Used 2016 Ford Explorer


$16,999 - $39,998
2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Ford Explorer receives a variety of changes and updates. These include refreshed exterior styling, minor interior revisions, updated safety features, revised suspension tuning and a new top-end trim level (the Platinum). There's also a new engine option, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that replaces the previous, less powerful 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The old four-cylinder couldn't be paired with all-wheel drive, but the 2.3 can be.


Pros

  • High-tech features are plentiful and easy to use
  • cargo space is generous, even behind the third row
  • turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
  • quiet and comfortable on the highway.

Cons

  • Feels bigger than it is behind the wheel
  • second-row seats aren't as accommodating for child seats
  • legroom can be tight for third-row passengers.

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Used 2016 Ford Explorer for Sale

Ford Explorer 2016 Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Guard Metallic Ebony Black leather22,390 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$31,300
Est.Loan: $570/mo
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Ford Explorer 2016 XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Shadow Black Ebony Black premium cloth39,042 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$24,998
Est.Loan: $455/mo
CarMax
3.1 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Ford Explorer 2016 Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A) Shadow Black Medium Light Camel leather63,805 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$25,200
Est.Loan: $459/mo
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$300 Below Market
White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather45,007 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerPlatinum
List:$35,357
Est.Loan: $644/mo
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Ingot Silver Metallic Ebony Black leather36,980 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$25,518
Est.Loan: $465/mo
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Shadow Black Ebony Black leather19,031 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$29,950
Est.Loan: $545/mo
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Navigation** Sync** Premium Sound System** Remote Start** 18 Wheels** 2016 Ford Explorer XLT Shadow Black CARFAX One-Owner. This vehicle is at the Chantilly location. All prices are plus tax, tags and processing.

Shadow Black 32,633 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerPlatinum
List:$34,304
Est.Loan: $625/mo
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Ingot Silver Metallic Ebony Black leather31,328 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$25,997
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Shadow Black Ebony Black leather59,932 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$25,000
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat Medium Light Camel leather41,001 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$27,815
Est.Loan: $507/mo
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OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.

Magnetic Metallic Medium Light Camel premium cloth33,806 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$24,995
Est.Loan: $455/mo
Imperial Highline
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2016 FORD EXPLORE XLT SUV **4X4** GRAY ON TAN LEATHER INTERIOR** REAR CAMERA** SNYC BLUE TOOTH AUDIO** LED HEADLIGHTS** THIRD ROW SEATS** HEATED SEATS**GREAT TIRES ALL AROUND** REAR CLIMATE CONTROLS** PUSH BUTTON START ** REMOTE START** FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777 -

White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat Ebony Black leather33,756 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$25,421
Est.Loan: $463/mo
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Magnetic Metallic Ebony Black leather29,742 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$30,998
Est.Loan: $564/mo
CarMax
18 mi away
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet,Loaner

White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather21,233 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerPlatinum
List:$36,000
Est.Loan: $655/mo
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Magnetic Metallic Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather77,217 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerSport
List:$26,977
Est.Loan: $491/mo
Shannon Auto Sales
19.2 mi away
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Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Ebony Black leather24,493 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerXLT
List:$24,988
Est.Loan: $455/mo
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
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White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat Medium Light Camel leather16,316 miles
Used 2016Ford ExplorerLimited
List:$28,989
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Features & Specs

