2017 Ford Explorer Platinum Review, Design, Expectations

The 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum will have extensive changes in both its interior and exterior. Although the Platinum model is expensive than other Ford models which include XTL, Limited, and Sport, it has more features than were present in the previous models. This is why it is highly desirable, and considering the significant number of features it provides, it still seems affordable.

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum front

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Design:


The interior will be revised with improved quality materials and recent technologies. The model features a 3-row seating arrangement that can accommodate about 7 passengers. The standard 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum features remain that include cloth upholstery on seats, 60/40 second row folding seats, a 6-way power driver’s seat, cruise control with forwarding collision warning and brake support, a 4.2 –inch display screen, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary audio inputs, a CD player and a rearview camera. In addition to this are, twin-panel moon roof, improved Active Park Assist System and forward and slide Sensing system.

To make sure the model is climate friendly, it will have an air filtration system, dual- zone electronic temperature control along with a rear auxiliary climate control. Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control enables the driver and the passenger to choose their comfort zones by setting the desired cabin temperature. The latter also allows passengers in the second row to select a temperature setting that suits them the best.

The auto-dimming rearview mirror is another attractive feature. Unlike the traditional way, where you have to adjust the mirror manually, this does it automatically for you.

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum interior

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Exterior:

It further features ambient lighting with color choices that include Ice Blue, orange, soft blue, navy blue, red, green and purple.  An 110 V power outlet gives power to your cell phone, laptop, and other electronic devices. All weather floor mats are optional with deep grooves catch that prevents carpet from mud, snow, slush, and dirt.

Another popular feature is the heated steering wheel that can warm up within five minutes. It can go from -4F to 74F instantly, maintaining a temperature of up to 90F. At any time of the year, one can enjoy the comfort of heated or cooled passenger and front seats.

It also has power adjustable pedals with memory that help in adjusting the brake and accelerator pedals according to your requirements.  The Reverse Sensing system is another advantage provided by the model. It produces a series of beeps when you are close to objects behind the vehicle. It beeps even higher when you are closer to the object.

If you go for optional second-row bucket seats, you can also choose for a second-row console that provides huge storage.

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum rear

2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Power Expectations:

The engine is same as that of the Sports trim level. It is a 3.5-liter, the V-6 engine that can approximately produce 365 hp and 350-lb-ft of torque. This will lead to more fuel efficiency than provided by the previous models. Speed and acceleration details, however, are not released yet.

The 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum model is thus a chic, unique and stylish model. It is not only classy but effectively meets security requirements, so you are ready to go.

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