New Ford Explorer at Portage Ford

2021 Ford Explorer at Portage Ford

Explore the adventure-ready 2021 Ford Explorer, a bold and capable SUV equipped to take on any season or terrain with ease. Unleash the perfect combination of versatility, technology, and power waiting for you. Whether you're in the first, second, or third row, the new Explorer offers more space than ever with seating for up to seven and an available Cargo Management System. Uncover everything the new Ford Explorer has to offer, try out all the powertrain options to experience extra power, extra mileage, or the perfect combination of both! Stop by Portage Ford today to test drive the all-new 2021 Ford Explorer and to find a great deal on a new or used Fords.


Performance and Capability

Tailored to suit your lifestyle, the new Explore lets you choose between the standard rear-wheel-drive platform for added mileage or an upgrade to the available 4WD system for more traction. The choices don't stop there, choose from a selection of up to four powerful engine options, a Terrain Management System™, and seven selectable drive modes to fully customize your drive to suit your lifestyle. Additional Ford Explorer performance highlights include:

  • 21 city and 28 highway mpg
  • Hill Descent Control™, Terrain Management System™, and Trailer Sway Control
  • Available Unique Sport-tuned Independent Front and Rear Suspension
  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, available 3.3L Hybrid Engine, or available 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine

Premium Comforts

Stretch out in premium comfort and amenities with the Explorer's loaded standard and available features that optimize you and all your passenger's experience. With more space and premium entertainment technology, the all-new 2021 Ford Explorer comes road-trip ready at a moment's notice. Ford Explorer's interior highlights include:

  • Seating for up to seven
  • Available Tri-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Available Twin-panel Moonroof
  • Available B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Available Second Row Captain's Chairs with Power-Assist Fold and E-Z Entry

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology

Drive with confidence thanks to the innovative standard and available Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology found in the all-new 2021 Ford Explorer. Featuring advanced safety features that don't just look out for you and your passengers but also other drivers and pedestrians.  Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology advanced safety features includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available Lane-Keeping System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage

2020 vs 2021 Ford Explorer

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers an all-new available XLT Sport Appearance Package that features unique Carbonized Gray-painted 20-inch wheels with matching grille, rugged skid plates, hood lettering, and a bold new dual chrome exhaust tips.


2021 Ford Explorer Competitive Comparisons

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Chevy Traverse

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Chevy Traverse
2021 Ford Explorer
Fuel Economy: 21 city / 28 highway mpg
Torque: 310 lb-ft
Transmission: 10-speed automatic w/OD
Power Outlets: 5 12-Volt
Rear Legroom: 39.0"
2021 Chevy Traverse
Fuel Economy: 18 city / 27 highway mpg
Torque: 266 lb-ft
Transmission: 9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt
Rear Legroom: 38.4"

The 2021 Ford Explorer is perfect for all weekday responsibilities and weekend adventures. Its adjustable interior offers space and comfort for the whole family. The Ford Explorer offers enhanced fuel efficiency, strong performance, and more comfort over the competition. Enjoy a 10-speed automatic transmission combined with 310 lb-ft of torque. Your passengers can sit comfortably with 39" of rear legroom.

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Toyota Highlander

2021 Ford Explorer vs the Toyota Highlander
2021 Ford Explorer
Starting Price: $32,225
Horsepower: 300
Torque: 310 lb-ft
Transmission: 10-speed automatic w/OD
Power Outlets: 5 12-Volt
2021 Toyota Highlander
Starting Price: $34,910
Horsepower: 295
Torque: 263 lb-ft
Transmission9: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Power Outlets: 2 12-Volt

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers a lower starting price and stronger performance over the 2021 Toyota Highlander. The new Explorer SUV offers 300 horsepower, 310 lb-ft of torque, and the ability to tow a maximum of 5,600 lbs.. The intelligent 4WD adds optimized powertrain and braking systems.


Ford Explorer Trims

 

Explorer

Starting at $32,225


  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat Bench Seat
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • Power Liftgate

 

 Explorer XLT

Starting at $34,000


  • 2.3L EcoBoost Engine
  • Second-row Console
  • First-Row Heated Seats
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology

 

 Explorer Limited

Starting at $45,705


  • Available 3.3L Hybrid Engine
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology
  • Wireless Charging Pad

 

Explorer ST

Starting at $52,605


  • 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine and Intelligent 4WD
  • EXPLORER badge on hood
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Leather Seating Surfaces

 

Explorer Platinum

Starting at $54,480


  • 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine and Intelligent 4WD
  • Unique with Satin Aluminum Finish Grille
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers
  • Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces with Accent Stitching

Ford Explorer FAQs


The base Explorer model starts at $32,225 and can go up to $54,480 with the Explorer Platinum trim.

The new Ford Explore’s dimensions are 198.8” L x 89.3” W x 69.9” H.

Yes, the new Explorer offers numerous engine options including a 2.3L EcoBoost Engine, an available 3.3L Hybrid Engine, or an available 3.0L EcoBoost® Engine.

The 2021 Ford Explorer boasts an impressive 21 city and 28 highway mpg fuel economy.

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers premium seating for up to seven passengers.

The 2021 Ford Explorer offers a spacious 152.7 cu-ft of passenger volume.

Yes, the new 2021 Ford offers Intelligent 4WD for premium traction and confidence in any terrain.

The new 2021 Ford Explorer comes equipped with Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology, an advanced safety system that includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Available Lane-Keeping System and Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360™ 2.0
  • Available BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Coverage

The new Explorer offers a slew of premium comforts and amenities to enhance your drive including an available Tri-zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, an available Twin-panel Moonroof, and even an available B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen 12 speakers.

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    3013 County Hwy CX
    Portage, WI 53901

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Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, doc fee, or destination charge. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors. For Fit EV Models, 132 city/105 highway/118 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.