Heading up to Disney World was a much more pleasant experience in the Ford Explorer. The SUV gives you luxury and space in one beautiful package. We fit 4 adults and 2 carseats with 2 adorable toddler in comfort.
2.3-liter EcoBoost® Four-Cylinder Engine
The new 2016 Ford Explorer brings more smart technology with an option to get the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® four-cylinder engine. The new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers more horsepower and torque than the four-cylinder it replaces; for the first time on Explorer, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine can be paired with available tow package and intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™.
Capability – The New 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine rated at 280 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm on premium fuel. Compared to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder it replaces, the new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers an additional 40 horsepower and 40 lb.-ft. of torque – an increase of 17 percent and 15 percent, respectively. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost is available on the base, XLT and Limited series.
Best Selling SUV in the USA
Did you know that more than 7 million Explorers have been sold in the United States, making it America’s best-selling SUV for 25 straight years?! Whoa that is crazy! The Ford Explorer is built in North America at Chicago Assembly Plant, as well as in Venezuela and Russia. It is sold in markets across the globe. Ford exported more than 56,000 Explorers from the United States last year and plans to export even more in 2015. “Customers love Explorer, and they expect it to continue to lead the way in innovation, performance and fun,” said Arie Groeneveld, chief engineer for the new Explorer. “That’s the challenge we embraced when we set out to build the best SUV in the world.”
Comfort and Capable
The new 2016 Ford Explorer benefits from an improved suspension for better handling and a quiet cabin, enabling a comfortable ride even when the pavement turns to dirt. Ford completely retuned the Explorer chassis to clearly differentiate the driving experiences offered by the XLT, Sport and Platinum models. The suspension uses MacPherson construction with an isolated subframe and 32-millimeter stabilizer bar at the front, while an independent multilink rear setup uses a 22-millimeter stabilizer bar.
The new Explorer, with standard 18-inch and available 20-inch wheels, offers new tire options for improved ride and handling while still reducing road noise in the cabin. Interior changes help enhance quietness in the cabin. There are new door seals, and an enhanced sound package includes engine subframe mounts specially tuned to reduce vibration, as well as a specially tuned exhaust for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Acoustic glass is used on the windshield and front doors on XLT and higher trim levels.
We started with a small amount of bags, but then with all the goodies from Disney Social Media Moms we filled up the 2016 Ford Explorer pretty quickly!
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 197,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.