2021 Ford Explorer Review

Each year, Ford takes steps to further its already impressive SUV lineup. Folks around King William, West Point, and Williamsburg looking for a practical, personalized SUV should consider our 2021 Ford Explorer review. The Explorer showcases a bevy of favorable traits from strength and towing to abundant safety and infotainment technologies.

This review will serve as a good introduction to the 2021 Explorer. Of course, a test drive is the best way to determine if the vehicle fits your lifestyle, so contact West Point Ford to set up your in-person meeting after you finish reading!

2021 Ford Explorer Performance: Horsepower, Torque, Towing

While not the largest SUV within the Ford lineup, the 2021 Explorer displays impressive strength that belies its size. There are three engines for you to consider, none of which fall below 300 horsepower or 300 lb-ft of torque. Here's what you can expect from each:

  • 2.3L 4-cylinder making 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L V6 making 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.3L hybrid making 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque

You can trust your Explorer to tow large trailers no matter the engine you have under the hood, too. The hybrid engine can tow up to 5,000 pounds, the 2.3L engine offers 5,300 pounds of towing, and the 3.0L engine helps the Explorer reach its peak towing capacity of 5,600 pounds!

Interior Proportions

Depending on how you arrange the cabin, the 2021 Ford Explorer can use its 152.7 cubic feet of passenger volume to carry seven passengers at once. Each individual is going to be quite comfortable too, with front row legroom offering 43 inches of space, the second row providing 39 inches, and the rear seats offering 32.2 inches.

Then there's the matter of cargo storage, a trait you can adjust by folding either the second- or third-row seats. Here's the space behind each row:

  • 18.2 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row
  • 47.9 cubic feet of cargo behind the second row
  • 87.8 cubic feet of cargo behind the first row

Safety and Infotainment Technology

The technology of the 2021 Ford Explorer, whether you're using it for safety or infotainment, is mightily impressive. For instance, an available 10.1-inch LCD capacitive portrait touchscreen can be linked to your smartphone, giving you unprecedented access to applications and other services on the road.

There's also a 12.3-inch digital cluster behind the steering wheel that you can customize to show the exact information you care about.

For safety, there are some neat tricks, like the Park Assist 2.0 system. All you do is find the right parking place, shift to neutral, then hold the Park Assist 2.0 button in the cabin. As you hold the button, the SUV automatically parks into perpendicular or parallel places!

Ford Explorer is More Refined for 2021

It feels like you can say this with each model year of the Explorer, yet the 2021 Ford Explorer receives refinement in the form of performance, practicality, and technology. A test run of the SUV around West Point, King William, and Williamsburg is possible by coming to West Point Ford!