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2021 Ford Explorer Specifications

Base 4WD

MSRP: $34,225
MSRP based on Base 4WD
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Quick Specs

Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.3 L
EPA Class Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name Base 4WD
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
Transmission Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic

Dimensions

Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4345
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39
Third Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Passenger Capacity 7
Front Hip Room (in) 59.2
Third Head Room (in) 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.9
Third Hip Room (in) 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 152.7
Second Head Room (in) 40.5
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.8
Second Hip Room (in) 59.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9
Liftover Height (in) 32.8
Wheelbase (in) 119.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9
Height, Overall (in) 70.2
Length, Overall (in) 198.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2
Track Width, Front (in) 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 20.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 83.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 59
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 18.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 87.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.1

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 (2020)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 (2020)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 (2020)

Performance Specs

Engine
Displacement 2.3 L/140
Engine Order Code 99H
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 310 @ 3500
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5500
Transmission
Trans Type 10
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.58
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Order Code 44T
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.00
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.88
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Size P255/65HR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P255/65HR18
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link

Safety Features

Safety
Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera Yes
Stability Control Yes
Other Features AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control Electronic Stability...
Terrain Management System ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Reverse Sensing System Rear Parking Sensors
Ford Co-Pilot360 - BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) Blind...
Ford Co-Pilot360 - Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian...
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Keeping Assist
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure Warning
Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter,...
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3...
Back-Up Camera w/Washer

Warranty

Warranty
Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 5
Drivetrain Miles/km 60,000
Drivetrain Years 5
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 60,000
Roadside Assistance Years 5

Other Specs

Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5300
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Compare 2021 Ford Explorer different trims:
Base 4WD
Base RWD
Limited 4WD
Limited RWD
MSRP
$34,225
MSRP
$32,225
MSRP
$46,710
MSRP
$44,710
Gas Mileage
20 mpg City / 27 mpg Hwy
Gas Mileage
21 mpg City / 28 mpg Hwy
Gas Mileage
20 mpg City / 27 mpg Hwy
Gas Mileage
21 mpg City / 28 mpg Hwy
Engine
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Engine
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Horsepower
300 @ 5500
Horsepower
300 @ 5500
Horsepower
300 @ 5500
Horsepower
300 @ 5500
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity
7
Passenger Capacity
7
Passenger Capacity
6
Passenger Capacity
6
Transmission
Automatic w/OD
Transmission
Automatic w/OD
Transmission
Automatic w/OD
Transmission
Automatic w/OD