The 2016 Ford Explorer is a large crossover SUV with three rows in five trim levels: base, XLT, Limited and Platinum Sport. The 2016 Ford Explorer standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels alloy, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, rear privacy glass, roof rails, rear view camera, cruise control, air conditioning rear seat second row split 60/40, 50/50 split third row, a siege of six-way power driver, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a screen 4, 2 inches, Sync, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a sound system with six speakers with CD player and auxiliary input USB /.
2016 Ford Explorer Standard Features
The 2016 Ford Explorer XLT adds upgraded brakes, body-color door handles, fog lamps, heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, leather steering wheel, an input code buffer keyless ignition key, a driver’s seat electrically adjustable eight-way, a six-passenger seat electrically forward -way and satellite radio.
For the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT, the Packaging Equipment Group 201A adds dual zone temperature control, remote start, a sound system and nine speakers Connect the driver package that an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a touch screen includes 8 inches (MyFord Touch), configurable displays instrument cluster, a SD card reader and an improved sync functionality. 202A, 201A package includes all equipment and leather upholstery, heated front seats and the front parking sensors.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Limited gets the devices 202A XLT, plus 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, a front camera, a power lift-gate hands free, the driver memory settings, adjustable pedals Electric, ventilated front seats, second-row seats, folding third-row seat power passenger power seat with eight-way , a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a 110-volt power outlet, a navigation system and a Sony audio system with 12 speakers HD Radio.
Optional for 2016 Ford Explorer Limited is the 301A package (aka 303A with the turbo 2.3-liter engine), the high beam, sale wipers, side mirrors an auto-dimming driver, automatic parking system in parallel and includes vertically Lane- departure warning / intervention, a dead-angle warning system, Rear Cross Traffic Alert massaging front seats and inflatable seat belts for outboard passengers in the second row. Stand-alone options include adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake before priming and a towing package.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Sport is similar to the limited features, but some standard functions of sponsorship are optional here. Buyer can get different 20-inches wheels, a sport suspension and unique interior and exterior trim details. 401A Sport package adds power folding mirrors, front camera, power lift-gate hands free, 110-volt outlet, the driver memory, power adjustable pedals, a navigation system, ventilated front seats, a steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated and monitoring of blind spots and characteristics of the rear Cross Traffic Alert security. Adaptive cruise control is not optional.
Other options for the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT, 2016 Ford Explorer Limited and 2016 Ford Explorer Sport include chairs a double roof opening, second-row captain and an entertainment system with two screens mounted rear seat headrest. On the top of the food chain is the new Platinum Explorer. It contains elements 301A sponsorship package and the sun roof with two panels, adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery, the wood interior trim and the premium Sony audio system updated. The only options for platinum, the rear entertainment system and captains chairs in the second row with electrically assisted fold.
2016 Ford Explorer Interior Features
The 2016 Ford Explorer materials of the interior offers attractive and luxurious explorer with an array of soft edge to the touch feel and precise control. Front seats are very cheap, and the cabin is very quiet. The interface option MyFord Touch contributes to an upscale ambience, since it adds a high-resolution touch screen in the center console, plus two additional screens for the instrument cluster. It’s not the most user-friendly system, but it has been improved over years and now works quite well. A change for 2016 is replacement of audio controls and air conditioning with tactile physical buttons.
The 2016 Ford Explorer has 81.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space smaller than the Dodge Durango and Toyota Highlander (83.2 cubes), well below Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. The third row is short suited to his feet and height and only for small children. The seats in the second row of the Explorer may as well be a little disappointing for families, because there are not a lot of space to install the safety of child car seats to the back – what do you expect with ease in a vehicle of this size to do. And while the explorer Roll commander level to be expected in an SUV, his thick roof pillars and limit high-visibility instrument panel outward. Even with all available parking aid, there is a handful in tight spaces.
2016 Ford Explorer Engine
The 2016 Ford Explorer range offers three different engines, all combined to a six-speed automatic. Base, XLT and Limited models get rear wheel drive as standard, but are equipped with all-wheel drive, while sports and Platinum bars come standard with 4WD.
Standard on the base, 2016 Ford Explorer XLT and Limited trim levels produced a 3.5-liter V6 engine, 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you have the choice between front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive (there is no low range). The models with four-wheel drive control down hill start assist and Ford terrain management system, which is a four selectable modes electronic system that optimizes traction for different conditions.
EPA fuel economy has not yet been announced for the 2016 Explorer estimates, if the version of last year got 20 mpg combined (17 city / 24 highway) with front wheel drive and 19 mpg combined (17/23) with four-wheel drive. In Edmunds testing, a researcher with the all-wheel drive with the base V6 went from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds limited.
Optional on the base, 2016 Ford Explorer XLT and Limited Explorer is the engine of 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder makes 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Fuel consumption is not as of this writing announced, but we suspect it is still similar to the 2.0-liter engine in the last year, which was 23 mpg combined with front-wheel drive to be. Are adequately equipped, the Explorer four-cylinder can tow 3000 pounds.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Sport and Platinum bars are equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 Turbo. The turbocharged V6 puts out 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, and EPA has estimated last year that combined 18 mpg (16 city / 22 highway) return. Suitably equipped, an Explorer with a V6 engine can haul 5,000 pounds.
2016 Ford Explorer Safety
Standard safety equipment on the 2016 Ford Explorer includes stability and traction control, a Trailer Sway Control, side airbags in the front seats, side curtain airbags, passenger airbag and knee to MyKey, which allows parents, the vehicle speed and stereo volume limits specify. The stability of the browser control system also includes Fords curve control that can be achieved in a corner monitor the speed and braking, if necessary.
A rear view camera is standard on the Explorer, while a front camera 180 degrees is optional. Rear parking sensors are standard on all but the base Explorer. Optional on Limited and Sport, but standard on the Platinum’s brake A pre-collision warning system with primer, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist (Limited), a blind-spot warning system and inflatable seat belts for outboard passengers in the second row.
In government tests, the last year Explorer a five-star rating (five kinds) was for the overall impact protection awarded five stars for front bumper complete protection and five stars for overall protection against side impact. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its highest score of “good” for the performance of the 2016 Ford Explorer in frontal offset tests, side impact and the roof strength-moderate overlap. The 2016 Ford Explorer received the second lowest “Marginal” rating in frontal offset test cutting into small pieces. 2016 Ford Explorer seat belts and head restraints earned a “good” rating for protection against whiplash injuries in a rear impact.