2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual PDF – 545 Pages

Find the 2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual below. The 2017 Ford Explorer manual is for models – BaseXLTLimitedSport, and Platinum. The first two trim levels come with a standard 3.5-liter V6.


The 2017 Ford Explorer has a lot to offer. To start with, the engine is pretty calm at high power, and the cabin is well designed. Explorer offers plenty of useful high-tech features. In the 2017 model, you will find MyFord Touch infotainment system has been replaced with the new SYNC 3. Also, it has made Android Auto and Apple CarPlay available in the Ford Explorer.

2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual provides three engine options to the buyers. The first two trim levels come with a standard 3.5-liter V6. It has the power to deliver 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft torque with EPA estimates of 17/24 mpg city/highway. 

Second is the 2.3-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that is optional on the first two trim levels and standard on the Limited (third trim level). It can return up to 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft torque. Number three is the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that is offered on the last two trim levels of the 2017 Ford Explorer Manual. This turbo V6 is the most powerful, delivering 365 horsepower and 360 lb-ft torque. All three engines of the Explorer are teamed with six-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Ford Explorer Manual Features & Reviews

The relieving feature in the 2017 Ford Explorer is the discontinuation of touch-sensitive controls on the center stack. Explorer’s newly introduced SYNC 3 interface works better for the Explorer. Front doors are wide, providing easy entry and exit. Besides, drivers can easily find a comfortable driving position with the least issues. 

When it comes to roominess, the Explorer has super airy front seats, and second-row seats offer plenty of headroom and elbow room too. Consequently, the third row gets tight in the cases of knee room and foot room. Limited outward visibility, cumbersome to maneuver, and cramped rear seats are setbacks of the 2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual.

You might not be able to look through turns because of the thick windshield roof pillars. Hence, rear visibility also gets hindered. Ford Explorer is a well-built compact SUV that uses good-quality materials and has plenty of soft-touch surfaces. It has good cargo capacity. Overall, there is a fine variety of cabin storage.

With well-composed styling, Explorer comes with sharp corners and clean edges. It has a textured grille. Five major trim levels are offered on the 2017 Ford Explorer Owners Manual – baseXLTLimitedSport, and top model; Platinum. Standard features on the Base model include a 4.2-inch display screen, Bluetooth, rear climate controls, rearview camera, and cruise control. You are also offered an eight-way power driver seat with a manual reclining feature. The second and third-row provide 60/40-split and 50/50-split, respectively.