2017 Ford Explorer Platinum

Base price: $53,235.

As tested: $55,420.

Standard equipment: 3.5-liter, twin-turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive, and a very upmarket menu of safety electronics and amenities.

Options: Includes second-row bucket seats and console (replace bench seat) and special, 20-inch alloy wheels.

Fuel economy:

16 city and

22 highway (regular gas).

Engine performance: Very energetic.

Handling: Good.

Ride comfort: Nicely compliant.

Styling: Clean and macho.

Warranty: Three years/36,000 miles bumper to bumper.

The Ben key: four Bens, excellent; three Bens, good; two Bens, fair; one Ben, poor.

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