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Used 2017 Ford Explorer Limited


Mileage25,425
StyleSport Utility 4WD
Engine2.3 L 4 Cyl.
TransAutomatic
ExteriorMagnetic Metallic
InteriorEbony Black
VIN#1FM5K8F87HGA35158
Stock#P1100
Model CodeK8F
±

18

EPA Gas Mileage

25

City Hwy

±Actual mileage will vary with options, actual driving conditions, driving habits and the vehicle's condition. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

  • Turbocharged
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Power Folding Mirrors
  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Trunk Release
  • Power Liftgate
  • Power Door Locks
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Fog Lamps
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Navigation System
  • Premium Sound System
  • Satellite Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Telematics
  • WiFi Hotspot
  • Smart Device Integration
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • 3rd Row Seat
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Entry
  • Keyless Start
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Cruise Control
  • A/C
  • Rear A/C
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Floor Mats
  • Mirror Memory
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Adjustable Pedals
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Security System
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Rear Parking Aid
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Knee Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Back-Up Camera
Some equipment may vary. See Dealer for details.

Specifications

Body StyleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Vehicle SizeMid
Drive Type4WD
Doors4
Seating Capacity7/7 passengers
Engine BlockI
Engline TypeGas
Cylinders4
Displacement2.3 L.
AspirationIntercooled turbo
Valves16
Compression Ratio9.5:1
Torque310ft-lbs @ 3000 rpm
Horsepower280hp @ 5600 rpm
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.
Fuel Economy*18/25
Wheelbase112.8 in.
Overall Length198.3 in.
Vehicle Width78.9 in.
Vehicle Height70.0 in.
Ground Clearance8.3 in.
Luggage Capacity21.0 ft3.
Cargo Capacity80.7 ft3.
Curb Weight4629 lbs.
Gross Weight6160 lbs.
Towing Capacity2000 lbs.
Turning Circle 38.8 ft.
 
Front Headroom41.4 in.
Front Legroom42.9 in.
Rear Headroom40.6 in.
Rear Legroom39.5 in.
 
Acceleration
0mph-60mph
 
7.1 seconds

Original Warranty

The information contained herein simply reflects the warranty coverage that came with the vehicle when it was originally purchased new.

Basic 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Rust 5 Years / Unlimited Miles


Standard Equipment

(Typical standard equipment usually available on this model. Please contact us for more information.)
 
Wheels
Rim Type, Painted aluminumStandard
 
Spare Wheel
Rim type, SteelStandard
 
Spare Tire
Mount Location, Inside under cargoStandard
Size, CompactStandard
 
Suspension
Rear Suspension Type, Multi-linkStandard
Front Suspension Classification, IndependentStandard
Front Spring Type, CoilStandard
Front Stabilizer Bar, RegularStandard
Rear Spring Type, CoilStandard
Class, RegularStandard
Independent, Four-wheelStandard
Front suspension type, StrutStandard
 
Lights
Headlights auto delayStandard
Exterior entry lightsStandard
Headlights dusk sensorStandard
Front Fog lightsStandard
Daytime running lightsStandard
 
Roof
Roof rackStandard
 
Drivetrain
Descent ControlStandard
4WD TypeStandard
Locking HubsStandard
Axle ratioStandard
 
Seats
Front seat type, BucketStandard
Climate controlled, Driver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and paStandard
 
Passenger Seat
Lumbar support, Power 2-wayStandard
 
Rear Seats
Folding, Tumble forwardStandard
Center armrest, YesStandard
Rear heat, With separate controlsStandard
 
Third Row Seat
Type, 50-50Standard
 
Locks
Power door locks, Remote, digital keypad power door locksStandard
2-Stage unlocking, 2-stage unlockingStandard
 
Windows
Power windowsStandard
Front wipers - intermittentStandard
Front wipers - speed sensitiveStandard
Privacy glassStandard
Rear defoggerStandard
Rear wiperStandard
Rear quarter windowsStandard
 
