10 Reasons Why the Ford Explorer Should Be Your Next SUV

2016 Ford Explorer InteriorConsider the Ford Explorer when it comes time to buy your next SUV and you will not be disappointed. The Explorer is powerful and versatile with a great towing capacity and plenty of available configurations and options.

Stylish Ford Explorer

Reviews agree that the Ford Explorer is very stylish with its new grille and LED headlights, as well as upgraded interior trim and upholstery.

Explorer MPG

The Explorer helps show just how efficient SUVs can be. Stick with the base V6 engine, and you will enjoy 20 mpg combined along with 24 mpg on the highway. For even better fuel economy, opt for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder with 21 or 22 mpg* combined and up to 28 mpg* on the highway.

Ford Explorer Power

In addition to offering efficiency, the Ford Explorer delivers all the power you need. You can get 290 horsepower with the base engine, 270 with the EcoBoost, or 365 with the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 which is standard on the Sport and Platinum trims. The power pays off with an excellent zero to 60 mph time for the Sport trim of 6.3 seconds.

Explorer Towing

The Explorer is also ready to tow, and either V6 engine will let you handle trailers or boats that weigh up to 5,000 pounds.

Ford Explorer Versatility

As a Ford SUV, the Explorer was designed to be incredibly versatile. The second row of seats splits 60/40 while the third row splits 50/50. This lets you use all three rows of seats, fold the rear rows down completely, or just fold down the right or left side to fit more passengers and longer objects.

Explorer Cargo Space

Thanks to its versatility and size, the Explorer has enough space for most individuals and families. When you have all three rows upright, you get a conveniently deep storage well behind the third row and 21 cubic feet of space. Fold the third row flat into this space to enjoy 43.9 cubic feet. Folding down the second row as well gives you 81.7 cubic feet, perfect for hauling larger objects.

Ford Explorer Comfort

The soft-touch materials in the Ford Explorer help make it very comfortable, and the front seats are perfect for nearly all body types. Air conditioning and 6-way power adjustment with manual recline for the driver come standard across the lineup. You can get more comfort-enhancing features, like enhanced power adjustment for the front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats.

Connectivity and Entertainment Technology

The SYNC system in the Ford Explorer is perfect for connecting your smartphone and staying entertained. It includes functions like hands-free calling, Bluetooth, 911 Assist, reading of text messages, SiriusXM, and a customizable 8-inch touchscreen. You will also enjoy the smart-charging USB ports in the second row and available navigation system.

Ford Explorer Safety Technology

Like most other Fords, the Explorer offers all of the safety tech you could want. You can enjoy a front 180-degree camera, Front Park Aid, and Lane-Keeping Assist, among other features.

Ford Explorer Configurations and Customization

The Ford Explorer also gives you plenty of ways to customize it. You can select from three engines, two drivetrains, and five trim levels. Nearly every single trim offers at least one option package, and there are at least six packages to choose from along with standalone options.

The team at Berglund Ford can answer any questions you have about the Ford Explorer. Visit our dealerships to take the Explorer on a test drive around Salem, Virginia, to experience these features for yourself.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.