A key differentiator among the 2016 Explorer fleet is Enhanced Active Park Assist with Side Sensing.
This bleeding-edge technology provides automatic aid for guiding your car backward into a traditional space, making pulling out after a busy event a breeze. So, how does it work? Incredibly simply, it turns out. Here’s a video rundown, followed by a quick-reference, how-to text explanation:
Ensure your vehicle is within four to five feet of the desired spot.
Press the Active Park Assist button on your center console twice.
Use your SUV’s turn signal to indicate which side you’re looking to park on.
Follow the prompts displayed on your infotainment screen to complete the process. You’ll accelerate, brake and shift as instructed; your Ford will handle all the rest.
Bear in mind that if things aren’t going to your liking, you can always immediately cancel the effort by pressing your center console button again or by grabbing and adjusting the steering wheel.
We’d be remiss not to mention the benefits of the side sensing system, too. If equipped, this tech package provides audio and visual clues as to potential obstacles at your front and rear. Red, yellow, and green highlights indicate how near or far an object is from your automobile, while chimes will ding with increasing frequency as necessary to alert you to any hazard. With safety equipment such as this, it's no wonder the Big Blue Oval's mid-sized offering is the recipient of such great reviews!