Six-speed automatic transmission, seven seats, 23 miles per gallon – and now, one Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) award to boot. The award for the 2016 Ford Explorer is a cherry on top of a list of notable numbers that defines this three-row crossover, which picked up the Best Value - Family award at the ALV's 13th annual awards ceremony on October 24 in Chandler, Arizona. The program's panel of judges identified vehicles that best address the needs of buyers on-the-go, distributing honors amongst seven categories that include Best Value On-Road, Luxury Off-Road, and Green. The Best Value – Family accolade encompasses contenders that, according to Carspondent.com, are active lifestyle vehicles with three rows of seating.
"Over the past seven years, our athlete evaluators have included elite runners and triathletes, professional football players, surfers, cyclists, beach volleyball players and adventure racers," Nina Russin stated on Carspondent.com. See it in action by watching the video below:
The 2016 Ford Explorer is also characterized by its 2.3 EcoBoost® engine, front wheel drive, and 290 at 6,400 rpm horsepower, making it an optimal buy for adventurers, families, or both. Take it for a spin at Sound Ford Washington today and see how it can take your weekend getaways and multi-terrain escapes to the next level!