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Used 2017 Ford Explorer for Sale in Ames, IA

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$24,995 61,147 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Wilson Toyota of Ames
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(888) 277-7715
4.8 (732 reviews)
2 mi. from 50011
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Wilson Toyota of Ames Review
Quality service
by pmartin55 from DealerRater.com
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.8 (732 reviews)
We just purchased our second new Toyota vehicle from Wilson Toyota in Ames. We purchased a Toyota Venza in 2013. That purchase experience went smoothly, and we have been very satisfied with the car. Wilson Toyota has handled all service for our Venza, and we have been highly satisfied with their customer service. Our positive experience brought us back to Wilson Toyota for our most recent purchase of a 2018 Highlander Hybrid. We spent a considerable amount of time with our sales rep, Jacob Harmelink, exploring vehicle features of both the RAV4 and the Highlander before settling on the Highlander Hybrid. Because Wilson Toyota didn't have a vehicle on the lot that had the specific features we preferred, Jacob arranged to get our vehicle from another dealer. In the end, we got the vehicle we wanted. Finalizing the purchase went very smoothly. Thus, we've had another positive purchase experience with Wilson Toyota.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Waste of money for pricy limited model
by Charlie from Franklin, Wi
November 20, 2018
3
Car was delivered with outdated data loaded into navigation system, and for customer service advised to use cell phone instead. Smell of catalytic converter in passenger compartment due to design flaw and spent numerous times at dealer for fix, but it still stinks during rapid acceleration. Factory installed tires (Hankook) are junk after 25,000 miles.
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$28,468 31,257 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

Fair Price
  • Ext. Color: Silver
  • Int. Color: Brown
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4x4/4-wheel drive
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Ames Ford Lincoln
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(515) 509-2844
4.5 (75 reviews)
2 mi. from 50011
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Exceptional!
by John George from Augusta, Kansas
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.5 (75 reviews)
I have been looking for a new car for about two months now and decided to look into a new Ford. A few weeks ago I was attending a wresting camp in Iowa and decided to conpare prices to those in Kansas. Ames Ford and Lincoln was one of the dealerships I looked at while I was in Iowa. I was blown away by the customer service. The business was very well organized and I received great support from the staff. One employee named Kerrigan, made my experience exceptional! He left a great impression of himself and Ames Ford and Lincoln. Although I did not buy a vehicle, Mr. Kohnen made my experience at Ames Ford and Lincoln exceptional. I would highly recommend looking into buying a car from this dealership.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Great vehicle to keep for 200,000 miles pllus
by retired from Sterling Heights, Michigan
November 13, 2018
5
I bought it so that I could accomplish almost any job I needed to do. It gets great mileage for a larger vehicle and a great ride.
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$28,588 31,796 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

