Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing, MI, drivers looking for their ideal SUV will love what they find inside the 2021 Ford Explorer. After one ride behind the wheel, you won't want to give it up. Let our team here at LaFontaine Ford of Lansing give you the rundown and show you what to expect through this Ford Explorer review!

Get Inside the Explorer

With room for up to seven passengers, you'll have plenty of space inside the 2021 Explorer. And since it comes standard with a third-row 50/50 split-fold Bench Seat and a second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat Bench Seat, you'll have loads of customization options to fit everyone and everything inside. Take advantage of these cargo capacities:


Maximum Cargo Capacity

Behind Third Row

18.2 cu. ft.

Behind Second Row

47.9 cu. ft.

Behind Front Row

87.8 cu. ft.

The standard tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control system ensures that you, your copilot, and your rear-seat passengers will all get to enjoy personalized comfort. None of you will have to comprise on your ideal temperature again.

Additionally, the available B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers makes sure everyone will feel like they have the best seat in the house. Whether seated up front or in the third row, each passenger will be able to enjoy the music with crystal-clear audio quality.

Ford Explorer: Performance Capabilities

As you may have guessed from its name, this SUV is made for exploration. That means, it comes with incredibly powerful performance capabilities. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission with selectShift® capability. Plus, you'll get to choose from three available powertrains.

The standard engine is a 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder that achieves 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft torque. If you're looking for serious power, you might want to choose the 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine that comes with Intelligent 4WD (4-wheel drive). This V6 engine can offer up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft torque. There's even an available 3.3L Hybrid engine for enhanced efficiency.

You can also get your Explorer equipped with the available Terrain Management System™ that offers up to seven selectable drive modes for enhanced performance. These drive modes include:

  • Trail
  • Deep Snow/Sand
  • Slippery
  • Sport
  • Tow/Haul

The Explorer is even able to tow up to 5,600 pounds when properly equipped. And since the Explorer comes standard with trailer sway control, you'll be more than ready to hit the road while towing your boat or trailer.

2021 Explorer: Technology Features

When it comes to safety technology, the Explorer leaves nothing to be desired. You'll have standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ that includes feature such as:

  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
  • Rear View Camera
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert

You can also keep an eye on these systems, drive modes, and more through the available 12.3-inch digital cluster!

Test Drive the Ford Explorer

When you want to learn more about the 2021 Explorer, LaFontaine Ford of Lansing is your destination. We can set you up with a test drive and answer all your questions about this excellent vehicle. Learn more about how the Ford Explorer will fit in with your daily drives around Lansing, Holt, and East Lansing, Michigan, by visiting us today!

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