Sleek in its design and ready to transport you and six of your family members or friends in three-row comfort, the Ford Explorer offers exciting new interior and exterior features for 2021. Learn about them and Sign up for updates on the arrival of 2021 Ford Explorer SUVs to our lot at Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL. In the meantime, check out our new Ford Explorer inventory and Ford Explorer offers. Have questions? Give us a call at (877) 470-0298 or contact us online.

2021 Ford Explorer:
What's New?

Driving comfort and convenience are top of mind when it comes to the enhancements you'll find on the 2021 Ford Explorer. The Explorer gets a few new interior styling details and an eight-way front row passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum trims. On the XLT trim, first-row heated seats and a heated steering wheel now come standard.

Limited trim packages now include a hands-free foot-activated liftgate, power tilt and telescopic steering column, third row Powerfold® seats, memory driver's seat, driver and passenger side memory functionality, 110V/150W AC power outlet, power and heated glass, and power-folding sideview mirrors with Autofold.

On the outside, you'll find more wheel options and new standard wheel styles. Standard on the base model are 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, while 18-inch five-spoke Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels come standard on the XLT trim. The ST trim features 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, while the Platinum trim comes standard with 21-inch bright-machined face aluminum wheels with luster nickel-painted pockets. Premium painted 20-inch aluminum wheels and 20-inch hand-polished aluminum wheels are optional on select trims.

Other changes for 2021 on the Ford Explorer are a new optional XLT Sport Appearance Package and an optional Cargo Area Management System for the base, XLT, Limited, and SLT trims. The Cargo Area Management System comes standard on the Platinum trim. The ST High-Performance Pack adds high-performance brake pads to its standard offerings.

2021 Ford Explorer:
Interior Features & Cargo Space

Along with expanded seating options and new interior styling details being offered on the all-new 2021 Explorer, you'll find interior features carried over from the 2020 Explorer that include:

  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seats with accent stitching
  • Heated second row captain's seats
  • Twin panel moonroof
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • E-Z Entry second row
  • Second row sun blinds
  • 12-speaker B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen or an available 14-speaker, 980-watt sound system
  • Available multicontour front seats with Active Motion®
  • Available PowerFold third row seats

When it comes to stashing away luggage, bringing home groceries, or picking up that great furniture find, the Explorer makes it easy with up to 87 cubic feet of cargo space.

2021 Ford Explorer:
Engine Options & Specs

Engine options for the 2021 Ford Explorer remain the same as the offerings on the 2020 model year. The 2021 Explorer is equipped with rear-wheel drive but offers an all-wheel drive platform. Each engine option is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. Performance for each engine option is outlined in the table below.


2.3L EcoBoost I4

3.0L EcoBoost V6

3.3L Hybrid


300 HP

400 HP (ST), 365 HP (Platinum)

318 HP


310 lb.-ft.

415 lb.-ft. (ST), 380 lb.-ft. (Platinum)

322 lb.-ft.

Fuel Economy

18 city/24 hwy MPG

21 city/28 hwy MPG

27city/29 hwy MPG

Max. Towing

5,300 lbs.

5,600 lbs.

5,000 lbs.

2021 Ford Explorer:
Hybrid Model Available

If the combination of gas-electric power appeals to you, you're going to love the 3.3L Hybrid engine for your 2021 Explorer. Drive an incredible 500 miles between pit stops. This hybrid is powered by a 3.3L V6 engine that features an electric motor built into a ten-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is available.

2021 Ford Explorer:
Safety & Technology Features

Find everything you need to stay connected and entertained when you're on the road in your 2021 Ford Explorer. Ford has your back when it comes to safety, too. You'll find rear door child safety locks, stability control, a tire pressure monitoring system, rearview camera, and emergency braking assist. Other standard and available safety features and driver assist tech include:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • 360-degree camera with washer
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Adaptive headlamps
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS® with trailer coverage
  • Trailer sway control
  • Side wind stabilization
  • Ford/reverse sensing system
  • Hill Descent Control®
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping system
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Evasive steering assist

Infotainment and connectivity features include SYNC® 3, FordPass Connect™, an eight-inch LCD touchscreen display, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio.

2021 Ford Explorer:
for Sale in Countryside, IL

Sign up for updates regarding the arrival of 2021 Ford Explorer trims to Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL. You can also search our inventory online. Have questions? Give us a call at (877) 470-0298 or contact us online.

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