What's New for the 2017 Ford Explorer?

Glastonbury, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester, CT area drivers are asking, and we've got all the answers to your Ford Explorer questions here at Monaco Ford.

This three-row crossover SUV introduces some welcome changes and additions for 2017, including the debut of an Explorer XLT Sport Appearance package. This allows you to dress up the less expensive XLT trim to mirror the aesthetic of the upscale Sport model, mainly with dark exterior and interior accents. The explorer also benefits from Ford's new SYNC® 3 infotainment interface, as well as newly optional running boards.

Get to Know the 2017 Ford Explorer in Glastonbury


  • Power your Explorer your way with a choice of a V6, turbocharged four-cylinder, or turbo V6 engine. The turbo 4cyl is the most fuel efficient of the group, earning up to 27 mpg with front-wheel drive. The range-topping EcoBoost V6 is the most powerful, generating 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
  • Intelligent four-wheel drive with a Terrain Management System™ delivers confidence on all roads (and on no roads at all).
  • The Explorer Sport model offers particularly athletic performance thanks to a sport-tuned suspension.
  • A Class III Trailer Tow Package is standard with the turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine -- ideal of your trailer- and boat-towing needs.

Interior Features

  • Ford's available SYNC® 3 infotainment system can come paired with an eight-inch touchscreen that's intuitive, responsive, and smart.
  • Advanced safety systems are plentiful, starting with a standard rearview camera and Ford MyKey® parental controls. Driver assist technologies like rear parking sensors, forward collision mitigation, and lane keep assist are also available.
  • Dress your Explorer to suit your unique needs with a wide range of models. Just looking for a comfortable array of modern amenities? The base model has you covered. Looking for something that rivals luxury-branded crossover? The Platinum pampers from performance to convenience.

Exterior Features

  • The standard setup is thoughtful and includes auto LED headlights and LED taillights, as well as roof rails.
  • The range-topping Platinum is ultra-luxurious, wearing a satin chrome trim, distinctive grille design, 20-inch wheels, and dual chrome exhaust tips.  Heated front and second-row bucket seats, as well as a dual-panel moonroof, take comfort and classiness to a whole new level.

Schedule a Test Drive of the 2017 Ford Explorer at Monaco Ford

We invite you to visit the new Ford showroom to handpick your favorite 2017 Explorer model and take it for a test drive. Feel free to reach out to our staff for Ford financing information, as well as to schedule a consultation, at 888-373-7014.

Request a Test Drive in the 2017 Ford Explorer