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The Ford Explorer 2021 is built to fulfill your daily traveling needs and other adventure. The Explorer offers all the comfort you want with its excellent performance and reliability. The comfort and space SUV offers room to everyone with all their gear as it comes with a seating capacity of up to seven and a Cargo Management System.

Intuitive Interior Design

Customers can enjoy their travel with a comfortable and convenient drive with an array of amenities in the Ford Explorer 2021. This vehicle is specially built for the active lifestyle so you don’t need to worry much about the interior space because the Explorer accommodates your dog, kids, sports equipment, camping gear, and much more.

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Ford Explorer 2021 Interior

The interior of the 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline offers a premium feel and refined touches with features including Deep Cyprus Active X Seat material with Heathered Cloth insert, a unique Timberline Logo, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, Deep Tangerine Stitching, stone mesh instrument panel, and front and rear floor lines.

Power

The 3.0L EcoBoost engine provides excellent power to the Explorer 2021 as it is the backbone of the ST and Platinum powertrains. The engine uses turbocharging and direct injection due to which the platinum powertrain produces 365 hp with torque of 380 lb.-ft. On the other hand, the ST combines with the Ford performance engine to generate a power of 400hp and a torque of 415 lb.-ft.

The Ford Explorer 2021 comes with a Rear-Wheel Drive for optimum performance. It offers sportier, more athletic design, enhanced on and off-road capability.

The SUV comes with a 10-speed transmission that makes transitioning more effective and efficient. It ensures smooth upshifts and downshifts during transitioning between speeds. The 10-speed transmission compared to the 6-speed offers more enhanced acceleration at the low and mid ranges of the power band.

Comfortability

The all-new Ford Explorer King Ranch is introduced to offer premium luxury to its customers. The car is built with over 85 square feet of leather seating that includes heated and ventilated front captain’s chairs. The chairs are featured with 10-way power that includes power lumbar, and power recline.

The second-row features power-folding and heated seats offer armrests and a tip-and-slide feature. Likewise, the third-row holds 60/40 PowerFold seats that come with power recline and power-folding head restraints.

Seven-Seater SUV

The available third-row PowerFold seats make it comfortable to accommodate both passengers and cargo. The Explorer can facilitate up to seven passengers with the seats up. You can fold the seats down and make enough space for cargo if you don’t require seven seats.

Ford Explorer 2021 Seating Capacity

The luxury of the Ford Explorer 2021 is enhanced by the instrument panel with a unique real wood applique.

Twin-Panel Moonroof

The SUV comes with a Twin-Panel Moonroof that offers an open-air feel and great views for the first and second rows.

Touchscreen Features

Talking about the touchscreen features, the Ford Explorer 2021 SUV is equipped with a 10.1-inch LCD Portrait Touchscreen that offers connectivity at your fingertips. Customers can use it like their smartphone for directions, music controlling, calling, and much more.

Ford Explorer 2021 Technology

Digital Instrument Cluster

The instrument cluster of the Explorer 2021 is digital and features a 12.3-inch customizable dashboard. The SUV lets the driver configure the look and function of driving information.

Capability

The Ford Explorer 2021 can be your adventure companion as it comes with a rear-wheel-drive platform and a choice of four powerful engines. The SUV also gets additional traction with available intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and seven selectable drive modes. Besides, it has a towing capacity to a maximum of 5,600 lbs.

The SUV offers enhanced ground clearance with increased approach and departure angles compared to the standard Explorer model. The off-road capabilities are supported by the steel underbody skid plates and 3.58 TORSEN Limited Slip Rear Axle.

In addition, the 2021 Explorer is always ready for an adventure with capability-enhancing features including RWD, 10-speed transmission, and available 3.0L EcoBoost.

Towing Capacity

The Ford Explorer 2021 gets an AdvaceTrac system with Roll Stability Control that selectively brakes and adjusts engine power to maintain trailer control. The Explorer can tow a maximum of 5600 lbs when equipped with the Class III trailer tow package and the 3.0L V6 engine.

Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System

The Ford Explorer 2021 is equipped with an Intelligent Terrain Management System that features seven selectable drive modes accessible through a single easy-to-use dial in the center instrument console. The seven drive modes are Normal, Trail, Deep Snow/Sand, Slippery, Sport, Tow/Haul, and Eco mode.

The SUV is also featured with a Hill Descent Control system that assists in controlling brake and speed on steep grades.

Post-Collision Braking

The Post-Collision Braking system comes standard on all series and it can potentially lessen the severity of a secondary collision by automatically applying moderate brake pressure when an initial collision is detected in an attempt to slow down the vehicle and reduce injury risks to occupants as well as damage to the vehicle.

