A Closer Look at the 2017 Ford Explorer

The Ford Explorer is one of the most sought-after SUVs due to its strong performance and spacious cabin. But while this SUV delivers a great deal of competition for other vehicles in its class, how can you be sure that it's the right choice for you? If you're not sure how to answer, don't worry, we'll help you figure that out.

We're going to give you a closer look at this SUV so you can decide if it's right for your trips around the Washington, Greenville, and New Bern areas. We'll focus on the 2017 Ford Explorer and its engine performance, interior space and comfort, and featured amenities. By reading this review, you'll know enough to help you decide if this SUV is right for you.

2017 Ford Explorer Engine Performance

The Ford Explorer comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that's capable of delivering an impressive 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. You also have the option of a 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder, which can produce 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Both engine options come paired with a 6-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. The vehicle even features Hill Start Assist, which is a system that prevents the Ford Explorer from rolling back when stopped at an incline.

Interior Space & Comfort

The 2017 Ford Explorer features 151.5 cubic feet of passenger space, with three rows of cloth-trimmed seats for the seven passengers. Front-row passengers get 41.4 inches of headroom with 42.9 inches available for their legs. Passengers in the second row get 40.6 inches of headroom and 39.5 inches of legroom.

This SUV offers 21 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. However, if you fold the third row down, you bump the cargo space up to 43.9 cubic feet. When you fold down the second and third rows, the cargo space grows to an ample 81.7 cubic feet.

Featured Amenities

When it comes to entertainment, the Ford Explorer delivers your audio through a 6-speaker sound system. This vehicle features an AM/FM radio and a CD player with MP3 playback capabilities. The SUV also features a USB port that you can utilize to play media from your external devices. The SYNC® system allows you to integrate your smartphone with the infotainment system, providing you with accessibility to the Bluetooth® system to make calls from the road.

The Ford Explorer also features the MyKey® system. This system features a programmable key that you can give to your teen driver. This programmed key will reduce their maximum allowed speed, as well as cut out the stereo until all passengers are buckled in. This key is meant to help teach your teen driver about safe driving maneuvers and practices.

Get a Feel for the 2017 Ford Explorer

This review gave you a lot of information pertaining to the 2017 Ford Explorer. You caught a glimpse into its abilities, space, and features. However, if you want to learn even more about this impressive SUV, you may want to take it out for a drive.

Schedule your test drive of the 2017 Ford Explorer with Pecheles Ford today, the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Washington, Greenville, and New Bern areas.

Make an Inquiry


Pecheles Ford

4020 Highway 264 W.
Directions Washington, NC 27889

  • Sales: 252-975-1500
  • Service: (888) 508-8463
  • Parts: (888) 522-1806


  • Monday 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Tuesday 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Wednesday 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Thursday 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Friday 8:30AM - 7:30PM
  • Saturday 8:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed
; ;