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
MPG2019181920201819
Seating77777777
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)gasflex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)flex-fuel (FFV)gasflex-fuel (FFV)
Horsepower290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm365 hp @ 5500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm365 hp @ 5500 rpm290 hp @ 6500 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver4/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    M
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Nice vehicle...but oh, those seats!
Full disclosure--I'm reviewing based on a week traveling with this as a rental vehicle as sort of an extended test drive before making an expensive purchase! Maybe this won't get published as a result and interpret accordingly. I've read all the online reviews of the 2016 model, looked at all the specs, compared to several other competing models that I've researched and test driven, and had some extended seat time before arriving at my conclusions. Disregard required ratings for things that can only be evaluated with months and years of ownership time like reliability, maintenance costs, etc. under the "Reliability" and "Value" categories. Overall, this is a great vehicle and I understand why many people ultimately decide to purchase one. It has the combination of luxury, styling, technology and performance that's hard to beat. The turbo v6 is a treat and I averaged 22-23mpg across over 500 miles of driving 70-75mph. City mileage in true urban/suburban traffic leaves a bit to be desired as I was more in the 12-14mpg range then, though perhaps not appreciably different from the normally aspirated standard v6. I also appreciate the lane-keeping assist (though not always reliable even when lanes clearly painted and favorable conditions for it to work). Most of the electronics and "Sync" were good, though I kept getting a "usb input error" message on screen from one of the charging ports used to charge phones that I don't get anywhere else. Will chalk that up to Microsoft and perhaps the next generation Sync3 on next year's model will improve some of these little annoyances. The highway ride is quiet and smooth, with minimal steering adjustments required to keep it tracking straight. I enjoyed driving it and all the electronic parking aids are useful though I didn't try the parallel parking assist. In the interest of keeping this review fairly short, won't go into all the details of everything I checked, but overall found the technology and features in this model to be very good. It's not going in my garage, however, for one simple reason--seat comfort. I plan for this vehicle to be the family roadtrip hauler and this is the fatal flaw for me. I can nitpick a few other items that I wasn't thrilled about, but could learn to live with, but seat comfort is a major problem area for me at least. Even with the Platinum's "Nirvana" leather and seemingly infinite amount of adjustment (including massaging seats), I eventually developed significant lower back pain over the course of many consecutive hours behind the wheel. I'm not sure if the highly inboard dead pedal placement is part of the equation, but the seat cushions' contours felt too narrow and the bottom cushion too short (at 6' 1", I'm not tall enough to expect that to be an issue) resulting in sciatica symptoms. I tried to wish them away as I really liked the vehicle enough to strongly consider buying one. Could just be the way it fits me, though I'm apparently not alone given what I've read here and elsewhere. For reference, both the Dodge Durango and Toyota Highlander (the latter with it's inflatable front seat edge extender for more thigh support) feel much more comfortable to me. There may be other vehicles in this class with even better seat comfort, though I have ruled them out for other reasons. My recommendation--try to get some extended seat time to confirm long-haul comfort if traveling on long trips is part of the intended use. Such a nice vehicle, though it won't work for me.
FAULTY THROTTLE BODY!! BE CAREFULL!!! 8400 miles
I NEED to post a review with the rest of the people that have experienced this issue and Hopefully Ford will finally do a recall!! The same issue happened to me this weekend when my family and I (5 people) took a 4hr drive from New Hampshire to New York City. About 2.5hrs into the trip all of a sudden my 2016 Ford Explorer with 8400 miles started sputtering and running rough and I when I pressed on the gas nothing happened and the wrench light, check engine light and air bag light all came on. I had to drift over the breakdown lane on the highway! Luckily it happened where it did, there was a big enough breakdown lane, there are big stretches of the highway that only have jersey barriers and NO breakdown lane. If that was the case a major accident could have happened! So here we are stuck on the side of the highway (Saturday) with basically a brand new SUV, calling AAA and finding a ford dealer that is open. Called about 6 of them and finally found one that was opened past 12:00 noon. Luckily they told me to tow it to them (45mins away) and they will bring it right in because they knew exactly what the issue was since there fixing a lot of them. They said if they can't fix it right then we were pretty much screwed because all the rental car places close at noon. So basically we would have to rent a hotel room and wait till Monday! After waiting on the side of the highway for for AAA to tow the truck, we also needed had a cab pick up my wife, daughter and boyfriend because the AAA truck can only carry 2 people. The cab came first and got them after an hour and my son and I waited the additional 2hrs for AAA, (3hrs waiting). While I was waiting I looked online to see what the issue is and read everybody's review on the same experience happening to them and still NO recall. The dealer ship was able to replace the part (in 15 mins) and get us on our way. This was at 5pm when we should have been in NY by 12:30 so the whole day was ruined. How do I know this won't happen again? The same part was installed not the recall part! The 4hr drive back to New Hampshire was the most stressful i think i have ever been not knowing if my truck will just shut down with no notice on the highway with my family. This experience could have killed us or someone else. Please tell every 2016 Ford Explorer owner you run in to..
THROTTLE BODY FAILED!
Little over 8,000 miles the throttle body died on a busy roadway. Ford Roadside assistance is a joke! Wrecker was dispatched and a 1 hour forty five minute wait time was estimated. Guess what? That time was extended to another two hours! Called my own personal wrecker service and they were there in 20 minutes. After a three hour wait, I got to the dealership after closing and was unable to secure a rental or loaner car. Another hour or so wait until I could get a family member to pick me up. Listening to the throttle body problems, guess I am not the only one! With the cost of this vehicle, makes one wonder if they could have went to GM and got more bang for the buck!
Used 2016 Ford Explorer Overview

The Used 2016 Ford Explorer is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $500 on one of 188 Used 2016 Ford Explorer for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $16,999 as of 07/15/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Ford Explorer trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT is priced between $16,999 and $33,732 with odometer readings between 52 and 295521 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Explorer Limited is priced between $21,895 and $35,708 with odometer readings between 16316 and 79187 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Explorer Sport is priced between $26,977 and $36,999 with odometer readings between 12695 and 77217 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is priced between $31,495 and $39,998 with odometer readings between 12853 and 58092 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Explorer Base is priced between $18,777 and $26,491 with odometer readings between 8647 and 78897 miles.

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