The 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum is one of the advanced models of the Ford explorer. It has a combination of mid-size SUV and enhanced performance. In addition, the leather finishes and advanced interior features make the Platinum model a choice for many. The manufacturer incorporates all the four-wheel drive modes, such as sand, grass and gravel, to suit their specific power requirements.
2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
For this model, the focus was on the details and not the change of exterior design. The front still looks heavy and blocky but with significant additions. All the features come in a low profile, for instance, the headlights and the front bumper, to suit the front outlook of this SUV. Other additions include a new grille and front parking sensors, all which fit in making the platinum look classy and premium.
The interior boasts of soft leather finishes, on the seats and the steering wheel. The modern buttons as subordinates to the touch screen display is another unique feature of the Platinum. As for the spacing, the car holds a maximum of seven seating with the third row being foldable, to increase the cargo space. The driver has adjustable armrests and adequate headroom. Speculations are that the infotainment system might get a replacement.
In addition to the Assist features, Platinum model includes a sunroof and ventilated front seats. An adaptive cruise control and parking monitoring system are also available, in an effort to increase driver’s convenience. Other optional features include the automated second-row seat folding and the rear-row infotainment system.
2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Powerful Engine and Performance
An EcoBoost twin-turbo charged V6 engine will power the 2017 Explorer Platinum. With this engine, this SUV produces 365 worth of hp and over 340 lb-ft of torque. This combination is adequate for the all-wheel drive requirements since the engine will have reduced vulnerability to be overpowered by the terrains. This engine will probably have a 3.5-liter fuel displacement in order to provide enough fuel for the engine requirements.
For a smooth and reliable ride, the platinum model will have the 6-speed gear automatic transmission. The acceleration is superb going up to 60mph in less than seven seconds. The all-wheel drive model of this 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum makes it a powerful vehicle in off-road terrains. In terms of fuel economy, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine has an average of 18 mpg, on normal terrains. To some extent, this is economical for people using the car on off roads, especially when compared to other off-road preferences such as the Land Rover.
2017 Ford Explorer Platinum – Pricing, Release Date, and Conclusion
The Ford Explorer Platinum 2017 is the most advanced of all the trim versions. Due to the many advanced inclusions, the pricing starts at $53,000. This price is fair and competes well with vehicles under the same class such as Toyota Highlander and Honda Pilot.
With most of the base models already launched, the 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum version should be in the market any time before the March 2017.
The executive approach of the 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum was a wise idea. However, the reduced interior space is among the cons of this mid-size SUV.