The 2016 Ford Explorer looks incredible with changes done to the exterior, interior and under the hood! The Ford Explorer line is up against some tough competition, like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, GMC Acadia and Nissan Pathfinder, but Ford has done a great job making sure the 2016 Ford Explorer doesn’t fall behind.
Ford has made an abundance of changes to their new 2016 Explorer, keeping the vehicle’s fuel efficiency, while giving it more of a luxurious finish and adding cool new features that will assist in everyday driving. Believe it or not, Ford has come up with such unique features that even the most luxurious and high-tech companies haven’t implemented yet, which really says a lot about where Ford is heading.
The 2016 Ford Explorer will be one of the cars that will be turning heads. Its beautiful exterior designs have made the car so much more attractive, that it shouldn’t be a shock to see some people purchasing it just for the looks. Ford has finally included LED low beams as a standard and optional signature eyebrow lighting for its headlights. These new LED lights perfectly complement the newly-designed grille. In addition to that, there is a functional inlet on the front fog lights that direct air around the front wheel wells. On top of all of this, Ford has added a new, subtle spoiler, which works great with the new look. It is evident that Ford has paid a lot of attention to the details of this new model.
Moving to interior designs and features, Ford has done a great job in making a shift to a more luxurious midsize crossover. The 2016 Ford Explorer includes quilted leather on the seats, satin-finished ash wood and brushed aluminum on the dashboard and doors. This is a huge jump for Ford since they used to rely on plastic that mimics wood instead of the real thing. On top of the luxurious finishes, Ford has included a new 500-watt Sony audio system, which features “Live Acoustic and Clear Phase technology” that eliminates sound dispersion in the vehicle, so that music can be heard with more fidelity. Also, the new Ford Explorer includes interior air filtration that makes any unwanted or unhealthy scents vanish. Moreover, the coolest new feature this new model has is something even the larger premium companies haven’t implemented yet! It is a lens washer for the front and rearview cameras, so you can say good-bye to thumb smudges and dirt on you front or rear cameras.
Under the hood in the new 2016 Ford Explorer, there is an EcoBoost engine similar to the one used in the 2015 model, which means that Ford is making sure it maintains its fuel efficiency. The 3.5-litre V6 is a little bit weaker in terms of horsepower at 290, while its torque is at 255 pound-feet. The engine is connected to front-wheel drive and a six-speed shiftable automatic transmission.
In addition to the engine, the drive on this vehicle is great. With the fuel tank at a capacity of approximately 70 litres, the new Ford Explorer’s fuel efficiency is at 15 litres per 100 kilometres in the city and 10 litres per 100 kilometers on the highway. Moreover, Ford is launching the vehicle with the new and improved Active Park Assistance that can simultaneously park drivers in or out of a perpendicular parking spot, and of course, it offers parallel park for the driver as well. They even brought back their hands-free foot-sensing liftgate opener, which can be very convenient when loading up the very spacious storage when the back seats are down.
Conclusively, there’s no doubt the new 2016 Ford Explorer will now be considered as a threat to its competitors, with the new luxurious look the automaker is going for. This new model is the type of vehicle that a driver would fall in love with even more once they check it out for themselves.
2016 Ford Explorer
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Rating: 8.2 / 10
|Trim / Style||MSRP||Est. Monthly Payment||Average Price||Invoice Price|
|Base V6 4WD||$36,999||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Base V6 FWD||$33,999||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Limited V6 4WD||$48,899||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Platinum V6 4WD||$59,599||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Sport V6 4WD||$51,999||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|XLT V6 4WD||$40,999||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|XLT V6 FWD||$37,999||Get Local Price||Get Invoice Price|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||Front Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:|
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine has been replaced for 2016—by the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost, making “at least 270 horsepower and at least 300 pound-feet of torque. It’s available on base, XLT, and Limited models for just $995 extra and will allow pairing with four-wheel drive for the first time.
Ford says that the Explorer will retain its class-leading fuel economy numbers, which range up to 28 mpg on the highway with the current 2.0-liter model. Ford has reduced aerodynamic drag by five percent, and a smoother new roof-rack design helps along with those design changes.
Read more at The Car Connection.
|Interiors and Special Features:|
While there’s no radical redesign that applies to the interior, there are some noteworthy changes. Real buttons have replaced touch-sensitive ones in many cases, and armrests have been raised and made softer. Ford has redone the door seals and introduced new engine subframe mounts that are tuned to reduce vibration, and the 2.3-liter EcoBoost models get a specially tuned exhaust system. All but the base model get acoustic glass for the windshield and front doors.
