2016 Ford Explorer Base Model

One of the original sport utility vehicles, the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model represents 25 years of reliability, versatility, and trust. It is still going as strong as ever, having evolved over time to include the latest in safety and entertainment technology. The 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model is a singular trim.

An Updated Look and More to Love Inside

Redesigned for the new year, the exterior of the four-door 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model has received plenty of attention. The rugged good looks have been accentuated by a new front end that features a high set, well-defined mesh grille sporting the trademark blue oval in the center. The lower front end is jutting and muscular, hinting towards the truck-based Explorers of the past. Exterior lighting is chunky and blocky but in a handsome way, fitting in with the slightly angular sheet metal features. In the rear, a spoiler fits in nicely to the roofline. 18-inch wheels are featured, while exterior accents are done in black, including the door handles, sideview mirrors, and the roof-rack side rails which are handy for tying down large cargo. Privacy glass throughout the rear doors, rear windows, and liftgate window keeps prying eyes away.There is seating for seven in the cloth-covered interior of the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model. Interior dimensions are generous, with over 1,000 millimeters of head and leg room in both the first and second rows of seats. By making great use of its dimensions, the Explorer also offers plenty of cargo space, especially with both the second and third rows stowed. Air conditioning is standard and features auxiliary rear controls so different zones can be adjusted as needed. The Ford SYNC system is the highlight of the entertainment group, featuring voice-activation and a 4.2-inch LCD colour screen on the centre console. A media hub offers a smart-charging USB port, while SiriusXM is available with a 6-month pre-paid subscription.

Numerous Performance Options

Even at its entry level, the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model features a great choice of engines and power trains. Choose from front- or four-wheel drive, along with a dynamic pair of engines. All engines are partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.3-litre engine also receives low-rolling-resistance tires when selected with front-wheel drive to provide the ultimate in fuel economy.

2016 Ford Explorer Base Model Engines

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque

2015 Ford Explorer Base Model Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG) City Highway
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (Front-Wheel Drive) Up to: 13.9 (20) Up to: 9.6 (29)
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (Four-Wheel Drive) Up to: 14.4 (20) Up to: 10.4 (27)
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder (Front-Wheel Drive) Up to: 12.6 (22) Up to: 8.5 (33)
2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder (Four-Wheel Drive) Up to: 13.1 (22) Up to: 9.1 (31)

Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors.


The latest generation of the award-winning SUV, the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model is backed by plenty of awards, such as:

  1. 2012 "Top Safety Pick" from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  2. 2011 North American Truck of the Year
  3. 2011 "Best New Technology Award" from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
  4. 2010 "Ideal Vehicle Award Winner" from AutoPacific
  5. 2009 - 2015 Canada's Best-Selling Automotive Brand Seven Years In A Row

Safety Features

Ford is a leader in safety, and it shows with the standard and available safety features in the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model.

  • Personal Safety System for driver and front passenger that includes dual-stage front airbags, safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, front-passenger sensing system, and more
  • Safety Canopy System with side curtain airbags and rollover sensor
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and Curve Control
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Rear view camera
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system


No matter what choices you make in building your 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model, you will always be covered by the same lengthy warranties.

  • Basic Coverage: 3 years/60,000 km
  • Powertrain Limited Warranty: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years/100,000
  • Corrosion Perforation Warranty: 5 years/Unlimited Distance

Some conditions apply. See Fernie Ford for full details in Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.

2016 Ford Explorer Base Model for sale in Fernie, B.C.

It's clear why the Ford Explorer is one of Canada's all-time best-selling SUVs, providing great value and versatility. The 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model carries on in this tradition, offering the latest in safety features, impressive powertrain choices, and a go-anywhere attitude. This SUV offers the same capability you've come to love with the new style designed to impress today's drivers.

Get to know the 2016 Ford Explorer Base Model at your local Fernie Ford Dealer - Fernie Ford. Take it out on the highway and discover how it fits your family. Trust Fernie Ford for your next new Ford.

Disclaimer: Price subject to change without notice. See dealer for details.

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