We can’t stop talking about Ford’s Explorer—it’s such a special vehicle that we always feel compelled to return discussion back to it. Today, we want to shine a light on the stellar 2016 XLT model and examine what makes it tick. Specifically, we’re going to break down its engine specifications and convenience-based attributes.
This mid-size crossover raises the bar with an under-the-hood package that rarely meets its equal on the open road. Indeed, you won’t believe that you didn’t have to pony up for a more expensive competitor in order to get this kind of power. A 3.5L V6 is standard, offering 290 horses at 6,400 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 255-lb.-ft. of torque.
The 2016 Explorer XLT is more than a mighty motor and a set of four wheels, though. This is an upscale vehicle with plenty of feature additions. The cloth trim of the seats is an upgraded premium variant versus the base model, and driver lumbar support is built in. The side mirrors are heated for your safety while a SiriusXM AM/FM/satellite radio is included for your entertainment. Also, parking assist takes the guesswork out of fitting your machine into a space upon arrival.