Ford’s 2017 Explorer Sport is a perfect example of a machine that meets at the intersection of style and substance. It looks amazing but also has the performance to back up that excellent aesthetic.
First, let’s focus on that exterior, as it’s the initial thing you notice about this car and one of the aspects that makes a lasting impression. Unlike other models in this line, this one has an extra dose of visual aggression that many owners find deeply appealing. The muscular hood is joined by a front grille that’s been blacked-out for maximum effect. In fact, shiny chrome is mostly absent here, replaced with a killer gloss black. “EXPLORER” is boldly printed across the hood in dark lettering, too, while the shadowy wheel rims have been enlarged to an amazing twenty-inches.
The 2017 Explorer Sport stays true to its name with wicked power and performance, as well. The star of this show is the 3.5L turbocharged EcoBoost six-cylinder engine that produces 365 HP at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) to tap into, as well as 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM. The six-speed automatic transmission with wheel-mounted paddle shifters is a blast to use, too!