2017 Ford® Explorer SUV | Smart technology features | Ford.ca

Confidence for the Road Ahead - Whether There's a Road or Not

Confidence for the Road Ahead - Whether There's a Road or Not

Life is a sport and it takes confidence to get out there and play your best. That’s why 2017 Explorer makes available so many smart technologies. It’s a big world out there – and Explorer was engineered, designed and built to help you take on all of its challenges.
Available Front 180-Degree Camera10 with Washer

Available Front 180-Degree Camera10  with Washer

Aids visibility for limited-sight maneuvers such as pulling out of the driveway, street or parking lot. This available technology also allows the driver to see around corners.10 A washer is included to help keep the lens free of dirt and other debris.
Available SYNC® 3

Available SYNC® 390

Discover SYNC® 390now available on Explorer. Our next generation of voice-activated technology. New easy-to-use design. New interface. New features. SYNC 3 is not only new, it’s responsive and innovative. Just say the word and discover how SYNC 3 delivers personalization for your driving experience and next-level connectivity12.


New hardware meets new software.

  • Discover a vivid colour touch screen that conveniently displays phone, audio and available navigation functions all on the home screen.

High-speed performance

  • Experience quick reactions to your commands. From a light tap on the touch screen to simple voice commands, SYNC 3 delivers at an impressive speed.

Capacitive touch screen

  • The responsive capacitive touch screen includes a convenient swipe feature, as well as pinch-to-zoom functionality within available navigation, similar to what is found on your smartphone.

Enhanced voice recognition

  • Speak with real-world voice commands and the system responds naturally to your voice.

SYNC AppLink™ 

  • Use your voice to control compatible mobile apps while driving93.

Easy destination entry

  •  Locate your favourite restaurants, nearest ATM and more with simple destination entry via the optional navigation.

Siri® seamless integration

  •  Bring the power of Siri® Eyes Free and your iPhone®91into your Ford.

Automatic updates over Wi-Fi®

  •  Ensure SYNC 3 stays up to date with the latest software as new updates become available – all you need is a Wi-Fi connection91.

No-extra-charge 911 Assist®

  •  Stay reassured with this convenient feature that can help call 911, even if you can’t5.

Experience voice-activated technology.

SYNC. Say the word.

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Available Dual 2nd-Row Smart-Charging USB Ports

Available Dual 2nd-Row Smart-Charging USB Ports

Charge up to twice as fast as previous USB ports; up to 2.5 amps*.

*Two front USB available on the Explorer. Two rear USB on the Sport, Limited, and Platinum.
Available Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate

Available Foot-Activated, Hands-Free Power Liftgate7

With the available Intelligent Access key in your pocket or purse, just kick your foot under the bumper and the available foot-activated, hands-free power liftgate16 automatically opens — making it easier to load and unload cargo. You can also adjust the liftgate height, which is helpful for lower overhangs.
Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9

Available Enhanced Active Park Assist9

Available enhanced active park assist9 helps you confidently manoeuvre into tight parking spots, whether perpendicular or parallel. Utilizing the vehicle’s 12 ultrasonic sensors, Explorer will scan for suitable parking spaces, and will assist in backing the vehicle into the spot*. All you have to do is shift, accelerate and brake, and Explorer will take care of the steering. While driving slowly near parking spots, simply activate this feature and it scans for available parking spots. Ultrasonic sensors measure the distance to the curb and other parked cars. Once a suitable spot is identified, you’re signaled to stop and accept the system’s assistance. Just control the shifting, accelerating and braking.
*Non-angled spots only.
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

Available SiriusXM®13  Satellite Radio

Listen to your favourites all across Canada with SiriusXM®13 . Your 6-month prepaid subscription gets you the best in audio entertainment including commercial-free music from every genre, world-class news, sports, comedy and entertainment. Plus listen anywhere online and on the SiriusXM app13 .
Available Lane-Keeping System10

Available Lane-Keeping System10

It happens at times to the best of drivers – unintentionally drifting out of the driving lane. That’s when you’ll really appreciate this customizable, driver-activated system designed to help you stay in control10*.

  • The camera detects lane markings and communicates with the steering system
  •  Lane-keeping alert: Drift too close to a lane marker and a vibration is sent to the steering wheel, much like the feeling of riding over rumble strips
  •  Lane-keeping aid: Provides a directional steering torque, helping you guide your vehicle back to the centre of the lane
  • Use either the lane-keeping alert or aid — or combine them, receiving a steering torque first, followed by a vibration alert if you continue drifting


Included Driver Alert System can detect erratic vehicle movements over a period of time, indicating possible drowsiness; coffee cup displays, signaling it may be time to rest. Available on the Explorer Limited and standard on Platinum.

*Lane-Keeping System does not control steering.
Available Navigation System

Available Navigation System

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is combined with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions.

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