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2016 Ford Explorer for Sale near Chicago, IL

The wait for the exciting new 2016 Ford Explorer for sale near Chicago, IL, is over here at Gillespie Ford. The Explorer is one of the top SUVs on the market, which says a lot given the ever-increasing competition in the segment. The trims and options are numerous, and the capability and handling are noteworthy. Those looking for a vehicle that is practical, stylish and convenient would do well to check out the Explorer.

2016 Ford Explorer Engine Options


The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that nets 290 hp and 255 lbs.-ft. of torque. You can opt for either the standard front-wheel drive or go with the optional AWD. The base, XLT and Limited trims can be had with a turbocharged 2.3L 4-cylinder that generates 270 hp and 300 lbs.-ft. of torque. The Sport and Platinum trims of the 2016 Ford Explorer for sale near Chicago, IL, get a turbocharged version of the 3.5L V6, and it produces 365 hp and 350 lbs.-ft. of torque. Of note is that all engines come with a 6-speed transmission. Ask your friendly salesperson about EPA fuel economy estimates. Safety feature highlights include a rearview camera, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, a front passenger knee airbag and the MyKey system.

Features Offered in the 2016 Ford Explorer near Chicago, IL


Five trims are available, and the base is handsomely equipped. Highlights include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED taillights, rear privacy glass, roof rails, a rearview camera, cruise control, air conditioning and rear climate controls. The XLT version of the 2016 Ford Explorer comes with rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a keyless entry code pad and push-button ignition, an 8-way power driver seat, a 6-way power front passenger seat, and satellite radio.

To this you can add the Equipment Group 201A Package. Buyers who choose this gain dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, a 9-speaker sound system and the Driver Connect Package. The latter tacks on an 8-inch touchscreen display, configurable gauge cluster displays, an SD card reader and upgraded Sync functionality. The Limited comes with heated second-row seats, a power-folding third-row seat, an 8-way power passenger seat, a 110V power outlet, a navigation system and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD Eadio. The Sport trim provides 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and trim-specific interior and exterior styling elements. Otherwise, it essentially mirrors the Limited when it comes to convenience features.

Gillespie Ford is located in Gurnee, IL, and are pleased to serve the greater Chicagoland area. Our friendly and experienced sales team is here from Monday through Saturday, and we can be reached by phone at 847-281-5507. We look forward to earning your business. Test drive the 2016 Ford Explorer for sale near Chicago, IL, today!

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