The Ford Explorer has been around for a long time (from 1990 to be exact). And from its inception until 2015, it hasn’t had to change all that much. After all — why reinvent the wheel?
Yet, to keep up with shifting consumer demands, some changes are inevitably ushered in. The 2016 Ford Explorer did exactly this, providing a significant upgrade while still retaining the steady and reliable design that you know and trust.
Far from a complete redesign (refer to the wheel adage above), the 2016 Ford Explorer brings an upgraded EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, better style with more contoured front and rear ends, and some highly anticipated technology updates.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine packs a whopping 280 horsepower and 310lb-ft of torque, making it the strongest and most durable iteration of the vehicle yet. With optional all-wheel drive, the maximum towing capabilities come in at 3000 pounds — or in layman’s terms, a lot of power.
The tailored interior doesn’t change too much from previous models, but onboard technological features such as Bluetooth audio, touch screen control panel, a multi-function remote for the trunk, hatch, door and tailgate, power everything, and loads of new safety features make for a convenient, secure, and sophisticated ride.
All together, these updates strike a perfect balance of power and style.
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