Ford Explorer is a seven-seat large-size vehicle in the SUV category. For the 2016 model year, there are five trim-lines to choose from with two different flex-fuel , gas engines that produce from 290 to 365 horsepower. EPA-estimated annual regular gasoline expense is $2,350 to $2,600, which over the course of five years will cost you $4,250 in extra fuel spending. Ford Explorer has received a 5-stars crash rating from NHTSA.
2016 Explorer has a relatively short wheelbase ( 112.8 in) and a wider body structure compared to vehicles of similar length and class. It is relatively heavier with curb weight of 4443 - 4901 lbs.
2016 Explorer seats seven adults. It has class-leading first-row room across all four measurements: legs, shoulders, hips, and head room. When it comes to second-row passenger room, Explorer ia a class-leader on only two measurements - shoulders and head - and has a larger than average room for second-row passengers on legs and hips. Cargo volume behind second-row seats is larger than average among its peers with 43.8 cu. ft.
2016 Explorer Base
2016 Explorer XLT
2016 Explorer Limited
2016 Explorer Sport
2016 Explorer Platinum
|Engine||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6||3.5L V-6 Twin-Turbo||3.5L V-6 Twin-Turbo|
|HP||290 hp||290 hp||290 hp||365 hp||365 hp|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|City||17 MPG||17 MPG||17 MPG||16 MPG||16 MPG|
|Highway||24 MPG||24 MPG||24 MPG||22 MPG||22 MPG|
|Combined||20 MPG||20 MPG||20 MPG||18 MPG||18 MPG|
|Annual Fuel Cost||$2,350||$2,350||$2,350||$2,600||$2,600|
2016 Explorer SUV comes in five trim levels, with an average price that is $734 less compared to its rivals. With a heavier body, and on average more powerful engine, Explorer
2016 Explorer SUV has a 5-star NHTSA overall crash safety rating, which is higher than the average among other competing models. Furthermore, it has higher than average ratings for all three crash tests: Front, Side, and Side Plole. Customers have filed nine hundred and five complaints, which is more than the average for its rivals. There are also seven recalls issued by Ford, which by itself is a relatively high number.