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.
16 city and
22 highway (regular gas).
Engine performance: Very energetic.
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.