The Ford Explorer continually raises the bar in the SUV marketplace. This vehicle is one of the most easily recognized SUVs in North America today, and for a very obvious reason — lots of people own one!
Let’s take a closer glance:
Engine: Base, XLT, and Limited trim levels come with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. If you favor fuel economy, these trim levels can also be found with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four cylinder engine that hits 270 hp and 300 pounds-feet of torque. These EcoBoost versions receive impressive fuel economy ratings, with an EPA-estimated 19/28 mpg city/highway. At the top end of the trim spectrum, for the power- and speed-hungry drivers, the 2016 Explorer Sport trim, and Platinum trim have a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that roars out 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
Body Style: It’s fairly common knowledge that Explorer was once a box on wheels – but not anymore! The clean edges, rounded corners, low profile lights, and powerful grille give a sporty, yet refined look. This model is much more elegant than its ancestry. Platinum models even boast LED lighting and a unique trim style to add even more eye-catching design features.
Performance: Pre-owned 2016 Ford Explorers pack explosive acceleration while still keeping driveability in mind. A union of smooth, simple handling and control makes for carefree rides down the streets of a city or the highways in between. Responsive braking and Ford's curve control keep the vehicle safe as it twists and turns through nature's corridors.
Technology: Ford upped the ante with the 2016 model, offering numerous state-of-the-art tech features such as SYNC with Bluetooth connectivity; and an AM/FM/CD player; satellite radio; a sport-shift mode for the automatic transmission; keyless ignition; power front seats; reverse parking sensors; remote starter; front parking sensors; blind-spot monitors; a power tailgate; a sunroof; and GPS navigation.
Cargo Space: There’s more than enough room for you, your family, all your gear, and then some! With the seats in place, the Explorer retains 21 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Fold the seats down to maximize interior cargo capacity to an outstanding 81 cubic feet. Plus, you can tow up to 5,000 lbs on with the towing package.