Side-Wind Stabilization

The Side-Wind Stabilization is also standard on all series and it can assist in counteracting heavy wind conditions. With that, the SUV becomes stable in situations where it is likely to face heavy gusts of wind. This feature helps you in defending the wind during overtaking large vehicles, crossing a bridge, or simply driving on the open road.

Technology

The Ford Explorer 2021 is equipped with various smart and capable features to offer an excellent driving experience. One of the key technological features is the Ford Co-Pilot360 technology that comes with driver-assist features. You can stay connected easily with SYNC 3, vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot, and FordPass Connect technology.

The Ford with SYNC 3 feature is teamed up with Amazon’s cloud-based voice service – Alexa. The combined term ‘Ford+Alexa’ offers amazing capabilities of Amazon Alexa from your home to the road. Users can use Ford+Alexa app on their iPhone and Android devices and then connect to the SYNC 3. With that, they can access voice navigation, traffic information, Amazon prime shopping, and much more.

Not only that, users can control their supported smart-home devices while keeping their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Other features include BLIS (Blind Spot Information System), Rear View Camera, Lane-Keeping System, Automatic Emergency Braking, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps.

Auto High-Beam Headlamps

The Ford Explorer 2021 comes with auto high-beam headlamps that illuminate unlit roads, dark peripheries, and low-visibility conditions to make your driving safer. The auto feature of the headlamp features a sensor that analyzes poor lighting conditions and powers on the light.

One of the amazing features of the auto high-beam headlamps is that they can even sense oncoming headlights and dim automatically. Drivers need not worry about blinding other drivers.

Rear View Camera

The Rear-View Camera is another key feature of the SUV as it offers a clear view of what’s behind the vehicle. Drivers can navigate Reverse with confidence.

BLIS (Blind Sport Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

BLIS is also the vital technology offered by the Ford Explorer 2021 as it assists in detecting and alerting drivers to vehicles in their blind spots. The Cross-Traffic Alert can detect traffic behind the vehicle when the driver slowly backs out of a parking spot or driveway.

Pre-Collison Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

The pre-collision assist with AEB feature scans the road ahead and can alert drivers to potential collisions with vehicles or pedestrians. The brakes apply automatically if an impact becomes imminent so that, the driver need not apply any corrective action.

Lane-Keeping System

The Lane-Keeping System is introduced to assist drivers in staying in their lane irrespective of any distraction. This system scans the vehicle’s position between the lines on the road ahead and can alert drivers.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control

The Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is equipped on the Ford Explorer 2021 to help drivers keep their pace on their journey. It also comes with Speed Sign Recognition that can slow down the vehicle if the traffic ahead has stopped or slowed down.

Active Park Assist 2.0

The Active Park Assist 2.0 allows drivers to park confidently even in tight parallel or perpendicular sports. The vehicle can detect an appropriate parking spot with a push of a button and lets the driver know when to stop and put the car in neutral.

This feature also offers park out assist with side-sensing capability so that drivers can confidently navigate out of a spot.

Ford Explorer 2021 Choices

The Ford Explorer 2021 comes with more choices than ever as customers can choose various models including Timberline, ST, King Ranch, and Hybrid.

Timberline

The Ford Explorer 2021 Timberline is built to offer improved ground clearance to meet adventure needs. It comes with features including Deep Cyprus ActiveX seating with Heathered Cloth insert, a unique Timberline logo, heated steering wheel, and much more to keep everyone comfortable for the whole trip.

ST

The Explorer 2021 ST is introduced to blend utility with power performance as it features an athletic stance, unique ST badging, and a bold grille. The ST is powered by a muscular 3.0L EcoBoost engine that produces a power of 400hp and a torque of 415 lb.-ft. The top speed offered is 143 mph.

King Ranch

The King Ranch offers a rugged luxury with the handcrafted, authentic Southwestern feel and detailing. The interior of the Ranch features 85 square feet of Mesa Del Rio heated leather seats, a 12-speaker B&O Sound system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The King Ranch is powered by an EcoBoost V6 engine that generates a power of 365 hp and offers a towing capacity of up to 5600 lbs.

Hybrid

The Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid is the only Hybrid in its class that offers a towing capacity of up to 5000 lbs. It is fully off-road capable also.

The Hybrid edition comes with a rear-wheel-drive model that offers more miles traveled between fill-ups with the 3.3L Hybrid Engine.