Fair Price
  • Ext. Color: Gray
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4x4/4-wheel drive
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Granger Motors
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(888) 217-5009
4.4 (174 reviews)
20 mi. from 50011
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Buy from Granger Motors!
by Cherie T. from Perry, IA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
Such a great experience. I had a car that had a lot of miles but upside down on my loan. Ron is such a kind salesperson. Dennis in Finance got me a great deal on a new Jeep Patriot by using dealer cash & rebates that paid off my old car so I could get a brand new one!!! They are my dealer for life.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
We have owned two other Exployers, loved them
by SR from Huntley, IL
April 5, 2019
5
This vehicle has everything we wanted. There is plenty of storage room and holds 7 people comfortably. There are usb plugs in front and back. Great ride, quite and smooth.
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$24,440 18,775 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Vroom (Online Dealer)
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(888) 891-9008
3.7 (357 reviews)
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Love driving this car!
by S. Barbara T. from Keller, Tx.
May 14, 2019
5
Meets all of my needs. Excellent room and features. Also, feel like I’m driving in a very safe and sturdy car. Pickup is awesome V6 engine 3.5 liters EccoBoost. Love this car!
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$22,310 23,469 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Vroom (Online Dealer)
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3.7 (357 reviews)
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Great features, comfortable and reliable
by DavidMSN from Madison, WI
March 11, 2019
5
The fifth generation Explorer is a fantastic offering in its class. The Explorer Platinum offers features that compete with luxury brands (first row heated/cooled/massage seats, lane keep, adaptive cruise), and in 52,000 miles I haven't had an issue so far. The 4WD system handles great in the snow, and the 3.5L twin turbo V6 offers plenty of power. The second row captain's chairs can be moved forward to offer third row occupants livable legroom, and there's still plenty of cargo space behind that. It handles well, tows well and is all around the best vehicle I've owned. I would recommend this SUV over any other in its class.
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$22,110 41,375 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Vroom (Online Dealer)
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Great midsize SUV
by jlw74 from Carlisle AR
March 3, 2019
5
Handles great. Plenty of power. Roomy. Good interior design. Lots of extras. Economical. Laying down the back seats gives you plenty of room or stand them up to haul a couple more people.
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$25,890 $530 price drop! 38,947 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Ext. Color: Red
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Vroom (Online Dealer)
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2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Best SUV I’ve ever owned!
by Watkins3d from Los Angeles, CA
November 27, 2018
5
This black 2017 Ford Explorer is an amazing vehicle! Drives with ease, comfort and power when needed. Enough space to pack a family of 7!! Beige interior with separate front and rear AC controls.
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$24,288 54,668 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Ext. Color: Gray
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Granger Motors
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4.4 (174 reviews)
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We were SOLD with Granger!
by Jessica J from Winterset, IA
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
After over a week of dealer-hopping & driving a few different mid-sized sedans someone recommended Granger Motors. We got there after work & close to an hour before they closed. We were able to drive a few different vehicles without the pressure of a sales person in the back seat;) There was never any pressure & we felt the prices were so reasonable that there wasn't a need to haggle. It was our first time walking away without feeling terrible. Our only feedback would be to have the stats & prices on the vehicles for customers as they walked around.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
this car skips at 55-60, hesitates with accelerati
by Sjackson.. taxi from Gable, S.C.
March 20, 2019
3
engine slips at 55-60 and when it takes off.I have had this car over a year and am so tired of the skipping.Ford motor said to just drive it til they get a code to fix it..I think when you pay this much for a car and it's new it should run like one...not a very happy customer.My family has always been a ford family..
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$31,888 36,204 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

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  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Granger Motors
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4.4 (174 reviews)
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Granger Motors Review
Pam O was Great to work with!
by Dani from Ankeny, IA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
Pam was well worth the drive to Granger and made me feel right at home, she really listened what my family needed and was so helpful and accommodating. She let me test drive the van over night so my family could all try it out and we could think on it. The little extras really go a long way!
2017 Ford Explorer Sport Review
Great vehicle
by TJ from Central, VA
March 18, 2019
5
I wasn't looking for this one but it stood out and I had to test drive it. My Wife feel in love with it before we got out of the lot.
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$26,988 35,435 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Transmission: Automatic
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Granger Motors
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4.4 (174 reviews)
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Granger Motors Review
Great car buying experience
by Bill and Maureen Locke from Eagle Grove Iowa
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
We had a excellent and easy buying experience at Grange motors. I can say that I bought a Challenger from my hammock swing on a holiday even. Memorial Day it was Arin responded to my text on the holiday and the following day we were approved. Did all the paper work over the phone. So the day we picked it up all we had to do was test drive the car and sign the paperwork. We had a great buying experience with Granger Motors. I would recommend this dealership to everyone. Good prices and good service. Thanks to everyone who made it possible. Maureen and Bill
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Feels like an expensive car for a great price!
by TMichel from Indianapolis, IN
February 26, 2019
5
This car has all the bells and whistles one would expect from a premium vehicle, but at a much more affordable price. The interior is sleek and accommodating, as well as comfortable. I love the double panel sunroof and the heated seats! So far it's doing decent on gas mileage for considering its size. It also doesn't feel like driving a tank, it maneuvers well and rides smoothly!
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$31,888 37,683 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer Sport

