In the market for a new car, but want something a little special? Well, while there are plenty of crossover options out there, none offer the driving experience of the Explorer Sport. And fortunately, we have a 2016 model here on our Sound Ford Seattle lot.
This Explorer Sport is outfitted with a rather remarkable motor. The 3.5L V6 is a brute—and we mean that in the best way possible. It excels by creating 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM. This means you’ll be darting around Seattle, Renton, and Bellevue with a 0 to 60 MPH time of only 6.0 seconds. This is dazzling when you consider that even Dodge’s 5.7L Hemi V8 is still 0.4 seconds slower.
There are other tidbits that supercharge the already stellar driving experience. There is a six-speed automatic transmission, but operation is enhanced by the inclusion of paddle shifters mounted to the rear of the wheel. You’ll be able to enjoy a more sporty ride as a result. And “pinch at the pump” is far better than whatever you expected upon reading the 0 to 60 time—the EPA suggests you’ll receive 22 MPG on the highway.