Meet Your 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
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2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer
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$35,689
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  • 3.5L V-6 290hp engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • side seat mounted airbags
  • Safety Canopy System curtain 1st
  • 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag
  • passenger knee airbag
  • airbag occupancy sensor
  • air conditioning
  • 18" aluminum wheels
  • cruise control
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • AdvanceTrac w/RSC electronic stability.

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The Ford Explorer has long been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, it also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks. For 2016, an all-new Explorer is introduced, raising the bar even higher with an improved 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, more advanced technologies and a luxurious Platinum series.

The 7-passenger Explorer is available in both front- and four-wheel drive configurations, with a choice of five trim levels: Base, XLT, Sport, Limited and the new Platinum series. A 290-hp 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine is standard on Base, XLT and Limited trims, and a new, more efficient 285-hp 2.3-liter turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection is available. Sport and Platinum trims boast a 365-hp 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual mode; 4x4 models also get a user-friendly terrain management system. Trim-dependent standard equipment includes: 18- and 20-inch aluminum wheels, dual panel moonroof, hands-free power liftgate, fog lights, LED headlamps, automatic high-beams, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Intelligent Access with push-button start and front/rear cameras with washers, along with satellite/HD radio, voice-activated navigation and Ford's SYNC communications and entertainment system. Standard safety features consist of AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control function, traction control and anti-lock disc brakes, as well as Ford's MyKey owner control feature and seven airbags. Industry-first second-row inflatable seatbelts are available, packaged with a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert; additional standard/optional technologies include Lane Departure Warning & Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with Collision Warning, along with enhanced Active Park Assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking.

The Ford Explorer gets a complete redesign for 2016. Interior and exterior styling has been enhanced, the chassis has been retuned, and innovative technologies are showcased. A new Platinum series also debuts, heightening luxury with multicontour seats, up-level leather upholstery, aluminum and wood trim elements, and an exclusive 500-watt Sony audio system with Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technology.

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For many years, the Ford Explorer has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the market. A capable tow vehicle and off-roader, the Explorer also offers the generous interior space, comfort features and safety technologies necessary for day-to-day tasks.
- New Car Test Drive, CarsDirect
Performance in government crash tests is good.
- The Car Connection, CarsDirect
[The] Ford Explorer is a relative joy to drive compared to other truck-based SUVs like the Dodge Durango and Chevy Trailblazer.
- Edmunds.com, CarsDirect

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Introduction

The 2016 Ford Explorer is the 25th anniversary model.How time flies.We remember when the Explorer was a newborn.It was 174 inches long and weighed 3800 pounds.Today it's 24 inches longer and 620 pounds heavier.In the beginning, its V6 had 155 horsepower and got 17 mpg; today it has nearly twice as much horsepower and gets 20 mpg.Then it had a 5-speed manual, now a 6-speed automatic.Then it was rear-wheel drive, now it's front-wheel drive.There's no comparison, safety-wise.Today's Explorer seats seven and can tow 5000 pounds.And believe it or not, the 2016 Explorer is $3500 less expensive in today's dollars.

For its silver anniversary, the 2016 Explorer gets a makeover of its front and rear end, including LED headlamps and taillights; retuned suspension and electric power steering; some new features, and more quiet inside.

The blowout over the years has been in efficient horsepower, with Ford's four- and six-cylinder twin-turbo EcoBoost engines.For 2016 there's a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that makes 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.The base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 making 290 horsepower and 220 pound-feet.There's also a killer EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 that makes a 365 hp and 350 lb-ft.

Today's Explorer handles everything a family can throw at it.It does everything we want a mid-sized crossover to do.It welcomes a lot of people with their stuff, comfortably and efficiently.The base V6 rates an EPA-estimated 17/24/20 mpg City/Highway/Combined; the four-cylinder twin turbo EcoBoost gets 19/28/22, and the 365-hp V6 gets 15/22/18.Notice that's still better fuel mileage than the original 1991 Explorer, while delivering 135 percent more power.

