$33,400 - $35,400
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XLT Key Features & Specs

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$33,400 - $35,400
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16-19 City / 23-28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations).Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not standard equipment in CA Emissions States.
  • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
  • 3.65 Axle Ratio
  • 3.39 Non-Limited-Slip Axle Ratio
  • GVWR: 6,160 lbs
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • 58-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • 200 Amp Alternator
  • Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
  • 18.6 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
  • Auto Locking Hubs
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control and Hill Hold Control

Exterior Features

  • Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum
  • Wheels: 18" 5-Spoke Painted Aluminum
  • Tires: P245/60R18 AS BSW
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Chrome Bodyside Insert, Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
  • Body-Colored Door Handles
  • Black Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
  • LED Brakelights
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Perimeter/Approach Lights

Entertainment Features

  • Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: 6 speakers and SiriusXM radio, Note:, a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Note: Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after trial period, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
  • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
  • Streaming Audio
  • Integrated Roof Antenna
  • SYNC -inc: enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, 911 Assist, 4.2" LCD screen in center stack, AppLink and (1) smart-charging USB port in the Media Hub, Note: SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
  • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

Interior Features

  • Driver Seat
  • Passenger Seat
  • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Premium Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
  • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
  • Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Premium Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Front Cupholder
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Compass
  • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
  • Keypad
  • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
  • Valet Function
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts, Auxiliary Rear Heater and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
  • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Cloth Door Trim Insert
  • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
  • Unique Cloth Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver seat w/power lumbar and recline, 6-way power passenger seat w/manual recline and 4-way adjustable driver and front-passenger head restraints (2-way up/down when dual-headrest DVD entertainment system (50S) is ordered)
  • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Front And Rear Map Lights
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
  • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
  • Systems Monitor
  • Trip Computer
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Analog Display
  • Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
  • Front Center Armrest
  • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
  • Seats w/Premium Cloth Back Material
  • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • 4 12V DC Power Outlets
  • Air Filtration

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Terrain Management System ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • 911 Assist Emergency Sos
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera w/Washer

2016 Ford Explorer Owner Reviews

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The best car ever. Drives like a dream.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

My vehicle is a 2016 ford explorer. I chose this vehicle because of the way it looks and I love the way it drives very smooth and will get up and go very quickly when I need it to. It has a third row seat that is very roomy that can easily fit adults I usually have it for my grandkids and it is perfect. All the instruments on my dash are in reach when I need to use them they're easy to find and easy to use. I have a keyless start for my engine and when I am walking to my vehicle when it is locked all I have to do is put my hand by the door handle and it unlocks for me. I have to set a keys and one time on one of our trips I left a set of my keys in the car and I had the other set on me I thought I had locked my vehicle but it wouldn't lock because it knew I had a key inside so I now know that my vehicle will not lock when I have my keys inside that is good to know. It also has a keypad on the outside the car but I haven't used it yet. This car is comfortable to ride in the seats and every row are comfortable. When my grandkids are in the car and they're in their car seats they could easily see out the windows and mother car they couldn't. I absolutely love my car.

- Wendy D

Multifunctional - do you need safety security and user friendly features.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Spacious, easy to maneuver, lots of storage, abundance of cup holders and USB plugs, minor electronic issues with navigation system not recognizing the sd card. Abundance of features with the sync system. Easy to read dash panels with customizable display. Heated seats are awesome, gas mileage okay - not bad, not horrible! Key fob functionality great especially if you only have one hand available when trying to enter vehicle. Auto start is great for busy individuals and moms! Like the options in how to utilize truck space(seats up or down) allows you to pack the car to suit your needs.

- Karen H

2016 ford explorer XLT. Good comfort and performance.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love the ride of the vehicle and all the features of the XLT trim. Fuel mileage is good. I was hoping for a little better city mileage but it is still good. The mirrors are a little awkward because of the 'spotter' mirror portions but you get use to it. The rear window windshield wiper is a little small and does not wipe much off of the rear window. All the controls are user friendly. Over all, we really have been pleased with it. So far it has been very reliable but it only has 28k on it so far.

- Clay W

I love the space! My 3 kids (2 are car seats) sit comfortably in the middle row.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

The problem that I have encountered with my explorer is the Bluetooth. It connects to my phone fine for a couple of weeks then out of nowhere the phone will not connect. So when I try to reconnect the phone it says 'bluetooth initializing please try again later'. Even after doing a master reset and everything it still will not connect. The next step is going into the tiny space of a fuse box taking out the Bluetooth fuse and then putting it back into its place. All of a sudden the Bluetooth works!

- Stephanie V

My Ford Explorer is Awesome!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love that my vehicle is roomy and has a third row. It can seat 7 without having to drive a minivan. We have had no problems with this car and it drives very smoothly. The driver's seat is extremely comfortable for long drives. I also like that there is separate front and rear climate control. There are lots of cup holders which is great when traveling with a large group. The Bluetooth technology is great for using the phone or GPS systems.

