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2016 Ford Explorer Base Model

Extremely reliable, roomy, and versatile, the Ford Explorer has built up quite a reputation over the last 25 years. The 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model gets the SUV started on its next 25 years with a great combination of safety, the latest technology, and the hauling and towing capabilities that the Explorer has long been famous for.

Updated Exterior and More Tech Than Ever Before

Exterior updates define the four-door 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model. Much of the exterior has been remolded to further accentuate its rugged looks, with a revised front end featuring a bold, high-set mesh grille. It is straddled by a pair of wide, angular LED headlamp assemblies, while the lower portion of the fascia juts out dramatically. Chunky, angular shapes dominate the front end, giving it a masculine, mature look. Sheet metal is linear and angular, with little in the way of curves. A rear spoiler lengthens the horizontal roofline, making the Explorer look at little longer, while black exterior accents, dual chrome exhaust tips, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels provide style notes. Roof-rack side rails are handy for tying down large cargo, such as storage containers, bicycles, snowboards, and much more. Privacy glass keeps prying eyes away, while the remote keyless entry system makes getting in easier.

Covered in cloth with durable hard plastic trim, the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model provides seating for up to seven passengers. Passenger space is great, with over 1,000 millimeters of head room in the first two rows, along with 960 in the 3rd row. Leg room is similarly generous, with over 1,000 millimeters in the first two rows and 846 millimeters in the 3rd row. Even with these measurements, there is still room for anywhere from 595 litres to 2,314 litres of cargo. Air conditioning is standard, along with auxiliary rear controls so that passengers seated in different zones can adjust the temperature to meet their needs. An AM/FM stereo with a single-CD player and MP3 capability is standard with six speakers. Ford's reliable SYNC system helps to control the entertainment group, and featuring voice-activation for hands-free control. A 4.2-inch LCD colour screen is found on the centre console, and includes a media hub with a smart-charging USB port. SiriusXM, which comes with 6-month prepaid subscription, is available.

Dynamic Performance Options

Choose from two different engines in the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model, along with the choice of front- or four-wheel drive. The 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard across all models. For superior fuel economy, the 2.3-litre engine receives low-rolling-resistance tires when selected with front-wheel drive. The Explorer can tow up to 2,268 kilograms.

2016 Ford Explorer Base Model Engines

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque

2015 Ford Explorer Base Model Fuel Economy

Fuel Economy - L/100km (MPG) City Highway
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (Front-Wheel Drive) Up to: 13.9 (20) Up to: 9.6 (29)
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (Four-Wheel Drive) Up to: 14.4 (20) Up to: 10.4 (27)
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder (Front-Wheel Drive) Up to: 12.6 (22) Up to: 8.5 (33)
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder (Four-Wheel Drive) Up to: 13.1 (22) Up to: 9.1 (31)

Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.


The 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model has received awards from a number of sources, including:

  1. 2012 "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  2. 2011 North American Truck of the Year
  3. 2011 "Best New Technology Award" from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
  4. 2010 "Ideal Vehicle Award Winner" from AutoPacific
  5. 2009 - 2015 Canada's Best-Selling Automotive Brand Seven Years In A Row

Safety Features

Impressive safety features keep the passengers in the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model safe and sound.

  • Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger with dual-stage front airbags, safety belt pretensioners, safety belt energy-management retractors, driver's seat position sensor, crash severity sensor, Front-Passenger Sensing System, and more
  • Safety Canopy System featuring side curtain airbags and rollover sensor
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Rear view camera
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system


Lengthy, comprehensive warranties cover the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model.

  • Basic Coverage: 3 years/60,000 km
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000
  • Corrosion Perforation Warranty: 5 years/Unlimited Distance

Some conditions apply. See Legacy Ford Ponoka for full details in Ponoka, Alberta,Canada.

2016 Ford Explorer Base Model for sale in Ponoka, Alberta

As one of Canada's all-time best-selling SUVs and one of the most highly-awarded and respected, the Ford Explorer has always presented a great value. With class-leading versatility, the most advanced safety features, and reliable powertrains, the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model is a clear winner in the full-size SUV category. Come down and see how this versatile vehicle can fit your needs!

Stop by your local Ponoka Ford Dealer - Legacy Ford Ponoka to see the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model. Take it out for a drive and learn more about available options to decide if it fits your needs. Let Your Legacy Start Here at Legacy Ford Ponoka.

Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.

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