2016 Explorer Owner Reviews (4)
2016 Ford Explorer Sport
I purchased my Ford Explorer Sport in June 2016 because I travel a lot and needed more space and reliability. As of now, almost Sept I've put in over 9,000 miles by myself! So I definitely have some input with long hours spent in the vehicle & I LOVE my Explorer. First I'd like to start with a couple cons that are high on my list. I hate the pedals! The brake is significantly higher than the gas pedal which makes it very uncomfortable when transitioning to the brake, especially when traveling long distances. The pedals are adjustable but they move simultaneously. My suggestion for future models is that each pedal have separate adjustment capabilities for better comfort. While the leather seats are very stylish they aren't the most comfortable. What I do love about the seats is that they offer adjustable lumbar support and after hours spent in the vehicle, the heated seats really comes in handy for any back pain! You're also able to adjust the height of the seats, which I often have fully extended to compensate for the high brake pedal. The GPS often gives last minute signals which has occasionally caused me to miss turns & exits. I've noticed with the 2017 model they have changed they're GPS, offering zoom capabilities which the 2016 does not offer. It would also be great if the vehicle offered different route options such as Google maps, so that you could see the different options on the map prior to choosing. I find myself using both google map from my phone and the vehicle's GPS simultaneously to avoid errors or unnecessary routes. Enough with cons... At the end of the day, I couldn't be happier about my purchase! If I had the option to do it again, even if offered the 2017 model at the same price, I'd choose the 2016 model I have today. Though the SUV appears smaller than some SUVs on the outside, the inside feels very spacious & overall comfortable. When driving, I literally feel like I'm driving a sports car. I handle tight turns and u-turn in this SUV better that I did with my previous sedan car! The ride is very smooth & the blind spot detection is remarkable! Not even after having my Explorer for a full month, I was rear ended... No body damage! The tow package cover took most of the damage and the only thing that needed to be replaced was the lower black portion and exhausted cover due to a few scratches. I'm constantly complimented on this vehicle, it really stands out. In my personal opinion the gas mileage is great & it takes me no more to fill the tank than it did my previous car, about $40 total give or take. I hoped this review helps. I tried to touch on some of the things that I haven't seen mentioned quite as much.
Explorer Sport , really fun to drive.
This is my eighth Explorer and alltime favorite. Lots of power with turbo charged engine, gas mileage as good as regular v6. Handles very well with stiffer suspension barely noticable in ride comfort. Very quiet !
Power, Style, and Comfort
I got the Explorer Sport last July, and I've been singing its praises ever since. The new grill gives the '16 Explorer an aggressive appearance, and the 3.5L EcoBoost-equipped power train backs up the new attitude with performance you simply don't find in an SUV!The adaptive cruise control means you can set your target speed and not touch the pedals again until it's time to exit the freeway.Stylish rims, plush leather interior with sporty red stitching, powered folding rear seats, heated and COOLED front seats, and a Sony infotainment system that actually sounds good... even when you crank it!The Sport model features a tight suspension that handles like a sportscar. There is an adjustable terrain selector that allows you to adapt to specific road conditions. What they don't tell you is that "Sand Mode" might as well be called "Race Mode", because it disables many of the driver assists like traction control and puts all the control in your hands. Driving in this mode is, in a word, Exhilarating!I can't say enough about this amazing car. I'm a working musician, so I needed something that could transport band equipment. But I also wanted something that'd be a lot of fun to drive. The Explorer Sport is a absolute BLAST. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Oh yes...
2016 Ford Explorer Base
Far from the ordinary base model auto...this car for the price $27,138.00is a steal...its a smooth riding auto pretty road quiet also....handles like a Benz...Well appointed interior, great style inside and outA lot of car for the money