The Explorer is definitely one of the most popular SUVs around. This legendary model came in 1990, as a replacement for Ford Bronco. During all these years we have seen five generations of this great car. Current model came in 2011 and it seems that will be finally refreshed. The 2016 Ford Explorer will come with various changes and updates. Beside expected exterior tweaks, it will also feature several changes inside the cabin, updated safety features, new engine and many others. It will also come with new, top-end trim level, which will be called Platinum
2016 Ford Explorer design changes
The first thing that you will notice on 2016 Ford Explorer will be refreshed look. There will be several changes, when it is about look. Although its traditional SUV styling will remain, it will come with plenty of new details, which will make this model not only a great SUV, but also a good-looking SUV. Naturally, most of the changes will be made at the front. The 2016 Ford Explorer will feature new front fascia, which will be characterized by revisited grille and new, LED low-beam headlights. It will also feature new bumper, which will beside new shape, also have front view cameras and parking sensors installed. Rear end will feature new taillight and several smaller modifications. When it is about interior, 216 Explorer will keep the base characteristics. However, it will come with some changers such as new knobs, which will replace touch-sensitive controls and also a new 10-inch touchscreen. Refreshed mode will also come with new trim level, which will be called Platinum. This will be a top offer for this full-size SUV and some of notable features that are included in this trim are dual-panel sunroof, adaptive cruise control, upgraded leather upholstery, premium Sony audio system etc.
2016 Ford Explorer engine
The 2016 Ford Explorer will come with big novelties, when it is about engines. Current optional 2.0 liter EcoBoost will be replaced by new, 2.3 EcoBoost, which is good enough for 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Big advantage of this new engine is that it could be configured to AWD. The base model will use the same 3.5 liter V6, which has 290 horses and 255 pound-feet of torque. The Sport and new Platinum trims will be powered by 3.5 liter V6, which this time comes with turbocharger and outputs 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Ford Explorer price
The 2016 Ford Explorer will go in a very wide range, depending on trim and level of equipment. Base model will cost around 31.500 dollars, while top offers such as Sport and Platinum will start around 44.000 and 53.000 dollars respectively.