2021 Ford Explorer

The Ultimate Exploration Vehicle

The 2021 Ford Explorer is primed for modern-day exploration. Its adjustable interior offers space and comfort for the whole family. And it helps you make the most of every experience with connected technology and an athletic build that's ready for whatever lies ahead.

Explorer

Starting at $32,925

EPA Est. MPG 27 City 29 Hwy


Reverse Sensing System

The standard Reverse Sensing System emits a series of beeps when you’re nearing certain objects behind your vehicle. The closer you get to the object, the quicker the beeps. Plus, the Reverse Brake Assist system can detect a stationary object, a vehicle crossing, or a pedestrian or cyclist behind you during the daytime and when the weather is clear.

Intelligent 4WD

Available Intelligent 4WD optimizes powertrain and braking systems, allowing the vehicle to deliver the right amount of traction to match the driving conditions. *

Rear-Wheel Drive

The 2021 Explorer uses rear-wheel drive to maximize performance and design. Rear-wheel drive architecture enables a sporty and athletic design, on- and off-road capability and impressive towing capacity.

XLT

Starting at $35,075

EPA EST. MPG 21 City 28 Hwy


First-Row Heated Seats

2021 Ford Explorer has available heated seats and heated steering wheel which are sure to keep you comfortable on your adventures.

Terrain Management System

The Terrain Management System, available with both 2WD intelligent 4WD, can help tackle any adventure. With up to seven Selectable Drive Modes controlled by a single easy-to-use dial in the center console that includes normal, trail, deep snow/sand, slippery, sport, tow/haul and eco mode. Each come with special 3D animated graphics in the available 12.3-inch digital cluster.

Reverse Sensing System

The standard Reverse Sensing System emits a series of beeps when you’re nearing certain objects behind your vehicle. The closer you get to the object, the quicker the beeps. Plus, the Reverse Brake Assist system can detect a stationary object, a vehicle crossing, or a pedestrian or cyclist behind you during the daytime and when the weather is clear.

Limited

Starting at $45,255

EPA Est. MPG 21 city 28 hwy


3.3L Hybrid Engine

The Explorer Limited Hybrid is the only Hybrid in its class that can tow 5,000 pounds* and it’s also fully off-road capable.

Leather Seating Surfaces with Micro-Perforation and Accent Stitching

Available front heated and ventilated leather-trimmed seating surfaces deliver four season comfort for you and your front passenger.

SYNC with Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System

Your SYNC® with Voice-Activated Navigation-equipped vehicle gives you voice control to reach your destination easily and avoid traffic along the way. Use SYNC to get directions, detailed map views, voice-guided turn-by-turn directions, personalized traffic alerts (with available SYNC Services), and more.

Timberline

Starting at $46,015

EPA Est. MPG 18 City 25 Hwy


Trailer Tow Package – Class III

The Class III Trailer Tow Package includes a Class III frame-mounted hitch and trailer connections. ST and Limited models featuring the 3.0L EcoBoost® engine offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds. Timberline has this package standard with a towing capacity of 5,300 pounds. *

Unique Grille – Dark Carbonized Gray with Provisions for Dealer Installed Ford Performance Auxiliary Lights

Grille features unique styling with off-road queues specifically designed for Timberline. Available with Ford Performance auxiliary lights.

18" High Gloss Black-Painted Aluminum with Laser-etched Timberline Logo

Unique 18" aluminum wheels are embossed with a laser-etched Timberline logo.

ST

Starting at $49,000

EPA Est. MPG 18 City 24 Hwy

3.0L EcoBoost® Engine

As the backbone of the ST, King Ranch and Platinum powertrains, the 3.0L EcoBoost® takes the athletic feel of Explorer a step further. By using turbocharging and direct injection, the Platinum powertrain generates 365 horsepower plus 380 lb.-ft. of torque. * The ST combines this muscular engine with Ford Performance engine tuning. With 400 hp plus 415 lb.-ft. of torque* and top speed of 143 mph, the 2021 ST really brings the power.

Intelligent 4WD

Available Intelligent 4WD optimizes powertrain and braking systems, allowing the vehicle to deliver the right amount of traction to match the driving conditions. *

ST Interior

The ST interior comes with leather seating surfaces with micro perforations and an ST logo as well as City Silver accent stitching that travels throughout the interior.

King Ranch

Starting at $52,600

EPA Est. MPG 18 City 26 Hwy

Del Rio Leather seating (all rows)

The 2021 Explorer King Ranch surrounds you with luxury. It offers a hand-crafted, southwestern feel and offers the kind of attention to detail you’ll only find in a King Ranch model. Including 85 plus square feet Mesa Del Rio leather seats that feature a hand-stitched King Ranch logo.

3.0L EcoBoost® Engine

As the backbone of the ST, King Ranch and Platinum powertrains, the 3.0L EcoBoost® takes the athletic feel of Explorer a step further. By using turbocharging and direct injection, the Platinum powertrain generates 365 horsepower plus 380 lb.-ft. of torque. * The ST combines this muscular engine with Ford Performance engine tuning. With 400 hp plus 415 lb.-ft. of torque* and top speed of 143 mph, the 2021 ST really brings the power.

20" Ten-Spoke Aluminum with King Ranch Center Cap

With 20" Ten-Spoke Aluminum Wheels that feature a unique King Ranch Center Cap, the 2021 Explorer King Ranch makes a statement from the moment you arrive.

Platinum

Starting at $52,730

EPA Est. MPG 18 City 24 Hwy


Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces with Accent Stitching

Exclusive to Platinum are Tri-Diamond leather seating surfaces with accent stitching.

Twin-panel Moonroof

The available twin-panel moonroof does more than just let light in. It offers an impressive view of the sky and allows you to feel the warmth of the sun. Bringing a little of the outdoors into the cabin.

B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers

The B&O Sound System by Bang and Olufsen comes standard with 12 speakers on the Limited, ST, and Platinum. The 980-Watt, 14-Speaker system is available on ST and Platinum.

Made for the Hustle and Bustle

Whether you're running the kids to soccer practice or gearing up for any other adventure, the 2021 Explorer has the comfort you want and the capability. With seating for up to seven and an available Cargo Management System*, there's room for everyone and all their gear.

*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.

Intuitive Interior Design

Once inside, you'll notice an array of amenities that make for a comfortable and convenient drive. And because it was built for the active lifestyle, you can expect an interior space that accommodates the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about anything else you may need on the road to exploration.

Your Home Away From Home.

The 2021 Explorer gives you the tools for seamless adventures. With the help of innovative technology, you can sit back and relax, staying connected with features like SYNC® 3 and an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.27  The added benefit of an available wireless charging pad* gives you a reason to keep your phone on standby while you enjoy some time away in your personal sanctuary.

*Available Qi wireless charging may not be compatible with all mobile phones.

An SUV That Adapts.

The 2021 Explorer is designed to make the most of any situation. It gives you the tools to take on your adventures or your errands with your choice of Outfitters packages plus a number of features that include available Michelin® self-sealing tires, extra cargo space and a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.

BANG & OLUFSEN© 2020 and B&O© 2020. BANG & OLUFSEN™ and B&O™ are registered trademarks of Bang & Olufsen Group. Licensed by Harman Becker Automotive Systems Manufacturing Kft. All rights reserved.

Adventure Awaits

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice of four powerful engines. For additional traction there's available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ and seven selectable drive modes. And with the ability to tow a maximum of 5,600 lbs.,* you won't be slowed down, not even with a hefty camper in tow.

*Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

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