The New 2016 Ford Explorer

Posted by: Lydia Siu onFebruary 1st, 2016


Ford’s design direction over the last few years has proved to be very well received for the general public. My first re-introduction to modern day Fords came by way of a Fusion rental car in 2013. I was personally blown away at Fords’ new designs, very well packaged cars from inside out. Now with the new Ford Explorer, I can say I am feeling the same way again.

Ford has packed their 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 into the engine bay which provides plenty of power for the new Explorer. The motor produces 365hp and 350lb/ft of torque providing plenty of oomph for regular driving, and plenty of extra for the days you want to pull a trailer of a boat to the lake. The engine is mated to a six speed auto transmission which helps deliver the power smoothly making the Explorer a very nice road vehicle to drive.

Judging by the outside, one would think that the interior cabin offers plenty of space for its occupants. Well that is right and wrong at the same time. The cabin itself has plenty of space to offer, but it’s things like the seats, seat positioning, pedal placement and arm rest placement that has some issues that need to be reworked. The overall package doesn’t provide the driver with a comfortable seating position which also translates to other passenger positions as well.

An entry level Explorer starts at $44,445USD and tops out at $52,580USD all optioned out. It seems like for that price there might be other options out there for buyers. However, Ford does have a strong customer loyalty base going for them.

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