Invest in the extraordinary! The Explorer Sport isn’t your average mid-size crossover. Sure, it’s accommodating to families thanks to its generous dimensions, but it goes above and beyond to provide the driver with a fun, thrilling experience. Below, let’s visit all the specifications that make the 2016 model well worth your attention.
When you start up the 2016 Ford Explorer Sport, you’re going to hear the engine actually roar—we’re not just using that as a figure of speech. The 3.5L V6 motor is one tough customer, producing a wild 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM. That equates to serious speed—in fact, you’ll enjoy a delightful zero to 60 MPH time of 6.4 seconds. Needless to say, if you have a destination in mind, it won’t take you long before you’re there!
This ride is, of course, also tuned for performance in other ways. Efficiency is here in spades, with the EPA estimating you’ll benefit from an average highway MPG of 22. This means you’re getting speed and fuel economy, and you’ll experience yearly gas cost savings over cars with similarly specced engines. Additionally, the six-speed automatic transmission can be controlled via paddle shifters mounted to the wheel, providing a sportier experience.
Now on our Sound Ford lot and calling your name—this excellent 2016 Explorer Limited! Why does it deserve to be one of the top candidates to grace your garage? Simple. This crossover is a true titan when it comes to engine performance and its dedication to sterling safety.
The 2016 Explorer Limited is an absolute winner and it’s in large part thanks to the mighty motor under its hood. It’s equipped with a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 that rips down the road with purpose, producing a wicked 365 horses and 350-lb.-ft. of torque—yes, those fantastic numbers really are correct. And when paired with the standard six-speed automatic transmission, there’s no learning curve here… you just press the pedal and go!
Of course, with plentiful power comes the responsibility of keeping your passengers secure. Ford understands this, electing to imbue the Explorer with a myriad of safety features. This includes an array of front and rear airbags, like the side-curtain inflatables that deploy in the event of a rollover. The exterior mirrors are power adjustable from within the cabin and heated, improving visibility. Also, a backup camera with collision detection sensors and audible warnings is standard.
The Ford Explorer is about as good as it gets in the mid-size crossover segment. We move so many of these that it’s always a relief to get a new one on our Seattle lot, and that’s exactly the case this week. We now have this 2016 Limited model that is bound to please, in large part thanks to its engineering and its steadfast dedication to safety.
There’s plenty of performance here. The twin-turbo 3.5L V6 engine is a star. It will send you blazing down the roads of Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue with an effortless generation of 365 horses and 350-lb.-ft. of torque. That’s plenty of passing power for whenever you get stuck behind a Sunday driver. Also, the six-speed automatic transmission is standard and pleasantly familiar in its operation, while the fuel economy is stellar at an EPA-estimated 22 MPG highway.
The 2016 Explorer Limited also make safety a priority. The rearview camera is standard, helping to ensure you don’t knock into anything while backing up in tight spaces. If you do get too close to something, a loud beep will let you know. Further, the side mirrors on the SUV are heated and power adjustable, letting you mitigate blind spots and keep a proper view of your surroundings.
In the market for a new car, but want something a little special? Well, while there are plenty of crossover options out there, none offer the driving experience of the Explorer Sport. And fortunately, we have a 2016 model here on our Sound Ford Seattle lot.
This Explorer Sport is outfitted with a rather remarkable motor. The 3.5L V6 is a brute—and we mean that in the best way possible. It excels by creating 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM. This means you’ll be darting around Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue with a 0 to 60 MPH time of only 6.0 seconds. This is dazzling when you consider that even Dodge’s 5.7L Hemi V8 is still 0.4 seconds slower.
There are other tidbits that supercharge the already stellar driving experience. There is a six-speed automatic transmission, but operation is enhanced by the inclusion of paddle shifters mounted to the rear of the wheel. You’ll be able to enjoy a more sporty ride as a result. And “pinch at the pump” is far better than whatever you expected upon reading the 0 to 60 time—the EPA suggests you’ll receive 22 MPG on the highway.
One of the latest arrivals on our Sound Ford Seattle lot is this generously outfitted2016 Explorer. This line of SUVs is perfect for families that desire a spacious mid-sized vehicle without paying a fortune. The specific model now on our lot combines thoughtful safety features with sterling performance via a 3.5L V6 engine.
Safety first. This 2016 Ford Explorer is packed with security features specifically designed to keep your most precious cargo—your passengers—from any and all harm. Dual-stage front airbags combine with rear, knee, and curtain inflatables to cushion occupants upon any unfortunate impact. Power mirrors are easily and quickly adjustable, helping to mitigate blind spots. Also, the inclusion of a digital compass aids in keeping your bearings, while a tire-specific low-pressure warning reminds you to add air to your wheels prior to any avoidable accident.
