The Redesigned Ford Explorer
If you’re looking for a rugged, capable vehicle to cover you whether you’re on or off road, the Ford Explorer may be the perfect fit for your needs. This SUV has proven its worth for a number of years and the 2016 is no different. Not only will this vehicle give you the power to go places, but it will hold its value. The 2016 Ford Explorer took home the 5 Year Cost to Own award from Kelley Blue Book KBB.com making it one of the lowest estimated ownership costs of vehicles in its class making this SUV a great value for our College Station area drivers.
The Explorer gives you all the tools and features you need so that you can explore confidently. The 2016 is more than equipped. Not only is the look of this SUV updated, but many of the onboard driving technologies and driving process have been greatly improved. The tail lift gate now features a kick action button which will open your lift gate if you are within range of the rear bumper’s sensors. You’ll find this especially useful if your hands are full and you need quick access to your vehicle.
The redesigned hood and grille, headlamps, fender and fog lamps also speak to the modern improvements that highlight the 2016’s design. You’ll also be free to choose from five new wheel designs as well as three new body colors.
An Engine Fit To Explore With
Ford packs a powerful, yet efficient 2.3L EcoBoost® engine under the hood. This upgraded engine provides a powerful 280 HP as well as 310 lbs per ft of torque. This gives drivers a substantial increase in vehicle power over the Explorer’s previous 2.0 L engine. Ford drivers will notice enhanced acceleration responsiveness as well as improved efficiency with the new system. If the EcoBoost engine isn’t enough, you’ll want to test drive the Class II Trailer Tow Package with the Intelligent Four-Wheel-Drive System. This will give you the extra boost to go the distance with whatever gear you deem fit.
Ultrasonic Systems Equipped
Another improvement to the 2016 is the available ultrasonic systems. These additional sensors will scan your environment and will help you in nearly all parking situations. The advanced Active Park Assist makes use of 12 ultrasonic sensors which will ultimately determine if a spot is suitable for your Explorer. When this park mode is enabled, all you’ll need to worry about is accelerating and braking while the driving system does the rest.
Ultrasonic Sensors Help to:
- Alert you to objects in your path
- Alerts the driver to certain objects with an audible tone
- Audible tone increases in frequency as vehicle nears an object until it becomes a continuous tone
- Helps make parallel parking easier
Voice Activated Sync Technology
Also available on the Explorer is SYNC technology. This onboard system is the interface that allows drivers to connect their electronics to their vehicle. Once you’ve been connected, you can enjoy all the luxuries of a wireless playback system including voice activated calls, changing playlists, even adjusting the available climate zone settings. If you choose the SYNC with MyFord Touch, you’ll experience an even greater level of connectivity. The color coded LCD touch screen in the dashboard gives you even more access to navigation systems as well as voice activated options. Choosing an Explorer with SYNC means you’ll be as connected as you’d like to be wherever you are.
The Ford Explorer is an equipped, capable vehicle with loads of available features to make it your ticket to adventure. To learn about all the new 2016 features come visit us at College Station Ford or view our inventory now so we can prepare your vehicle for a test drive. We proudly serve the greater Houston, College Station, and Austin, Texas areas.