2016 Ford Explorer Sport, Specs and Redesign

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2016 Ford Explorer Redesign

The 2016 Ford Explorer gets a significant refresh, with smoother bodywork, an improved feature set, quieter interiors, and a stronger, more widely available 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder joining the lineup.

But that’s not all. Over the nearly 25 years that the Explorer has been sold (2016 marks that anniversary), it’s gradually moved on up, from being a rather basic, family-oriented rugged wagon to one that today feels more sophisticated and, in some of its equipment levels, feels like it could have a luxury badge. With the 2016 Explorer, Ford is at last maximizing that potential with the introduction of a new Explorer Platinum model.

The modern SUV has many fathers, the Chevrolet Suburban and Jeep Cherokee among them, but the Ford Explorer can take credit for making these new American station wagons mainstream throughout the ’90s. Nearly 25 years later, the 2016 Ford Explorer will remain an essential part of any family SUV search.

Nearly every other crossover and SUV in Ford’s lineup has been significantly redesigned or updated since 2013 see Escape, Edge, and Expedition and now it’s the Explorer’s turn. Competitors like the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango, and Nissan Pathfinder are all fresher, too, as the Explorer hasn’t received much attention since its introduction for the 2011 model year. The 2016 update will go a long way toward maintaining Ford’s seat at the table in one of the industry’s largest and most profitable segments.

This model is definitely one of the company’s most recognizable models. It was originally launched in 1990 and it is considered as one of the most popular SUVs in United States. There have been five generations so far and next year we are going to see sixth one. It will come as 2016 Ford Explorer and it is expected that this SUV will be presented on next LA Auto Show.

2016 Ford Explorer Mpg

2016 Ford Explorer Price

Pricing for the new 2016 Ford Explorer has been set at $31,000 – $41,670 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2016 Ford Explorer we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

2016 Ford Explorer Release Date

Ford has unveiled its updated 2016 Explorer SUV at the Los Angeles auto show. Introduced for the 2011 model year, Ford’s fifth-generation Explorer is getting its first significant makeover. The Explorer’s snout has received some major surgery, with the end result looking a lot like the 2015 Ford Edge. Those changes include a new grille, more conventionally-styled headlamps and a revised lower bumper.

The 2016 Explorer also brings standard LED low-beams, along with optional LED fog lamps that take inspiration from the F-150’s headlamps.

2016 Ford Explorer Interior

2016 Ford Explorer Specs

For 2016, Ford has carried over the side sheetmetal of the Explorer but changed just about everything else. With new front and rear styling, the Explorer has a more ‘finished’ and finely detailed look than ever before. It appears that there’s been an effort to visually lift the front end, with a higher, more defined mesh grille, while a chunky LED lighting arrays provide accents and the headlights have their own small radiator grilles. In back there’s a new sculpted spoiler and integrated exhaust tips, while the rear pillars are reshaped.

The first four generations of this model were traditional body-on-frame SUVs, while current model came with unibody platform and it is now classified as full-size crossover SUV. New model will keep in that way and there won’t be so radical changes this time. The 2016 Ford Explorer will come once again as seven-passenger vehicle, with traditional square look. Some visual modifications are still expected and most of them will be up front. The 2016 Explorer will get new front fascia, characterized by slightly revisited grille and more narrow headlights. Taillights are also expected to be slightly modified. New model will be also much lighter. Thanks to the use of aluminum body panels and other lightweight materials, 2016 Ford Explore will be around 200-300 pounds lighter, which will definitely provide better overall performance of the vehicle.

The 2016 Explorer won’t likely look much different from the current model and should continue to offer seven-passenger seating. Photos of recent Explorer prototypes suggest a stronger, squarer front end with narrow headlamps, a wide-slatted grille and more angular LED taillamps. The current 3.5-liter V6 base engine should carry over, with added tweaks for improved efficiency (the current V6 makes 290 horsepower and returns 20 mpg combined).

Technology updates for the 2016 model year run include new exterior camera systems that now feature washers, automated parking systems that can both help park and then later help pull back out of the spot, a hands-free liftgate and active grille shutters that adjust to control aerodynamics and airflow.

Arie Groeneveld, chief engineer for the new Explorer, suggests high expectations for the new 2016 model, “It’s a tall order, but we’re aiming to build the best SUV in the world.” We’ll have to wait until we can drive it to know how to respond to such boasts, but in the meantime, we welcome you to check out our high-res image galleries and the press release down below.

A new range-topping Platinum trim level joins the existing options, adding a 500-watt Sony audio system, interior LED lighting, Nirvana leather seats, a dual-panel moonroof, silver-painted front and rear skid-plate elements and 20-inch two-tone wheels, among other upgrades.

2016 Ford Explorer Engine

2016 Ford Explorer Engine

When it is about engines, it is expected that current base 3.5 liter V6 will stay. This engine currently outputs 290 horses but it will probably be slightly modified in order to give more power and better fuel economy. Beside this unit, 2016 Ford Explorer will be offered also with new 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine, which will be introduced in new F-150. Current 2.0 liter engine is expected to be replaced with 2.3 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which can be also found in new Mustang. The 2016 Explorer will come with 6-speed automatic transmission and with a choice of front and all-wheel drive.

The 2016 Ford Explorer isn’t rewriting the book on how the automaker goes about building its current crop of SUVs. At first blush, there isn’t any radically new exterior styling to draw in the eye, but what has been updated is meaningful, and a new Platinum trim level, which will slot in above Sport and Limited trims, is noteworthy.

The biggest item that’s new for 2016, though, is found underhood, with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder taking over where the previous 2.0-liter unit left off. With 270 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, the new slightly larger engine boasts 13 percent more horses and 11 percent more torque than the old engine, and Ford expects no fuel economy penalty. There’s no official EPA rating yet, but Ford says the 2.3-liter engine should hit 28 miles per gallon on the highway, just as the 2.0 did last year.

Currently, the Explorer offers three engine choices: a 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V-6, an optional 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost (front-drive only), and a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost (only in the Sport model). For 2016, it is highly likely that the 2.0-liter EcoBoost will be swapped out for either the updated, more-powerful 2.0-liter unit available in the 2015 Ford Edge or the 2.3-liter version installed in the Lincoln MKC. It’s probable that the four-cylinder engine will be newly available with all-wheel drive. Ford may also swap in its bigger 3.7 V-6 for the nonturbo 3.5. We also expect the 2.7-liter Nano EcoBoost V-6 to make an appearance, perhaps in place of the larger twin-turbo 3.5.

The new 2.3 EcoBoost will be available on base, XLT and Limited trim levels. A 3.5-liter V6, estimated at 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft, remains standard, and the 365-horsepower EcoBoost 3.5 is standard on Sport and Platinum models. All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive is available across the range, even on the 2.3 EcoBoost (the older 2.0 EcoBoost could only be paired with front-wheel drive).

One of the biggest changes can be found under the hood, where Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine borrowed from the new Mustang replaces the 2.0-liter four-cylinder mill of the current model. It will be tuned to provide “at least” 270 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.

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