MotorWeek Puts 2017 Ford Explorer Through its Paces

June 15th, 2017 by

If ever there were a full-size SUV that could render us here at Sam Leman Automotive Group straight-up speechless, Ford’s — the 2017 Explorer — would have to be it.

Why’s that, though?

Discover the need-to-know details from the good folks at MotorWeek; their evaluation of the Explorer is as follows:


It’s darn-near impossible to quibble with an entry-level engine like the Explorer’s, a 3.5-liter V6.

Matching with a six-speed automatic transmission, the base V6 produces a healthy 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. It’s served up standard with front-wheel drive, while an all-wheel platform is optional.

Its fuel economy is of note, too. When had with front-wheel drive, for instance, it’ll return a respectable 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway).

For more information about this fantastic family hauler, or to take the wheel of one, we invite you to swing by our Bloomington, IL showroom. Our seasoned staff is available to address your every question regarding the Explorer, or any other Ford model throughout the current catalog.

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