2017, Explorer

2017 Ford Explorer Sport Changes

May 8, 2015

With most of Ford’s crossover and SUVs going through refreshments, it should come as no surprise that Ford’s Explorer vehicle is also expected to go through some significant improvements for the model year 2017. The 2017 Ford Explorer Sport is a car that will boast of improved performance, better quality interior design and changes to its exterior that will make a fan out of everyone. Ford deemed it necessary for this vehicle to go through changes to keep up with its competitors like Mazda CX-9, Honda Pilot and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport front


2017 Ford Explorer Sport Exterior and Interior Changes

The 2017 Ford Explorer Sport will receive a refreshed grille that is wider than before and accentuate the car’s box shaped front design. Its headlights have become sleeker and are to be fitted with LED lights to give it that extra appeal. Few more air vents have been added to lend further detailing and give it a more aggressive appearance. This car will follow others in line and have aluminium based architectural design for which it will have a weight that is around 300 pounds lighter than the previous version. Overall, the car has received an aerodynamic friendly body shape that will aid in manoeuvring and handling.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport rear

Its plush quality interiors will be characterised by heat controllable passenger and driver seats, extra space for cargo and some of the best technology equipments that one can find today. Expect the seats to be upholstered with premium leather, as well as have better comfort due to its modified new shapes.

Tech features are galore inside the 2017 Ford Explorer Sport, as it comes with extremely useful tools that will make every ride an entertaining and safest as possible. It will have a touchscreen on the centre console from where the user can control cruise control, universal remote transmitter and telescoping steering wheel among other things. Expect better connectivity solutions to get featured over its predecessors, such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport interior

2017 Ford Explorer Sport Under the Hood

The 2017 Ford Explorer Sport will have further engine options than its normal Explorer variant and replace the very popular EcoBoost system for a better one that is usually found in cars like Ford Edge. Company officials have stated possibility of the following engine options: 2.3 litre unit, 3.7 litre V6 engine, 3.5 litre non-turbo engine and 2.7 litre V6 Nano EcoBoost engine. No details are available yet regarding their output, but we expect them to be combined with a six-speed transmission and be available on the front wheel and all wheel drive formats. Fuel efficiency is expected to get a raise because of these new engine variants, as well as its lighter weight.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport Release Date and Price

There are still no concrete details available regarding as to when this car might get released, but to keep expectations in check, it would be wise to say that we are looking forward to its release in the early parts of 2017. Price is expected to rise slightly higher than its previous model that costs around $31,000 for the standard edition.

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