2017 Ford Explorer Performance Features

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The 2017 Ford Explorer performance features accentuate the amazing capabilities that this SUV possesses. Drivers throughout the Glenwood Springs region don’t need to worry about inclement weather or troublesome terrain thanks to the innovative Terrain Management System™, host of performance dynamics, and supercharged engine options that can seamlessly take on any challenge. Towing and ground clearance numbers are make this a valuable automobile, and its fuel economy is quite impressive for its segment. Learn more about the 2017 Ford Explorer performance features, then head to Glenwood Springs Ford to experience them in person!

Turbocharged Engine Options

When you choose the 2017 Ford Explorer, you also get to choose between three powerful, turbocharged engines. Whichever of the three outstanding engine options you choose, you’re in for a thrilling ride. Choose between:

  • A 2.3L EcoBoost® that produces 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • A 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • A 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 that produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque

Impressive Fuel Mileage

While larger vehicles aren’t necessarily know for their fuel economy, the Explorer boasts impressive numbers for its segment. The 2017 Ford Explorer and its four trims, the XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum can achieve the following fuel economy figures:

  • FWD Models: 17-19 mpg city and 24-27 mpg highway
  • 4WD Models: 16-18 mpg city and 22-25 mpg highway

Incredible Power Boosts

2017 Ford Explorer SnowSeveral extra components complement and enhance the the Explorer’s already solid performance specs. These features raise the bar for the SUV segment and help provide the thrilling experience that all automobiles of this caliber should provide. These magnificent aides also help support the Explorer’s 5,000 lbs. towing capacity and ability for a 7.8” ground clearance. Expect the following performance features on your Explorer:

  • A six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters
  • Intelligent 4WD with Hill Descent Control™
  • Trailer sway control
  • Hill start assist

Terrain Management System™

Ford’s superior Terrain Management System™ is an incredible feature that sets the torque and up-shifting appropriately, depending upon the elements you encounter. You’re Ford Explorer will be prepared for any of the elements it encounters in Rifle, Eagle, and beyond. The modes cover the main environmental conditions that commonly occur, including:

  • Grass/Gravel/Snow
  • Mud/Ruts
  • Normal
  • Sand

Experience the 2017 Ford Explorer at Glenwood Springs Ford

Stop by and see us at Glenwood Springs Ford to check out the 2017 Ford Explorer performance features! We’re located at 55 Storm King Rd. and are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Message us online if you want to learn more before visiting. Even make an appointment in advance so you’re ready for that test drive right when you arrive!