2017 Ford Explorer Ames IA

2017 Ford Explorer

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New 2017 Ford Explorer at Ames Ford Lincoln for Ames, IA

If you are looking for a great SUV then you may have just found the vehicle to purchase. You have come here to read about the 2017 Ford Explorer. The SUV comes with tons of easy-to-use high-tech features, and plenty of cargo space behind its third row. The SUV has a quiet and comfortable cabin while having an engine that delivers a good amount of power. For the 2017 model year the Ford Explorer gets a Sync3 infotainment interface, an XLT Sport Appearance package and available running boards (late availability). Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Ford Explorer and how the excellent vehicle could be for you!

Under the Explorer's Hood

A 3.5-liter V6 engine that creates 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque is standard on the base and XLT trim levels. That engine lets you choose between standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. All-wheel drive offers Ford’s Terrain Management System, a driver-selectable system that optimizes traction for the driving situations you may encounter. All-wheel drive will also give you hill-start assist and hill-descent control. If you get a front-wheel-drive Explorer with the V6 engine then the fuel economy you will get will be up to 24 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, 17 mpg city and 20 mpg combined. If you get the V6 engine with all-wheel drive then you may get up to 23 mpg highway, 16 mpg city and 19 mpg combined.

Design of Ford Explorer

The 2017 Ford Explorer’s standard equipment includes rear privacy glass, 18-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear climate controls, roof rails, an eight-way powered driver’s seat, a 4.2-inch display screen and other things. The XLT trim with get you body-colored door handles, silver roof rails, heated exterior mirrors, front and rear silver skid-plate details, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a ten-way powered driver’s seat, a keyless entry code pad and push-button ignition, satellite radio and a six-way powered front passenger seat. The Limited comes with 20-inch wheels, power-adjustable pedals, a power-folding third-row seat and more. The Explorer Sport will get you a sport-tuned suspension. An available Sport 401A package provides a 110-volt power outlet, driver memory settings, a premium Sony audio system, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and other features as well!

Can I get a ten-way powered driver's seat with this SUV?

Yes, you can do that. It is available with the XLT trim.

Is a rearview camera standard?

Yes, a rearview camera is standard. This is the case on all trims.

Can I schedule a test drive online?

Yes! We invite you to schedule a test drive by going here!


Purchasing the 2017 Ford Explorer will automatically get you a vehicle that has MyKey, which is feature that lets parents set limits for stereo volume and vehicle speed. You’ll also get a stability control system that includes Ford’s Curve Control that monitors speed carried into a corner and slows the vehicle down if necessary. Also standard are the following features: a front-passenger knee airbag, side curtain airbags, traction control and front-seat side airbags. The Explorer also brings a standard rearview camera to buyers, however, a 180-degree front camera is optional if you’d like that. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing the vehicle earned a “Good” rating--the highest possible--for its head restraints and seat belts. We’d like you to come visit us st Ames Ford Lincoln when some free time presents itself. We look forward to seeing you down here and discussing your vehicle search with you!

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