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2021 Ford Explorer For Sale In Jacksonville, FL

When you live near the Jax there are plenty of ways to answer the call of the wild. For some, a trip to Blue Springs State Park to set eyes on manatees, eagles, and ospreys is the answer. For others, a night on the Rooftop at Black Sheep restaurant in Five Points is what it takes. And, if you have a family, a visit to Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens not only answers the call, but also brings you up close and personal with the wild.

Whether your travels take you on an outdoor adventure or along the Riverside streets, there's no better way to get there than in Ford's very first four-door SUV. A longstanding American legacy, the Ford Explorer has transported drivers and passengers to all sorts of American adventures for over 30 years.

If you're looking for a midsize SUV that combines classic Ford performance with modern features, a 2021 Ford Explorer is the only choice.

The 2021 Ford Explorer is a roomy three-row SUV equipped with the latest capabilities and technological upgrades. When you factor in the composed handling, powerful engine options, and ample cargo space, there's no wonder the Explorer remains one of the top-selling SUVs in its class.

What Are the 2021 Ford Explorer Trim Levels?

The 2021 Ford Explorer is a midsize SUV that delivers on performance and packs in plenty of in-demand features. There are five unique trims for the 2021 Ford Explorer.

2021 Ford Explorer

The foundation of the 2021 Ford Explorer lineup, the base Explorer has a generous list of standard features. Many of these-Bluetooth®* connectivity, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and a wi-fi hotspot-aren't available in most base model SUVs.

The Ford Explorer is also equipped with a full suite of standard safety features and driver assist technologies. Ford Co-Pilot360™ includes:

  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward collision warning
  • Hill start assist
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Side-wind stability control
  • Trailer sway control
  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • Rearview camera

A 2.3L EcoBoost® turbocharged engine is standard on the base model, XLT, and Limited.

2021 Ford Explorer XLT

An available XLT Sport Appearance Package is a new highlight for the 2021 XLT trim. Designed with attention-grabbing detail, the XLT Sport Appearance Package includes:

  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Carbonized gray Explorer hood badge
  • Carbonized gray-painted grille bars and mesh insert
  • Carbonized gray-painted liftgate appliqué
  • Carbonized gray-painted lower bodyside cladding insert
  • Carbonized gray-painted skid plate elements
  • 20-inch carbonized Gray-painted 10-spoke wheels

The sleek exterior styling also flows inside. The XLT interior is adorned with unique Explorer branded front floor mats, stretch diamond instrument panel appliqués, and unique door trim panel inserts with contrast stitching.

2021 Ford Explorer Limited/Limited Hybrid

The 2021 Ford Explorer travels into luxury territory at the Limited trim level. The elegant interior is fitted with upscale materials, superior smart technology, and upgraded infotainment features. These include: 

  • Front and rear leather seating
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • PowerFold® third-row seats
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
  • Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Hands-free, food-activated liftgate

Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+ also comes standard on the Limited. This adds additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and speed sign recognition.

A 3.3L hybrid engine is available on Explorer Limited. With a combined total output of 318 horsepower at 322 ft.-lbs. of torque, the Limited hybrid is the only SUV in the class that has a max towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs. (when properly equipped with a trailer tow package).

2021 Ford Explorer ST

Specially designed with front sport seats, a sport-style heated steering wheel, and a sport-tuned suspension, it's no surprise the 2021 Ford Explorer ST is the sport-oriented SUV in the Explorer lineup.

Equipped with the standard 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine, the ST gets a horsepower boost. The ST's engine cranks out 400 horsepower at a boost to 400 horsepower 415 lb.-ft. of torque (increased from the standard 365 horsepower with 380 lb.-ft. of torque). 

The Explorer ST is the first model in the series with a powertrain that pairs the standard 10-speed automatic transmission with standard intelligent four-wheel drive (4WD).

2021 Ford Explorer Platinum

Plenty of features will have you eager to get behind the wheel of this top-of-the-line Explorer. Standard features at the Platinum level include:

  • Real wood instrument panel
  • Instrument panel cluster with 12.3-inch digital productivity screen
  • Leather-covered center console
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating with accent stitching
  • Front row Platinum-branded embroidery
  • Leather-wrapped door rollovers
  • Power-folding, heated side view mirrors
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Reverse brake assist
  • Cargo area management system

The 2021 Explorer Platinum features a twin-turbo 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine. As with the ST, the 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum comes standard with intelligent 4WD.

Shop 2021 Ford Explorer Near Jacksonville, FL

When you're in the market for a 2021 Ford Explorer, make AutoNation Ford Orange Park your first and only stop. With our exceptional selection of Ford Explorer models, you're certain to find the perfect SUV.

As soon as you arrive, you'll realize why customers consider us the premier Ford dealership in Middleburg, Green Cove Springs, Lake City, Lakeside, and Palm Coast. From the moment you step into our showroom, you'll be treated to a no-hassle, no-pressure, straightforward car buying experience.

Our finance department is no different. We offer a wide range of finance programs with a simple, easy-to-understand menu. Our competitive financing rates and flexible loan terms allow us to create a package that meets your financial goals.

Are you looking for a Ford Explorer in a certain color or with specific options but don't see it in our online inventory? Give us a call. An AutoNation Ford Orange Park team member will search our nationwide database to locate exactly what you are looking for.

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2021 Ford Explorer FAQs

Is the 2021 Ford Explorer a Reliable Vehicle?

The Blue Oval continues to produce superiorly crafted vehicles. The Explorer is no exception. For example, based on J.D. Power consumer reviews, the 2021 Ford Explorer ranks #3 in the midsize SUV category and receives a consumer-verified score of 81 out of 100 for Quality and Reliability.

What 2021 Ford Explorer Trim Has Captain's Chairs?

All 2021 Ford Explorers have front seat captain's chairs. The XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum trims come standard with second-row captain's chairs. An optional second-row 35/30/35 bench with E-Z entry is available for those trims. The base Ford Explorer is only available with the split-fold-flat second-row bench.

How Many Seats Does the 2021 Ford Explorer Have?

A 2021 Ford Explorer with second-row captain's chairs seats up to six passengers. An Explorer fitted with second-row bench seating has room for seven passengers.

What Is the Average MPG for the 2021 Ford Explorer?

There are few midsize SUVs that rival the 2021 Ford Explorer's fuel economy. EPA estimates vary by engine and whether the powertrain features rear-wheel drive (RWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD):

  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 with RWD: 21/28 city/hwy mpg**
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 with 4WD: 20/27 city/hwy mpg**
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 with 4WD: 18/24 city/hwy mpg**
  • 3.3L hybrid engine with RWD: 27/29 city/hwy mpg**

How Much Cargo Space Does the 2021 Ford Explorer Have?

The 2021 Ford Explorer has one of the more spacious interiors in the midsize SUV segment, starting with 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row. With the third-row seats folded, you get 47.9 cubic feet of storage space. And when all rear seats are folded flat, the cargo volume expands to an amazing 87.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.

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 **MPG Disclaimer: EPA estimated fuel economy rating. Range calculation based on www.fueleconomy.gov. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviors, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age. MPGe is an EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

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