If you've never heard of Ford's EcoBoost engines, now's a good time to get acquainted. This powertrain technology is designed to maximize both power and fuel economy. That means that you save money at the pump even as you enjoy a smooth, refined ride. It's only natural that the 2016 Explorer should offer improved EcoBoost engine technology. After all, this technology has come a long way in only a short period.
The 2016 Ford Explorer introduces a turbocharged, 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that's designed to outpace the one it replaces, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four. Use this all-new engine to achieve impressive fuel economy. With front-wheel drive, you get 19 city/28 highway mpg. When you add all-wheel drive, you get increased traction and still maintain excellent fuel economy, with 18/26 mpg.
When it comes time to purchase a new vehicle, safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. There's no doubt about it - the 2016 Ford Explorer has the edge over the used 2012 Ford Explorer. In government crash tests, it earned a perfect five-star rating for overall safety. In 2012, the Explorer only turned up a four-star rating in the same tests. However, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave both these Explorers its top score of "Good."
The 2016 Ford Explorer also comes out on top when it comes to tech gear. Use the optional 180-degree front camera to ease the Explorer into parallel parking spaces. Second-row, outboard passengers can benefit from inflatable seatbelts. These are designed to minimize injury during a collision and they're an especially great consideration for young family members.
Of course, the two models still share some really impressive safety features. Ford's Curve Control system, for example, monitors speed carried into a corner and will automatically decelerate to increase stability. The MyKey system is also really cool - it gives parents the ability to set speed limitations for teenage drivers.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons why the 2016 Ford Explorer is better than the used 2012 Ford Explorer. When it comes to power, you can expect big things. You'll also save lots of money at the pump, freeing up funds for more important things - like family fun. The 2016 Explorer has all the latest safety innovations. It also scored better on crash tests to give you excellent peace of mind. Come in and test drive the Explorer today!