2021 Ford Explorer

What's New For the 2021 Ford Explorer?

The Ford Explorer gets some changes to all trim levels in 2021, and it also has some updates exclusive to specific trims. This year, the Explorer has more standard features for most trims. It also has more optional amenities to choose from. For 2021, the XLT trim has an enhanced appearance package that gives it an even more athletic exterior.

2021 Explorer Has Abundant Features

Starting with the first trim level, you'll find a pleasing array of standard features for the Ford Explorer in 2021. More features are offered for the various trims as well. The base Explorer trim has two bench-style seats that fit seven individuals. However, starting with the second trim, you can choose to have seats for up to six people with captain's chairs instead. The base trim gets roof rails, while chrome accents distinguish successive trims of the Explorer.

To start, you will get a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen display with Ford's infotainment system, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. The Explorer begins with cloth seats, but premium leather seating is standard when you reach the top trim called the Platinum. The Platinum also has navigation, a premium sound system, and a voice-controlled infotainment system. Available options for the Ford Explorer this year include massaging front seats, a large 10-inch infotainment display, and a dual-screen entertainment setup for the back row.

2021 Ford Explorer Interior

2021 Ford Explorer Performance

The 2021 Escape can be ordered with two gasoline engines, and the Limited trim has an optional hybrid engine. The first gasoline engine is a turbo four-cylinder. This engine's peak power output is 300 HP and about 310 LB-FT of maximum torque. The base engine has a displacement of 2.3L. The second engine, standard on the sporty ST trim, is also turbo-charged. This engine offers more power at 400 HP, and its torque output increases to 415 LB-FT. Both engines have the same transmission, a 10-speed automatic, and you can get rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. A  3.3L V6 combines with an electric motor with 318 HP for the hybrid powertrain.

Ford Explorer Safety at the Forefront

All Explorer trims in 2021 have the same safety amenities to start, with more advanced aids standard or available on the higher-level trims. The Explorer's minimum safety amenities include blind-spot warning, forward collision mitigation, lane-keep assist, and lane-change alert. The base safety package also includes trailer sway control. Adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, and a panoramic backup camera are standard from the Limited trim and up.

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