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  • Ext. Color: White
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Granger Motors
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4.4 (174 reviews)
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excellent
by Gene Juvette from Rockwell city
November 5, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
everyone was helpful and courteous Financing available at a very good rate as well.
2017 Ford Explorer Sport Review
Amazing SUV! It’s a beauty
by G dub from Portland OR
February 22, 2019
5
Does it all for us! Incredible vehicle for the $$. We believe the Explorer is the best bang for the buck. We will love this car for another ten years min.
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$24,688 77,873 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

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  • Ext. Color: Gold
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Granger Motors
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4.4 (174 reviews)
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Awesome Recepionists!
by Mary Diesburg from Perry, IA
November 5, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (174 reviews)
Amanda is very friendly and attentive. She has a great personality and goes above and beyond to help people!!
2017 Ford Explorer Limited Review
Great car, minor technologies would improve it
by kfreckma from Green Bay, WI
January 16, 2019
5
I love my 2011 Ford Explorer Limited and the 2017 Ford Explorer Limited I'm currently purchasing. I just wish it got better gas mileage and that it had Qi Wireless Charging capabilities as many other vehicles do.
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$27,400 32,153 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Bob Brown Buick GMC
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(515) 705-0227
3.3 (363 reviews)
22 mi. from 50011
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Great Service for Saturn Owners
by LadyDIY from Des Moines, IA
November 5, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 3.3 (363 reviews)
I'm thrilled that there are still dealerships in existence to service Saturns, especially for the more technical repairs. Overall, service on the car and the customer service by Bob Brown in Ankeny were really good.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
A quality SUV
by Jill’s dad from Murfreesboro, TN
December 6, 2018
5
The Platinum checks all the boxes from comfort, performance and four wheel drive capability. The safety features are simple to use and make driving a pleasure. I love the adaptive cruise control.
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$23,999 61,425 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Ext. Color: Blue
  • Int. Color: Brown
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Charles Gabus Ford
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(515) 381-6285
4.4 (588 reviews)
26 mi. from 50011
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So organized and personable!
by Kimberly Jenkins from Millville, Minnesota
November 5, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.4 (588 reviews)
Erika was so personable, wonderful, and knowledgeable in answering any questions I had in regards to my new car in email/texts the few days before I came down from Minnesota to pick my car up! Also, both Jeff and Austin were really great in going over everything I needed to know in regards to my new Ford Taurus before I left the dealership!
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Most reliable car. Have owned 4
by kjmuck from Sullivan, MO
December 5, 2018
4
Ford Explorers have always been a dependable ride. Great ride, comfortable and all the options. Like the options of the AWD or 4 wheel drive at your fingertips.
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$28,917 12,454 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

Fair Price
  • Ext. Color: White
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4x4/4-wheel drive
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Ramsey Auto Center
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(877) 899-2164
4.6 (1409 reviews)
28 mi. from 50011
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Not the usual car salesman!
by DebbieG from Chicago, IL
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.6 (1409 reviews)
I was contacted by Bill Hudesh after inquiring about an XV Crosstrek. He answered every question, followed up with an e-mail message and was decidedly the most professional, honest salesman I've encountered. I'm in Illinois, and the dealership is in Iowa, but I intend to buy through Ramsey, and deal with Bill when I am ready. No pressure, just an invitation to contact him with questions. I'm impressed!
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Would recommend this car is safe and comfortable
by Retirement travelers from Pequot Lakes Mn
February 11, 2019
5
Absolutely love our new explorer! So glad we chose the explorer it’s very comfortable for long trips we will see slot of the us in this vex hikers
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Used
$27,699 36,490 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

