands-free, foot activated liftgate, making everyday tasks like unloaded cargo or groceries a breeze.

For Central New Jersey drivers wanting off-road capability, the four-wheel drive versions of the Explorer come with a terrain management system that allows drivers to shift on the fly to match the terrain they are traversing.

  • Whether that is mud, sand, gravel, grass or snow, the terrain management system will allow you to travel through those conditions with ease.
2017 Ford Explorer Interior


Safety Features

The all-new Explorer was crafted with family safety in mind. That’s why it has an abundance of standard and available safety features to ensure a safe and comfortable driving experience.

  • All Explorers come with a rearview camera, stability and traction control, tire pressure monitoring, and an anti-theft system.
  • The available 180-degree camera and forward sensing system gives drivers added visibility under limited-sight conditions like backing out of a parking lot or seeing around corners.
  • Also available is lane-keeping assist technology, which prevents lane drift.
2017 Ford Explorer Touchscreen


Come in for a Test Drive

To test drive the ever-popular 2017 Explorer, visit Tom’s Ford in Keyport at 200 Highway 35. Contact our sales department at (732) 410-5335.

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Tom's Ford
200 Highway 35
Keyport, NJ, 07735 United States
(732) 410-6227
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