The packaging goodness and spaciousness of the Explorer has been carried over, thankfully. For first- and second-row seating comfort, it’s one of the best vehicles in its class, with excellent ingress and egress, while the third-row positions are a good compromise if you occasionally carry passengers. Overall, the current generation of the Explorer prioritizes passenger space over all-out cargo convenience, and it impresses as a cabin that’s been designed, every step of the way, with family use in mind. Power-folding seats are available, as is a hands-free tailgate that activates with a kick of the foot.
Read more at The Car Connection.
The current Explorer isn’t just one of the safest vehicles Ford builds, but also one of the safest models on the market, with innovations such as inflatable rear seatbelts as well as an array of active-safety features aimed to help keep you out of trouble. Examples include adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support, a lane-keeping system, the Blind Spot Information System, and cross-traffic alert. One other new feature is a 180-degree camera system, with its own washer system, for the front of the vehicle. It’s the first vehicle on the market to offer such a feature.
Read more at The Car Connection.
Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat Metallic
Blue Jeans Metallic
Ingot Silver Metallic
Medium Light Camel Cloth
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format) and colour screen|
|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|Wheel opening mouldings|
|Brake assist system|
|Cornering brake control|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,690.00|
|2 12V in front, 1 12V in rear, 1 12V in cargo area|
|Text to speech / speech to text|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Front and rear reading lights|
|Cargo area light|
|Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|3 passenger assist handles|
|MyKey smart key: includes programmable settings|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,313, all seats in place: 595 and third row seats removed: 1,243|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 5,037, overall width (mm): 2,004, overall height (mm): 1,778, ground clearance (mm): 201, wheelbase (mm): 2,865, front track (mm): 1,702, rear track (mm): 1,702 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,857|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,052, rear headroom (mm): 1,031, front hip room (mm): 1,455, rear hip room (mm): 1,443, front leg room (mm): 1,090, rear leg room (mm): 1,003, front shoulder room (mm): 1,562, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,549, 960, 1,034, 813 and 1,290|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Rear door: lifting gate|
|Black exterior door handles|
|Engine: 3.5L Duratec V 6 Ti-VCT with VVT|
|Emissions data: CO2: 5,712 kg/yr|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 13.7 ; highway= 9.7 ; combined= 11.9 ;|
|Power: 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 255 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm|
|Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)|
|Fuel system: multi-point injection|
|Fuel tank: 70 litre capacity|
|Low tire pressure monitor|
|Multi-function display screen 4.2 and 2|
|Trip computer: includes avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Main dashboard display|
|Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none|
|Luxury trim: alloy look on center floor console, alloy look on doors, alloy look on dashboard and none|
|LED brake lights, low beam and rear lights|
|Headlights: LED with projector beam lens halogen|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Daytime running lights|
|Remote keyless power locks ; automatic locking|
|Roof rails black|
|Third row seat belts for driver and passenger|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for centre|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|2 height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats, 2 head restraints for 3rd row seats|
|Front side airbags|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Trailer stability program|
|Passenger knee airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, Good, Good, Marginal, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 5|
|All three rows protected by curtain airbags|
|Front seat centre armrest|
|Seat upholstery: cloth|
|Seating: 7 passengers|
|Front driver seat : bucket with 3 power adjustments ; details: power height, manual lumbar and power tilt, front passenger seat : bucket|
|Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three ; details: manual fore/aft|
|Third row seats: split-folding split bench with seating for two fold flat to floor|
|Intermediate service 16,000, 12 and variable distance/period|
|Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type|
|Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats|
|Full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|3.390:1 axle ratio|
|Transmission: SelectShift 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters|
|Electronic traction control|
|AdvanceTrac with RSC stability control|
|Roll stability control|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Version information 2016-Mar-01|
|Version information 01 Mar 2016|
|Trim level: BASE|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Privacy glass on rear and rear side|
|Zone tinted windshield|
|Rear view mirror|
|Rear window with defroster and fixed-speed wiper|
|Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side|
|Laminated side windows|
|Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: black, power adjustable|
|Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows|
|Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - OEM: 36 months/ 60,000 km|
|Warranty powertrain - OEM 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,794, published curb weight (kg): 2,015, payload allowance (kg): 779, Manufacturer’s own, 2,794 and 2,268|
|Front and rear all-season tires 245/60/S|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 7.5"|