- Meredith H

Comfortable and economical SUV with seating for seven

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

This has been my favorite car I've owned. It's comfortable, feels safe, looks nice on the outside (doesn't look old yet) and is versatile. We've used it for road trips with our teenagers, one of which is over six feet tall. We can pack our luggage with the third row folded down or up and still have plenty of room to add more. I love that it's roomy enough to move lots of things, and still be comfortable enough to ride a good distance.

- Jessica E

Ford explorer for the win! Spacious, luxury, and a smooth ride!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my vehicle, it is 3 years old with 60k miles on it at the time of this review. I have not had any problems thus far, thankfully. I like the option of having the third row but I very rarely use it which gives me plenty of rear cargo space. I have the leather seats with heated seats in the front, which I love. If I had to purchase another vehicle today, I would definitely go for a ford explorer as my first option.

- Mandy M

Offers a bucket seats in second row for easy access to the third row seating.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

The Ford explorer offers a smooth ride, excellent leg room, excellent seat configuration for car seats, and adequate gas mileage. It is a wonderful vehicle for a growing family and supports easy access to the kids in the third row seating. The vehicle also provides remote start which is handy both in the heat of summer and the cold of winter to establish a comfortable temperature within the vehicle for young children.

- Hannah M

Ford explorer. Excellent vehicle. Comfortable, wide body, and 3rd row seating.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Drives smooth and comfortably. Vehicle feels powerful enough to have 5 adults riding in the vehicle. The 3rd row seats are easy to pull out and stow. Good space between all seats; vehicle feels wide and comfortable. The radio system is pretty good I have the 8 inch screen, it works ok, seems the temperature is off, so need better method for calibration or turning off some features.

- Marcus R

Love our Explorer-will be a repeat customer

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

We love our explorer. No problems as of yet. We have regular maintenance performed. Reliable and efficient. Four wheel drive very helpful during winters in the mountains.perfect family vehicle, easily fits our family of 5. Would like a few things to be standard for our next purchase. The foot control for the lift gate for example. Movable pedals-I am 5' tall and need the help.

- Misty P

Comfortable for long trips, a lot of legroom and available space for luggage.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

The Explorer is extremely roomy and comfortable. When driving you feel safe, handles well in rain and snow. Third row seating is comfortable not crammed like a lot of third rows, easy to adjust seating. Automatic start, seat warmers and steering wheel warmer are added features for cold winter mornings. Only downfall is gas mileage and recent recall on suspension.

- Andrea S

Digital dashboard, heated seats, built in GPS.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I absolutely love my explorer. I love the mileage I get, I love all the extras it came with such built in GPS system, phone connection, and heated seats. The easy to read dashboard, digital readings and leathers/microfiber interior, which is very easy to keep clean. The explorer was the first vehicle I looked at purchasing, and definitely do not regret it.

- Joanne C

Style and functionality all in one vehicle

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my SUV! I love the leather interior, touch screen computer, hands free sync feature with my cell phone, back up camera, 360 sensors, foot sensor for the back, automatic unlock feature, the way it handles on the road, and the extra room it has for passengers and misc. items. Also it just looks good inside and out! It feels like a luxury vehicle.

- Sarah T

This is the perfect family car!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Our family loves this car! Great gas mileage and super roomy. This is perfect for family trips. We have 3 children (2 in car seats) and 3 big dogs. This car sits all of us very comfortably. Also love that it doesn't feel like a big, bulky SUV. Drive is extremely smooth and the car is responsive. Interior has great storage options and features.

- Taylor C

2016 XLT 4wd. Towing and entertainment package make this ride even more sweet.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my explorer. Rides really smooth and 4wd is perfect in the winter time. Heat and air is on point. Gas mileage runs around 23 mpg. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone. Only issue I have had is replacing headlight balance. Which is a lengthy process to fix and you will need expertise in this area to do it yourself.

- Lauren P

Great for a family of 4-6

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Great vehicle for a family of four and two large dogs. Drives smooth and quiet. Large front and back seats. The only downside is if you have car seats and need access for someone in the 3rd seat section, because the left side seat has to fold down. Love that the 3rd set of seats folds down for a larger space for dogs or groceries

- Molly P

My Ford Explorer Is Junk!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Ford just kept it for almost three months because they couldn't determine what was wrong with it and now my 3 y' old car has a new engine. I have had to put it in the shop for 4 different things since I purchased it in Fed of 2016. First three months it had to have the throttle body replaced and sensors replaced in the bumper

- Jennifer B

Love this vehicle because it is awesome!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I absolutely love my ford explorer! This vehicle drives so smoothly, and it is very comfortable! My only complaint is that there are only 2 cup holders in the front. My husband drives an f-150, and he has 4 cup holders, so we are more comfortable taking his vehicle on some road trips for the added space and cup holders.

