After releasing details about the upcoming 2016 Ford Explorer, it is clear that the design team at Ford Motor Company has outdone themselves once again. This midsize SUV has been redesigned from bumper to bumper, and the result is a sleeker, more aerodynamic silhouette that oozes style and sophistication. A wealth of brand-new features and safety systems, a more spacious cabin, and new engine choices combine to form the most attractive Explorer model yet. We here at Planet Ford can’t wait to be able to offer this brilliantly designed SUV to Houston drivers, and you’re about to find out why!
Ford continues to push the limits of their engine design, and the three available engine options for the 2016 Explorer prove that a glass ceiling only exists to be broken. The highlight of the lineup is undoubtedly the new 2.3L EcoBoost I-4, which boasts more torque than the standard 3.5L V6. The enhanced power of the four-cylinder EcoBoost means that for the first time, a four-cylinder Explorer can be equipped with 4-wheel-drive and a Class II trailer tow package! The availability of four-cylinder efficiency and V6-level power in a single package makes the EcoBoost-equipped Explorer an ideal choice for Houston-area families gearing up for summer.
The biggest news surrounding the 2016 Explorer is the introduction of the Explorer Platinum. Nirvana leather adorns the major surfaces such as the seats, dashboard, and door inserts, while authentic wood accents and brushed aluminum inserts add a feeling of luxury and sophistication throughout the cabin. Standard rearview and available front cameras provide a 180-degree view and proximity alerts, and they also feature an integrated lens-washing system unique to the 2016 Explorer. Ford’s suite of active safety systems, including the Blind Spot Information System, Lane Keep Assist, and Enhanced Active Park Assist are all standard. The dual-panel moonroof also comes standard on the Explorer Platinum, offering a breathtaking view for everyone in the vehicle to enjoy.
Nearly every feature that is optional on the lower trim levels comes standard in the Platinum. Its 3.5L EcoBoost V6 uses twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection to achieve impressive fuel efficiency, which is aided by the new body design’s aerodynamic improvements and active grille shutters. The V6 EcoBoost is paired with a SelectShift automatic transmission and a 4WD configuration that allows your new Explorer to handle difficult terrain and adverse road conditions with ease. Additionally, the standard Class III Trailer Tow package means your new Explorer will be ready and able to handle anything you need it to do.
At every level, the new 2016 Ford Explorer is built to impress, and it surely does. The continuous innovation and drive to excel displayed by Ford’s design team is a big reason why more people stick with Ford than any other brand year after year. The 2016 Explorer hits Ford dealerships this summer, so why not trade in that used Ford Explorer for the latest in comfort, luxury, and utility? Whether you’re coming from Houston, Crosby, Conroe, or Humble itself, visit Planet Ford in Humble, TX and find out just how much the 2016 Explorer has to offer.