Fair Price
  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Willis Automotive
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(866) 776-8977
4.7 (1550 reviews)
29 mi. from 50011
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Great Service
by Katherine Pine from Cedar Rapids, IA
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.7 (1550 reviews)
Service department daw friendly and helpful. Jeremiah even showed me some settings on the console that I couldn’t figure out. He was super helpful.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Stylish and great performance. Very pleased
by Ford_Guy40 from Milwaukee,WI
March 30, 2019
5
This vehicle has everything that I need, tow package, four wheel drive and is very stylish and comfortable inside. The third row seating is surprisingly roomy and I love the stowable seats.
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$27,600 39,250 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Ext. Color: White
  • Int. Color: Gray
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Willis Automotive
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4.7 (1550 reviews)
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Nice first experience
by brunocav from Iowa City, IA
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.7 (1550 reviews)
I moved to Iowa and discovered that the only Infiniti dealership would be in Des Moines, about 120 miles from home. I contacted them to have my car serviced (scheduled maintenance) and they offered to pick-up the car at home and drop off a loaner. It takes a little bit more time than just walking in for service (one day for travel each way, plus the service), but it is a VERY good perk, as it is convenient and do not cost anything. All people that I dealt with were nice and everything went as expected. The only small downside is that the loaner is far from the same level from my car. However, this is something you can live with, considering the benefits.
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Versatile SUV
by GradyE from Cleburne, TX
January 7, 2019
5
Very comfortable, good performance, nice amenities. Having had the previous version of Sync, the Sync 3 on this model is MILES ahead in user-friendliness and options. The vehicle is very quiet on the highway and excellent on road trips. Very happy with the purchase!
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$31,972 39,048 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer sport

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  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Willis Automotive
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4.7 (1550 reviews)
29 mi. from 50011
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New bumper cover, windshield
by Roger Sitterly from Des Moines, Iowa
November 6, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.7 (1550 reviews)
Needed new bumper cover, windshield on my 2004 MINI. Made appointment at a convenient time, car was done a couple of days later. Work is well done - no wind whistles from the new windshield, seams at bumper cover line up perfectly and color is so close to perfect match for 13-year-old paint you can't tell it's newer. Price charged was reasonable.
2017 Ford Explorer sport Review
Very beautiful and room SUV.
by Daveww from Woodbridge, Va
January 5, 2019
5
The Ford Explorer Platinum has a very beautiful exterior that has the look of a true SUV not a roller skate like some of the SUVS out there.
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$26,917 30,477 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT

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  • Int. Color: Other
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Car City West
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29 mi. from 50011
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by Stan Broich from Ankeny, IA
November 6, 2018
Mark Cowart and his team of pros made my Ford F150 car buying process the BEST vehicle purchase experience I have ever done. They went out of their way bringing my truck from one of their lots to the West side, listened to all my concerns, and then put together a deal I am very happy with. WELL DONE Car City !!!!! Stan Broich
2017 Ford Explorer XLT Review
Love my Explorer
by Cwhite from Botkins, Ohio
December 12, 2018
5
This is my second Explorer lease and I couldn’t be happier with it. Rides and handles great, plenty of room, good mileage for its size, and great for long distance trips!
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$28,501 41,278 mi.

2017 Ford Explorer Limited

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  • Ext. Color: Black
  • Int. Color: Black
  • Transmission: Automatic
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Willis Automotive
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4.7 (1550 reviews)
29 mi. from 50011
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Very helpful and excellent customer service
by Charles from West Des Monies, Iowa
December 3, 2018
5 5 5 5 5 4.7 (1550 reviews)
We used them for a car collision repair. Not only was their job of a great quality but they helped us coordinate everything with the insurance company including arranging for car rental pickup and drop off at their office. They called us with weekly updates as necessary. It was the most painless major car repair process I have ever been through. Thank you to Willis Auto for their excellent customer service and willingness to help.
2017 Ford Explorer Limited Review
Very smooth riding vehicle
by Jack from Green bay WIsconson
November 20, 2018
4
3.5 liter v6 has adequate power to move the vehicle, vs 3.5 liter v6 twn turbo, and turbo gets worse gas milage, but limited comes standar with a 2.3 liter I 4cylnder 280 hp engine but what rpm do you have to rev engine to to get the 280 hp, also I think this small of engine will not move the vehicle with effiencently thus getting poor gas mileage in comparison to the 3.5 liter engine. the xlt can be loaded with options, stereo none sony 6 spearker system with 8" nave screen sounds good , limited will come with electical button to fold 3rd row seats, and can get electical lifting power lift gate, but you can get this option with xlt, gas mileage is good for this size of vehicle, mpg is 20 mpg city highway if you drive very conservitatively you can get 22mpg for city highway driving engine is quiet, 6 speed transmition shifts smoothly. Long in comparison to Jeep grand cherokee. But the cost of maitenance should be much lower.
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