Here at Clinton Auto Group, our reasons for appreciating the 2017 Ford Explorer are seemingly as numerous as the stars in the sky. This full-size SUV is, in our estimation, a veritable industry icon.

Yet, what -- in particular -- makes it so?

Get the inside scoop from the automotive mavens at MotorWeek; their appraisal of the Explorer is as follows:

Drivers seeking a sporty, spunky driving demeanor from the Explorer are sure to get their fix with its top-tier engine, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.

Served up standard on the Sport and Platinum models, the turbo-V6 joins with a six-speed automatic gearbox to churn out a colossal 365 horsepower and 360 pound-feet of torque. Standard fare includes all-wheel drive.

Likewise, it can achieve the 0-to-60 mph sprint with absolute aplomb, arriving there in a blistering 6.3 seconds.

For more information about this capable crossover, or to take the wheel of one, we invite you to swing by our Clinton, IA showroom. Our seasoned staff is available to address your every question regarding the Explorer, or any other Ford model throughout the current catalog.

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