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There's a reason why you see the 2016 Ford Explorer everywhere. From police departments to soccer moms, the new Explorer is proving its worth with a combination of comfort, style, and power that leaves its rivals behind.
For 2016, Ford engineers smoothed out the bodywork. They changed the grille by moving it up higher, and adding a spoiler in back. Gone is the old 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. Instead, Ford added a new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as an option to the standard 3.5-liter V-6. A six-speed automatic is standard with both, and the high-end Sport and Platinum models get an even bigger powerplant: a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 that pumps out 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. You also get a choice between front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Power windows, doors, and locks are all standard. Also included are cruise control, a rear view camera, cloth upholstery, an AM/FM/CD player, and Ford's Sync system with Bluetooth connectivity. You have a choice between five different trim levels, with each tailored to a specific need. The Explorer XLT is a step up from the base model and adds power front seats, keyless ignition, 18-inch wheels, satellite radio, and a sport-shift mode for the transmission.
The 2016 Ford Explorer Limited goes for more luxury with leather upholstery, a hands-free tailgate, Sony audio system, Ford's Sync system with MyFord Touch, a front view camera and ambient lighting. The Explorer Sport puts power under your feet with the twin-turbo V-6 as standard, with The Car Connection saying, "…it's a beast, effectively making this the closest thing to an Explorer SHO as we're likely to see." It also has a 12-speaker Sony audio system, power heated front seats, automatic climate control, and a media hub with SYNC, MyFord Touch, dual USB ports, an SD card slot, and a set of RCA jacks.
Aluminum and ash-wood trim set the Platinum edition apart, along with parking and lane-keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and a dual-pane sunroof. But no matter which trim level you choose, you'll be picking a vehicle Edmunds said was already an upscale offering and Ford made it better. With the 2016 Ford Explorer, you don't need a siren or black-and-white paint job to get superior performance and comfort.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.