Choose between five 2016 Ford Explorer trim models: the base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum. All deliver top-notch comfort and convenience features. The MyFord Touch infotainment system delivers a suite of helpful apps and smartphone integration. It also comes with new physical buttons for audio and climate controls, making these oft-used items easy to access. The standard Sync system lets you browse infotainment options using voice-activated technology. Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity mean you can make hands-free calls.
Inside, the front seats are plush and comfortable, giving you the support you need during long road trips. The Explorer's commanding ride height gives you a great view of the road. The rear rows give passengers plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the ride. On the highway, the Explorer cabin remains hushed and serene. The cargo hold is spacious, offering a maximum of 81.7 cubic feet for sports gear and camping equipment.
Safety is the 2016 Ford Explorer's middle name. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this full-size SUV its top score of "Good." Standard items like stability and traction control help you maintain authority when road conditions are less than optimal. Ford's MyKey technology gives parents the ability to set speed limitations for teen drivers. The standard rearview camera makes it easy to drive in reverse. Advanced systems - including forward collision warning and rear-cross traffic alert - advise you on what you might not be able to see. The stability system's Curve Control technology monitors speed carried into a corner, and can decelerate if necessary.
On the road, the 2016 Ford Explorer is smooth and comfortable. Off-road, it's a force to be reckoned with. You can choose between three available engines to create the SUV that best suits your lifestyle. All are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The base 3.5-liter V6 generates 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque, so it's easy to merge onto highways and pass slower vehicles. For impressive fuel economy, choose the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder. It's also powerful, producing 270 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 maximizes the Explorer's performance, with 365 horses and 350 pound-feet of torque.
The 2016 Ford Explorer comes standard with front-wheel drive, but four-wheel drive is always an option. Four-wheel drive enhances traction and off-road performance, and comes with additional safety features like hill-start assist. Properly equipped, four-cylinder Explorers can tow up to 3,000 pounds. The V6 engine increases tow ratings to 5,000 pounds.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum improves both performance and passenger comfort. It comes standard with the V6 engine, making it easy to get up to speed on the highway and tow heavy loads. Luxury items, like upgraded leather upholstery, set a stylish tone. The premium Sony audio system maximizes your infotainment enjoyment.
The 2016 Ford Explorer delivers substantial performance and interior luxury. Inside, passengers have plenty of room, making the cabin a great setting for long road trips. Available infotainment features keep you updated on the go. Advanced safety systems give you peace of mind as you ferry family and friends around town. Both on-road and off, the Explorer provides plenty of power and a smooth ride. Come in and test drive the Explorer today!