2017 Ford Explorer Greeneville TN

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2017 Ford Explorer at Gateway Ford

If you need a powerful SUV for hauling your family and towing your recreational vehicle, the 2017 Ford Explorer is a worthy contender. The Explorer has traversed American roads and mountains for over 25 years and has evolved to meet the needs of drivers with an active lifestyle. The 2017 Ford Explorer blends utility with comfort and advanced technology. It can tow up to 5,000 pounds, transport seven people, connect to your smartphone, and also help you stay in your own lane with the available Lane Keeping System. Add to that are functioning roof racks, three engine options, and a large amount of cargo space, and more, and the Explorer becomes a very tempting option!

Engine Performance

  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft.of torque
  • 5,000 lbs maximum towing capacity when properly equipped
  • Available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System

Safety Features

  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Available adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and brake assist
  • Available second-row inflatable outboard safety belts

Vehicle Design

  • Three-row SUV that seats up to seven people.
  • Available hands-free power liftgate
  • 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space with second- and third-row seats folded down

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What are the engine choices for the 2017 Ford Explorer?

Ford knows that a powerful engine is necessary if you are going to be towing and/or hauling a lot of passengers and gear. Therefore, Ford offers three different engine options for the 2017 Explorer. The first choice is the 3.5-liter V6, good for 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. This engine is found in the base model, which comes standard with front-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. The next engine option is the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which produces 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine is optional in the two lower trims and comes standard in the Limited trim. The third option is the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, which puts out 365 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard in the Sport and Platinum trim levels, and four-wheel drive is also standard. All three engine options are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

With five trim levels to choose from, which one is right for me?

There are five trims available, the base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. If you need extra power for hauling and you want refined handling and more features, the Sport is your best option. It offers a stiffer suspension, the turbocharged V6 engine, and it is incredibly quiet even at high speeds. The Sport trim includes leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate controls, an 8-inch touchscreen display with Sync 3, a nine-speaker audio system, and third-row seats that fold with a push of a button. If you are on a more conservative budget, the base trim is still a great option and it offers a generous amount of features. You'll find modern technology in the base trim, such as a rearview camera, cruise control, a 4.2-inch dashboard display screen, voice-activated phone and entertainment functions, and Bluetooth. If you have more room in your budget, step up from the base trim to the XLT, which allows you access to more options.

Does the 2017 Ford Explorer offer the latest safety technology?

Yes! The 2017 Explorer offers the latest safety and driver-assist technology to give you extra peace of mind on the road.All trims come standard with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. This feature helps you maintain control on slippery or uneven roads. Curve Control is another safety technology that watches out for you. This technology automatically slows the vehicle down if it is going too fast on a curve. In addition, the 2017 Explorer offers the latest driver-assist features, such as a parking assistant, a lane-keeping assistant, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning. Finally, if you are towing, there is an available trailer sway control system. This system will apply the brakes and adjust the engine's throttle in order to keep the trailer stable.

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Final Thoughts on the 2017 Ford Explorer

The 2017 Ford Explorer is a capable SUV that offers towing capability, seating for seven, and luxurious amenities in the cabin. It also has some unique available features that make life easier, such as a hands-free liftgate and power folding third-row seats. With its quiet ride and available technology, the 2017 Ford Explorer is ready to tackle your road trips and your weekend excursions to the lake. We would love to show you the 2017 Explorer in person. Why not come down so we can set you up for a test drive? Contact us today!

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