Ford has been producing amazing SUVs and crossovers for years and years, but few have been finer or more engaging than the 2016 Explorer Sport. This one is wildly fun to drive, with an invigorating experience lying in wait for any would-be owner. Let’s take a closer look!
This crossover will make a smile spread across your face the moment you start it up. That’s because of the reassuring roar of the 3.5L V6 engine—you know you’re in for a good time the moment you hit Seattle’s streets. It won’t take but a moment for your suspicion to be proven, too; the 365 horses at 5,500 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 350-lb.-ft. of torque at 3,500 RPM make the case for this car. Also, it has a zero to 60 MPH time of just 6.4 seconds!
It isn’t just the sheer power of the 2016 Explorer Sport that makes it special, though; there’s other great stuff at work here which elevates the machine further. For example, paddle shifters behind the wheel are standard and supply an even more fun driving experience that’s beyond what you would get from the six-speed automatic transmission on its own. Additionally, fuel efficiency is strong at a highway average of 22.