The 2017 Ford Explorer Reviews Highlight Superior Performance and Appeal

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The 2017 Ford Explorer reviews are full of appreciation for its superb blend of SUV capabilities and luxury comfort. The Car Connection, Edmunds, MotorTrend, and Kelley Blue Book point out those chief qualities that are sure to capture drivers’ attention. Learn more about these highlights, and then stop by Glenwood Springs Ford to experience everything first-hand.

The Car Connection

Inside, the current Explorer makes no attempt to give nod to the past—and that’s perfectly fine… This one’s up there with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango in tailored good looks, with maybe a half-degree more of the contemporary in its win column.”

Ambient lighting, an optional twin-panel moonroof, second and third-row PowerFold® seating, cloth and perforated leather-trimmed seating options, and a maximum cargo space of 81.7 cu. ft. make this a pleasure for everyone to ride in.


2017 Ford Explorer DrivingThe Ford Explorer has a smooth ride quality on the highway with good composure…It’s also exceptionally quiet, so it’s an excellent road-trip vehicle.”

The Terrain Management System™ with Intelligent 4WD utilizes Sand, Mud/Ruts, Grass/Gravel/Snow, and Normal modes to easily power the 2017 Ford Explorer through varying elements. Noise cancellation makes it possible to fully enjoy the twelve-speaker Sony® stereo upgrades, including a 500W option with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustics™.


The 3.5-liter EcoBoost found in the Sport and Platinum models offer better acceleration and engaging driving experience.”

The 365-hp EcoBoost® DI V6 engine with 350 lb. ft. torque is the energy-efficient core for the Ford Explorer’s premium trims, that provides EPA-estimated 16 city and 22 highway mpgs.

Kelley Blue Book

Capable for sure, the Explorer delivers excellent passing and pulling power and its heavily weighted steering and taut suspension give this big SUV impressive cornering ability.”

The MacPherson strut front and multi-link independent rear suspensions add to the tow and haul capabilities. With a 5,000 lbs. maximum towing weight, 7.8” ground clearance, and 15.6° approach and 20.9° departure angles, this SUV is top choice throughout the Glenwood Springs region.

Visit Glenwood Springs Ford and Test Drive the 2017 Ford Explorer

Stop by Glenwood Springs Ford, located at 55 Storm King Rd., or message us online, to set up a test drive for the 2017 Ford Explorer!