Is the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2016 Explorer SUV featuring deep dives into trim levels including XLT, Base, Sport, Limited, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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Why trust Edmunds? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including all models of the 2016 ford explorer SUV and all available trim types: XLT, Base, Sport, Limited, etc. Rich, trim-level features & specs and options data tracked for the 2016 explorer SUV include (but are not limited to): MSRP, available incentives and deals, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (interior and exterior color, upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, cruise control, parking assistance, lane sensing, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy and MPG (city, highway, and combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (interior cabin space, vehicle length and width, seating capacity, cargo space). Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds expert review, safety rating, and color.
How safe is the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV? The 2016 Ford Explorer SUV earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2016 ford explorer SUV Gas Mileage
2016 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85) 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/24 highway MPG
2016 ford explorer XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85) 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2016 ford explorer Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 16 city MPG/22 highway MPG
Which 2016 Ford Explorer SUVs are available in my area 2016 Ford Explorer SUV Listings and Inventory (include other makes) There are currently 1,572 new, 1,528 used and CPO 2016 Explorer SUVs listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as 16,999 and mileage as low as 0. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to 500 on a new, used, or CPO 2016 Explorer SUV available from one of 2,638 dealerships near Ashburn, VA.
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used 2016 Ford Explorer SUV Overview
The used 2016 Ford Explorer SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A), XLT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned Explorer SUV models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2016 Explorer SUV comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2016 Ford Explorer SUV?
Save up to $500 on one of 206 used 2016 Ford Explorers for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $20460 as of Mar 20, 2018, based on data from 20 dealers and 191 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 3.3 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2016 Ford Explorer trim styles:
The used 2016 Ford Explorer XLT is priced around $24140 with average odometer reading of 42310 miles.
The used 2016 Ford Explorer Base is priced around $22540 with average odometer reading of 26853 miles.
The used 2016 Ford Explorer Sport is priced around $33334 with average odometer reading of 34518 miles.
The used 2016 Ford Explorer Limited is priced around $28565 with average odometer reading of 39602 miles.
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What do people think of the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2016 Explorer SUV a 3.4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2016 Explorer SUV.
Review 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.
What options are available on the 2016 Ford Explorer SUV?
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Available Ford Explorer 2016 SUV Trims: XLT, Eddie Bauer, Limited, Sport, Base, XLS, Platinum, NBX, XLT Sport, Expedition, XL, XLS Sport
Exterior Colors: Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Metallic, Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Shadow Black, Sterling Gray Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Ingot Silver Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat, Cinnamon Glaze Metallic, Dark Side Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, Black, Oxford White, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Guard Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede, Kodiak Brown Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Canyon Ridge Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Oxford White Clearcoat (Fleet), Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Kona Blue Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Dark Cherry Clearcoat Metallic, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat, Ceramic White Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Torch Red, Black Pearl Slate Metallic, Bright Red Clearcoat, Cinnamon Metallic, Colorado Red Clearcoat, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Ivory Parchment Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Orange Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Sangria Red Clearcoat Metallic, Sport Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Medium Stone leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Ebony Black premium leather, Medium Stone cloth, Ebony Black leather, Medium Light Stone cloth, Charcoal Black premium leather, Ebony Black w/Red Accent Stitching leather, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Medium Light Camel cloth, Medium Light Stone premium cloth, Ebony Black premium cloth, Medium Light Camel leather, Camel leather, Medium Parchment, Charcoal Black w/Sienna Insert leather, Medium Light Camel premium cloth, Black leather, Medium Light Stone premium leather, Medium Soft Ceramic premium leather, Pecan premium leather, Stone leather, Black cloth, Black/Camel (Late Availability) leather, Graphite, Midnight Grey, Camel leather/suede, Dark Earth w/Ebony Black leather/sueded microfiber, Medium Graphite, Medium Prairie Tan
Popular Features: Keyless Entry/Start, Upgraded Headlights, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Pre-collision safety system, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Back-up camera, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Alarm, Parking sensors, AWD/4WD, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Navigation, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Cooled Seats, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Mobile Internet, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Sunroof/Moonroof, Towing Hitch, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Remote Start, Adaptive Cruise Control, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Automatic Emergency Braking, Upgraded Engine, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Entertainment System