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2017 Ford Explorer in Crystal River, Florida

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The Ford Explorer has always been a popular choice in its class. It’s famously recognized as a jack of all trades that’s well-done and well-designed, easily checking all the boxes without leaving anything out or skimping on details. The 2017 Ford Explorer follows in that legacy, taking on that “do it all” mentality without breaking a sweat by offering convenient technology, SUV capability, premium comfort, fuel economy, and more.
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Last year’s model saw the introduction of a new mid-range engine option in the form of the 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-four, praised for its improvement over previous iterations of the Explorer’s engine range. Cranking out 280 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, the inline-4 is capable of a towing capacity of up to 3,000 pounds. There’s also a top-of-the-line 365-hp V6 a notch above the inline-four, but any of the engines in its lineup are capable and do their job with precise, fun, car-like steering and handling.
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There’s also the inclusion of the new Sport Appearance Package, available on the XLT model. The 2017 Ford Explorer gets 20-inch wheels, gray exterior accents such as a grille insert and rear applique, gray leather upholstery in the cabin with matching stitching and suede accents, and a sporty black roof rack.
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Whatever your preference, the 2017 Ford Explorer is a capable SUV that can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, or just serve as a spacious option for the average family and their cargo. Multiple trims and options make it easy to give your ride a touch of extra elegance, too.

Staying true to its name, the 2017 Ford Explorer confronts every drive as an adventure. From its sporty and contemporary design to its range of capabilities including AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, it’s obvious the Ford Explorer was made to, well, explore. However, even if you’re not the adventurous type, the Explorer still has a wealth of features and capabilities to offer in the name of functionality. Powerful and efficient engine options and plenty of space for passengers and cargo make it a great family car.

The 2017 Ford Explorer comes in five different trims: Explorer, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. The base, XLT, and Limited trims come standard with FWD and offer available 4WD, while the Sport and Platinum trims are standard 4WD.

Explorer

  • Engine: 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 17/24/20 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, LED taillamps, Manual folding mirrors with integrated blind spot mirrors, Rear View Camera with Assist Grid Lines and Washer, Body-color liftgate spoiler, Acoustic-laminate and solar-tinted windshield glass, Black roof rack side rails with black end caps, Automatic LED low-beam headlamps, Dual chrome exhaust tips, Dark Foundry Gray grille with chrome bars, Halogen reflector high beams, Second and third row privacy glass
  • Interior Features: Manual day/night rearview mirror, Power door locks, Front and rear carpeted floor mats, Power windows, Air filtration system, Daytime running lights, Manual single-zone climate control, Rear view camera with washer, Leather-wrapped shift knob, Dome/map lights in all three rows, First-row center floor console with wrapped armrest and storage bin, Cargo hooks, Four 12V powerpoints, Front and rear scuff plates embossed with EXPLORER, Cloth seating surfaces, MyKey, Integrated key fob, EasyFuel capless fuel filler, Cruise control, Cargo net, Rear auxiliary climate control, Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Radio and Technology: Media hub with one smart charging USB port, SYNC®, Six speakers, AM/FM with a single-disc CD/MP3 player

XLT

- Adds to or replaces features on Explorer -
  • Engine: 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 17/24/20 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: Body-color door handles, Heated mirrors with LED signal indicators and approach lamps, LED signature lighting, Silver roof rack side rails, Foundry Gray grille with chrome bars, Chrome bodyside cladding accent, Fog lamps
  • Interior Features: Reverse Sensing System, 10-way power driver seat with lumbar and recline, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Radio and Technology: SiriusXM satellite radio

Limited

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  • Engine: 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 19/27/22 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: Chrome roof rack side rails, Chrome exterior door handles, Hands free power liftgate, Powerfold mirrors with auto-fold and drivers memory, Bright silver grille painted with chrome bars, 20-inch premium painted aluminum wheels
  • Interior Features: Second-row armrest and dual cupholders and heated outboard seats, 110V power outlet, Ambient lighting, Universal Garage Door Opener, Power-adjustable pedals with memory, Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Remote start, Front and rear scuff plates with bright inserts, Power tilt/telescoping steering column, Heated steering wheel, Perforated leather-trimmed first and second-row seats, Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Radio and Technology: SYNC® 3, Voice-activated navigation system, Sony Premium Audio System with 12 speakers, Forward media bin with one smart-charging USB and one 12V powerpoint and SD card reader

Sport

- Adds to or replaces features on Limited -
  • Engine: 3.5-liter Twin Turbo V6
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 16/22/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: High gloss black grille with high gloss black bars, High gloss black roof rack side rails, Unique EXPLORER badge on hood, High glass black liftgate appliqué, Fascia-integrated dual tips exhaust, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, LED taillamps with unique blackout treatment, Painted black exterior door handles
  • Interior Features: Second-row armrest and dual cupholders, Unique perforated leather-trimmed with red accent stitching heated seats, Lighted front scuff plates, First and second-row floor mats with unique badging

Platinum

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  • Engine: 3.5-liter Twin Turbo V6
  • Transmission: Six-speed automatic with SelectShift®
  • Performance: 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque
  • Fuel Economy: 16/22/18 MPG City/Highway/Combined*
  • Exterior Features: Rain-sensing wipers, 20-inch bright machined face with tarnished dark painted pockets, Satin chrome exterior door handles, Satin chrome bodyside cladding, Auto high beams, Satin chrome mirror cap, Unique grille with satin chrome finish, Satin chrome liftgate appliqué, Satin chrome roof rack side rails
  • Interior Features: Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, Twin-panel moonroof, Platinum-branded floor mats, Enhanced active park assist with pull out assist and perpendicular park and flank guard, Leather with quilted inserts and first-row “Platinum” embroidery
  • Radio and Technology: Blind Spot Information System, Lane Departure Warnings with Lane Keep Assist, Premium 500-watt Sound from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics

Standard Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Belt-Minder®
  • Front Passenger Knee Airbag
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Traction control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
The 2017 Ford Explorer has a number of options to offer drivers looking for an extra bit of flair in their ride. Some models like the Limited and Platinum trims come with standard luxuries like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and more, while the XLT offers a Sport Appearance Package for those who want something a bit more slick and athletic. However, even without these options, the standard Ford Explorer still offers up to 81.7 cubic feet of storage space and a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, making it one of the most capable options on the market.

* EPA estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine/transmission configuration. Actual mileage will vary

Hours

  • Monday
    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday
    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday
    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday
    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday
    8:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday
    8:30am-5:00pm
  • Sunday
    Closed

Contact Information

2440 NW Hwy 19
CRYSTAL RIVER FL 34428
Phone: (352) 795-7371

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