Today’s consumers rightfully expect a lot from the mid-sized crossover sector. Autos must be both high-performing and luxurious. Where do these two considerations intersect in grand fashion? Simple—within this 2016 Explorer XLT, now on our Sound Ford lot in Seattle.
This model has it all, but let’s begin with under-the-hood specs. This Explorer XLT steps up in a big way with a 3.5L V6 engine capable of 290 HP and 255 lb.-ft. of torque. That power, mated with the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and 4WD, gives owners supreme control over the driving experience. You’ll be able to mimic manual operation on-the-fly, as well as tear up the trails at your discretion. Plus, you’ll still receive an admirable 24 MPG highway / 17 city.
There’s so much technology packed within this machine, too. Power doors, mirrors, and windows are featured, and remote start is included for when you’re in a serious rush. The front leather seats are heated, as are the side mirrors for when inclement conditions hit. A digital compass ensures you never lose your way. Further, the addition of a third row makes packing in a whole family no trouble whatsoever.