2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
Posted on August 27, 2015
The 2016 Ford Explorer receives a number of updates for this
model year including trim upgrades, exterior and interior improvements, updated
safety features, a new suspension setup, new engine option and the introduction
of the Platinum trim.
We love our SUVs. They are large enough for family, cargo,
leisure equipment and anything else we need to haul. They drive (mostly) like
cars, offer elevated visibility, are safe and very practical while also giving
decent gas mileage. All things that are also characteristics of the 2016 Ford
2016 Ford Explorer design
The 2016 Ford Explorer has received some minor updates that
add up to some serious improvements. The front lights and grille have changed
only slightly, yet make a big difference. They elevate what was already a good
design into a great one.
The Explorer is a full size SUV that manages to be roomy
without being boxy. From a distance it looks quite a lot like a Range Rover,
it's only up close and you see the Blue Oval that you see that it's a Ford. The
profile is a good one, a high hood, high roofline, fluted side panels, high
ground clearance and a slightly sloped roofline all make for a very good
Inside, the quality is obvious. Lots of soft touch
materials, plush upholstery, thick supportive seating, a commanding driving
position and lots of technology are the least you can expect. Add in decent
cargo space, lots of storage and a touchscreen and you have a winning recipe on
Engine and transmission
There are three engine options for the 2016 Ford Explorer.
The standard engine is a 3.5-litre V6 that delivers 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of
torque. Next up is a turbocharged version of that V6 that delivers 365 hp and
350 lb-ft of torque and finally is an optional 2.3-litre turbo four that
delivers 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. All use a six speed automatic
transmission to send power to the rear or all wheels.
All of these engines are refined, reliable and resolute in
their power delivery. They are smooth and all manage to give good gas mileage.
The transmission is slick and always on time, offering a very competent
2016 Ford Explorer trims
The 2016 Ford Explorer has five trim levels, base, XLT,
Limited, Sport and Platinum. The base Explorer offers 18 inch alloy wheels,
auto lighting, LED lighting, privacy glass, reversing camera, air conditioning,
power driver's seat, 4.2 inch display, Ford Sync, cruise control and six
speaker CD audio.
The rest of the trim levels offer a huge amount of options
including climate control, upgraded brakes, leather interior, navigation, front
camera, sport suspension, keyless entry and ignition and so much more. The
complete features list for the 2016 Ford Explorer is too long to list here!
The 2016 Ford Explorer is the best model yet. As a three row
SUV, it has everything you need to drive in comfort and safety. All wrapped up
in a high quality package.
Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford
ON N3S 3N2 to see the 2016 Ford Explorer for yourself.