Ford delights in crafting superlative automobiles. A wonderful representative of this fact is the 2017 Explorer Limited. It’s a mid-size crossover that’s earned praise far and wide for its top-to-bottom implementation of today’s finest technology—the engineering and design teams at the Big Blue Oval brand have really outdone themselves here!
Hop in, strap your seatbelt tight, and get ready to wear a big smile on your face as you cruise around Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, and beyond. The automatic transmission here makes operation a breeze but the 2.3L engine will demand your attention and make the hair stand up on your arms when you really mash down the pedal. This crossover can move—it has 280 horses at 5,000 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 310-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 RPM at its disposal. All that fun won’t be dampened by frequent pit stops, either, because the EPA suggests you’ll average 19 city / 27 highway MPG.
Of course, there’s far more to this machine. The 2017 Explorer Limited integrates some wonderful in-cabin systems. These include a SiriusXM AM/FM/HD satellite radio that frees you of the boring, overplayed tunes on terrestrial stations, as well as a GPS navigation system that ensures you always keep the correct heading.