The 2016 Explorer is a performance guru, as well. The 3.5L V6 motor excites with 290 horses at 6,400 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 255-lb.-ft. of torque. And with the six-speed automatic transmission that’s standard on this model, 28 MPG highway is achievable.
We’re constantly refreshing our inventory at Sound Ford to keep up with the heavy demand from our Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue area customers. The Explorer is always a fantastic seller, so we’re excited to announce we just got a new model in on the lot—this 2016 Platinum edition. It’s decked out with features and equipped for serious speed!
Let’s examine this one in detail. This 2016 Explorer Platinum is filled to the brim with awesome technology that is going to make your daily commutes much more enjoyable. The driver’s seat and side mirrors are powered and heated, and even the pedals can be adjusted electronically to cater to individuals of different heights and leg lengths. The included sunroof makes the cabin feel even bigger than it already is, and the USB port makes charging a phone or smart device a cinch. Super convenient!
The Explorer Platinum is no slouch in the power department, either. The 3.5L V6 engine produces a whopping 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. at 3,500 RPM. That’s fast. And even though the motor will be working away to ensure a thrilling driving experience, you’ll still receive an EPA-estimated 22 MPG highway.
Ring us now to arrange an in-person walkthrough of the 2016 Explorer Platinum!
The 2016 Ford Explorer Limited is an immensely capable machine. Sure, there’s a lively engine and plenty of cargo space, but it goes far beyond that. This SUV is magnificent when it comes to convenience and safety. Let’s take a look at two amazing features below.
This Explorer is available with Enhanced Active Park Assist. This technology makes it a cinch to perform a perpendicular maneuver. Here’s how it works:
Position your car within four-to-five feet of the space.
Activate the center console’s Park Assist button by pressing it twice.
Indicate which side the spot is on by flipping the corresponding turn signal.
Follow the infotainment screen’s prompts to finish the process. You’ll need to shift, brake and accelerate as told; however, your Explorer will do everything else!
Another feature-of-note are the inflatable rear safety belts. These harnesses effectively operate as airbags, providing protection for any friends or children riding in the back. Such security measures truly set the 2016 Ford Explorer apart.
It seems like every season is “busy season” here at Sound Ford in Seattle these days, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. In an attempt to keep up with demand, this week we refreshed our car inventory. And one of the new arrivals we think you’ll love is this fantastic 2016 Explorer 4WD.
This is a high-performance machine. The 3.5L V6 engine offers all the “grunt” you could desire and more. There are 290 horses at your command, as well as 255-lb.-ft. of torque. That means you’ll be ripping up both the roads and the muddy tracks—the latter thanks to the included four-wheel drive functionality. And with gas prices always hitting us where it hurts, you’ll love the EPA-estimated 28 MPG highway rating.
You likely already know that the Explorer includes three rows of seating. This is wonderful for those with a large family. But what good is all that passenger capacity if you’re cramped? Fortunately, everyone can effortlessly stretch out in this SUV. Those situated in the far back still get 33” of leg room. Compare that to something like the Chevy Tahoe, where you’re stuck with just 24.8”. That’s a big difference!
If you want to see more of what makes the 2016 Explorer 4WD stand out, call us now!
The Ford Explorer is a celebrated mid-sized SUV. There are a lot of reasons for that, but one of the chief considerations are its safety inclusions. Among these features in the 2016 Platinum--now on our Seattle lot--are the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) and cross-traffic alert. We’ll take a look at each in turn.
BLIS aids drivers In observing blind spots in normal conditions by utilizing the power of dual multiple-beam radar modules. These are located on each side of the Explorer’s rear quarter panels. They identify whenever an automobile enters the zone in question. Upon detection, an indicator light within the corresponding side view mirror alerts the vehicle operator. Smart!
The BLIS system’s dual radar modules are also used for cross-traffic detection. It notices whenever there is a vehicle moving at 5 MPH or greater within a 45-foot range of the rear of the car. It then alerts the driver—perfect for when backing out of a parking space, for example.
We’ve got something new to share with you today! One of the latest rides on our Sound Ford Seattle lot is this spectacular 2016 Explorer Sport. It’s a well-rounded vehicle with fantastic consumer sentiment, but moreover, it’s truly a beast of a performer on the road.
You’re able to tackle the trails or the pavement in this SUV as a result of standard all-wheel drive. The six-speed automatic transmission comes with paddle shifters on the back of the wheel that enable sporty yet simple vehicle operation. But of course, the highlight with the Explorer's under-the-hood setup is the ferocious 3.5L V6 engine. It easily musters up a stout 365 HP at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM.
What does all this power mean in practice? Quite a lot, actually. You’ll go from 0-60 MPH in six seconds flat. This time is 0.4 seconds faster than the 5.7L Hemi V8-equipped Dodge Durango. And you’ll also enjoy quarter-mile run times of just 14.6 seconds.
Call us today to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Ford Explorer Sport!