2021 Ford Explorer Configurations

February 17th, 2021 by

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If you have decided on a new Ford Explorer to upgrade your Normal-area driving experience, you’ve made a great choice. With its spacious and versatile interior, smart tech features, and powerful performance capabilities, this midsize SUV checks all the boxes. You’ll have four individual 2021 Ford Explorer configurations to choose from at Sam Leman Ford, each loaded with unique features that add comfort, convenience, and connectivity. Find out which Ford Explorer trim trim level will best suit your lifestyle and budget in this guide from Sam Leman Ford.

2021 Explorer Trim Levels: Pricing and Features

2021 Ford Explorer interior cross section

Whether you pick the base-level trim or the top-of-the-line Platinum model, you’ll find that the Ford Explorer configurations offer the power, versatility, and comfort to elevate any Decatur drive. Take a close look at the price and feature highlights of each of the Ford Explorer trim levels below.

2021 Ford Explorer Base

This introductory Explorer model starts with an MSRP of $32,225 and includes:

  • 300-hp 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-Cylinder engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission 
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Available Intelligent 4WD
  • Tri-zone Automatic Temperature Control
  • Ford MyKey® 
  • FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat Bench Seat
  • Third-row 50/50 split-fold Bench Seat, Manual
  • Reverse Sensing System

2021 Ford Explorer XLT

With a starting MSRP of $34,000, the XLT model comes equipped with the following:

  • First-row heated seats
  • Second-row bucket seats
  • Dual Second Row Smart Charging USB ports

2021 Ford Explorer Limited

The Limited trim starts at $45,005 MSRP and adds features such as:

  • Optional 318-hp 3.3L Hybrid V6 engine
  • Leather Seating Surfaces with Micro Perforation and Accent Stitching
  • Second Row Captain’s Chairs with Power-Assist Fold and E-Z Entry
  • Multi-Color Ambient Lighting
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ford SYNC® infotainment system with voice-activated touchscreen navigation
  • B&O Sound System by B&O with 12 speakers 
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Universal Garage Door Opener

2021 Ford Explorer ST

Geared for performance, the ST model starts with an MSRP of $52,605 and comes features the following upgrades:

  • 365-hp 3.0L EcoBoost® V6
  • Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
  • Unique Sport-Tuned Independent Front and Rear Suspension
  • Second-row heated bucket seats
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • First- and Second-Row Floor Mats with Unique Badging

2021 Ford Explorer Platinum

At the top of the Explorer trim levels is the Platinum model, which starts with an MSRP of $54,480 and offers features such as:

  • Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces with Accent Stitching
  • Black Carpet Floor Mats with Brunello Stitching, Platinum Branded, Front and Second Rows
  • Twin-Panel Moonroof
  • Illuminated Front Scuff Plates
  • B&O Sound System by B&O with 14 speakers 
  • Cargo Management System

Find Your New Ford Explorer Configuration at Sam Leman Ford!

Have you picked out the 2021 Ford Explorer trim you want to drive on Champaign-area roads? Take a look at our current Explorer lease offers, and then contact us to schedule a test drive. We’re certain that you will be impressed by all that the Ford Explorer has to offer, so come see us today! If you’re not sure that the Explorer is the right 3-row SUV for you, check out our Explorer vs. Expedition comparison.

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