2017 Ford Explorer Ft Dodge IA

2017 Ford Explorer

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New 2017 Ford Explorer at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota for Fort Dodge, IA

The 2017 Ford Explorer is an iconic SUV, well-known for its brilliant performance in a variety of environments, in addition to offering comfort for the whole family and a great range of innovative technologies. The Explorer features a dynamic powertrain and a refined ride quality, and the many technological features will not only lead to a more entertaining experience but will also enhance the safety and security of every drive. For 2017, the Explorer has gained some excellent new features, including the introduction of a new Sync 3 infotainment system, the ability to equip running boards (later in the year), and an optional Sport Appearance package for the XLT trim.

Under the Explorer's Hood

The Explorer has earned a reputation for offering a responsive and dynamic powertrain. Ford will continue to offer a dazzling ride with their 2017 Explorer, which is not only available with three different engine options but also features unique and innovative technologies that can adapt the all-wheel drive system for specific environments. The Terrain Management System will provide drivers with different settings for Sand, Grass, Snow, Mud, and Gravel. The standard Explorer powertrain configuration features a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which uses a front-wheel drive or an optional all-wheel drivetrain. The base configuration offers 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, and it is linked to a six-speed automatic transmission. When the Explorer is properly equipped it can offer a towing maximum of up to 5,000 pounds.

Design of Ford Explorer

Ford has equipped their incredible 2017 Explorer with a wide range of standard features, and there are many available options for further customization. The base trim is particularly impressive, and customers can expect their Explorer to feature rear privacy glass, roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights. The interior has a 60/40-split second-row seat and a 50/50-split third-row seat, which will make it easy for drivers to alter the space to their needs, whether that means hauling passengers or cargo. Drivers will appreciate the cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and the many hands-free accessories. The Explorer will have Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, as well as a Sync system with voice-activated commands. Some of the features found on higher trims include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather upholstery, an 8-inch infotainment system, and a premium sound system.

What is the passenger capacity of the Explorer?

This comfortable SUV can sit up to seven passengers with the available third-row seat.

I would like to finance a 2017 Explorer - can you provide me with more information?

Absolutely, our Auto Finance Department would be happy to answer any of your financing questions, and help you get started on the application process. Auto Finance Department

What kind of infotainment system does the Explorer have?

Ford has equipped their excellent 2017 Explorer with the innovative Sync 3 system, which is easy-to-use, loaded with great apps, and can offer support and a safer ride with voice-activated technologies.


The Explorer features a wide range of standard and available safety features, and the base model will feature trailer sway control, a rearview camera, and the MyKey system. The MyKey system is a great option for parents who have reservations about letting their teen driver or a valet drive the Explorer, as it allows speed and volume limits to be placed on the vehicle. Another great feature is the standard stability control system, which features the brand's Curve Control technology, which will decelerate the Explorer if a corner is taken too fast. If you have questions about the incredible 2017 Ford Explorer give us a call today at Fort Dodge Ford Toyota!

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