One of the most popular SUV`s on the US market, the Ford Explorer is preparing to become even more attractive with the introduction of the new XLT Sport Appearance Package for 2017 model, available starting this summer. The addition of the package expands Explorer offerings to six models. Other versions include base, XLT, Limited, Sport and the Platinum edition.

The Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package will benefit interior and exterior updates. This includes 20-inch Magnetic Gray wheels, Magnetic Gray grille, Magnetic Gray mirror caps, Magnetic Gray rear applique, Ebony Black body side cladding, Black roof rack, Explorer hood badge, Dark Earth Gray leather for front seats, including outer bolsters by premium leather maker Salerno. There is also Dark Earth Gray Miko suede for seat back uppers and inserts with Umber scrim, and door trim inserts, Umber contrast stitching and Explorer logo floor mats.


The 2017 Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package comes equipped with standard XLT features including a 3.5-liter V6 engine, Intelligent Access with push-button start, 10-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support, SYNC 3 multimedia system and LED fog lamps.

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Beginning this spring, Escape buyers can consider the Sport Appearance Package for 2017 as well available for Escape SE and Titanium models. The package includes premium 19-inch Ebony Black aluminum wheels and high-gloss upper grille; black beltline molding and front fenders, partial leather sport seats with contrast stitching.