2021 Ford Explorer Base RWD

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Price with options: $32,675

MSRP: $32,675

Base Invoice: $31,695

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Sport Utility

MPG

City: 21 - Hwy: 28

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2021 Ford Explorer Pros

The Ford Explorer returns for 2020 with its most extensive changes in nearly a decade. Replacing the outgoing 3.5L V6 is a new more powerful and capable 3.0L Ecoboost V6 making 365 horsepower all based on a newly optional rear-wheel-drive platform. Coupled together with a new 10-speed automatic transmission that allows for better gas mileage and towing capacity, the new Explorer platform is set to impress. A new ST model takes this added powerplant to greater levels producing a whopping 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque through a unique sport tuned ST chassis. The Explorer's newly minted silhouette features an athletic stance with sculpted angular lines, and a revamped front grille. Inside a comfortable and spacious interior with improved cargo capacity plays host to a plethora of smart technologies and smart design to make every drive more enjoyable.

2021 Ford Explorer Model Highlights

The Explorer is offered in base, XLT, Limited, ST and Platinum models, but no matter the model, it comes with three well-designed rows of seating and room for up to seven (the second row comes with two bucket seats for adults). While the third row is kid-sized, it's easier to fold than those on just about any other model, thanks to the simple, single-button power-folding system. Parents will also note that LATCH fasteners for child seats are included in the second-row outboard positions. Both the second and third rows flip forward, giving a cavernous amount of cargo space.

The base 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine makes a healthy 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, with fuel economy at a class leading 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway and a 5000-lb tow capacity this engine is real workhorse. A beefier 3.0L Ecoboost V6 is available on Platinum trimmed vehicles producing 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque, with tow ratings all the way up to a 5600-lb maximum when properly equipped and an even more powerful ST model making 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

The available Intelligent 4-wheel-drive system in the Explorer is available with all engines, and it is designed with the urban driving done by most Explorer owners in mind. The system includes a Terrain Management system that recalibrates itself for snow, sand or mud when needed. With 4-wheel drive, there's also Hill Descent Control, to help maintain composure on steep, slippery slopes.

Standard equipment on the Explorer is more extensive than what's found in most mainstream-brand vehicles. Cruise control, a media hub system, four 12-volt power points, cap less fuel-filling and the MyKey control/monitoring feature are all standard on the base model, while optional or standard goodies on the upper XLT or Limited trims include dual-zone climate control; remote start; power-folding, heated side-view mirrors; reverse sensing; ambient lighting, adjustable pedals, a 360 degree camera system, push-button start and a 110-volt AC outlet.

The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes 21-inch premium aluminum wheels, quilted leather seating, optional Multi-contour Seats with Active Motion, a 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive portrait touchscreen and a 980- watt B&O sound system with 14 speakers.

MyFord Touch combines a host of vehicle, information and entertainment functions in an interface that appears a bit like that of iPads or other tablet computers. The system works together with Ford's Sync interface to interact seamlessly -- and with voice commands -- with media players, smartphones and music on USB sticks.

All Explorers include both Roll Stability Control and Curve Control sophisticated stability control systems. Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags also cover all three rows and an SOS Post-Crash System helps alert authorities if the airbags deploy. Safety-related tech features on the Explorer include available Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist, adaptive cruise control with a collision warning system that includes brake support as well as a Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.

2021 Ford Explorer Model News

The Ford Explorer has been rated one of the safest utility vehicles at any size or price; it's the first vehicle in the world to offer rear inflatable seatbelts. Curve control -- a more advanced version of electronic stability control -- is also a Ford exclusive. Ford's MyKey system helps parents manage the teen drivers in the family.

The Explorer also stands out for being one of the "greenest" choices available. Ford claims best-in-class gas mileage for non-hybrids and notes that the Explorer EcoBoost will go 20 percent farther on a gallon of gas than the Honda Pilot.

