2016 Ford Explorer Platinum in Fernie, BC

Sitting atop the Explorer lineup, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum adds luxury and charm to the versatile and reliable Explorer family. On top of class-leading capabilities, the Platinum offers the latest in connectivity and information technology, as well as advanced safety features - a prime example of how Ford has become Canada's Best-Selling Automotive Brand for the seventh year in a row (2009-2015). The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is a single trim level.

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Exterior Front End

Handsome, Comfortable, Capable

Wrapped in muscular sheet metal accent with satin chrome trim, the four-door 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is a good-looking vehicle, at a standstill or in motion. It starts up front with the unique mesh-look satin-chrome grille, surrounding the blue Ford oval and straddled by automatic LED headlamps with auto high beams. These are underscored by LED signature lighting, with LED fog lamps set near the bottom of the front fascia. Satin-chrome mirror caps cover the power-folding, heated sideview mirrors that help to prevent ice and snow accumulation in the winter.

Along the body, flat surfaces and angles are used well, giving the Explorer Platinum a more masculine look that recalls the days of truck-based SUVs. Up top, a satin-chrome roof rack holds outdoor equipment and other large cargo, while a dual-panel moonroof offers great views and extra natural light inside the cabin. Unique 20" bright machined aluminum wheels with tarnished dark-painted pockets are wrapped in all-season BSW tires that look just as good as they perform. The 2016 Ford Explorer looks good and also offers innovation, like the foot-activated hands-free power liftgate that opens or closes on its own when you wave your foot underneath the bumper with the keyfob in your pocket.

Seat six or seven passengers inside the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, depending on whether you opt for a bench seat or bucket seats with a centre console in the second row. No matter what seating arrangement you choose, the seats are clad in Medium Soft Ceramic Nirvana leather with quilting and perforated inserts. Front seats are heated and cooled, with 10-way power adjustability for both the driver and passenger, including lumbar. They also feature model-specific embroidery, Active Motion technology, and driver's side memory feature. Second row seats include heating on the outboard bench seats, or in both optional bucket seats, while a PowerFold third-row seat makes it easy to switch from carrying passengers to carrying cargo, and back.

The front two rows of seating offers over 1,000 millimeters of headroom and legroom, while the third row provides 960 millimeters of the former and 846 millimeters of the latter. All of this is surrounded by aluminum and Brown Ash Swirl woodgrain, with leather trim used around the door armrest and rollovers as well as across the top of the instrument panel. When you need to carry a full complement of passengers, there 595 litres of cargo room behind the third row, space that can be expanded up to 2,314 litres maximum if necessary. The powerful SYNC with MyFord Touch media centre is voice-activated and runs through an 8" colour LCD touch screen set in the centre stack. Navigation, USB and auxiliary ports, and SiriusXM capabilities run through the system, which also has hands-free Bluetooth capabilities. Powerful and advanced, the 500-watt Audio System from Sony includes Clear Phase and Live Acoustics technology as well as a Class D amplifier. Passengers are kept comfortable thanks to dual-zone automatic temperature control with rear auxiliary climate control, while you can entertain rear-seat passengers with the optional dual headrest DVD from INVISION.

True SUV Performance

Unlike many luxury-minded SUVs that value looks over abilities, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum provides impressive performance capabilities. Standard Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive with Terrain Management System helps to conquer all surfaces, and is paired with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. With the standard Class III Trailer Tow Package, the Explorer is capable of towing a maximum of 2,268 kilograms.

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Interior Dashboard

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Model Engines

3.5L EcoBoost V6 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque

2015 Ford Explorer Platinum Economy

Fuel Economy L/100km (MPG) City Highway
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Up to: 14.9 (19) Up to: 10.7 (26)

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


One of the most successful SUVs in history, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is the latest in a family of award-winning vehicles:

  1. 2012 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's "Top Safety Pick" winner
  2. 2011 North American Truck of the Year
  3. 2011 "Best New Technology Award" for rear inflatable seat belts from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada
  4. 2010 "Ideal Vehicle Award Winner" from AutoPacific's

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum Interior

Safety Features

No SUV features the amount of standard safety features like the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum does.

  • Driver and passenger dual-stage front airbags, safety belt usage sensors, driver's seat position sensor, and Front-Passenger Sensing System
  • Safety Canopy System with side curtain airbags and rollover sensor
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC) and Curve Control
  • Rear view camera
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Enhanced active park assist with Parallel Parking, Park Out Assist, Reverse Perpendicular Parking, and Forward and Side Sensing Systems


Ford's lengthy warranties cover the 2016 Ford Explorer well into the future, so it can continue to serve you well for years to come.

  • 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 Platinum Exterior Rear End

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum For Sale In Fernie, BC

With style, power, and an upscale interior, the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum is the superior luxury three-row SUV available today. Whether you aim to impress at work, ferry the family through daily errands, or attack the outdoors in comfort, the Explorer Platinum is the smart choice. Come by and explore the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum today to see how it can be the perfect fit for your lifestyle!

Come in to your local Fernie Ford Dealer - Fernie Ford for a test drive of the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum. Fernie Ford sells the services the Ford Explorer; the ideal SUV for you and your family.

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

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