2017 Ford Explorer consumer reviews

$31,660–$33,810 MSRP range
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90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6
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Transmission problem

I have owned Toyota and Honda vehicles for years. I love the space and comfort of my Ford Explorer. However I'm at 68k miles and just had to have my transmission rebuilt. If I didn't love the comfort and ride of this vehicle so much, I would trade it in tomorrow. I have my fingers crossed and praying this vehicle will hold out to 200k miles.


Explorers are great

I have had several Explorers all have been great vehicles. My newest is only a couple years old. I also still have a great running 26 year old with almost 200k miles. Never had a big or expensive problem with either. I can say the same for the BMWs, Mercedes and Infinity’s I have owned…Once these expensive vehicles warranty expired everything but their engine seemed to fall apart. My Fords are reliable and never break down (knock on wood) Not flashy like the imports but solid.


Unhappy with Fords

Love everything about this car (bells and whistles, comfort, smooth ride, quite cabin), but..... I purchased this used 3 years ago and in those 3 years it's been in the shop more than I can count. Thankfully I also purchased the Platinum extended warranty. Exhaust flex pipe, right rear wheel bearing (twice), right rear knuckle and bushings. Now told I need a whole new rear end. I don't even put on 5,000 miles in a year as I work from home and drive it very little. I would definitely advise on getting some sort of extended warranty if you really want this vehicle.


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.