2021 Ford Explorer

What's New For the 2021 Ford Explorer?

For 2021, the stylish Ford Explorer has some changes that include a Sports Appearance package for the XLT and additions to the list of standard features and available options offered across the board.

What Features Are Available for 2021?

The same trim levels are available for the Ford Explorer in 2021 as 2020. The base trim has automatic lights, seats for up to seven people, and about 88 cubic feet of space in the cargo area. The base trim also has LED taillights for visibility and sportier style design. It gets a liftgate spoiler and has roof rails as well. Inside, it has an eight-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Explorer comes with Ford's infotainment system as well. Climate control with three separate zones is standard, and an air filtration system is included. Remote start and power-locking doors and windows are standard.

The XLT, which is the second trim, adds more to the interior, including more USB ports in the back row and the captain's chairs' option rather than a bench-style seating arrangement. Heated seats are added, and you will get keyless entry as well. The Limited builds on the XLT's list with leather upholstery, interior ambient lighting, heated seats in the back row, and wireless device charging. Limited also has a hybrid option.

The infotainment system has voice control and navigation for easier, more convenient use. With the ST, you'll get sportier exterior accents, a sport-tuned suspension system, and front seats with a sporty design. Additional safety amenities are added to the ST, including automatic reverse braking and automated parking. The Platinum gets enhanced leather seating, a hands-free liftgate, and a sunroof.

2021 Ford Explorer Interior

2021 Ford Explorer Powertrain Options

The Ford Explorer offers a choice of two gasoline engines and a hybrid powerplant in 2021. The first is a turbo engine with a power output of 300 HP and a maximum torque rating of 310 LB-FT. The base engine and upgraded engine both come with a 10-speed transmission. Rear-wheel drive accompanies the base engine, while the second engine, which is a V6, is available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The V6 increases the Explorer's output to 400 HP. The available hybrid powertrain on the Limited trim includes a 3.3L V6 combined with an electric motor that puts out 318 HP.

Explorer Safety at the Forefront

The Ford Explorer offers a robust list of standard safety and driver-assistance features in 2021. The Ford comes with trailer sway mitigation, lane-keep assist, forward collision mitigation, and blind-spot monitoring. Parking sensors and a panoramic camera are added on the upper-level trims.

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