3 Benefits of Owning a 2016 Ford Explorer Near New Albany, IN

With the arrival of the 2016 Ford Explorer in Ford dealerships near New Albany, IN, SUV fans in North Kentucky and Southern Indiana, especially those planning to buy a new vehicle, have plenty to get excited about.

According to Sue Mead, a contributor to the Cool Hunting design and technology website, the revamp of the Ford Explorer for 2016 is intended to secure its place as the best-selling SUV in the United States, a position it has held for 25 years now. While Sue's article is focused, as the title Test Drive: 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum implies, on the luxury Platinum edition of the Explorer, the external and interior refresh applies to all trim levels.

Explore the Benefits

As an introduction to the new model and a reminder of what's great about the brand generally, here's a brief overview of three benefits you can secure if you become an owner of the latest Ford Explorer.

1. Space, Space and More Space: One of the most successful selling points of the Ford Explorer has always been the amount of space inside for passengers and cargo. Happily, as highlighted by Kelley Blue Book reviewer Keith Buglewicz, the updated design of the 2016 generation does nothing to sacrifice carrying capacity. In Keith's expert review of the 2016 Ford Explorer, he affirms the fact for example, that the third row of seating can actually accommodate adult passengers, which is not the case in some competing SUVs.

2. Off-road Intelligence: This is one benefit of the 2016 Explorer that will appeal if you plan to do any amount of driving off-road. While many SUVs promise to perform well in the rough, the Explorer really walks the walk. As evidence of how seriously Ford takes the Explorer's off-road credentials, investing in an all-wheel-drive version gets you a hi-tech system with four separate driving modes to optimize performance over differing terrain-types.

3. An Engine to Meet Your Needs: For a highly detailed appraisal of the 2016 engine lineup for the Ford Explorer, Motor Trend contributor Zach Gale's 2016 Ford Explorer First Drive Review is well worth a read. However, to summarize how well Ford's three engine offerings provide the combinations of power and fuel economy to meet just about any Explorer-driver's needs, you can select from:

·         A 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, offering fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

·         The turbocharged, EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine, delivering 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, rated at 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.

·         The 365-hp 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, providing one horsepower for every day of the year, while consuming fuel at a rate of 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. This engine is available for the Sport and Platinum editions only.

Of the three available engines, the new-for-2016, 2.3-liter EcoBoost is expected to be a popular choice, given how favorably it combines power output and fuel economy.

Find a 2016 Ford Explorer in Northern Kentucky or Southern Indiana

Given its many benefits, SUV-lovers in Southern Indiana and North Kentucky are expected to rapidly snap up examples of the 2016 Ford Explorer from Ford dealerships near New Albany, IN. If you're a prospective owner of this top-selling SUV, why not come along to Jim O'Neal Ford of Sellersburg and explore our showroom inventory?  

Jim O'Neal Ford
Address: 516 South Indiana Avenue Sellersburg, IN 47172, United States
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