New Ford Explorer Model Review

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Research the all-new 2021 Ford Explorer, discover all the epic performances, sophisticated stylings, and premium amenities waiting for you. With seating for up to seven and an available Cargo Management System, the new Ford Explorer is the perfect companion for your daily commute and off-road adventure. Unlock the perfect balance of comfort, fuel economy, and power. See how the new Ford Explorer compares to the competition in dynamic power, premium comforts, and advanced technology. Experience the new 2021 Ford Explorer for yourself with a test drive at Dixon Ford VW today. Whether you need to Purchase, Finance, or Service a New or Pre-Owned Ford or Volkswagen, you've come to the right place.


 Performance and Capability

The choice is yours between a slew of impressive performances in the new Ford Explorer. Take things to the next level with the new Ford Explorer's available 4WD system, Terrain Management System™, and up to seven selectable drive modes to fully customize your drive. Additional Ford Explorer performance highlights include:
  • 21 city and 28 highway mpg
  • Hill Descent Control™, Terrain Management System™, and Trailer Sway Control
  • Available Unique Sport-tuned Independent Front and Rear Suspension
  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, available 3.3L Hybrid Engine, or available 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine

Premium Comforts

Uncover all the premium comforts and amenities waiting for you in the new Ford Explorer, get the most out of your everyday drive by enjoying all the competitive space and features designed to enhance your ride. See how the new Ford Explorer puts you and all your passengers first by offering standard luxury amenities on par with the top premium car brands. Ford Explorer's interior highlights include:
  • Seating for up to seven
  • Available Tri-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Available Twin-panel Moonroof
  • Available B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Available Second Row Captain's Chairs with Power-Assist Fold and E-Z Entry

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology

Experience next-level driving confidence in the new Ford Explorer. Uncover everything the new Ford Explorer's Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology has in store for you. Featuring advanced safety features that don't just look out for you and your passengers but also other drivers and pedestrians.  Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology's advanced safety features includes:
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available Lane-Keeping System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage

What's new to the 2021 Ford Explorer

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers an all-new available XLT Sport Appearance Package that features unique Carbonized Gray-painted 20-inch wheels with matching grille, rugged skid plates, hood lettering, and a bold new dual chrome exhaust tips.

2021 Ford Explorer Competitive Comparisons

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Chevy Traverse

2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
Fuel Economy: 21 city / 28 highway mpg
Torque: 310 lb-ft
Transmission: 10-speed automatic w/OD
Power Outlets: 5 12-Volt
Rear Legroom: 39.0"
2021 Chevy Traverse
Fuel Economy: 18 city / 27 highway mpg
Torque: 266 lb-ft
Transmission: 9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt
Rear Legroom: 38.4"

You don’t have to choose between potent power or dynamic fuel economy, get the best of both worlds with the new 2021 Ford Explorer. Compared to the lackluster power and unimpressive fuel economy of the new Chevy Traverse, the new Ford Explorer empowers you with the standard fuel economy and torque your life demands. The impressive features don’t stop there, the all-new Ford Explorer also offers a multitude of impressive features including a collection of 12-Volt power outlets and an available B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speaker, and more!

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Toyota Highlander

2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer
Starting Price: $32,225
Horsepower: 300
Torque: 310 lb-ft
Transmission: 10-speed automatic w/OD
Power Outlets: 5 12-Volt
2021 Toyota Highlander
Starting Price: $34,910
Horsepower: 295
Torque: 263 lb-ft
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt

Why pay more for less? Get all the advanced standard technology, potent power, and premium amenities you deserve with the new 2021 Ford Explorer. Compared to the new Toyota Highlander, the new Ford Explorer comes in at over $2,000 cheaper and offers an array of superior features. From standard power and epic performance features to eye-catching looks and advanced safety features, the new Ford Explorer is built to impress. Enjoy the ability to conquer all seasons with the Ford Explorer’s Hill Descent Control™, Terrain Management System™, and available Trailer Sway Control. Features lacking in the latest Toyota Highlander model.

Ford Explorer Trims

 

Explorer

Starting at $32,225

 


  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat Bench Seat
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • Power Liftgate

 

 Explorer XLT

Starting at $34,000


  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Second-row Console
  • First-Row Heated Seats
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology


 

Explorer Limited

Starting at $45,705


  • Available 3.3L Hybrid Engine
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • Wireless Charging Pad

 

Explorer ST

Starting at $52,605


  • 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine and Intelligent 4WD
  • EXPLORER badge on hood
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Leather Seating Surfaces

 

Explorer Platinum

Starting at $54,480


  • 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine and Intelligent 4WD
  • Unique with Satin Aluminum Finish Grille
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces with Accent Stitching

Ford Explorer FAQs


The base Explorer model starts at $32,225.

The new Ford Explore’s dimensions are 198.8” L x 89.3” W x 69.9” H.

Yes, the new 2021 Ford offers Intelligent 4WD for premium traction and confidence in any terrain.

The new Explorer offers a 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, an available 3.3L Hybrid Engine, or an available 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine.

The new Explorer offers an available Tri-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, an available Twin-panel Moonroof, and even an available B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers.

The 2021 Ford Explorer boasts an impressive 21 city and 28 highway mpg fuel economy.

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers premium seating for up to seven passengers.

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology is a collection of driver assistance features equipped in the new Ford Explorer and includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available Lane-Keeping System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage

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    Dixon, IL 61021

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