Compare 2017 Ford Explorer specifications by trim levels

Explorer is a 7-seat SUV from Ford, which first hit the market back in 1999.

With the price tag ranging from $31,160 to $53,235, the Ford Explorer faces the stiff competition with the same-class rivals like Dodge Durango.

Overview

Wheels

Bulb Size

The Ford Explorer has a maximum towing capacity of 5000 lbs, but double check that this applies to the configuration you want.

The Ford Explorer boasts the average fuel economy anywhere of 24 mpg, depending on the petrol type and engine capacity.

The maximum width and height is 78.90mm x 198.30mm respectively and can vary on the basis of model.

Key Specs of 2017 Ford Explorer

  • Fuel Tank: 18.6 gal

  • Wheelbase: 112.8 in

  • MPG: 17 city/24 hwy

  • 0-60 mph: 8.2 sec

  • Ground clearance: 7.8 in

  • Engine: 3.5L V-6

  • Towing capacity: 2000 lbs

  • Curb: 4443 lbs

  • Passenger capacity: 7

  • Dimensions(LxWxH): 198.3 x 78.9 x 70



2017 Ford Explorer Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

The Ford Explorer is offered in 8 trim levels. Compare the trim levels to ensure you will have the desired features and will not pay for the unnecessary upgrades

Our comprehensive charts with interior and exterior specs are also designed to give you thorough details about Ford Explorer safety features and entertainment system, technical aspects, and so on.

Compare the Ford Explorer specifications & features by choosing the necessary trim level & year of manufacture.

Specs

    • Main Info

    • Body Style SUV

    • Doors 4

    • Engine

    • Engine 3.5L V-6,2.3L I-4 DOHC

    • Horsepower 280 hp @ 1932 –
      365 hp @ 1933

    • Torque 255 lb-ft. @ 4,000 –
      350 lb-ft. @ 3,500

    • Charge system intercooled turbo

    • Transmission 6-spd w/OD

    • 0-60mph / 0-100kmh 5.7 - 8.4 sec

    • 1/4 mile time 14.3 - 16.6 sec

    • Dimensions

    • Length 198.3 in

    • Width 78.9 in

    • Height 70 in

    • Wheelbase 112.8 in

    • Curb Weight 4443 lbs

    • GVWR 6160 lbs

    • Towing capacity 2000 lbs

    • Ground clearance 7.8 in

    • Turning radius 19.6 ft

    • CAPACITY

    • Luggage capacity 21 ft

    • Cargo capacity 80.7 cu.ft

    • Seats 7

    • FUEL

    • Fuel tank 18.6 gal

    • City 17 mpg

    • Combined 21 mpg

    • Highway 24 mpg

    • Highway range 446.4 mi

    • WARRANTY

    • Basic Warranty 36/36,000 mths/miles



Specifications

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Exterior length
198.3 in 198.3 in 198.3 in 198.3 in
Exterior body width
78.9 in 78.9 in 78.9 in 78.9 in
Exterior height
70.0 in 70.0 in 70.0 in 70.0 in
Horsepower
290 hp 290 hp 290 hp 290 hp
Torque
255 lb-ft. 255 lb-ft. 255 lb-ft. 255 lb-ft.
Curb weight
4443 lbs 4629 lbs 4443 lbs 4629 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
6160 lbs 6160 lbs 6160 lbs 6160 lbs
Wheelbase
112.8 in 112.8 in 112.8 in 112.8 in
Turning radius
19.6 '' 19.4 '' 19.6 '' 19.4 ''
Ground clearance
7.8 in 8.3 in 7.8 in 8.3 in
Front legroom
42.9 in 42.9 in 42.9 in 42.9 in
Rear legroom
39.5 in 39.5 in 39.5 in 39.5 in
Front headroom
41 in 41 in 41 in 41 in
Rear headroom
41 in 41 in 41 in 41 in
Front hip room
57 in 57 in 57 in 57 in
Rear hip room
57 in 57 in 57 in 57 in
Front shoulder room
62 in 62 in 62 in 62 in
Rear shoulder room
61 in 61 in 61 in 61 in

