New 2016 Ford Explorer Prices

Select a new 2016 Ford Explorer trim level

2016 model year changes

For 2016, Ford has increased the optional EcoBoost four-cylinder engine from 2.0 liters to 2.3 liters. The result is a gain of 30 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque -- to 270 hp and 300 lb-ft, respectively over 2015. Fuel economy remains unchanged, with best-in-class 28 mpg returned on the highway. More importantly, Explorers fitted with that engine can now be optioned with four-wheel drive and a tow package, which were previously unavailable with the EcoBoost. Aesthetically, the Explorer has freshened exterior styling and a slightly revised interior. Finally, a new Platinum trim adds several luxury features, including quilted leather seating, brush aluminum accents and ash wood inlays.

Competitive comparison

Quiet interior; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; EcoBoost engine provides good mileage

Special features for 2016

The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family. The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.


4WD 4dr Platinum
The 2016 Ford Explorer comes in five trims, but is well-equipped in the base model. Standard outfitting includes: 18” alloy wheels, 50/50-split third-row seat, powered front seats, powered side mirrors, six-speaker audio system, Bluetooth/iPod integration, powered rear lift gate, and high quality materials. Add-ons and upping the base trim will get you back-up cameras with 180-degree view, sport-tuned suspension, braking and steering, panoramic sunroof, better sound deadening inside, larger 20” wheels, front and rear parking sensors, collision mitigation system, command console with varying size of touchscreen, five-star safety rating and much more. Powering this SUV is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that offers 290 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque; with an available twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that gets 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.