According to Ford, one in five Explorer buyers opt for the Platinum edition, complete with all the luxury amenities. The interior is where the Platinum Explorer is treated to all the lavish goodies.

Everything about the cabin speaks luxury. This includes fabric-wrapped A-pillars, heated and Nirvana leather steering wheels, quilted leather seats, brushed aluminum trimwork, and a dashboard made from authentic ash wood.

The Explorer gets a 500-watt Sony Audio system for an infotainment system. It features Live Acoustics technology for crystal clear sound. Also included is a voice-activated Ford SYNC complemented with a 10-inch screen display.

To add to the already-impressive ambience, the specs also include illuminated skid plates and a twin-panel moonroof.

Luxury stuff aside, the 2016 Ford Explorer also comes fitted with some nice safety tech to give you and your passengers a peace of mind. For starters, the seat belts have their own airbags that deploy should a collision occur. On top of that, it also has electronic stability control, rain-sensing wipers, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping system.

You can’t forget about the exterior, which is just as much a visual treat as the interior. Its got a streamlined bodywork that includes a satin silver grille, 20-inch wheels, silver skid plates underneath the bumpers, and chrome exhaust.

Last but certainly not least is an EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers an impressive 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.

If the Ford Explorer is everything you are looking for in a SUV, and you want all the amenities of a luxury vehicle, then don’t wait; head on over to our Ford dealership near Rancho Cordova. Once you get behind the wheel of an Explorer Platinum, you will know immediately that you are in car heaven.