Explorer earns five stars overall in NHTSA crash tests, and a Top Safety Pick from IIHS.It would have gotten an extra +, but it only scored Marginal in the insurance industry's new frontal crash test into a pole.

top Body Exterior featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Trailer sway controlYYYYY
SpoilerYYYYY
Power door mirrorsYYYYY
Turn signal indicator mirrorsYYYY
Heated door mirrorsYYYY
Power liftgateYYY
Trailer hitch receiverYY
top Convenience Features featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Power windowsYYYYY
Passenger vanity mirrorYYYYY
Driver vanity mirrorYYYYY
Speed controlYYYYY
Passenger door binYYYYY
Tilt steering wheelYYYYY
1-touch downYYYYY
Air conditioningYYYYY
1-touch upYYYYY
Rear beverage holdersYYYYY
Overhead consoleYYYYY
Remote keyless entryYYYYY
Front beverage holdersYYYYY
Rear door binsYYYYY
Telescoping steering wheelYYYYY
Rear air conditioningYYYYY
Driver door binYYYYY
Illuminated entryYYYYY
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorYYYY
Automatic temperature controlYYYY
Front dual zone A/CYYYY
Memory seatYYY
Auto tilt-away steering wheelYYY
Steering wheel memoryYYY
Navigation systemYYY
Trunk/hatch auto-latchYYY
Adjustable pedalsYYY
Pedal memoryYYY
Heated steering wheelYYY
Garage door transmitterYYY
Power moonroofY
Distance pacing cruise controlY
top Entertainment Features featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
CD playerYYYYY
Steering wheel mounted audio controlsYYYYY
AM/FM radioY
Radio data systemYYYYY
MP3 decoderYYYYY
Turn-by-turn navigation directionsYYYY
top Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Variably intermittent wipersYYYYY
TachometerYYYYY
Delay-off headlightsYYYYY
Trip computerYYYYY
Front reading lightsYYYYY
Exterior parking camera rearYYYYY
CompassYYYYY
Speed sensitive wipersYYYYY
Rear reading lightsYYYYY
Outside temperature displayYYYYY
Rear window wiperYYYYY
Fully automatic headlightsYYYYY
Low tire pressure warningYYYYY
Rear window defrosterYYYYY
ConfigurableYYYY
Front fog lightsYYYY
Exterior parking camera frontYYY
Blind spot sensorYY
Auto high-beam headlightsY
Rain sensing wipersY
top Off-Road Capability featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
top Powertrain featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Sequential multi-point fuel injectionYYY
Block heaterYYYYY
Variable valve controlYYYYY
Mode select transmissionYY
top Safety and Security featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Knee airbagYYYYY
Dual front side impact airbagsYYYYY
Traction controlYYYYY
Occupant sensing airbagYYYYY
ABS brakesYYYYY
Ignition disableYYYYY
Overhead airbagYYYYY
4 wheel disc brakesYYYYY
Panic alarmYYYYY
Dual front impact airbagsYYYYY
Electronic stabilityYYYYY
Perimeter/approach lightsYYYY
Security systemYYYY
Brake assistY
top Seats and Trim featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Manual driver lumbar supportY
Front centre armrestYYYYY
Power driver seatYYYYY
Split folding rear seatYYYYY
Power passenger seatYYYY
Power 2-way driver lumbar supportYYY
Heated front seatsYYYY
Manual passenger lumbar supportY
Rear seat centre armrestYYY
Heated rear seatsY
Leather upholsteryYYY
Ventilated front seatsYYY
Power 2-way passenger lumbar supportYY
Genuine wood dashboard insertY
Massaging passenger lumbar supportY
Genuine wood door panel insertY
Massaging driver lumbar supportY
Leather steering wheelY
top Suspension/Handling featuresBaseXLTLimitedSportPlatinum
Front anti-roll barYYYYY
Power steeringYYYYY
Rear anti-roll barYYYYY
Alloy wheelsYYYYY
Speed-sensing steeringYYYYY
Four wheel independent suspensionYYYYY
Sport suspensionY
Prices may include cash incentives available to Canadian customers residing in the province of Ontario, for details about pricing available to customers outside of Ontario please contact us.