2021 Ford® Explorer SUV | Capability Features

2021 Explorer

Capability

Capability Drives Experience

The 2021 Explorer is ready for adventure, thanks to an array of capability-enhancing features. From RWD and a 10-speed transmission to the available 3.0L EcoBoost® engine and available 4WD with Terrain Management System, the Explorer is prepared for the road ahead.
A 2021 Ford Explorer Limited being driven up a mountain road

Do What You Want. And Then Some

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice between four powerful engines. For additional traction on your escapades, there’s available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System and seven selectable drive modes.

Explorer Limited Hybrid

The Explorer Limited Hybrid is a no-compromise hybrid SUV that’s engineered for big adventures. Not only is it the only hybrid in its class* that can tow 5,000 pounds,** it’s also fully off-road capable.

*Class is Large Utilities.

**Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories and number of passengers.

2021 Ford Explorer Limited in Iconic Silver being driven up a hill with bikes attached to a rooftop bike rack

Side-Wind Stabilization

Side-wind stabilization, standard on all series, can help counteract heavy wind conditions. This feature helps to stabilize the vehicle in situations where you are likely to encounter heavy gusts of wind. The system keeps you from having to fight the wind and put in extra effort when overtaking large trucks, crossing a bridge or simply driving on the open road.
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10-Speed Transmission

The 10-speed transmission makes transitioning between speeds a more efficient process, ensuring smooth upshifts and downshifts. Compared with a 6-speed, the 10-speed delivers improved overall performance, with enhanced acceleration at the low and mid ranges of the power band.  
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