2021 Ford Explorer Trim Levels: 5 Great Choices

March 16th, 2021 by

Once you’ve decided the Ford Explorer is the right SUV for you, it’s time to start thinking about trim levels. There are five to pick from, and this guide goes over the highlights of each:

Ford Explorer

The base Ford Explorer comes with a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, as are several advanced tech components, including:

  • Remote start
  • Push-button start
  • An 8-inch touchscreen
  • A Wi-Fi hot spot
  • USB ports
  • Android Auto™
  • Apple CarPlay™
  • A 6-speaker stereo
  • Satellite radio

If you plan to make this a family vehicle, you will also appreciate all of the built-in safety features, such as:

  • Driver drowsiness monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward automatic emergency braking

Ford Explorer XLT

On top of the features found in the base trim, the XLT comes with power-folding second-row captain’s chairs, heated front seats, and extra USB ports.

Ford Explorer Limited

The comfort amenities increase in the Limited trim, as it comes standard with:

  • Ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated second-row seats
  • A heated steering wheel
  • Power-folding third-row seats

You will also get additional tech and safety features:

  • A household-style power outlet
  • Wireless device charging
  • A 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen® stereo
  • Navigation
  • Front parking sensors
  • A surround-view parking camera system
  • Lane centering
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Ford Explorer ST

You’ll get a bigger engine in the ST trim: a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that pumps out 400 horsepower. This also trim comes with:

  • Front sport seats
  • 4-wheel drive
  • A sport-tuned suspension
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Parallel and perpendicular park assist.

Ford Explorer Platinum

With the top-of-the-line Platinum trim, you will get that same 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, but this one produces 365 horsepower. This is the trim you’ll want for off-roading, as it includes 4-wheel drive, rear skid plates, and a tow package.

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