2021 Ford Explorer Review

Over 30 years ago, the Ford Explorer made its first appearance on the road, and now, the 2021 Ford Explorer is an SUV staple. When you travel through Pensacola, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach, Florida, it’s possible that you pass by multiple incarnations of this excellent vehicle. If it sparks your interest, learn more by reading below and visiting World Ford Pensacola.

Space to Relax

2021 Ford ExplorerOutside, the Explorer turns heads with its striking body, but inside, find even more to appreciate. It provides seating for up to seven passengers with generous dimensions for stretching out.

Each seat in the front can be upgraded with ventilation and leather surfaces. If you select the available Multicontour seats, they include Active Motion® with five massage themes to help you decompress. A standard tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control system contributes to that level of relaxation.

Exactly how much space you get can be found below.

Dimensions First Row Second Row Third Row
Headroom 40.7 inches 40.5 inches 38.9 inches
Hip Room 59.2 inches 59.1 inches 40.9 inches
Legroom 43 inches 39 inches 32.2 inches
Shoulder Room 61.8 inches 61.9 inches 54.6 inches

Storage in the back expands to a maximum of 87.8 cubic feet with both the second and third rows down. Add the Cargo Management System, and it gives you organizational tools to keep things in order.

Up-to-Date Technology

2021 Ford Explorer InteriorIf you choose the available 10.1-inch LCD Capacitive Portrait Touchscreen, it lets you select the app you want and see it right in front of you. Maybe you want to turn on your 14-speaker B&O™ Sound System by Bang & Olufsen or use the available SYNC® 3 system and go shopping while you drive with Ford + Alexa.

Ford + Alexa also enables voice navigation and gives you detailed traffic information on your route. The Waze app can be added to your Explorer, too. It helps you find the best route and receive up-to-date alerts about accidents, construction, and other excess traffic in your path.

Staple of Safety

While the Explorer is one of the staple SUVs, the Ford Co-Pilot360™ contains six staple safety systems to keep you on track. Systems in this bundle include Automatic Emergency Braking, the BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert, and the Rear View Camera.  If you wish, upgrade to the advanced and available 360-Degree camera. It uses four cameras with varying views and presents them in a split-view display.

Additional systems like Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Park Assist 2.0 work to ensure you maintain the proper speed even in congestion and ace parking in the tightest of spaces.


Individual Performance

Could it be that we saved the best for last? Well, that depends on what type of performance you expect. The Explorer offers three engines to cater to your individual driving needs. For those interested in the most heft and power, the ST and Platinum trims with the enhanced 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque.

The 2.3L EcoBoost®, which generates 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, comes standard in the base trim level. This trim will achieve an EPA-estimated 27 city/29 highway MPG for the ultimate in gas mileage. The available 3.0L and the 3.3L V6 hybrid engines round out the collection. With the 3.0L engine, you can tow up to 5,600 pounds when equipped with the trailer tow package.

To conquer any kind of road condition you can encounter, the 10-speed automatic transmission and the available Terrain Management System™ with seven drive modes work in tandem to do so.

Choose the SUV Staple 2021 Ford Explorer

By choosing the 2021 Ford Explorer, you’re driving in the classic staple of the SUV lineup. With 30 years of experience, this SUV provides excellent performance and plenty of comfort when driving around Pensacola, Crestview, and Fort Walton Beach. Schedule your test drive at World Ford Pensacola today!