• 2021 Ford Explorer

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  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $32,225
    • $24,795
    • Avg. Paid
    • $31,486
    • $24,269

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.1 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.3 /10
    • 7.1 /10
    • Interior
    • 6.6 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Safety
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Good cargo capacity
      • Powerful engines
      • Plenty of features
      • Composed ride and handling
      • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
      • User-friendly infotainment system
      • Good fuel economy ratings
      • Standard all-wheel drive
    • Cons
      • Low-rent interior
      • Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
      • Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade
      • Lowest-possible predicted reliability rating
      • Mediocre engine power

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.3 L/140
    • Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 28 Hwy
    • 26 City / 33 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sport Utility
    • Sport Utility
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 119.1
    • 105.1
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 198.8
    • 182.1
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 78.9
    • 71.5
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 70.2
    • 67.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Privacy Glass
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Standard
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 4345
    • 3449
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    Towing
    • Trailer Hitch Receiver
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs.)
    • 5300
    • 1500
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    •  
    • Optional
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Liftgate
    • Standard
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 7
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 152.7
    • 111.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 40.7
    • 41.2
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 43
    • 43.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 61.8
    • 58.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 59.2
    • 54.1
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 40.5
    • 39.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 39
    • 39.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 61.9
    • 57.2
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 59.1
    • 53.6
    • Third Leg Room (in.)
    • 32.2
    •  
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.)
    • 87.8
    • 76.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.)
    • 47.9
    • 31.1
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)
    • 18.2
    • 31.1
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    •  
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Satellite Radio
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    • Hard Disk Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • WiFi Hotspot
    • Standard
    •  
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Apple CarPlay
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Android Auto
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    • Standard
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Additional Rear Seat
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Lane Keeping Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Standard
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • All Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    • Optional
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded H-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.3 L/140
    • 2.5 L/152
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 300 @ 5500
    • 182 @ 5800
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 310 @ 3500
    • 176 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    •  
    • 35.4
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21 (2020)
    • 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 28 (2020)
    • 33
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 18.6
    • 16.6
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Double Wishbone
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    • Standard

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