- Jordan H

Works as luxury and work. Amazing

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Few recalls, otherwise great. I love my car so much. It rides so smoothly, looks beautiful, but also it's functional for a family. It is able to get through anything with the 4 wheel drive. We own 40 acres and it is amazing to have a vehicle that can do whatever we want but at the same time look like a luxury vehicle

- Kerri S

Great style, lots of space.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Love sitting up high and the looks of it. Love the third row and the ability to fold the seats down to create a flat cargo space. Love the cargo space when the third row seats are up. Do not like the gas tank size. Holds less than 350 miles per tank. Since I drive a lot of miles I have to go to the gas station a lot.

- Morgan B

Ford Explorer XLT is the perfect vehicle

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

The Ford Explorer XLT is a very smooth ride. It contains many special features that are helpful while driving. This is the most reliable vehicle I have owned and is perfect for a family due to sitting 7 people comfortably. Perfect vehicle for grocery shopping, going on vacation, or just everyday driving.

- Kaitlyn M

Great family sized safe roomy vehicle

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Have had suspension problems and transmission went out first year. Ford warranty and recall service has fixed everything. Very roomy love the added features; sync, backup camera, heated seats, dual control temp. I wish it had GPS built into it. Great for snow and ice conditions. Automatic Track control.

- Lisa T

ford explorer 2016, four door

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

the ford explorer 2016 is really a good car. I've had it for almost a year so far. I bought it used also. It runs smooth and has leather seats. It seats seven people, 2 in front and back and 3 in middle. The doors has cup holders, the middle seats has cup holders. The seatbelts have built in airbags.

- catherine H

It is a very reliable, safe, family vehicle.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

It is very reliable car and has great performance with safety and traveling experience. However the seats are extremely uncomfortable for long car rides. I have had very few problems with the car and have done routine oil changes to keep the car in good condition. Fuel efficiency is great as well.

- Anna D

I love this vehicle because it drives smooths, navigation is wonderful

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

It comfortable, spacious and has everything I want in a vehicle the gas mileage is good, fits my everyday needs and my family needs. The performance on this car is amazing it drives smooth the turn radius is amazing. It is reliable and trustworthy. I love the navigation and stereo system.

- Jessica H

Pros and Cons: this car is a decent vehicle for the money. .

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I have had this vehicle since it was brand new. I've had to bring it in to have the seat belt replaced twice. I also had a problem with the 'Sync' not connecting with the Bluetooth. Some of the pros of this vehicle are the comfort and gas mileage. It handles very well for a midsize SUV.

- Erin F

An OK car. You won't hate it.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Underpowered, sluggish, narrow seats, fairly quiet, decent technology package, very common make and color (white), sits nice and high, could use some more easily accessible storage in the front, nice big sunroof, uses regular unleaded, so not expensive to fill, lousy gas mileage

- Keith E

The vehicle has a third passenger row, it's Bluetooth compatible, fuel efficient

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

So far it hasn't been any major problems. I've only done routine maintenance, such as oil changes, brakes, and rotors. When the vehicle needed brakes, I experienced vibrating in the steering. I would highly recommend this vehicle, if your searching for a sport utility vehicle

- Robert P

Comfortable explorer ! Heated leather seats and third row seating

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

It has leather seats ( heated front seats, ) very comfortable, third row seating. Back up camera. You can hook your phone up to it and listen to music through the explorer. It is very relaxing and reliable. I have had no problems with it since I've had it ( September of 2018)

- Casey M

Ford Explorer Best Features

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

The Ford explorer gets good gas mileage considering the size. 3rd row seat is often used to transport people. Leather seats are easy to clean. The ability to see backing up is wonderful. The air conditioning and heat controls are easily adjusted and are very comfortable.

- Marie B

In conclusion this Ford model is not like any other. I rate it a 9.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Well his car is very good but sometimes the camera in the back stops working out of nowhere. It's is very comfortable and spaces. This car also doesn't waist as much gas. Which this is a huge advantage. This car is a reliable one. I would honestly say that I love it!!

- Lupe L

Fantastic stuff, a must own!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

Have put over eighty thousand miles on it in three years with no problems. Great for grocery shopping with all the room in the back. Third row seat is nice to have if needed. The back up camera is a God send. Would definitely get the same vehicle if had to again.

- Jeremy H

Mr. Reliable -- if you need a car to jump start your Japanese car, this is it!

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

All the necessary features... Cruise control and safety features are included. Heated/cooled seats, great sounding stereo system, etc. The car has been 100% reliable; other than standard maintenance (which I sometimes neglect to do) I have spent $0 on repairs.

- Ra J

Makes Costco trips a breeze with seats in back quickly folding down.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I have had zero problems with my ford explorer. I keep regular maintenance on it and the gas mileage is pretty good considering I drive tons. Plus as a family of 5 we have plenty of room to go on road trips with comfort as we are a tall family. Love it!

- Krystal F

My car is a dark color and has dark rims so it's very sleek and sporty looking.

2016 Ford Explorer XLT

I love my explorer. It's 3rd row so it has that extra space without being a minivan. The back up camera is the best I've ever seen, the camera on it is so clear and covers a very large area. The seats are very comfortable for road trips with the family!

- Claudia V

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