2017 Ford Explorer release date will surprise buyers

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The American company Ford, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the legendary Explorer, have officially presented the updated 2017 Ford Explorer SUV. The instantly recognizable Ford Explorer has received a new front bumper, revised grille and restyled headlights.

2017 Ford Explorer release date

The updated 2017 Ford Explorer SUV will go on sale on the world market in fall 2016.

Release date: late 2016

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2017 Ford Explorer redesign

However, the changes in the SUV are by no means limited to to a rethinking of the front part of the vehicle. The updated 2017 model year Ford Explorer has new tail lights and an optimized wing that reduces the drag coefficient.

As expected, after the recent upgrade the 2017 Ford Explorer will have mostly evolutionary changes to the interior and exterior, although in the interior of the car can be found higher quality materials and a new center console. This last change to the interior of the SUV should have a positive effect on the reaction of customers who did not like the touchpads.

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2017 Ford Explorer prices

Prices and specs of the vehicle will be announced closer to the start of sales.  Presumably, the price of new items will fluctuate in the range of $31,000 for the base model.

2017 Ford Explorer interior

The seven-seat interior is spacious. The two rear seats on the third row are conveniently foldable in case of the necessity to transport cargo. There are more chrome elements. The speedometer and tachometer are placed symmetrically, and between them you can monitor the rest of the information.

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

Importantly, the updated 2017 model year Ford Explorer SUV will be offered for the first time on the market in the configuration of Platinum. This means that the model will get full LED headlights and rear lights, unique 20″ light-alloy two-color wheels and a panoramic sunroof.

2017 Ford Explorer video review

2017 Ford Explorer engine specs

From a technical point of view, the updated 2017 Ford Explorer SUV uses a new 2.3-L EcoBoost powerplant. This engine is borrowed from the 2015 Mustang sports coupe and replaces the four-cylinder 2.0 EcoBoost engine. The new 2.3 L EcoBoost develops no less than 270 horsepower with 300 lb-ft of torque. Despite the fact that the new engine is more powerful than its predecessor, it has become more economical and more productive.

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2017 Ford Explorer equipment

The updated 2017 SUV Ford Explorer in the Platinum trim level will be equipped with perforated leather seats and will receive a satin trim interior with brushed aluminum inserts, wood accents, a leather steering wheel with heating, a digital instrument panel and a 500W Sony sound system.

2017 Ford Explorer pictures

2017 Ford Explorer
Drivetrain
Engine type DOHC 24V V6; DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection
Displacement 2,3L; 3,5L
Power/torque 270 hp/255 lb-ft; 290 hp/300 lb-ft; 365 hp/350 lb-ft
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 112.8 inch
Length 198,3 in
Height 70 in
Passenger volume 171,3 cu ft
Cargo volume 21 cu ft – 81,7 cu ft
Performance
0-60 6.0 sec (EcoBoost V6)
Top speed 123 mph (EcoBoost V6)
PRICE RANGE: $32,000 – $54,000 (est)
Competitors: Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot, Hyundai Santa Fe

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Comments
  • Unknown

    are you sure it will come out in autumn because another forum says summer?

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Summary

Debuted last year, the new Explorer reached new heights. We expect that next year’s car will receive only minor changes to trim levels.

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