2016 Ford Explorer Platinum

The top trim level of one of the best-selling SUVs of all time, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum adds luxury to a reliable and versatile vehicle that has helped Ford to become Canada's Best-Selling Automotive Brand for the seventh year in a row (2009-2015). With high-quality materials, advanced conveniences, and the latest in passenger comforts, the Explorer Platinum is an impressive vehicle. The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is a singular trim level.

Luxury On Top of Versatility

An updated front end featuring a high-set satin chrome grille helps to show off the rugged features of the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum. This four-door SUV features a high beltline and an angular cabin, a nod to the earlier days and its pickup truck bloodline, with a roofline spoiler helping to lengthen the roofline. The lower front end is muscular, while the blocky lighting emphasizes the truck-like features. Satin chrome highlights the front and rear skid plate elements and is featured across the body, including on the door handles and on the liftgate applique. Satin chrome is also used on the roof rack, which allows you to bring along larger outdoor and exercise equipment, as well as cargo carriers for added capacity. Bright dual exhaust tips tie up the rear end, which features Ford's foot-activated, hands-free power liftgate which makes it easy to load cargo in and out even when your hands are full. The cabin is surrounded with privacy glass to cut down on UV rays and provide privacy for your passengers. A standard dual-panel moonroof, meanwhile, allows extra light in and can open for a breeze to pass through. Heated sideview mirrors provide great visibility and also feature satin chrome caps. The exterior is finished off with unique 20" bright machined aluminum wheels with tarnished dark-painted pockets.

Multi-contour bucket seats in the first row feature Platinum embroidery, while all seats are clad in Medium Soft Ceramic Nirvana with quilting and perforated inserts. There is plenty of room for all seven passengers inside the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, including 960 millimeters of headroom and 846 millimeters of legroom in the third row, one of the roomiest in the class. With all seats in place, there is room for 595 litres, while there is room for up to 2,314 litres of cargo with the seats stored out of the way. Aluminum and Brown Ash Swirl trim is used across the interior, including the instrument panel, while leather wraps across the centre console lid, door armrest, and around the steering wheel. Heated and cooled front bucket seats are standard and second-row heated bucket seats are optional, with dual-zone automatic temperature control and rear auxiliary climate control helping to provide perfect temperature for everyone. Information and entertainment is centered around the voice-activated SYNC with MyFord Touch system featuring an 8" colour LCD touch screen set in the centre stack. This multimedia hub provides USB and auxiliary ports along with a powerful 500-watt Sony premiere sound system and a navigation system to help find your way. Bluetooth connectivity keeps helps you to keep your focus on the road ahead while still being able to make or take a phone callor get directions from the navigation system. Rear-seat passengers can be kept entertained on longer trips thanks to the available Dual Headrest DVD by INVISION.

Ready to Work

Four-wheel drive only, sporting the 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine and six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is capable of towing and hauling everything from a full load of passengers to as much cargo as you can fit. Upgrade to the Class III Trailer Tow Package so you can tow up to 2,268 kilograms.

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Model Engines

3.5L EcoBoost V6 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG) City Highway
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Up to: 14.9 (19) Up to: 10.7 (26)

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


An incredible success story, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum has earned plenty of awards over the years, along with being one of the best-selling crossover SUVs in history:

  1. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2012 "Top Safety Pick" award
  2. 2011 North American Truck of the Year
  3. 2011 "Best New Technology Award" from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada for rear inflatable seat belts
  4. AutoPacific's 2010 "Ideal Vehicle Award Winner"

Safety Features

Offering an extensive package of safety features, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum provides safety and security for you and your passengers.

  • Personal Safety System with dual-stage front airbags controlled by safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, Front-Passenger Sensing System, and more
  • Safety Canopy System with 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
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Enhanced active park assist including Parallel Parking, Park Out Assist, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Forward and Side Sensing Systems


One reason Ford has become Canada's Best-Selling Automotive Brand for the seventh year in a row (2009-2015) is thanks to the great warranties like those behind the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum.

  • 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

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2016 Ford Explorer Platinum for sale in Ponoka, AB

The most luxurious and advanced version of the best-selling Explorer line,the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum proves that you can have luxury along with versatility and capability. It is the perfect package for large families looking to ride in comfort, or any driver looking for the abilities of a crossover but with class and style. Stop in and check out the flexibility and function that the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum can bring to your life!

Discover what makes the Ford models stand out from the crowd at your local Ponoka Ford Dealer - Legacy Ford Ponoka. Visit the dealership and test drive the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum or another Ford model. Following up each sale with unbeatable service, you can count on Legacy Ford Ponoka. Let Your Legacy Start Here.

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