2016 Ford Explorer - Gainesville, FL

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2016 Ford Explorer

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2016 Ford Explorer

Gainesville, FL Dealership Serving Ocala, and Lake City

The 2016 Ford Explorer has undergone a number of upgrades and changes for this model year. Among these are a refreshing new exterior, some improvements to the interior, and a number of upgrades to the suspension, safety systems, and the addition of the all-new upper trim level known as the "Platinum" package.

Along with this the previous 2.0 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine has been replaced with a more powerful 2.3 liter EcoBoost that can be comfortably paired with the all-wheel drive system. The 2016 Explorer is the perfect choice for those with larger families as it offers plenty of comfortable seating, a large towing capacity, and respectable fuel economy. Among the most noteworthy changes seen in the 2016 Explorer are new LED headlights, a redesigned grille, and the addition of USB ports to keep your electronics charged.

Ford Explorer Specs:

Fuel Economy:

17 city / 24 hwy mpg *


3.5L V6


290 hp @ 6500 rpm


255 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm


6-speed shiftable automatic


One of the first things buyers in and around the Gainesville, FL area seem to be interested in when looking for a new SUV is the size of the engine and how much power it has to offer. The 2016 Ford Explorer offers a number of engines to choose from. At the base trim level is a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 that is capable of 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. You can order this engine in both front and all-wheel drive. For those who are interested in maximum power and fuel efficiency there is there the turbocharged 2.3 liter inline four cylinder that pumps out a very healthy 270 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Coupled to a six-speed automatic and front wheel drive, this combination is EPA rated at a combined 22 mpg. This four-cylinder engine can tow up to 3,000 lbs.

Those who opt for the Sport or Platinum trim level will gain access to a turbocharged 3.5 liter V6 the pumps out a very healthy 365 hp and delivers a load hauling 365 lb-ft or torque. When equipped with this engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, you can expect an EPA estimated 18 mpg.


Once you slide into the driver's seat of the 2016 Ford Explorer, the first thing you are likely to notice is that the entire interior is fitted with top quality materials and offers a high level of luxury. The Explorer offers a soft-touch dash with controls that offer a very precise feel. Front seating is both roomy and comfortable with plenty of legroom for taller drivers.

If you choose the optional MyFord Touch system, your Explorer will come equipped with a high-resolution touchscreen mounted in the center stack along with a pair of additional screens mounted directly in the instrument cluster. This year's Explorer features physical controls for the audio and climate control systems. With three rows of seating, most families will find there is more than enough room and comfortable seating for those long vacation trips. The Explorer can also be equipped with captain's seats in the middle row adding more leg room. There is also plenty of cargo space, a full 81.7 cubic feet, which is plenty of room for those vacation trips or big grocery runs.


At Ford Motor Co. safety has always been of the utmost importance and the 2016 Ford Explorer offers you and your family a wealth of standard safety features, including four wheel antilock brakes, trailer sway controls, traction and stability controls, and a wealth of airbags. You will also get the MyKey system that lets parents set stereo volume and speed limitations for your teenagers.

The stability controls include the Ford Curve Control that monitors vehicle speed coming into a corner and can automatically slow you down if needed. Among the many optional safety features are a 180-degree camera to replace the standard rearview camera, a forward collision warning and mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and a blind spot monitoring system.

When you are ready to see all that the 2016 Ford Explorer has to offer, come on in to Parks Ford of Gainesville.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

Parks Ford Lincoln of Gainesville
3333 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32609

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