2021 Ford Explorer

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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Upper Midsize SUV of 2021

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Upper Midsize SUV
#4 Ford Explorer

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 Ford Explorer after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's ability to hold personal items exactly where you want them
  • Experience of using voice assistance in your vehicle
  • Effectiveness of your vehicle's headlights

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 Ford Explorer during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Sound of your vehicle's engine/motor
  • Sound the doors make when you close them
  • Comfort of your vehicle's ride

Performance Specs

MPG City

18 - 23


23 - 28


285 - 400


10 speed, Automatic w/OD


Gas/Electric V-6, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6


Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 Ford Explorer Review

The Ford Explorer sets the standard for three-row crossover utility vehicles. Others can try to match its eye-catching design up-to-date technology and unmistakable capability but there’s only one true Explorer. Choose from five trims starting with the Explorer and moving through the top-of-the-line Platinum. Your Explorer can carry up to seven passengers. Or fold the second- and third-row seats flat and you can pack in over 87 cubic feet of gear. No matter how you do it available E-Z Entry second- and PowerFold third-row seats make loading and unloading a breeze. As your adventures change your Explorer changes with them. Available Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive with Terrain Management gives you up to seven selectable drive modes. But your Explorer isn’t just rugged. From its voice-activated SYNC 3 infotainment system to its Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features to its available Twin-Panel Moonroof it’s ready. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build an Explorer that’s all yours. The Ford Explorer. Style and comfort for any adventure.
Every Ford Explorer is loaded with technology. Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility lets you use your voice or steering-wheel-mounted controls to change radio stations make phone calls and more. Need directions? Available voice-activated navigation and SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link let you know what traffic’s like on the way. Available FordPass Connect’s 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot lets you connect up to ten devices and the FordPass app4 lets you use your smartphone as a remote control for your Explorer. The Ford Explorer. Stay connected.
Every Ford Explorer comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist features to help you stay safe. The Blind-Spot Information System lets you know when it’s safe to change lanes and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert helps you back out of parking lots and driveways safely. The Lane-Keeping System lets you know when you’re drifting—and tells you to take a break if it happens too often. Available Adaptive Cruise Control maintains your speed when the road is clear and slows your Explorer when it detects slower traffic ahead. The Ford Explorer. Because safety is the ultimate luxury.
Towing off-roading and highway road trips are more fun in a Ford Explorer. The Explorer ST features an exclusive 400-horse twin-turbocharged three-liter EcoBoost V-6. It’s the most powerful Explorer ever. Or go green with the Explorer Limited’s available 3.3-liter Hybrid powertrain. Available Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive with Terrain Management gives you up to seven settings so your Explorer can tackle everything from gravel and grass to mud and sand. Tow up to 5 600 pounds when you equip your four-wheel-drive V-6 Explorer with the Class III Trailer Tow Package. The Ford Explorer. It’s more fun.

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