Ford is one of the biggest and oldest car manufacturer in the United States. They are well known as producers of high quality cars and new model of Ford Explore justifies the trust that car enthusiasts and consumers have always preferred to drive a Ford. This SUV is remodeled and lot of new changes were made to make it even better. Ford offers five different models for 2016 Ford Explorer, Explorer XLT, Explorer Limited, Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum. You can pick a model that best suits your needs and budget. The 2016 Ford Explorer is a great SUV that offers a lot of possibilities to significantly improve your life.
2016 Explorer engine
The basic model Explorer has a 3.4-liter V-6 that has 290 hp with a six-speed automatic transmission and you can get 285-hp turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. Explorer XLT has the same engine options as the base model of Explorer Limited also has the same engine configuration as last two few models. You can add a four wheeled drive for additional $2000. Explorer Sport and Explorer Platinum have 3.6 liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 twin engine that has365 hp. Both of these models are four wheel drive SUVs.
2016 Ford Explorer exterior design changes
Ford decided not to change the design a lot as their goal was to increase the overall aerodynamics of all 2016 Ford Explorer models. This feature is not just here to make the vehicle more appealing but it also increases its performance. New grille, LED lights, new redesigned and rear spoiler give a special and more modern look to this SUV. Ford decided to add another amazing feature which add to the complexity and performance of new Explorer and those are active grille shutters that close at speed to reduce drag. The most amazing feature is Platinum grill which have not been available for previous series. This new Explorer also has 18-inched aluminum wheels and 20 inched wheels for more expensive models. Ford decided to use simple colors for all models such as black, white, silver, red and blue. The SUV is both sophisticated and simple and these colors define 2016 Ford Explorer.
The basic model of new Ford Explorer gives you some new feature such as voice synchronized infotainment system, a six-way power driver’s seat, and fold-flat third-row seat, cruise control and remote keyless entry. Explorer XLT gives you eight-way power driver’s seat, six-way power passenger seat, leather wrapped steering wheel, seats and shift knob, inflatable rear seatbelts, and sensors. You will get more out of your Explorer with nine speaker premium audio system, dual-zone automatic control and parking sensors. There are also security improvements such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, auto dimming review mirror and inflatable rear seatbelts.
Explorer limited has all previous features plus heated and ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, power titling/telescopic steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, memoryseats, front and rear cameras and rain sensing windshield wipers. These are all newly added features and security features have been also improved and new ones were added Activ-Park assist self-parking assistant, lane departure warning and lane keeping assistant. You can get a dual –panel sunroof for additional $1,595. The 2016 Ford Explorer Sport does not have the heated options but Ford included an option for the power tail gate, power-folding door mirrors and inflatable rear airbags.The 2016 Explorer Platinum is the elitist version of this SUV and it has automatic high beams, a wooden steering wheel, and all other previous security options. It has a center rear console and DVD rear-seat entertainment system.
New Ford Explorer release date and price
New 2016 Explorer will be released on summer of 2015. Its price depend on the model, so the prices are:
2016 Ford Explorer-$31,595
2016 Ford Explorer XLT-$34,395
2016 Ford Explorer Limited-$42,195
2016 Ford Explorer Sport-$44,195
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum-$53,495