The Ford Explorer first appeared on the market in 1991, offering the versatility and space consumers were seeking in a somewhat new large, SUV segment. Now in 2016, the Explorer continues to stand out with an abundance of high-tech features, generous cargo space, and excellent safety features. For those looking to suit the many needs of a large family, from passenger seating to entertainment perks, the 2016 Ford Explorer is the ultimate choice.
|Engine Size:||3.5 L|
|Drivetrain:||Front Wheel and Four Wheel|
|Fuel Economy:||17/24 mpg|
To provide all of the comfort and features required to match all the needs of a large family, the 2016 Explorer features a newly-added Platinum trim. Standing at the very top of the Explorer's 2016 lineup, the Platinum spotlights revised suspension tuning for greater comfort for all on board – a true bonus for a three-row crossover. It also shows off even better interior upholstery, which ups the Explorer's already high-quality interior even further. Standout items include adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, dual-panel sunroof, and premium Sony audio system. Consumers are greatly pleased with the Platinum's optional content that can be added if chosen – a rear entertainment system and second-row captain's chairs with power-assist folding.
One thing our customers show display for is a vehicles that are lackluster in performance. They want solid power behind the wheel, whether for daily commutes or long on-road travels. The 2016 Explorer houses several engine choices, all of which provide the necessary power to conquer wherever the road takes it. Not only that, but consumers are greatly pleased by the Explorer's towing capabilities that make out-of-town travels much easier.
The 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine is the most fuel efficient taking its time to leisurely sip fuel versus guzzling it down in a thirsty gulp. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, this powertrain offers solid tow rate of 3,000 pounds when properly equipped.
Another engine that's a top pick for consumers seeking stronger power and tow rates is the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. Matched to a six-speed automatic transmission, this duo can manage up to 5,000 pounds. Also impressive is how quick this powertrain is. Despite its large size, Explorers with this combination under the hood timed zero to 60 mph in a very quick 6.3 seconds.