2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual PDF – 541 Pages

Find the 2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual below. The 2016 Ford Explorer manual is for models – BaseXLTLimitedSport, and Platinum. The first two trim levels come with a standard 3.5-liter V6.


If you are looking for a perfect family-friendly SUV, then you should keep the 2016 Ford Explorer on top of your list. The 2016 model marks the model’s silver anniversary. Ford has updated the audio and climate controls inside the Explorer. Also, you get a large turbocharged engine for the 2016 model year.

Ford Explorer offers three different and powerful engines. Firstly, Ford Explorer has a base 3.5L V6 that owns 290 hp. You can either buy it with a two-wheel or a four-wheel drivetrain. The fuel economy of the former is about 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. However, the average economy drops to 19 mpg on the latter.

Secondly, you have an option for a turbocharged 2.3L and produce 280 hp. If you wish to load the 2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual with heavy cargo, the V6 engine will suit you better. Turbocharged comes optional on only base, XLT, and Limited trim levels.

Next and last is the more powerful twin-turbo V6 engine that can easily produce 365 hp. It comes only with Sport and Platinum models and is pretty fast. The steering is finely tuned to suit the sharp curves. While driving on the highway, you would not feel any discomfort. Thanks to an excellent suspension system.

The 2016 Ford Explorer manual is a midsize SUV that offers comfortable seating space for seven passengers. The first and second rows have decent room to accommodate adults. However, the third row is more suitable for children. It is due to the slender roof, which curves slightly around the back.

2016 Ford Explorer Manual Reviews & Features

The short seat cushions might be slightly uncomfortable for some people due to less cushioning. However, the cabin materials are good to touch. Real buttons have replaced MyFord Touch buttons that were a problem before. The cabin is quiet inside with the help of tight door seals and acoustic glass. All the 2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual models have a 4.2” display screen with cluttered buttons. You can opt for an 8” touchscreen for better visibility. The 2016 Ford Explorer has got a smooth finish with clean edges. The exterior panels have detailed accents.

Ford Explorer has five distinct trim levels starting with the Explorer Base. Other trim levels are XLT, Limited, Sport, and the ultimate Platinum. Explorer has a frustrating infotainment system, and the thick roof pillars are a problem for outward visibility. 2016 Ford Explorer Owners Manual Base comes standard with automatic LED headlights, air conditioning, and cruise control. There are some convenient features like Bluetooth with phone and audio connectivity.