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Review Summary of the 2017 Ford Explorer

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Your Southern, CA Ford Dealers couldn’t agree more with the experts at Edmunds who point out that the 2017 Ford Explorerhas evolved from its long-ago roots as a body-on-frame SUV into the comprehensively modern three-row crossover that it is today”.

Now offering three engine types plus available Trailer Tow Packages and intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management the all-new Ford Explorer is at the top of its game.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out what both the experts and a few of your peers are saying about Ford’s powerful SUV.

As Edmunds Editor Jason Kavanagh also points out “the 2017 Ford Explorer has a lot to offer. Its outstanding quietness and quality cabin trimmings elevate this practical do-all crossover to the front of the segment. Depending on trim level and options (and how deep your pockets are), the Ford Explorer can be downright luxurious.”

The automotive specialists at The Car Connection also agree that the all-new Explorer provides “an excellent ride and handling for an SUV. The Ford Explorer is best when considered a front-wheel-drive (or all-wheel-drive) family wagon—not a rough-and-tumble SUV. To its credit, Ford doesn't boast much about the SUV's potential beyond "Snow" mode. It can, when properly equipped, tow 5,000 pounds, seat up to seven, and boast interior amenities befitting a luxury ride. Do we miss the DIY locking hubs of Explorers from yesteryear? Not even a little bit.”

Even the automotive whizzes at Kelly Blue Book say that “Ford’s midsize SUV for 2017 is hard to beat. Thanks to the Explorer’s advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system Ford’s midsize SUV is more off-road capable than a Honda Pilot or Mazda CX-9. When it comes to horsepower, Ford’s 2017 seven-passenger Explorer SUV also delivers at every level. From the standard 290 HP V6 to the fuel-efficient 280 HP turbo 4-cylinder available in the base.”

Along with comfort, Kelly Blue Book experts are also impressed with how peaceful each ride in this upgraded SUV really is. “Ford has done an excellent job keeping road, engine and wind noise out of the cabin, and all but the rearmost occupants felt the seating was both comfortable and supportive.”

While not often mentioned in most automotive reviews, the 2017 Ford Explorer is also the most preferred midsize SUV among female buyers. In fact, according to data from IHS retail registrations to female buyers soared to over 8 percent since 2015. Women have also provided 40 percent of Explorer sales in the United States for the first half of this year, which is up 37 percent in the first half of 2016. So, why all this feminine fanfare?

Like fan and automotive blogger Hannah Elliott said after her trek around New Jersey in the all-new Ford Explorer Platinum, “Would I buy the Ford Explorer Platinum if I were in the market for a new car? My own character prefers the soul-affirming, road-hugging performance of a coupe rather than an SUV, and my child-free life in Manhattan means I usually don’t need anything more than two seats. I like to travel light. But I can’t deny how much fun I had with my friends on our Jersey excursion—and the fact is, it would have been severely dampened in something less spacious and capable. And trying to fit all that booze I bought into a sports car? Forget about it.”

So, what are you waiting for? Get to one of our many Southern California Ford Dealers today to form your own opinion about the latest and greatest in powerful Ford SUVs.