2016 Ford Explorer Release Date, Review, Price, Specs – The novel 2016 Ford Explorer has made some advancements from the 5th generation model and shifted away from its truck based Sports Utility Vehicle origin. The anticipated new Ford Explorer will come embodied with a comfortable 3 row family 7 passenger crossover with a square-like frame, the new model brings a whole new changes in the market that will culminate in improved sales figures.

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Ford Explorer

It will bring on board a new and enhanced powertrain and might turn out to be one of the best sold crossover in the U.S market. It is also lighter in weight and comes with one of the best fuel economy ratings. Also it will come with bolstered specs of which some are standard and other are premium for top trims.

The new Explorer will be a large SUV that will make available up to five trim models available. They will include the Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum model. The review beneath is meant to keep you updated with everything and anything that pertains to the 2016 Ford Explorer, so keep entertained by our post.

New updates reveal that the XLT trim model will come with upgraded brakes, foglights, body-colour handles, heated exterior mirrors, leather strapped steering wheel, push button ignition and keyless entry code pad.

The new vehicle is expected to come with a better towing capacity that is a slight increment from its predecessor, buyers should expect between 2000-5000 lbs. depending on the trim level configurations.

2016 Ford Explorer Interior

Inside of the new 2016 Ford Explorer not much will change that is material-wise but there will definitely be some changes in the overall designs. A two ton cabin with metallic accents will look awesome as well and so will the leather trimmed and cloth seating upholstery which will be provided too.

2016 Ford Explorer interior
2016 Ford Explorer interior

The dashboard will still make use of its current layout while the instrument panel will come with a touch screen display that has been updated in size and it might come upgraded withy new features and specs.

The climate control convenience feature will stretch from the manual single zone to the better dual automatic zone system but might depend on the trim level chosen by the potential buyers.

Optionally provided package in the models will be standard rear view cameras while higher tiers will get the blind spot detector information system.

2016 Ford Explorer Exterior

One of the notable things on the Ford Explorer exterior is the different front of the car, changes have been made on the grille and it is much slimmer and the headlights give the car that popular aggressive look which suits much younger buyers.

2016 Ford Explorer  front
2016 Ford Explorer front

What is more intriguing is that the grille on the front is that it features shutters that automatically closes so as to improve the aerodynamics when the car is on a certain speed. This is a feature that can only be seen on the most expensive SUVs.

2016 Ford Explorer back
2016 Ford Explorer back

2016 Ford Explorer Engine

The 2016 Ford Explorer has made exclusive updates when it comes to the powerplant of the new vehicle. The manufacturers have overhauled the 2L engine with a 2.3L displacement capacity one which has the ability of generating 20 more hp’s than the previous model’s engine. With the aforesaid engine, the vehicle will return 19/28 mpg in the city/highway.

There are a variety of choices provided for buyers to choose from, the other engine options that will be provided will be the EcoBoost and the V6 engine. Not much info has been availed about the specs of the new Explorer, however we are burning the midnight oil searching for more updates.

2016 Ford Explorer Price

One thing that is not expected to alter by a bigger margin is the 2016 Ford Explorer price. It is expected to come with an msrp of around 30,000 for the base model which is almost the current price.

The upper trims will, however, have a slightly higher price. Expect the Sport version to start from $43,000, the Limited version from $41,000, the XLT from $33,000, while the top rated trim level which is known as the Platinum model will cost in upwards of $53,495.

2016 Ford Explorer Release Date

There is no specific release date details, which now leaves us to speculate on when the car will be released, but the vehicle is expected to go for sale during this year’s summer.

2016 Ford Explorer release date
2016 Ford Explorer release date