Ford Explorer is a medium size sport utility vehicle produced by Ford since 1990. It is now in its fifth generation and it is stronger than ever. Like every other SUV, this vehicle is getting its chance. This is important because this particular vehicle hasn’t got its chance since 2011, unlike other SUV’s. This 2016 update is going to straighten the position of Ford on the worldwide market.
2016 Ford Explorer will bring new look, up to date technology and it will bring a refreshed opinions about this medium sized SUV. In this review we are going to shed some light on the release of this beast. Things about its engine, exterior, interior, price, release date, everything you want to know, you can find it below.
2016 Ford Explorer Exterior
Changes undertaken to the 2016 Ford Explorer exterior will not change the shape of the car in any way, and yet the details that are changed are going to make it more beautiful. Like in every redesign headlights and taillights were not spared. That was the most cost effective, because it immediately catches the eye as something new. So do bumpers, which now resemble a Land Rover Range Rover in great respect.
Do not mistake this as a bad decision. It gave this vehicle a new cool look, but they appear maybe too heavy on the first look. Other changes are not that fancy cosmetics like other, but a safety measures in a form of front and rear view camera for an easier parking. They are somehow needed, just because of the size of this vehicle. And it is big.
2016 Ford Explorer Interior
This is a new age. There is no updated vehicle without all those fancy electronics. 2016 Ford Explorer got not only that, but a bigger space for a third row passengers too. Yeah, now seven people can ride in this “medium sized” SUV. That was the deal with the last version too, but the new thing is that this time, even an adult can seat there. You can fold those last two rows and make one hell of a cargo space.
Maybe to place some smaller car in it. Your decision. Another good thing is, when talking about fancy electronics, the new ten inch digital screen integrated right between the gauges. Don’t worry there are more buttons than in the last version, and they got rid of the bad old hated, almost touchable, not too sensitive buttons. People simply loved that.
And of course, quality trim throughout the dashboard, heated seats, dual climate control, six speakers audio system, Ford’s Sync, Ford’s MyKey and more.
Engine Specs of 2016 Ford Explorer
There are three options for the 2016 Ford Explorer’s engine. First one, the standard one, is a 3.5 liter V6 engine with 290 horsepower with decent power and nice fuel economy. The second option is of course the always praised 2.3 liter four cylinder EcoBoost engine which offers even more torque.
This option is most certainly going to be the first choice. Third option, which will be offered only in Sport and Platinum trims, is a 3.5 liter twin turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. All these new models will use six speed automatic transmission. More info on Edmunds.
- 2.3 liter turbocharged inline 4
- 270 HP
- 300 lb-ft
- 3.5 liter V6
- 290 HP
- 255 lb-ft
Fuel consumption FWD 17/24 mpg, FWD E85 13/18 mpg, 4WD 17/23, 4WD E85 12/17
- 3.5 liter twin turbocharged V6
- 365 HP
- 350 lb-ft
- Fuel consumption 16/22 mpg
Release Date and Price
The price for 2016 Ford Explorer is going to start at about 31,000 dollars for a FWD based model with standard V6. With EcoBoost 4 cylinder it adds 995 dollars to the total, while the 4WD adds a new 2,000 dollars. Sport and Platinum will start at 44,000 dollars and 53,000 dollars. The release date is expected for this summer. If you want info from one another source visit topspeed and enjoy.