The Ford Explorer is a wonderful SUV for customers who enjoy the outdoor adventures offered by the outdoors Oregon has to offer. The selectable 4WD technology assists whether you are in the Sand, Snow or Mud that Oregon offers.
More innovation equals greater performance, more funEven more smart technology – that’s what customers will get with the new Ford Explorer. It offers more technologies than previous models, features that enhance the driving experience. New technologies available for 2016 include:
- Front and rear cameras with washers
- Enhanced active park assist with perpendicular park assist, park-out assist and semi-automatic parallel parking
- Smart-charging USB ports
- Hands-free liftgate
- Industry-exclusive Sony® Audio System with Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™ technologies (Platinum series)
- Active Grille Shutters
- Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support
- Lane-keeping system
- Blind Spot Information System
- Cross-traffic alert
- Auto high-beams
- Inflatable rear safety belts
Explorer’s intelligent four-wheel drive with Terrain Management System™ reassesses conditions about 20 times faster than the blink of an eye – providing precise handling and traction.
Rugged – that’s the word that inspired the designers creating the look of the new Ford Explorer. The 2016 Explorer, including the new Platinum series, is now on sale at Gresham Ford located at 1999 East Powell Blvd, Gresham Oregon.
The following features, while not new for Explorer, are also available on the 2016 model:
New EcoBoost engine
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost’s notable improvement in horsepower and torque comes with no significant reduction in fuel economy. The front-wheel-drive Explorer retains its EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 28 mpg highway, which is best-in-class. For the first time, customers choosing a four-cylinder Explorer can opt for four-wheel drive and trailer towing capability.
Intelligent four-wheel drive: Ready for any adventure
Intelligent four-wheel drive continuously monitors wheel speed, throttle position and steering wheel angle to determine vehicle conditions and driver intent. The system then determines the optimal amount of front and rear torque for the given conditions to prevent slip from even occurring, which helps keep the vehicle sure-footed on virtually any terrain. In sand, grass or gravel mode, the antilock braking system changes its pulse rate, which allows material to build up in front of the wheels, acting as a doorstop of sorts to help slow momentum.
Exterior styling updates – such as positioning the grille and LED headlamps even higher, adding a new closed-off lower roof rack with channels that cascade rainwater off the vehicle and a new rear spoiler – also improve aerodynamics.
The 2016 Explorer features more robust headlamps, with available LED signature lighting, standard LED low-beams and available LED fog lamps.
Interior design changes reflect desires customers expressed through Ford consumer research, which shows one in five Explorer Sport customers previously owned a luxury vehicle. Changes include a higher-mounted, wrapped and stitched door armrest, real buttons to replace touch-sense buttons on the infotainment system and more refined detailing throughout.
New Platinum series
From new multi-contour front seats wrapped in Nirvana leather with micro-perforation, to special quilted stitching used throughout, advanced standard technologies and the powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, Platinum elevates Explorer in ways customers can see and feel.
The all-new 500-watt Sony Audio System for Explorer Platinum features Live Acoustics technology that re-creates the sound dynamics of some of the world’s greatest concert halls for more enveloping, more realistic sound.