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated driver mirror, HeatedStandard
Passenger mirror adjustment, Power remoteStandard
Heated passenger mirror, HeatedStandard
Power retractable mirrors, Power retractable mirrorsStandard
Vanity mirrors, Dual illuminated vanity mirrorsStandard
Signal mirrors, Turn signal in mirrorsStandard
 
Convenience Features
Cruise control, Cruise controlStandard
Power steering, Speed-proportional electric power steeringStandard
Steering wheel, Tilt and telescopicStandard
Audio controls on steering wheel, Audio controlsStandard
Cruise controls on steering wheel, Cruise controlsStandard
Transmission controls on steering wheel, Gear shift controlsStandard
Adjustable pedals, PowerStandard
Cupholders, Front and rearStandard
Remote trunk release, ProximityStandard
Door pockets, Driver, passenger and rearStandard
Seatback storage, 2Standard
Cargo net, Cargo netStandard
12V DC power outlet, 3Standard
Retained accessory power, Retained accessory powerStandard
Universal remote transmitter, Universal remote transmitterStandard
Center Console, Full with covered storageStandard
Multi-function remote, Windows, remote engine startStandard
Power Activated Trunk/Hatch, Power liftgateStandard
 
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim, Leather/metal-lookStandard
Shift knob trim, Leather/chromeStandard
Dash trim, Simulated wood/metal-lookStandard
Floor mats, Carpet front and rearStandard
Heated steering wheel, Heated steering wheelStandard
Cargo area light, Cargo area lightStandard
 
Memorized Settings
seat memoryStandard
 
Instrumentation
TachometerStandard
Trip computerStandard
ClockStandard
External tempStandard
Low fuel levelStandard
CompassStandard
Rear View CameraStandard
 
Exterior Features
Rear spoilerStandard
Tailpipe finisherStandard
 
Audio System
Memory Card Slot, SYNC 3Standard
Speed Sensitive Volume Control, YesStandard
Premium Brand Speakers, SonyStandard
Antenna Type, Integrated roofStandard
In-Dash CD, SingleStandard
Radio, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/SatelliteStandard
 
Telematics
Navigation system, With voice activationStandard
Satellite communications, SYNC 3 911 AssistStandard
internet access, Mobile hotspotStandard
wireless phone connectivity, BluetoothStandard
 
Doors
left rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
right rear passenger door type, ConventionalStandard
 
Truck Features
Door reinforcementStandard
BumpersStandard
 
Towing and Hauling
Cargo tie downsStandard
Trailer Sway ControlStandard
 
Airbags
Head airbags, Curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd rowStandard
Passenger Airbag, YesStandard
Driver Airbag, YesStandard
 
Stability and Traction
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
 
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt, 3-point beltStandard
Seatbelt pretensioners, FrontStandard
 
Transmission
Manual / automatic, AutomaticStandard
Automatic type, AutomaticStandard
Transmission Hill Holder, Transmission hill holderStandard
 
Engine
Max RPM, 5,600 RPMStandard
Torque, 310 lb.-ft.Standard
Valve Gear, DOHCStandard
Total Valves, 16Standard
Engine Configuration, InlineStandard
Displacement, 140 cu.in.Standard
Vehicle Emissions, ULEV IIStandard
Remote engine start, Remote engine startStandard
Size, 2.3 LStandard
Horse Power, 280 hpStandard
Variable Valve Timing, Variable valve timingStandard
Max Torque RPM, 3,000 RPMStandard
Compression Ratio, 9.50 : 1Standard
Keyless Ignition, Doors and push button startStandard
 
Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning zones, DualStandard
Air filtration, Interior air filtrationStandard
 
Security
Anti-theft alarm system, YesStandard
engine immobilizer, Engine immobilizerStandard
 
Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests, Manual w/tiltStandard
 
Driver Seat
Heated, Multi-level heatingStandard
Ventilated, VentilatedStandard
Manual Adjustments, 8Standard
Power Adjustments, 8Standard
Height Adjustable, PowerStandard
 
