Review, Specs, Configurations, Interior, and Prices of the 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford Explorer

MSRP: $32,225 - $54,480
3.7

Reliability

3.0/5

Safety

4.9/5

Interior

3.3/5

Performance

3.7/5

Strengths

  • Ride and handling composite
  • Many characteristics
  • Good capacity for cargo
  • Strong engines

Weaknesses

  • Second and third-row seats are less comfortable than competitors
  • The new modern infotainment system does not upgrade much
  • Interior of low Rent

2021 Ford Explorer Review

The 2021 Ford Explorer is in the bottom 3rd of our SUV ranking. It is strong and provides a comfortable ride, but it is not compatible with its interior quality. The Ford Explorer, which was totally redesigned, is effectively unchanged for the current model year. The large crossover back with available all-wheel drive. It comes with some fresh turbocharged engines and a hybrid.

The results were much more fun driving and a pleasant interior. The inclusion of an XLT Sport package is a new feature of the 2021 Explorer. It offers 20-inches wheels in a dark gray color, echoed on the grille, badges, and skid plates. It has an interior of light gray with a double-tone upholstery. The rest of the lineup remains unchanged.

More details regarding the 2021 Explorer Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, then click our post.

2021 Explorer Specs and Features

Engine2.3L I-4
Seating7 Passengers
Power300 @ 5500 rpm
Transmission10-speed auto
MPG21 City / 28 Hwy
Drivetrainrear-wheel Drive
2021 Explorer Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

  • No noticeable changes

2021 Ford Explorer Configurations

2021 Ford Explorer Configurations
2021 Explorer Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Explorer are listed below:

1. 2021 Ford Explorer Base 4dr 4×2

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer Base 4dr 4×2 is $32,225. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 2.3L I-4 Engine, 300 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower, 10-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 310 @ 3,500 rpm Torque, Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, Rear-wheel Drive type, 18″ silver aluminum Wheels, Cloth Seat Trim, Rear air conditioning, with separate controls, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, ABS and driveline Traction control, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, 50-50 bench Third-row seats, and Reverse Sensing System Parking assist.

2. 2021 Ford Explorer Base  4dr 4×4

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer Base  4dr 4×4 is $34,225. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Base 4dr 4×2. The only feature is the 4Wheel drive.

3. 2021 Ford Explorer XLT  4dr 4×2

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT  4dr 4×2 is $34,000. 

Specs and Features: It has replacing features on the Base. It comes with Heated Mirrors, Premium cloth seat trim, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, and Driver Lumbar support.

4. 2021 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr 4×4

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr 4×4 is $36,000. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as XLT  4dr 4×2. The only feature is the 4Wheel drive.

5. 2021 Ford Explorer Limited  4dr 4×2

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer Limited  4dr 4×2 is $45,005. 

Specs and Features: It has replacing features on XLT. It comes with SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, Leather seat trim, 20″ silver aluminum Wheels, a navigation system, Forward, and Reverse Sensing System Parking assist, Front Fog/driving lights, and Windshield wipers – rain-sensing.

6. 2021 Ford Explorer Limited  4dr 4×4

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer Limited  4dr 4×4 is $47,005. 

Specs and Features: The specs and features are almost the same as Limited 4dr 4×2. The only feature is the 4Wheel drive.

7. 2021 Ford Explorer ST 4dr 4×4

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer ST 4dr 4×4 is $52,600. 

Specs and Features: It has additional features on Limited. It comes with a 3.0L V-6 Engine, 400 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower, 10-spd w/OD Transmission, 415 @ 3,500 rpm Torque, Four-wheel Drive type, Ford Co-Pilot360 – Active Park Assist 2.0 Parking assist, and 20″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheels.

8. 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr 4×4

Price: The MSRP of the 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum 4dr 4×4 is $54,480. 

Specs and Features: It has replacing features on ST. It comes with 380 @ 3,500 rpm Torque, 365 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower, and a 21″ machined w/painted accents aluminum wheel.

2021 Explorer Interior

What is the seating capacity of the 2021 Explorer?

If you’re considering seats, the Explorer has a seven or six people capacity. The front seats are comfortable and spacious, and the drivers have good views. However, the second and third-row seats are less spacious and lack enough protection than in some other mid-size SUVs.

How many Child Car Seats are there in a Ford Explorer 2021?

Four full sets of LATCH connectors are available to protect the child’s seats: two in row two and two in row one and row three. This LATCH system is relatively simple to use, but the upper tether anchors may be confused with other hardware.

Interior Quality of 2021 Explorer

The Explorer’s interior design is perfect, though not unattractive. However, the materials’ consistency is lacking, so the whole of this Ford is much rougher than class competitors.

Cargo Space of Ford Explorer 2021

Many medium-sized SUVs are below the Ford capacity. Behind the third row, the Explorer offers you 18.2 cubic feet of space. The third row has been folded, with 47.9 cubic feet, while the second and third rows were folded to 87.8 cubic feet.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation in 2021 Explorer

The Standard features include a touch 8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, six speakers, satellite radio, and wireless Internet. 

  • Infotainment features include a 10.1-inch portrait layout touch screen, 12.3-inch customized display screen, Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker sound system, and a rear-seat entertainment system. 
  • Further standard features: automatic tri-zone climate control, the start of push-button, and remote start 
  • A double panel moonroof and a household power outlet are also available.
Ford Explorer 2021
Ford Explorer 2021

Should I Buy a Ford Explorer 2021?

Yes, the Ford Explorer 2021 is the best option because it is strong, provides a comfortable ride, and good space for cargo.

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A 2021 Explorer is going to exist? 

In the summer of 2019, the 2020 Ford Explorer reached McKie Ford. We expect the 2021 release date of Ford Explorer to be this summer with the same schedule in mind. 

When will I order a Ford Explorer 2021?

On 13 July 2020, the Ford Explorer’s 2021 orders were officially launched. Manufactured in the Chicago Assembly Plant, where the Explorer was built alongside the Lincoln Aviator, it was started on 21 September 2020. 

Is Ford Explorer valued? 

The Ford Explorer 2019 is our top choice for the explorer’s best model year worth. In 2019, on average, you will only pay 73% of the new price, with 92% of the vehicle’s useful life. The model years 2016 and 2018 are both attractive and relatively good value for Explorers.

For more information about the latest Ford Explorer, kindly visit the Explorer’s official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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