The 2021 Ford Explorer: Explore with Confidence

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Few SUVs in Santa Maria shine like the new Ford Explorer. It brings new features that are rare to find in stylish SUVs in the market. The Explorer was made for seating of seven or six. Space and comfort abide in the interior cabin. This is because the cabin's configuration includes three or two seats for the middle row and two for the rear. Powertrain choices are also multiple; it features a hybrid variant with highly efficient gas mileage values. The exterior has a bold and aggressive look attributed to the front grille. The athletic built makes the SUV ready for any challenge ahead of it. The 2021 Explorer was made for exploration with the entire family. Connected technology available in the SUV enables the occupants to make the most of their experience in all their explorations.

What's New?

Most of the upgraded features in the 2021 models are specific to the trims. However, a general upgrade includes changes in the choice of exterior paint to a minor extent. Specific upgrades include some features once standard in the Limited trim is now optional. The XLT receives three upgrades; heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a sport appearance package. The top three models now get a front 8-way power-adjustable passenger's seat. The top Platinum trim is now equipped with a standard cargo organizer, optional in other trims.


The performance of the Explorer has impressed Santa Maria Ford Lincoln clients thus far. It includes a hybrid variant with impressive horsepower. The engines available include a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 300 horsepower, a twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 with 400 horsepower, a twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 with 365 horsepower, and a 3.3-liter hybrid V6 with 318 horsepower. The base, Limited, and the XLT get the four-cylinder, the Platinum gets the 365-horsepower engine, while the ST gets the highest horsepower. The ST and Platinum are available with standard all-wheel-drive, while in other trims, the all-wheel-drive is optional.

Interior and Technology

Among the many things that the 2021 Ford Explorer shines at are technology, cabin space, and comfort. The cabin can accommodate sports equipment, kids, pets, camping gear, and anything you can imagine. It has a seating of seven. It also has the cargo management system that makes the SUV ready for the hustle and bustle from Lompoc and Nipomo and explorations outside it. The system has seven drive modes; sport, slippery, deep snow or sand, Eco mode, haul or tow, normal, and trail. Amenities available in the cabin include the entertainment system and technologies aimed at providing comfort. The material covering the seats and steering wheel can be leather. The second row can have either three or two seats. Those with two seats have a seating capacity of six instead of seven. Seats in this row can move forward and back to adjust legroom to the comfort of the passenger. When they slide to the front, they can increase the volume of the cargo area. The passenger volume in the hybrid variant is not compromised because the battery goes below the rear seats. There are 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row. Buyers will access up to 87.8 cubic feet when the last two rows of seating are folded. With such volume, no passenger's cargo will be left behind.

Technology includes a heated steering wheel, heated seats, a hands-free tailgate, and folding third-row seats. Top models like the Platinum have ventilated seats, massaging seats, and power adjustment. The entertainment system is a SYNC 3 that features Ford plus Alexa, a touchscreen, and Waze. Buyers can use their voice to activate an interface that enables them to make calls and play music hands-free. Alexa provides voice navigation and connection to smart devices in your home.

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