(Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 01:00PM by Darby Riales)
Over the last decade, one vehicle has managed to become a household name among American drivers. The Ford Explorer has cultivated a flourishing reputation for reliability and functionality, making it a top choice for potential buyers.
The 2017 Ford Explorer Base model is relatively unchanged from the previous years. Some electrical features like the infotainment system have been upgraded. Sync3 provides a simple, high-tech interface with smartphone connectivity and Bluetooth for a higher quality than the former mode known as MyFord Touch.
With a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine, this dependable SUV generates 280 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque and gets 23 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway). Trailer sway control and a rearview camera make towing up to 5,000 pounds a simple, one-person task. Cruise control and a footrest for the driver allow for a relaxing ride.
According to Edmunds, cargo space is ample with 21 cubic feet behind the third row of seating. Both the second and last rows of seats can be folded down providing up to 81.7 cubic feet, which is perfect for moving furniture or packing up to travel across the country.
Want to try one out? Contact Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to test drive a pre-owned Explorer today.