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Ford Explorer is a midsize SUV offering comfort, tranquility and space. Get a snapshot of how this mid cycle upgrade has transformed the vehicle into an ideal road trip companion.
For two decades, the Ford Explorer has been moving further and further from its practical roots. Its focus has been on improving features, enhancing the engine, upgrading its interior and redesigning its exterior. This family-oriented rugged wagon offers standard and optional features that work hand-in-hand to provide a more efficient and powerful ride.
The mid cycle upgrade of this crossover focuses on the integration of new technologies for better performance and therefore, a better driving experience. First out of the gate for midsize crossover vehicles, the Ford Explorer introduces a front camera including washer with a 180 degree view. The implementation of a washer for the camera decreases the possibility of accidents because of its ability to keep the camera lens free of dirt, dust and debris, thus ensuring clearer visibility for the driver.
The 2016 Ford Explorer is by no means ordinary. It has built a strong reputation by providing drivers with an amazing navigation system, an abundance of high-tech features, generous cargo space and a powerful turbocharged V6 engine with a quiet highway ride.
Offered in the base, XLT, Limited, Sport and now Platinum trim levels, the 2016 Explorer takes pride in providing signature features that aid in achieving quality, safety and an optimum ride.
The Ford Explorer continues its tradition of being a practical choice for a family SUV. It owes this legacy to its ability to sustain high safety standards and family-friendly features. However, the 2016 model brings more than practicality; it brings style too. The new model features; new exterior colors, a hands-free power liftgate, redesigned tail lights, fascia, signature LED lighting and exhaust tips, as well as a redesigned hood, reshaped bumper and grille, headlights, c-shaped fog lights and fenders. The result is a sophisticated transformation.
Power and Performance:
Drivers agree that this full-size SUV delivers comfort, loads of passenger space, fuel efficiency and an excellent driving experience.
For 2016, the Ford Explorer adopts a new engine option; a 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that replaces the previous, less powerful 2.0 liter engine. The base model has 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm, while the Explorer Sport and Platinum have a 3.5 liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft at 6500 rpm. Hence, the standard 3.5L twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) delivers 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque.
Generally speaking, this crossover doubles as a sport-wagon. It has predictable, friendly handling, it's spacious and comfortable and it has great fuel economy.
Interiors and Special Features:
2016's unique and sleek interior upgrade includes options like; heated steering wheel, heated and/or cooled front seats, perforated leather upholstery, 12-speaker Sony audio system and adventure-ready entertainment technologies.
Having one of the most spacious interiors in its segment, the 2016 Ford Explorer can accommodate up to seven passengers. Ideal for family use, its hands-free, power liftgate and power-folding seats are integrated for added convenience.
Rearview camera stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front seat side and knee airbags, side curtain airbags and the signature MyKey system that lets parents set limits for vehicle speed and stereo volume, are all included in every 2016 Ford Explorermodel.
In addition, the 180 degree front camera, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning system with brake priming, blind spot warning system and inflatable seatbelts for second-row outboard passengers remain as valuable options for extra precaution.
Needless to say, with its indisputable quality and performance, the 2016 Ford Explorer promises a quality vehicle with an extraordinary ride.