The Ford Explorer is the mid-size SUV that Ford fans love. Significantly redesigned in 2020 and available in several trim levels, it continues to improve in 2021 with some noteworthy new features. But it maintains the features that made it so famous in the first place. For example, it includes three rows of seats that you can actually use; that’s not always the case in vans of this size. It also has a large cargo area, making it a wise family-friendly choice while giving it an advantage in terms of versatility. Because of its modern sophistication, it also has all the connectivity options that have become indispensable, from Android Auto and Apple Car Play to the possibility of having an Internet network in the vehicle.
Every version is all-wheel drive, which is not the case with our neighbours south of the border.
For 2021, Ford has chosen to keep the same versions. However, we improved on comfort by offering heated seats as standard features, and offered an optional heated steering wheel. A sporty-looking package is now available on the XLT version, including 20-inch Carbon Grey aluminum wheels. In addition to the upgraded wheels, the package also consists of a mesh grille with Carbon Grey accents, as well as a unique rocker panel, dual exhaust outlets, light slate-coloured interior trim, fake skid plates, and much more.
More powerful versions of the Ford Explorer are also available. The 400 horsepower of the ST version, for example, allows you to move the SUV with surprising enthusiasm in a vehicle of this size. The 3.0- litre twin-turbo V6 engine is impressive, and since the gearbox has also been adapted for these specifications. Ford can now boast an SUV with a lively and dynamic response. It should be noted that the same engine also equips the Platinum version but is configured differently for 365 horsepower.
The cabin of the Ford Explorer is pleasant and well thought out. It’s functional and offers plenty of room for occupants, no matter what seat they’re sitting in. Even access to the rear seats has become more accessible thanks to a new mechanism that allows the second- row seat to be removed at the touch of a button.
An 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment display is standard. To get the optional 10.1-inch vertically oriented display, you’ll need to upgrade to the Platinum or ST version; however, each model is available with voice-activated navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system. A 12-speaker B&O audio system also comes standard in almost all models.
Safe, comfortable and powerful – it can tow up to 5100 pounds if adequately equipped – the 2021 Ford Explorer certainly has a version that will meet your needs