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2017 Ford Explorer engine options and performance

Published on Mar 3, 2023 by Product Expert

The SUV class has become one of the most popular vehicle segments. The versatility of these vehicles have endured them to many owners. The new Ford Explorer is an excellent example of this versatility. Much of this is done through the 2017 Ford Explorer engine options and performance.

2017 Ford Explorer Base Engine

Standard equipment on the base and XLT Explorer trim levels includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This engine offers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy estimates check in at 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highways. Opting for the available all-wheel drive system drops these numbers slightly to 16 city/23 highway.


The best fuel economy ratings available on the 2017 Explorer come with the second engine offered. This engine is a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder that earns an estimated 19 city/27 highway miles per gallon. Power ratings on the EcoBoost engine check in at 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.


The final engine offered provides the Explorer’s best power numbers. A turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, this engine maxes out the SUV’s performance at 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings are estimated at 16 miles per gallon in the city and 22 mpg on the highways. When properly equipped, this engine also offers the best towing rating available on the Explorer at 5,000 pounds.


This variety of engine options allow the 2017 Ford Explorer to offer both power and fuel efficiency, depending on the needs of the owner. If you would like to take the 2017 Explorer for a test drive to learn more about everything this great SUV can do, pay us a visit at Brandon Ford. Several 2017 Ford Explorer models are currently available in our inventory.