2016 Ford Explorer Review, Price

Since 1903, Ford Motor Company has been a leader in automotive
production; and since 1990, with the first model of the Ford
Explorer, a leader in sport utility vehicle (SUV)
manufacturing. Over time the companies vehicles have only
gotten better. The 2016 Ford Explorer, the 25th-anniversary
edition, is sure to be a success. Here is what there is to look
forward to:

2016 Ford Explorer Exterior

Ford has updated the look and style of the newest Explorer. It
displays satin chrome accents from front to back; beginning
with the new grille all the way to the rear lift gate. Speaking
of the lift gate, Ford has added a feature allowing one to
simply wave their foot under the liftgate to open. This
hands-free option is great for loading the vehicle. The
Explorer is still a midsize SUV but carries over spacious first
and second-row seating that allows plenty of room for cargo.

The trim levels have changed, however. The options are now:
base, XLT, limited, sport and platinum. The new platinum level
is a fully loaded model for those wanting a unique look. It
offers a dual panel moonroof along with 20-inch wheels and LED
headlights. The offer of exterior colors is not large,
there are Blue Jeans Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Oxford
White, Ruby Red Metallic and Shadow Black.

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Interior

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The interior of the 2016 Ford model is accented with authentic
wood and premium leather seats. Special features include
cameras on both the front and rear of the vehicle allowing for
an 180-degree view of surroundings, electronic parking
assistance and sensors that tell you if you’re too close to
another vehicle. Ford has updated the Explorers safety features
as well with inflatable rear seat belts, a blind spot
information system, cross traffic alert, and a lane-keeping
system.
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Engine

There are 3 engine options available with the 2016 Ford
Explorer
:

-3.5 liter V6, 290 hp, 255 lb-ft of
torque, accelerate 0-60 for 8 sec and top speed of 155
mph
-2.3 liter EcoBoost 4 cylinder (updated from the 2.0
liter) with 270 hp and 300 pound-feet of torque
-3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 horsepower
These come with a 6 speed, automatic transmission and front or
four wheel drive. Ford says that these engine options will
retain the fuel economy of previous options with mpg ranging up
to 28 miles per gallon on the highway.

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Price and Release date

The new Ford Explorer is expected to
release in the Summer of 2015. The price of base models will
start at $31,500 and go to $52,600 for the Platinum
model.

Just as its predecessors, the 25th anniversary Ford Explorer is
expected to rate at the top of its class both in safety and
satisfaction. Ford has made striking improvements in the style
and quality of their vehicles. The Explorer has been known as a
family vehicle, a cargo hauler and a quality off-road tool. In
2016, these remain the same, but with more luxury in the
package.

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Press Release

Ford Explorer Marks 25 Years of Innovation with More
Technology, New Engine, All-New Platinum Series

• New Ford Explorer makes global debut today at Los Angeles
Auto Show with even more smart technology, available 2.3-liter
EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine and all-new Platinum series

• Innovative new features make parking easier, speed charging
time on smart devices, boost aerodynamics and give every
adventure an even better soundtrack

• New 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers more horsepower and
torque than the four-cylinder it replaces, with no compromise
in fuel economy anticipated; for the first time on
Explorer,
four-cylinder EcoBoost can be paired with available tow package
and intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management
System™

• More than 7 million Explorers have been sold in the United
States, which makes it America’s
best-selling SUV for 25 years