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2021 Ford Explorer AWD
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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,925
Invoice
$33,878
Average Price Paid
$34,669
82 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Edge
SE AWD
MSRP
$34,745
Invoice
$33,703
Average Price Paid
$34,604
680 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$35,121
Good Price
$33,384
Great Price
$32,392
2021 Ford Edge
SE AWD
Fair Price
$34,823
Good Price
$33,456
Great Price
$32,675

Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2021 Ford Edge
SE AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
250 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
--
--
280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 39 in 40.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 39.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs 1,224 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 188.8 in
Width 89.3 in 85.8 in
Height 69.9 in 68.3 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2021 Ford Edge
SE AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Lithium Gray
  • Oxford White

Option Packages

  • Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System
  • Wheels: 18" Split-Spoke Sparkle Silver-Painted

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