2016 Ford Explorer

This model is definitely one of the company’s most recognizable models. It was originally launched in 1990 and it is considered as one of the most popular SUVs in United States. There have been five generations so far and next year we are going to see sixth one. It will come as 2016 Ford Explorer and it is expected that this SUV will be presented on next LA Auto Show.

2016 Ford Explorer side view

2016 Ford Explorer redesign

The first four generations of this model were traditional body-on-frame SUVs, while current model came with unibody platform and it is now classified as full-size crossover SUV. New model will keep in that way and there won’t be so radical changes this time. The 2016 Ford Explorer will come once again as seven-passenger vehicle, with traditional square look. Some visual modifications are still expected and most of them will be up front. The 2016 Explorer will get new front fascia, characterized by slightly revisited grille and more narrow headlights. Taillights are also expected to be slightly modified. New model will be also much lighter. Thanks to the use of aluminum body panels and other lightweight materials, 2016 Ford Explore will be around 200-300 pounds lighter, which will definitely provide better overall performance of the vehicle.

2016 Ford Explorer spy

2016 Ford Explorer engine

When it is about engines, it is expected that current base 3.5 liter V6 will stay. This engine currently outputs 290 horses but it will probably be slightly modified in order to give more power and better fuel economy. Beside this unit, 2016 Ford Explorer will be offered also with new 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine, which will be introduced in new F-150. Current 2.0 liter engine is expected to be replaced with 2.3 turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which can be also found in new Mustang. The 2016 Explorer will come with 6-speed automatic transmission and with a choice of front and all-wheel drive.

2016 Ford Explorer rear view

2016 Ford Explorer release date and price

It has been confirmed that 2016 Ford Explorer will be presented on LA Auto Show. It should go on sale in spring with the price similar to current model. Current Explorer starts at 31.000 dollars.