Whether you’re a Ford fan or at all intimately familiar with the brand or not, we think that once you get behind the wheel of the 2017 Explorer Limited, you’ll agree that it’s a special vehicle. It’s a powerful brute but also a refined gentleman, all at the same time. It’s a delicate balancing act that wins plaudits from consumers and critics alike.
Gas this one up and get ready to go! You’ll be flying down the roads of Renton, Kirkland, and Seattle thanks to a 2.3L motor that means serious business. It produces a generous 280 HP at 5,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 310-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 RPM. Also, you won’t feel the “pinch at the pump” much at all as a function of the wonderful 19 city / 27 highway MPG average.
The 2017 Explorer Limited comes through in other respects, as well. It is packed with goodies, including a GPS navigation system that’s designed to ensure you never lose your way. The leather seats are heated in the front, too, while the SiriusXM AM/FM/HD satellite unit frees you from the constraints of terrestrial radio.