2017 Ford Explorer consumer reviews

$31,660–$33,810 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Explorer Ford
91% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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The truth about the 2017 explore.

I have had more problems with this vehicle than any of my other vehicles. My 2017 explorer has had 9 recalls that I was notified of. And had to bring it back to the dealership to be repaired. That leaves me without my car quite often. Also, there is rust all over it. I purchased a new and within the first year, there was rust on my hood. Which is unusual because I park it in the garage. Very disappointed in the 2017 Ford explore. I owned three Ford explores before the 2017. They were all great vehicles. That is why I am so disappointed in this particular year.!!!!!


Never would buy Ford again

Bought this car NEW in 2017. Only 5 years old. We have put more money into it. Between breaks the first year. The faux pipe going. Now the transmission needs to be done. How much is this going to cost. NEVER again with a Ford. This is too much. Back to old reliable Toyota


I'm just wondering what is going on somewhere in t

I have heard a thump in the front end since I've had it and don't understand why this is happening 2017 Ford Exspoler XLT every time I turn my car to the left is there any recalls about this issue? William Wilson.


Best SUV

Probably the best SUV my wife and I have owned and we’ve had many different makes and models since 1992. The styling must be good because a lot of other SUV’s are copying it.


This is a really nice looking car

This car is not reliable, the vehicle leak, the vehicle has been serviced numerous times, this may be one of the worst purchases I've ever had


Owned a 2015 - Up graded to 2017 very happy

Car, Ride is very nice, plenty of room, plenty of the things we like owned a 2015 limited / purchased a 2017 limited great improvements ride and comfort. Reliable car regardless of the outside invironment Very Happy!


Car has problems that should have been fixed.

The car itself is ok. Except the wind shield fogs up when you're getting on the highway. And the antenna was darn near ripped of from the owners wife hitting her garage door or an automatic carwash.


Still deciding

So far I like the vehicle. Bought it used and have only had it a few days. Love the extra space and easy design. I’ve test driven 4 different used explorers and noticed that the paint chips easily and there always seems to be a hint of rust. That’s crazy to me for only being 4 years old. This has been an issue on each of the 4 used vehicles. I’ve owned a VW, Toyota and Kia each for more than 4 years and never experience paint chips or rust. Kind of odd.


2017 Ford Explorer LTD - Very clean and loaded SUV

Smooth ride with many features. Love the black leather and all the extra options in the limited class. As a Ford Family the Explorer is perfect in size. Not too big and not too small.


Great vehicle

This is the second Explorer I've owned. I like these vehicles because of the third row leg room, but also because of the general value for the money when you purchase used. I would not buy this (or practically any car) new.