Brakes
Braking assist, Braking assist inchesStandard
Front brakes, Ventilated disc inchesStandard
 
ABS Brakes
ABS, 4-wheelStandard


Reviews



The Ford Explorer has long been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, it also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.The 7-passenger Explorer is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of five trim levels: Base, XLT, Sport, Limited and Platinum. A 290-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine is standard on the Base and XLT, while the Limited gets the 285-hp 2.3-liter turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder; Sport and Platinum trims boast a 365-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode; 4x4 models also get a user-friendly terrain management system. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual panel moonroof, hands-free power liftgate, LED fog lights, LED headlamps, automatic high-beams, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Intelligent Access with push-button start and front/rear cameras with washers, along with satellite/HD radio, voice-activated navigation and Ford's SYNC communications and entertainment system. Standard safety features consist of AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control function, traction control and anti-lock disc brakes, as well as Ford's MyKey owner control feature and seven airbags. Industry-first second-row inflatable seatbelts are available, as well as a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert; additional standard/optional technologies include Lane Departure Warning & Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning, along with enhanced Active Park Assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking.Following a complete redesign last year, the Ford Explorer gets minimal changes for 2017. Most notably, Limited models are now powered by the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine, and a new SYNC® 3 communications and entertainment system debuts.

Model Reviews


[The] Ford Explorer is a relative joy to drive compared to other truck-based SUVs like the Dodge Durango and Chevy Trailblazer.

Edmunds.com


Performance in government crash tests is good.

The Car Connection



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For many years, the Ford Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, the Explorer also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.

Introduction


With its 113-inch wheelbase, the Ford Explorer is bigger than it's ever been, about the same size now as the Chevy Traverse and Honda Pilot.

Explorer looks rugged, but that's deceiving.
In fact, it should be viewed as a front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive family wagon.It's not rough and tumble like it used to be, back in the day when it was body-on-frame, and had locking hubs and a low-range transfer case.With the right options, today it can tow 5000 pounds and seat seven people, but so can the Kia Sorento.

For 2016, Explorer got a light re-do, including smoother bodywork, nicer and quieter interior, new available engine, and Sync 3 infotainment system.
For practical purposes the generation stretches back to 2011, when it went crossover.

For 2017, Explorer offers a new Sport Appearance Package for lower trims, rendering a more aggressive look with 20-inch wheels, a gray grille insert and black cladding, black roof rack, and gray leather seating with gray suede accents and contrast stitching.
Otherwise, it carries over unchanged.

Base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that's used in many other Fords, from Flex to Fusion.
It makes 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, and can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in about 8.5 seconds, using the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.It comes as front-wheel drive but all-wheel drive is available on upper models.

A popular engine is the four-cylinder 2.3-liter turbo, available on some models and standard on Explorer Limited AWD.
This EcoBoost four can be found in the Lincoln MKC and Ford Mustang, and in the Explorer makes 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.It's better than the V6 in every aspect, including the sound that comes from the tuned exhaust system.

The most powerful and most fun engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 making 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, in the Platinum and Sport AWD models.
If they made an Explorer SHO it would have this engine.The Explorer Sport with this twin turbo V6 gets 20-inch wheels, bigger brakes and a stiffer chassis, but it's still a long way from the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT.

Naturally, fuel mileage for that engine is the lowest of the three, at an EPA-estimated 16 City, 22 Highway and 18 Combined miles per gallon.
The base V6 doesn't do much better, at 17/24/20 mpg, while the EcoBoost turbocharged four 19/28/22 mpg.It's worth noting that many EcoBoost buyers complain that their mileage doesn't match the EPA rating.

The Explorer earns five stars in its NHTSA crash rating in every category except rollover, but we can't think of any tall SUV that gets five stars there.
With the IIHS, the Explorer got top scores in the moderate-front overlap, side impact and roof strength tests, but only Marginal in the small-overlap crash test.

One feature that might enhance safety but doesn't factor into crash ratings is the Explorer's Curve Control within the stability control; it adapts throttle and brake to upcoming corners.
Also standard is trailer sway control.