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Exterior length
198.3 in 198.3 in 198.3 in 198.3 in
Exterior body width
78.9 in 78.9 in 78.9 in 78.9 in
Exterior height
70.0 in 70.0 in 70.0 in 70.0 in
Horsepower
280 hp 280 hp 365 hp 365 hp
Torque
310 lb-ft. 310 lb-ft. 350 lb-ft. 350 lb-ft.
Curb weight
4443 lbs 4629 lbs 4901 lbs 4901 lbs
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
6160 lbs 6160 lbs 6160 lbs 6160 lbs
Wheelbase
112.8 in 112.8 in 112.8 in 112.8 in
Turning radius
19.6 '' 19.4 '' 19.4 '' 19.4 ''
Ground clearance
7.8 in 8.3 in 8.3 in 8.3 in
Front legroom
42.9 in 42.9 in 42.9 in 42.9 in
Rear legroom
39.5 in 39.5 in 39.5 in 39.5 in
Front headroom
41 in 41 in 41 in 41 in
Rear headroom
41 in 41 in 41 in 41 in
Front hip room
57 in 57 in 57 in 57 in
Rear hip room
57 in 57 in 57 in 57 in
Front shoulder room
62 in 62 in 62 in 62 in
Rear shoulder room
61 in 61 in 61 in 61 in

Interior Features

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Air conditioning, front
manual manual manual manual
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
leather/chrome leather/chrome leather/chrome leather/chrome
12V DC power outlet
4 4 4 4
Overhead console
full with storage full with storage full with storage full with storage
Floor console
full full full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power power power
Rear windows
power power power power
1-touch window up
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
1-touch window down
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Instrumentation
analog analog analog analog
Illuminated vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear view mirror
day-night day-night day-night day-night
Remote trunk release
proximity proximity
Seatback storage pockets
2 2 2 2
Steering wheel material
urethane urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Air conditioning, rear
with separate controls with separate controls with separate controls with separate controls
Lighter elements
front front front front

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Air conditioning, front
dual zone automatic dual zone automatic dual zone automatic dual zone automatic
Clock
in-dash in-dash in-dash in-dash
Cupholders
front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim
leather/chrome leather/chrome leather/chrome leather/chrome
12V DC power outlet
4 4 4 4
Overhead console
full with storage full with storage full with storage mini with storage
Floor console
full full full full
Floor mats
carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows
power power power power
Rear windows
power power power power
1-touch window up
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
1-touch window down
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Instrumentation
digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog digital/analog
Illuminated vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear view mirror
auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Remote trunk release
proximity proximity proximity proximity
Seatback storage pockets
2 2 2 2
Steering wheel material
leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/genuine wood
Air conditioning, rear
with separate controls with separate controls with separate controls with separate controls
Lighter elements
front front front front
Adjustable pedals
power power power power

Exterior Features

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Antenna
integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material
galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
gray gray metal-look metal-look
Fog/driving lights
front front
Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
liftgate liftgate liftgate liftgate
Tinted windows
deep deep deep deep
Rear window type
fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Sunroof
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler
lip lip lip lip
Wheels
18 painted aluminum 18 painted aluminum 18 painted aluminum 18 painted aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Rear window wipers
fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Mirrors, auto dimming
driver driver
2nd row sunroof
fixed glass with power sunshade fixed glass with power sunshade
Bodyside insert
chrome chrome

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Antenna
integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material
galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint
clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim
silver silver black chrome
Fog/driving lights
front front front front
Door count
4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door
power liftgate power liftgate power liftgate power liftgate
Tinted windows
deep deep deep deep
Rear window type
fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors
dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Sunroof
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler
lip lip lip lip
Wheels
20 painted aluminum 20 painted aluminum 20 machined w/painted accents aluminum 20 machined w/painted accents aluminum
Spare tire and wheel
compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Rear window wipers
fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Mirrors, auto dimming
driver driver driver driver
2nd row sunroof
fixed glass with power sunshade fixed glass with power sunshade fixed glass with power sunshade fixed glass with power sunshade
Bodyside insert
chrome chrome chrome chrome

Seats

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating
7 7 7 7
Front driver seat direction controls
6-way power 6-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls
4-way 4-way 6-way power 6-way power
Lumbar support
driver driver driver and passenger driver and passenger
Front armrests
center center center center
Front head restraints
adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats
60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear head restraints
3 - fixed 3 - fixed 3 - fixed 3 - fixed
Seat trim
cloth cloth premium cloth premium cloth
3rd row seats
50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench
3rd row fold into floor
manual manual manual manual

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Front seat type
bucket bucket bucket bucket
Standard seating
7 7 7 7
Front driver seat direction controls
8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls
8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Lumbar support
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Front armrests
center center center center
Front head restraints
adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Memory
driver driver driver driver
Rear seats
60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 60-40 split-bench
Rear head restraints
3 - fixed 3 - fixed 3 - fixed 3 - fixed
Seat trim
leather leather leather leather
3rd row seats
50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench
3rd row fold into floor
power power power power
Cooled front seats
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger

