One of the finest lines of automobiles on the road today—no matter the class—is the Explorer. It is, simply put, one of America’s favorite crossovers and an enduring fixture among Ford’s offerings. The recent release of the 2017 Limited model was met with broad consumer and critical acclaim thanks to an amazing engine and stellar in-cabin conveniences.
Let’s begin under the hood. The powerful motor on display here is a 2.3L variant that’s like few four-cylinders you’ve ever seen—it cranks out a mighty 280 HP at 5,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 310-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 RPM. Also, despite all this brawn the machine still easily manages to stick to an EPA-estimated 19 city / 27 highway MPG average.
The 2017 Explorer Limited boasts a number of other inclusions that are real difference makers, too. The heated front leather cushions will warm you up in a jiffy on chilly days and evenings. The seats are powered, too, making adjustments a breeze. Also, there’s a SiriusXM AM/FM/HD satellite radio for your safety and a GPS navigation system to keep you safely along your way.