Lineup


The Ford Explorer ($31,160) comes standard with the 3.5-liter V6 engine, front-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, air conditioning.Explorer XLT upgrades with 18-inch wheels, keyless ignition, satellite radio, navigation, and 10-way power driver's seat.Explorer Limited features leather seating, 20-inch wheels, heated steering wheel, interior ambient lighting, heated and cooled front seats, heated second row, power folding third row, 12-speaker Sony sound system.

All-wheel drive is available for all trim levels, including Explorer XLT AWD ($35,775).


Explorer Limited AWD models get the 2.3-liter turbo engine.
Explorer Sport and Platinum ($53,235) get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and come standard with all-wheel drive.

Walkaround


Explorer's styling might be considered authoritarian, with sharp corners and clean edges, as well as a textured grille and a lot of cladding.It's sixteen and a half feet long, and weighs from 4400 to 4900 pounds.It's not exactly rugged, and it's not much like what made the Explorer successful back in the day.Explorer Platinum models get LED lighting and distinctive trim that say more about today's Explorer.

Interior


The cabin of the Ford Explorer ranks with those of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango in its handsomeness, even a bit more contemporary, with metallic plastic on the center stack.Ford says it wants the Explorer to be up there with Audi and BMW, and will keep improving until it is.

It's got some room to go, namely in polishing the Sync 3 infotainment system.
It was a huge step last year to get rid of the painful MyFord Touch system, but Sync 3 still isn't a better alternative to Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.There are more real buttons than touch-screen functions, which is good.

With tight door seals, engine mounts that absorb vibration, and acoustic glass all around (except for the Base), it's soft and quiet in the cabin.
Forward visibility is good thanks to a high seating position, although there are over-the-shoulder blind spots thanks to thick rear pillars.

The front seats (heated on most models) are supportive and comfortable, with soft cushions, the right amount of bolstering, and high and soft armrests.
The rear seats provide plenty of legroom, but they aren't so comfortable.They could use more padding, the horizontal cushion is short and slanted awkwardly, and there's not enough width in the center for an adult.Rear bucket seats are available, and they work better; your big SUV loses a seat, but it's also easier to reach the third row.The dual-panel moonroof really opens things up.

The third row like so many is cramped for adults, but okay for kids, who (if you don't have the rear buckets) climb back there over the forward-flipped second row.
The third row folds forward, with available power, to create a vast 81 cubic feet for cargo with a floor that's nearly flat.There's still 21 cubic feet even with all rows up.

Driving Impression


The base V6 engine is quick enough from a standstill with your foot on the floor, but on a winding road requiring acceleration between the curves, the weak torque on the lower part of the powerband will have you flailing the shift lever.Most models have a sport mode, and its quicker throttle and shift responses help some; but without that sport mode, the shifts are slow.One really good thing is that the transmission will hold its lower gears when told.No paddle shifters here.

The 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbo is way better.
It not only gives sharper acceleration, it sounds sweeter, throaty, with amplified engine notes piped into the cabin.It's got good low end and spurts away from corners.It loves sport mode.If you're the least bit enthusiastic about driving, you need it.

The suspension uses MacPherson struts in front with an isolated subframe, and multi links in the rear, with anti-roll bars at both ends.
The Sport gets a quicker steering rack, firmer suspension bits, and a strut tower brace with stiffer anti-roll bar in front.

The Explorer's off-road capability is modest (and it always has been).
It'll get you and six friends or family through the snow to a ski resort, and more important, back down off the icy mountain safely.The system has Normal, Mud, Sand, and Snow modes, and electronically varies the throttle and braking to deliver the best traction.Rugged terrain is not its forte.

Summary


The Explorer has a lot of competition nowadays.We think the EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbo is the way to go, but research the fuel mileage issues first.We wish it were more off-roady, the 6-speed transmission had paddle shifters, the Sync 3 infotainment system were simpler, and the second-row seats more comfortable.

Sam Moses contributed to this report, with driving impressions by The Car Connection staff.

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