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2016 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

17 city, 24 highway, 20 combined

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New for 2016

  • The Explorer is available in a new trim called the Platinum.
  • Explorer trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Heated Steering Wheel, A/C Seat(s), Automated Cruise Control, Automated Parking, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Panoramic Sunroof, Power Hatch/Deck Lid, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The XLT trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) and Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The Base trim now comes with Rear View Camera and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Vinyl Seats and Power Folding Third Row as standard equipment.

Explore Ford Explorer details

Base 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Bluetooth Technology
  • DVD Video System
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch
  • Turbo Charged Engine

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

2.3L

Horsepower

280

Torque (ft-lbs)

310

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

18.6

Wheelbase

112.8"

Overall length

198.3"

Width

78.9"

Height

70"

Leg room

F 42.9"/M 39.5"/R 32"

Head room

F 41.4"/M 40.6"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P245/60HR18

Rear tires

P245/60HR18

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Explorer 20th out of 30 among Midsize SUVs.

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