Crossovers have been hot sellers for several years now, but admittedly, some miss the true performance machines of the past… the highly capable, road warrior SUVs that were the progenitors of what we have today. Well, no worries, because Ford is stepping forward with a power-packed showstopper in the form of the 2016 Explorer Sport.
This is a modern crossover that nonetheless comes with the DNA of a sport-tuned beast. Key to this is the 3.5L V6 engine that produces 365 HP at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM. This enables the Explorer to move from zero to 60 MPH in only 6.4 seconds!
There’s more about the performance aspects of the 2016 Explorer Sport that places it squarely within the top tier of automobiles in its class. Paramount among these is its efficiency, which is sure to save you a few bucks at the gas station each week. That’s because the motor comes with an EPA-estimated highway MPG of 22, which is very competitive when you consider those 365 horses you’re working with. Plus, paddle shifters mounted to the wheel supply an exciting drive that really transforms the six-speed automatic experience.