Buy a used Ford Explorer crossover SUV for family driving

By:seemasingh | Date:9/12/16 3:01:36 AM
Category: Used Car

If looking for a perfect family-friendly SUV that is big on space, easy-to-drive and fuel efficient and also that has impressive towing capacity then look no further than the 2016 Ford Explorer. If it is your second vehicle then you can consider buying a used Ford Explorer at a reduced price.


The large three-row 2016 Ford Explorer crossover is available in Base, XLT, Limited, Sport and Platinum trims. Base model comes with 18-inch alloy wheels and it has LED head and tail lights. It has cruise control and Ford’s voice-activated entertainment interface. Second seat is 60/40 split folding and third seat is 50/50 split folding.


XLT has got upgraded brakes and body colored door handles. But the best thing is that it can be customized with special packages like 201A package that upgrades the SUV with dual-zone automatic control and a nine-speaker sound system. Driver Connect package adds 8-inch touchscreen display with configurable gauges and an SD card reader. The 202A package adds leather upholstery to 201A features.


Limited has 20-inch wheels, extra chrome on exterior, power adjustable brakes, driver memory settings, navigation system and 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. Also it includes 202A package. Limited trim can also be customized with 301A package that adds automated parking system and advance safety features. Also it has stand-alone options and Trailer Tow package.


Sport trim has 20-inch wheels and sport tuned suspension. Sport model has 401A package that includes driver memory settings, navigation system, power adjustable pedals and safety features like blind spot monitoring. Cruise control is made optional. At the top of the Explorer trims is Platinum that includes 301A package features aluminum and wood interior trim with upgraded leather upholstery and a premium Sony system.


To know which used Ford Explorer for sale in Toronto is best for your needs, you have to see engine configurations of the discussed trims. Base, XLT and Limited trims have a 3.5L V6 engine as standard engine. It puts 290 hp and builds a torque of 255 pound-feet. FWD is standard and AWD is optional and it comes with Ford’s Terrain Management System. Optional engine for these trims is a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder engine that makes 270 hp and 300 lb-ft torque. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and FWD is standard. But you can opt for AWD.


Explorer and Sport come with a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine with 365 hp and 350 lb-ft torque. This V6 is hooked to a six-speed auto transmission and AWD is standard for the engine.


Your used Ford Explorer has a total of 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space but if you want to use all the seats, you can take advantage of a deep cargo well behind the high third-row seats. Standard safety features in the Explorer include stability and traction control, airbags, trailer sway control and MyKey that limits speed and stereo volume. Rearview camera is standard on all Explorer trims and all the trims except Base come with rear parking sensors.  


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