The Ford Explorer Gets a New XLT Sport Appearance Package for 2017

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As we told you yesterday, Ford is going to add four new SUVs to its vehicle portfolio over the next four years. For now, it’s adding a new package to its existing Explorer lineup, bringing the total number of models up to six.

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package 2

Ford knows looks are the number one consideration when people shop for SUVs, so it’s offering something right along those lines: an XLT Sport Appearance Package. The Blue Oval starts with a regular XLT, which comes equipped with such features as a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 engine, push-button start, a 10-way power driver’s seat, SYNC® 3, and LED fog lamps. Its XLT Sport Appearance Package adds the following:

-20-inch Magnetic Gray wheels
-Magnetic Gray grille, mirror caps, and rear appliqué
-Ebony Black side cladding
-Black roof rack
-Explorer hood badge and floor mats with the Explorer logo
-Dark Earth Gray leather front seats with outer bolsters by premium leather maker Salerno
-Seat back uppers and inserts in Dark Earth Gray Miko® suede
-Umber contrast stitching

2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package 6

The 2017 Escape will be getting a fresh set of cosmetic touches of its own. SE and Titanium models can be ordered with a Sport Appearance Package that includes 19-inch Ebony Black wheels, a high-gloss upper grille, black beltline trim and front fenders, and sport seats with contrast stitching. Look for those models in the spring and the Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package this summer.

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Derek Shiekhi contributes to a variety of Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including J-K Forum , Jaguar Forums, and 5 Series. He's also a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association.

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