Entertainment System

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Radio
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Speakers
6 6 6 6
Navigation system
yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen
2 2 2 2
Entertainment system
with DVD with DVD
2nd row LCD screen
2 2

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player
in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
Speakers
12 Sony 12 Sony 12 Sony 12 Sony Live Acoustics
Amplifier
390W 390W 390W 500W premium
Navigation system
yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen
3 3 3 3
Entertainment system
with DVD with DVD with DVD with DVD
2nd row LCD screen
2 2 2 2

Safety and Security Features

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front front
Headlights
LED low beam LED low beam LED low beam LED low beam
Exterior light control
fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Ignition disable
SecuriLock SecuriLock SecuriLock SecuriLock
Airbags, knee protection
passenger passenger passenger passenger
In-Vehicle Assistance Service
911 Assist 911 Assist 911 Assist 911 Assist

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Airbags, frontal
driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact
seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain
Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System Safety Canopy System
Traction control
ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Seatbelt pre-tensioners
front front front front
Headlights
LED low beam LED low beam LED low beam LED low beam
Exterior light control
fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Remote keyless entry
keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Door locks
power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Ignition disable
SecuriLock SecuriLock SecuriLock SecuriLock
Parking assist
Active Park Assist
Airbags, knee protection
passenger passenger passenger passenger
In-Vehicle Assistance Service
SYNC 3 911 Assist SYNC 3 911 Assist SYNC 3 911 Assist SYNC 3 911 Assist

Mechanical Features

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Engine
3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Recommended fuel
regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
front-wheel four-wheel front-wheel four-wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular regular regular regular
Front suspension type
strut strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
multi-link multi-link multi-link multi-link
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control
Sequential shift control
SelectShift SelectShift SelectShift SelectShift
Transmission
6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD
Axle ratio
3.39 3.65 3.39 3.65
Turbocharger
intercooled turbo intercooled turbo intercooled turbo intercooled turbo
4WD shift
electronic electronic

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Engine
2.3L I-4 2.3L I-4 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Recommended fuel
premium unleaded premium unleaded premium unleaded premium unleaded
Brakes
4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Drive type
front-wheel four-wheel four-wheel four-wheel
Exhaust
stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering
rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Suspension tuning
regular regular sport regular
Front suspension type
strut strut strut strut
Front shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs
coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type
multi-link multi-link multi-link multi-link
Rear shocks
gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs
coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control
Sequential shift control
SelectShift SelectShift SelectShift SelectShift
Transmission
6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD
Axle ratio
3.39 3.65 3.16 3.16
Turbocharger
intercooled turbo intercooled turbo twin turbo twin turbo
4WD shift
electronic electronic electronic

Other Specs

Base 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Base 4dr 4x4

XLT 4dr Front-wheel Drive

XLT 4dr 4x4

Luggage capacity
21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity
80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft.
Base engine size
3.5 liters 3.5 liters 3.5 liters 3.5 liters
Base engine type
V-6 V-6 V-6 V-6
Horsepower rpm
6,500 6,500 6,500 6,500
Torque rpm
4,000 4,000 4,000 4,000
Fuel tank capacity
18.6 gal. 18.6 gal. 18.6 gal. 18.6 gal.
EPA mileage estimates
17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy
Lighting - map lights
front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade fade
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Height adjustable safety belts
front front front front
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles)
36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warrranty - Powertrain (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion perforation (mths/miles)
60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside assistance (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Tires
P245/60HR18.0 BSW AS P245/60HR18.0 BSW AS P245/60HR18.0 BSW AS P245/60HR18.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Maximum towing capacity
2,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.

Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive

Limited 4dr 4x4

Sport 4dr 4x4

Platinum 4dr 4x4

Luggage capacity
21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft. 21.0 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity
80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft. 80.7 cu.ft.
Base engine size
2.3 liters 2.3 liters 3.5 liters 3.5 liters
Base engine type
I-4 I-4 V-6 V-6
Horsepower rpm
5,600 5,600 5,500 5,500
Torque rpm
3,000 3,000 3,500 3,500
Fuel tank capacity
18.6 gal. 18.6 gal. 18.6 gal. 18.6 gal.
Lighting - map lights
front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Lighting - dome light
fade fade fade fade
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors
driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Height adjustable safety belts
front front front front
Engine - valvetrain
DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles)
36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warrranty - Powertrain (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion perforation (mths/miles)
60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside assistance (mths/miles)
60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Tires
P255/50HR20.0 BSW AS P255/50HR20.0 BSW AS P255/50HR20.0 BSW AS P255/50HR20.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front
variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Maximum towing capacity
5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.