Many SUVs have come and gone over the years… but when it comes to the Ford Explorer, that’s just not the case. If you’re wondering why you should buy the 2016 Ford Explorer, then read on.
It has an upscale cabin, making it very luxurious compared to the other contenders in its class. The base model suits most drivers… but the high class Platinum model comes jam-packed with a humongous list of luxurious features.
And… with the turbocharged engine option, drivers will save a lot of extra fuel. Plus, Ford also offers a huge amount of advanced safety features for the Explorer.
So you really can’t go wrong. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2016 Ford Explorer…
Why Buy The 2016 Ford Explorer
1) Lots of Room For Your Passengers
Do you have a large family? If so, then you’re in luck. The 2016 Ford Explorer can seat up to 7 passengers!
So instead of taking several vehicles on road trips (costing you a fortune in gas), you will be able to cart everyone with you in the Explorer.
And unlike the competition, the Explorer’s third row seat offers enough space for large adults. When the rear seats are folded, you will even have space to cart around luggage.
2) EcoBoost V-6 Engine
The 3.5 EcoBoost V6 engine can crank out anywhere from 365 horsepower to 350 horsepower. That makes it a very powerful SUV.
And… with the standard V6 engine, the SUV can tow up to 5,000 pounds!
3) Intelligent All-Wheel Drive
If you need extra traction, then you can trust the Ford’s AWD. The traction boosting AWD drive comes with a Terrain Management system. This system will allow you to maintain your grip over the harshest conditions.
You can even adjust the AWD settings according to your environment. If you’re in a Northern state (like Massachusetts), you can use the “snow” setting.
And… in the summer, you can use the mud setting. But that’s only if you plan on taking this puppy off-roading.
4) New Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine
You have a lot of options to choose from. You can get a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine… which… churns out a powerful 270 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
It pumps out way more torque than the base engine. You could say that this engine is reserved for those of you speed demons out there.
And… it’s even the most fuel efficient engine in the lineup.
5) Advanced Interior
To most people, the 2016 Ford Explorer’s interior is better than it has been in the past. Instead of using touch-screen controls, the cabin has regular buttons. Isn’t that old fashioned? Not so.
You see, a lot of these “tech-friendly” cars are hard to navigate for most people. I often scratch my head at some of the random features they have in cars these days.
This makes the Ford Explorer more user-friendly. It’s bare bones, that’s for sure. Simple, but very impressive.
6) Sport Model
The regular Ford Explorer handles like a truck. If that’s not the kind of control you’re looking for, then you might want to go with the sport model.
It comes with a performance-tuned suspension system… which… is designed to appeal to a lot of sport enthusiasts. The bold, 20-inch tires improves the SUV’s handling so that you can weave in and out of tight corners, like a real speedster.
The powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine is standard underneath the hood. In terms of performance, the Explorer Sport is the leader in the lineup.
7) Advanced Safety Features
The base model comes equipped with a rear-view camera system… but, the list of safety features grows on higher trim levels. The front-view camera system helps the driver to maneuver into cramped parking areas.
Some of the advanced safety features also include blind-spot warning, Active Park Assist… and… a lane-departure warning system.
8) Prices Based on Trim
The ultra-luxurious Platinum model costs more than $53,000… but the base model is priced at $31,500. Even though the base model has a low price, it still brings a lot of extra features to the table. Not like others in its class.
The standard features include:
- LED headlights so that you can see in the darkest snow storms
- An automatic washer for the rear-view camera, so that you don’t have to get out your car in the middle of a violent blizzard.
- A window-shaking audio system so that you can enjoy your morning karaoke on your way to work.
- A synced infotainment system
9) Handsome Styling
The 2016 design of the Ford Explorer has been fine-tuned. The front of the SUV and body lines give it a stark (and even robotic-looking) appearance.
All of the trims are attractive. But the sport model certainly takes the cake. It has a blacked-out grille and special body kit.
10) Several High-Tech Options
Buyers can choose from several high-tech components. The hands-free lift-gate will come in handy when unloading groceries.
And you won’t have to worry about the kids nagging about you to change the station, because they will be too busy with the rear entertainment system.
The other goodies include:
- Ventilated seats.
- High-end Sony sound system.
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