2021 Ford Explorer - Riverside Ford

The latest model year of the Ford Explorer makes a few tweaks to the previous model year but remains mostly unchanged. The latest iteration of the Ford Explorer mostly makes changes to various trim levels along with a few new paint choices. The Ford Explorer is a roomy three-row SUV that offers up ample performance, tech, and comfort choices. Byron, GA drivers in the market for a new SUV that's sporty, tech-savvy, and spacious can look to the new Ford Explorer with confidence. The new Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum.


The latest model year is a complete carryover in the performance realm, retaining the same three engine options as the previous model year. Warner Robins, GA drivers can enjoy a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that manages plenty of power from the get-go. Indeed, the base 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine manages 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. If the base engine is less powerful than you'd like, then drivers can opt for three alternatives. Slotting in just above the standard engine is a versatile 3.3-liter V6 hybrid that makes 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque.

If you're not interested in a hybrid but you'd like to improve upon the base engine power output, then stepping to a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 might be of interested. The 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine boasts 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. The most powerful engine with the new Ford Explorer is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that comes equipped with the performance-oriented ST trim. This specially configured 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine offers up 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Milledgeville, GA drivers can look forward to a 10-speed automatic transmission with all engine options. Rear-wheel drive is standard with most engines while all-wheel drive is an available upgrade.



The new Ford Explorer ensures that drivers can stay connected while on the go thanks to a robust set of standard tech features. The base Explorer trim includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, an AM/FM radio, USB inputs, and a 6-speaker audio system. Byron, GA drivers can look forward to increased technology features with upper trim levels. The second-tier XLT trim, for instance, includes a 6.5-inch color LCD driver information cluster and dual second-row USB ports. Moving to the Limited trim ensure an even ampler array of technology, with a Bang & Olufsen and wireless charging coming standard. The sporty ST trim isn't all performance! The ST trim adds in a 12.3-inch digital driver information display.

Safety Features

Wondering about safety features? Fear not, the new Ford Explorer touts a whole host of futuristic safety features to help boost driving confidence on Byron, GA roads. Every new Ford Explorer model comes outfitted with a bundle of driver assistance features; Ford Co-Pilot360. The Ford Co-Pilot360 package includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking (and pedestrian detection), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, The new Ford Explorer also comes outfitted with an upgraded version of the Co-Polot360 package, which is the Co-Pilto360+. The Ford Co-Pilot360+ features evasive steering assist, post-impact braking, active cruise control (with stop/go), lane-centering, speed limit sign recognition, and voice-activated navigation functionality. The Ford Co-Pilot360+ package also includes SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.

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Have a few lingering questions about the new Ford Explorer? Feel free to contact our team! When you're ready for a test drive, head over to our directions page so you can head to our dealership.

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