Ford
Explorer
2021
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2021 Ford Explorer Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2021 Ford Explorer specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2021 Ford Explorer warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$32,225
Invoice *
$31,258
Engine
2.3L I-4 300 HP 310.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission
10-spd w/OD
Fuel Economy City
21.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
28.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
2.3L I-4 300 HP 310.0 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
Transmission
10-spd w/OD
Alternator
regenerative
Battery
with run down protection
Axle Ratio
3.58
Recommended Fuel Type
premium unleaded
Fuel Tank
18.6 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline
Electronic Stability
AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
independent multi-link
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
18.0 " silver aluminum
Front Tires
P255/65HR18.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel
Seating Capacity
7
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
center
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Rear Seats
35-30-35 bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable
Third Row Seats
50-50 bench
Seat Trim
cloth
Door Trim
cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpeted front & rear / rubber front & rear
Dashboard Insert
metal-look/piano black
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Auxiliary Visors
dual
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
locking
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front & rear
Floor Console
full
Overhead Console
mini with storage
Cup Holder
front and rear
Seatback Storage
2
Door Bins
dual
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
plastic
Cargo Net
cargo net
Cargo Tie Downs
cargo tie downs
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
dual zone front
Climate Control
automatic air conditioning
Rear Air Conditioning
rear air with separate controls
Air Filter
air filter
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
radio steering wheel controls
Speakers
6
Antenna
integrated roof
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Power Outlets
5
Trunk Pulldown
trunk/hatch auto-latch
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Retained Accessory Power
retained accessory power
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
Emergency SOS
SYNC 3 911 Assist
Internet Access
FordPass Connect 4G internet access
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
in-dash
Compass
compass
Exterior Temperature
exterior temperature
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Check Control
redundant digital speedometer
Trip Computer
trip computer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Parking Sensors
Reverse Sensing System rear
Steering Wheel Type
telescopic tilt
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
power
Quarter Vent Rear Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Speed Sensitve Wipers
speed sensitive wipers
Rear Windshield Wiper
fixed interval
Rear Heated Wipers
wiper park
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
seat mounted
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
seat mounted
Overhead Airbag
Safety Canopy System
Occupancy Sensor
occupancy sensor
Knee Airbag
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
SecuriLock
Panic Alarm
panic alarm
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
87.8 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
198.8 "
Exterior Width
78.9 "
Exterior Height
70.2 "
Wheelbase
119 "
Front Tread
67 "
Rear Tread
67 "
Curb Weight
4,345 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
5,300 lbs.
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
39.0 "
Front Headroom
40.7 "
Rear Headroom
40.5 "
Third Row Headroom
38.9 "
Front Hiproom
59.2 "
Rear Hiproom
59.1 "
Third Row Hiproom
40.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
61.9 "
Third Row Shoulder Room
54.6 "
Passenger Volume
153 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
18.2 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded
47.9 cu.ft.
Mud Flaps
front and rear
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bumpers
front body-colored
Rear Bumper
black
Bodyside Cladding
black
Wheel Well
black
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote
Trailering
class III
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
60/60,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
60/60,000
Accessories Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2021 Ford Explorer safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

XLT 4dr 4x4
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
Base 4dr 4x2
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
Limited 4dr 4x2
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
Limited 4dr 4x4
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
Platinum 4dr 4x4
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
ST 4dr 4x4
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
XLT 4dr 4x2
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT
XLT 4dr 4x4
DRIVER
PASSENGER
FRONT SEAT
REAR SEAT

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