2021 Ford Explorer

Compare the Ford Explorer to the Competition at Shields Ford

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. Compare the 2021 Ford Explorer to the competition below and contact us to schedule a test drive.


Ford Explorer

Kia Telluride

Honda Pilot

Toyota Highlander

Base MSRP $36,000 $44,090 $40,960 $41,410
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
MPG (City/Highway) 20/27 19/24 19/26 20/276
Max Cargo Space 18.2-cubic-feet 21.0-cubic-feet 16.7-cubic-feet 16-cubic-feet
Maximum Torque Output 310ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm 262ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm 262ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm 263ft-lbs. @ 4700 rpm
Upholstery Premium cloth Leather Leather Leatherette
Adaptive Cruise Control Optional Standard Standard Standard
Roadside Assistance 5 yr./ 60000 mi. 5 yr./ 60000 mi. 3 yr./ 36000 mi. 2 yr./ unlimited mi.
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Standard Standard
Parking Assistance Standard Standard Optional Optional
Headroom 40.7 inches/40.5 inches 39.5 inches/38.8 inches 39.5 inches/39.9 inches 39.6 inches/39.4 inches
Legroom 43.0 inches/39 inches 41.4 inches/42.4 inches 40.9 inches/38.4 inches 42 inches/41 inches

Intuitive Interior Design

Once inside the Explorer, 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.

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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