2021 Ford Explorer Value Writeup

Quiet interior; excellent ride quality; world-class safety features; good value; EcoBoost engine: trailering capabilities

Brakes
4-Wheel Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Disc Brake Type
Yes Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
13.6 Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Engine
2.3 L/140 Displacement
99H Engine Order Code
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Engine Type
Gasoline Direct Injection Fuel System
300 @ 5500 SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 3500 SAE Net Torque @ RPM
Mileage
21 EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 Fuel Economy Est-Combined (N/A)
Suspension
Strut Suspension Type - Front
Strut Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Transmission
Rear Wheel Drive Drivetrain
0.85 Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.71 First Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
4.88 Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00 Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 Third Gear Ratio (:1)
Automatic w/OD Trans Description Cont.
Trans Description Cont. Again
44T Trans Order Code
10 Trans Type
Vehicle
Standard SUV 2WD EPA Classification
Weight Information
4345 Base Curb Weight (lbs)
MECHANICAL
Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 -inc: auto start-stop technology
Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
3.58 Non-Limited-Slip Rear Axle Ratio
GVWR: TBD
50 State Emissions System Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles with the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 FFV engine.
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
Rear-Wheel Drive
Engine Oil Cooler
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Regenerative Alternator
Towing Equipment -inc: Trailer Sway Control
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
17.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
EXTERIOR
Wheels: 18" Painted Aluminum
Tires: P255/65R18 AS BSW -inc: mini spare
Steel Spare Wheel
Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Black Rear Bumper
Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
Black Door Handles
Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper, Heated Wiper Park and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Lip Spoiler
Black Grille
Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Autolamp Auto On/Off Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Auto High-Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
LED Brakelights
ENTERTAINMENT
Radio: AM/FM Stereo -inc: MP3 capability, 6 speakers, speed-compensated volume and SiriusXM radio w/a 3 month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM radio inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM customer agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming.
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Internal Memory
Streaming Audio
Integrated Roof Antenna
SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility and 1 smart-charging multimedia USB port in the media hub,
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
2 LCD Monitors In The Front
INTERIOR
Driver Seat
Passenger Seat
35-30-35 Folding Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
Fixed 50-50 Bench Cloth 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints
Front Cupholder
Rear Cupholder
Compass
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look/Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Cloth Captain's Chairs -inc: 8-way power driver's seat w/power function for tilt and recline, 4-way manual front passenger seat w/fore/aft and recline and 2-way manually adjustable driver and front passenger head restraints
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 5 12V DC Power Outlets
Front And Rear Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Cargo Access
FordPass Connect -inc: 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connects up to 10 devices w/wireless data trial that begins upon AT&T activation and expires at the end of 3 months or when 3GB of data is used, whichever comes first, but cannot extend beyond the trial subscription period for remote features, To activate, go to www.att.com/ford), remotely start, lock and unlock vehicle, schedule specific times to remotely start vehicle, locate parked vehicle and check vehicle status (FordPass Connect, the Ford Pass App, and Complimentary Connected Services are required for remote features (see FordPass terms for details), Connected Service and features depend on compatible AT&T network availability, Evolving technology/cellular networks/vehicle capability may limit functionality and prevent operation of connected features, Connected services excludes Wi-Fi hotspot.), Note: Ford Telematics and data services prep included for fleet only: FordPass Connect 4G Wi-Fi modem provides data to support telematics and data services including but not limited to vehicle location, speed, idle time, fuel, vehicle diagnostics and maintenance alerts, Device enables telematics services through Ford or authorized providers, Activate at www.fleet.ford.com or call 833-FCS-Ford, (833-327-3673)
Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
Delayed Accessory Power
Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
Systems Monitor
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Analog Appearance
Seats w/Cloth Back Material
Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Center Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
5 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration
SAFETY
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Reverse Sensing System Rear Parking Sensors
Ford Co-Pilot360 - BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) Blind Spot
Ford Co-Pilot360 - Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure Warning
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
Back-Up Camera w/Washer