The 1990s witnessed the start of the SUV craze sparked by the first ever Explorer off Ford’s assembly line. The wildly popular juggernaut remains one of the country’s best-selling SUVs, and the 2016 Ford Explorer is proof that this beloved giant just keeps getting better with every incarnation.
The 2016 Explorer is a muscular car powered by a 3.5-L Ecoboost V6 (standard in the Platinum and Sport trims) that fuses direct injection and turbocharging to give you the performance of an aggressive V8 tempered by the fuel economy of a V6. This engine is capable of generating 365 horsepower sure to pack a punch every time you get behind the wheel. Finally, take charge of the assertive Explorer with the 6-speed SelectShift Auto Transmission as you quickly and easily change gears.
The Explorer’s three rows can seat up to seven people, and there’s enough legroom and headroom in the third row for adults to sit comfortably. Fold the seating rows, and you have more than enough space to stow what you need for your trip. Smaller drivers would be happy to know that certain design details have made this particular model more accessible, such as repositioned arm rests.
What so many people love about SUVs is the natural feeling of safety that comes with such a solid vehicle, and the 2016 Explorer meets this requirement handily. Equipped with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, you do not have to worry during unstable conditions. Advanced airbags are standard, and present as well are innovative technologies that provide braking and parking assistance. Excited to learn more? Feel free to drop by a Ford dealership near Louisville, KY.