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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,925
Invoice
$33,878
Average Price Paid
$34,464
150 listings nationwide

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2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
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Specs

2021 Ford Explorer
AWD
2011 Mercury Mariner
Base
Powertrain
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
25 MPG
28 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.9 gal 16.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
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240 hp @ 6,550 RPM
171 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
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223 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM
171 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
10.3:1
9.7:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
3,000 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.5 in x 3.13 in
3.5 in x 3.94 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 3 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 2 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Rollover 5 stars 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 39 in 35.6 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 29.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,468 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 175.2 in
Width 89.3 in 81.3 in
Height 69.9 in 68 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 103.1 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
2011 Mercury Mariner
Base

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