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2016 Ford Explorer

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Ford Explorer highlights

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Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 22 highway, 18 combined

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What is new for the 2016 Ford Explorer?

  • 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 Sport trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) and Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The XLT trim now comes with Rear View Camera 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.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2016 Ford Explorer is a mid-priced SUV that is reliable and spacious. Customers like the car for its comfort and roominess.
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RepairPal gave the Ford Explorer an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Explorer 23rd out of 32 among Midsize SUVs.

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Ford Explorer features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (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

P255/50HR20

Rear tires

P255/50HR20

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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