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Ford wants to inspire you to BE UNSTOPPABLE! The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum was designed to inspire you to be adventurous and be unstoppable! Ford knows that so much of our lives is spent in our vehicles. They want each of us to enjoy our lives outside of our homes! Family adventures are waiting in the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum!
The best-selling SUV for over 25 years has been given a makeover for 2016 with the Ford Explorer Platinum. The Platinum edition is wrapped in luxury while still providing the performance you expect from the Ford Explorer. We took the Ford Explorer on a full day adventure through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park.
This day trip gave us the opportunity to experience the comfort, performance and audio system in the Explorer Platinum. If you have ever driven through Yellowstone or Grand Teton you know that traffic can get a bit interesting. The adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning system with brake support came in handy multiple times during our day trip. The adaptive cruise control allowed us to cruise through Yellowstone without having to brake and accelerate every two seconds. Thankfully we did not need the forward collision warning during our trip. We did have a couple of bison walk down the middle of the road and a family of elk ran out near us.
One of the first things we noticed in the Explorer Platinum was the comfort of the driver seat. You have the option of both cooling and heating your seat during your drive. This was perfect for the chilly morning drive from Bozeman Montana to Yellowstone. The heated seats were the perfect way to start the day. As the day warmed up we were able to cool our seats with easily accessible buttons on the side of the driver seat or within the navigation system. After a few hours of driving, we took a break to check out a herd of buffalo. During our break, we turned on the massage function of the seats and it was fantastic.
The leather and wood steering wheel also heats up which would be perfect for a chilly winter morning. The Explorer Platinum 500-watt Audio System from Sony is just plain amazing. You feel like you are sitting in the front row of a concert. Easily sync your phone or iPod to the system to play your favorite playlists.
Family adventures mean loading luggage, sports equipment, and some days the entire garage into the back of your vehicle. With the hands-free lift gate, you don’t have to worry about having your hands full and trying to get into the back of the Explorer Platinum. Simply wave your foot under the bumper and the lift gate raises for you. The 3rd-row seating can easily be maneuvered to lying flat with the push of a button. You can configure both seats and one seat depending on how much gear you need to pack with you.
Family adventures also mean lots of phone pics and tech toys. You don’t have to worry that your front USB charge is going to be taken over by everyone and your phone won’t get charged. The 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum has smart-charging USB ports in both the front and rear of the vehicle. These smart-charging USB ports are able to charge smart devices two times faster than conventional USB ports! You can snap great family photos and keep your phone charged during your adventure!
From Yellowstone National Park to your driveway the 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum was built for your comfort, safety and way of life.
To find out more about the Ford Explorer Platinum check out Ford’s Website, Facebook and Twitter pages! We used the hashtag #ExploreMore to share photos of our adventure.
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