The 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car Of The Week!

August 17th, 2020 by


The 2017 Ford Explorer wins buyers over and over again with its sleek and pristine styling, wide variety of options for trims and packages, as well as an excellent selection of mighty powertrains. This highly capable truck overtakes the competition with its premium-like design and deluxe interior. The twin-turbocharged V6 on the Platinum trim as well as the husky wheel and tire package on the Sport model adds on to the never-ending reasons why this SUV is Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week!

Engine and Drive

From the bat, buyers already get a highly adept standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, providing a good 290 horsepower and fuel economy (19 city / 27 highway). Another standard option for the base trim is the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine with four cylinders. Although it has slightly less power than the V6, its torque is significantly more advanced by far (310 lb-ft opposed to 255 lb-ft).

Buyers of either the Explorer Sport or Platinum models will enjoy the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6, which levels up in its horsepower to 365. Every Explorer model can be paired with all-wheel-drive as well as the Terrain Management System, which offers varying settings in AWD such as snow, sand, grass, and gravel. To add on, each trim makes use of a 6-speed automatic transmission equipped with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

Overall, driving this Ford Explorer proves to be a joy, especially since it does an incredible job when it comes to passing and pulling power, it also has great abilities when cutting corners. 


The detailing of the 2017 Explorer is very well structured, especially with its sleek and sexy style. Certain features like standard LED low-beam headlights, as well as your basic grille and bumper creates a look that is comparable to that of a 2017 Range Rover.

Other cool exterior features include the adding of a front-view camera and front parking sensors, which should be helpful when moving throughout the parking lot.

Interior and Standard Features

This 2017 Ford SUV accommodates up to seven passengers within three rows, and luckily due to its size, grown adults will still find much legroom in the third row. Buyers can opt to make the second row either as a 3-person bench or with two bucket seats. Both second and third rows have seats that fold, providing even more of an abundance of cargo space that the vehicle already has. For those who aren’t into the transition of a tech-savvy dashboard, they might appreciate the use of actual buttons as controls while still keeping that fresh and modern appeal with the digital screen.

Standard tech found in this cruiser includes cruise control, air conditioning, a 6-speaker audio system, and Ford’s Sync. The brand’s MyKey lets drivers program their top speed among preferences to discourage reckless drivers driving from their young teenagers. Another cool safety feature includes trailer Sway Control, to aid in towing.

Driver’s Auto Mart

The 2017 Ford Explorer has everything going for it with its advanced technologies and safety features as well as its wide range option choices like leather seats, navigation, blind-spot detection, inflatable rear seatbelts, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a dual-panel moonroof for the XLT model. Luckily, Driver’s Auto Mart is selling this exact model in our store for just around $21,000. Those who are interested in this vehicle can simply view our online inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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