2016 Ford Explorer Powertrain Options
When it comes to the traditional SUV segment, there are no vehicles more dominant than the Ford Explorer. The Explorer has been on the market since 1990 already, so it has been a mainstay in the lineup for more than 25 years already. Ford completely redesigned the Explorer for the new 2016 model year, and it is truly better than ever. We have had a lot of people coming into our dealership recently to ask us questions about the new 2016 Ford Explorer. One of the things that we get asked about most frequently is the 2016 Ford Explorer powertrain options. Therefore, we wanted to take some time in this article to address that question for our readers.
One of the things that helps the new redesigned 2016 Ford Explorer stand out from the rest of the competition in the mid-size SUV segment is the wide-variety of powertrain options that it comes available with. Ford has everything from an economical base engine, to a high-performance engine and even an option with exceptional fuel economy. Therefore, we are confident that there is an engine to suit the needs of every type of driver on the new 2016 Ford Explorer.
3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6
This is the standard powertrain that comes equipped on the base-level trim of the 2016 Ford Explorer. This powertrain is able to achieve a fuel economy rating of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. For performance, this engine is able to make 290 horsepower with 255 pound-feet of torque.
2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4
This engine is brand new for the 2016 model year and replaces the outgoing 2.0-liter EcoBoost I-4 engine. It offers a fuel economy rating of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. This new powertrain offers improved performance ratings of 280 horsepower with 310 pound-feet of torque.
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
If you are looking for nothing but the best performance out of your new 2016 Ford Explorer, then this is the powertrain for you. This EcoBoost six-cylinder is able to produce 265 horsepower with 350 pound-feet of torque, which is very impressive.
Anyone interested in learning more about the new 2016 Ford Explorer is encouraged to visit us here at Matt Ford for additional information. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about this amazing vehicle.
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