Ford Explorer 2021 [Technical Specifications]

Engine

Engine Specifications
2.3L EcoBoost® I-43.0L EcoBoost® V63.3L Hybrid
Drive typeRear-wheel drive with available intelligent four-wheel driveIntelligent 4WDRear-wheel drive with available intelligent four-wheel drive
Engine type2.3L Turbocharged, Direct Injection Ti-VCT EcoBoost® I-43.0L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6Naturally aspirated V6
Transmission10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability10-speed automatic with selectShift® capability
Final drive ratio3.58:13.31:13.58:1
Horsepower (net @ RPM)300 @ 5500 rpm*ST: 400 @ 500 rpm*
Platinum: 365 @ 5500 rpm*
318 @ 6500 rpm**
Torque (lb.-ft. @ RPM)310 @ 3500 rpm*ST: 415 @ 3500 rpm*
Platinum: 380 @ 3500 rpm*
322 @ 2500 rpm**
Compression ratio10.0:19.5:112.0:1
Valve liftersDirect acting mechanical bucketDirect acting mechanical bucketDirect acting mechanical bucket
Induction System TurbochargedTwin TurbochargedNaturally aspirated V6
Fuel deliveryDirect InjectionDirect InjectionDirect Injection
ExhaustDual exhaust with chrome tipsQuad chrome exhaust tipsDual Chrome Exhaust tips
Engine block typeCast aluminumPlatinum/ST: Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI)
Cylinder head materialCast aluminumCast aluminum

Chassis

Chassis Specifications
Front suspensionMacPherson strut front suspension with 32mm front stabilizer bar
Front shocksGas-pressurized hydraulic
Rear suspensionMulti-link independent rear suspension with 22mm rear stabilizer bar
Rear shocksGas-pressurized hydraulic
BrakesPower 4-wheel disc with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
SteeringElectronic Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Towing

Towing Specifications
ConfigurationAxle RatioMax. Loaded Trailer Weight
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 RWD3.365,300 lbs.
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 4WD3.515,300 lbs.
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 4WD3.58*5,600 lbs.
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 4WD3.165,600 lbs.
3.3L Hybrid V63.73**5,000 lbs.

Capacities

Capacities
(cu.ft. – unless otherwise noted)
Maximum Seating Capacity (occupants)7
Passenger Volume152.7
Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row18.2
Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row47.9
Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row87.8
Fuel capacityXLT / Limited / Timberline (17.9 U.S. gal)
ST / Platinum (20.2 U.S. gal)
Base Curb Weight4,345 lbs.
Capacities: Seating
Maximum Seating Capacity7
Minimum Seating Capacity6

Interior

Interior Dimensions
(in.)
Head Room – First Row40.7/38.9Standard moonroof Platinum
Head Room – Second Row40.5/38.2Standard moonroof Platinum
Head Room – Third Row38.9
Maximum Leg Room – First Row43
Leg Room – Second Row39
Leg Room – Third Row32.2
Hip Room – First Row59.2
Hip Room – Second Row59.1
Hip Room – Third Row40.9
Shoulder Room – First Row61.8
Shoulder Room – Second Row61.9
Shoulder Room – Third Row54.6

Exterior

Exterior Dimensions
(in.)
Wheelbase119.1
Length198.8St has unique front fascia
Height69.9
Width – Excluding Mirrors78.9
Width – Including Mirrors89.3
Width – Mirrors Folded82.7
Front Track66.9
Rear Track66.9
Front Overhang33.7St has unique front fascia
Rear Overhang46.9
Approach Angle (degrees)21.023.5 for Timberline
Departure Angle (degrees)22.023.7 for Timberline
Ramp Breakover Angle (degrees)17.1
Minimum Running Ground Clearance7.98.7 for the Timberline

Highlights

Vehicle Highlights
Max Seating Capacity7
Wheels Available18″ Painted Aluminum, standard on base    
18″ Five-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum
20″ Polished aluminum
20″ Hand polished aluminum
20″ Machined aluminum
21″ Aluminum wheels
20″ Bright machined-face aluminum
21″ Premium aluminum
18″ High Gloss Black-Painted Aluminum

Ford Explorer 2021 Price

Ford Explorer 2021 ModelsFord Explorer 2021 Price
2021 Explorer Starting at $32,925 
2021 Explorer XLTStarting at $35,075 
2021 Explorer LimitedStarting at $45,255 
2021 Explorer TimberlineStarting at $46,015 
2021 Explorer STStarting at $49,000 
2021 Explorer King RanchStarting at $52,600 
2021 Explorer PlatinumStarting at $52,730 

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