Ford introduced the revamped 2016 Ford Explorer at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, giving it a facelift, shuffling the powerplants, which resulted in increased towing capability, and adding a new, range-topping Platinum trim level. You probably heard about all of that before. But what you probably haven’t heard of are the minor, yet important changes to the cabin of the full-size crossover.
As it turns out, the changes to the 2016 Explorer’s cabin include a higher wrapped and stitched door armrest, real buttons to replace touch-sense buttons on the infotainment system, and more refined detailing throughout.
These changes didn’t come about by accident. Instead, they reflect the desires customers have expressed through Ford consumer research, which shows that one in five Explorer Sport customers previously owned a luxury vehicle. And with the launch of the even more luxurious, range-topping Platinum trim level for the 2016 Explorer, we expect buyers of the full-sizer to become even more discerning and demanding. So, well done Ford for listening to your customers and making changes to your product, as needed.