2021 Ford Explorer

The Ultimate Exploration Vehicle

The 2021 Ford Explorer is primed for modern-day exploration. Its adjustable interior offers space and comfort for the whole family. And it helps you make the most of every experience with connected technology and an athletic build that's ready for whatever lies ahead.

Made for the Hustle and Bustle

Whether you're running the kids to soccer practice or gearing up for any other adventure, the 2021 Explorer has the comfort you want and the capability. With seating for up to seven and an available Cargo Management System*, there's room for everyone and all their gear.

*Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.

Intuitive Interior Design

Once inside, you'll notice an array of amenities that make for a comfortable and convenient drive. And because it was built for the active lifestyle, you can expect an interior space that accommodates the kids, the dog, the sports equipment, camping gear and just about anything else you may need on the road to exploration.

Your Home Away From Home.

The 2021 Explorer gives you the tools for seamless adventures. With the help of innovative technology, you can sit back and relax, staying connected with features like SYNC® 3 and an in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot.27  The added benefit of an available wireless charging pad* gives you a reason to keep your phone on standby while you enjoy some time away in your personal sanctuary.

*Available Qi wireless charging may not be compatible with all mobile phones.

An SUV That Adapts.

The 2021 Explorer is designed to make the most of any situation. It gives you the tools to take on your adventures or your errands with your choice of Outfitters packages plus a number of features that include available Michelin® self-sealing tires, extra cargo space and a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.

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2021 Ford Explorer Trim Levels

Have you been shopping for a new vehicle that has enough room to bring the whole family on a weekend adventure? If so, you're in luck – Parker Ford has several new Ford Explorer SUVs in stock. This versatile model is sure to brighten up your morning commute through Murray. Thanks to the reputation Ford has built as a reliable, long-lasting, and rugged car manufacturer, you may already have your heart set on owning a 2021 Ford Explorer. Like many drivers, you might be having a difficult time deciding between the five trim level options Ford has to offer. We have compiled a list of the best features each version possesses so you can confidently drive off our lot knowing that you're in a vehicle that meets your requirements.

Choose the Trim Level That Matches Your Lifestyle



Unlike other models, the base Ford Explorer doesn't sacrifice quality features that are usually reserved for premium trim levels. This seven-seater model comes with a standard 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine which provides more than enough power for typical driving. Other standard features include:

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Third-Row Seating
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Driver Assistance Technology Package
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Rear-View Camera with Washer
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Power Liftgate
  • MyKey®
  • FordPass Connect™
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™


Explorer XLT

While it does contain the same standard engine, this trim level includes more convenience features than the base model. The Ford Explorer XLT is perfect for drivers who plan on spending a bit more time in their vehicle. Additional amenities include:

  • First-Row Heated Seats
  • LED Signature Lighting
  • Heated Sideview Mirrors
  • Roof Rack Side Rails
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
  • Available Twin-Panel Moonroof
  • Dual Second-Row Smart Charging USB Ports
  • Second-Row Console
  • SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad


Explorer Limited

This trim level is the first in the lineup that allows drivers to upgrade to an available 3.3-liter hybrid engine. Keep the air in Hazel clean with an efficient Ford Explorer Limited Hybrid. Additionally, owners can expect more entertainment and comfort features than other trim levels, including:

  • Bang & Olufsen 12-Speaker Sound System
  • Second-Row Heated Bucket Seats
  • Forward Sensing System
  • SYNC with Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+


Explorer ST

If you're looking for a trim level that has been engineered for sport, the Ford Explorer ST is the model for you. Ford upgraded the powertrain to include a 400-horsepower 3.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. Drivers can also enjoy other features such as:

  • Sport-Tuned Independent Front and Rear Suspension
  • Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive
  • PowerFold® Third-Row Seating
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate
  • Power-Folding Sideview Mirrors with LED Turn Signal Indicators
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Available Premium Technology Package


Explorer Platinum

The Ford Explorer Platinum is the most sophisticated trim level in the 2021 lineup. It includes the most standard features, as well as several premium upgrades to take your SUV to the next level. Enjoy the ride with these trim-level exclusive features:

  • Tri-Diamond Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Adaptive Headlamps
  • Security Approach Lamps
  • First-Row Illuminated Front Scuff Plates
  • Satin Aluminum and Satin Chrome Body Pieces
  • Quad Chrome Exhaust Tips

Show Off Your Personality Near Murray with the Ford F-150

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, but what about a car? The vehicle you choose can tell a great deal about your personality to anyone who sees it. For example, if you drive a Ford F-150, people might assume that you are a hard-working individual that loves to go on adventures, pave the way for others, and bring precious cargo along for the ride. One of the many advantages of buying a new truck from Parker Ford is that you get to select a model that matches your style. Choosing the exterior paint color of your Ford F-150 can be a fun experience that allows you to make a statement with your pickup. We have several Ford F-150 colors available on our lot, so visit us today to see how these stunning selections look in person.

Color Options

Customize Your 2021 Ford Explorer at Parker Ford

The type of vehicle you drive can often make a statement about your personality. For example, getting behind the wheel of a new Ford Explorer tells the world that you know the value of a quality adventure and appreciate bringing family, friends, and cargo along for the ride. Picking out the exterior paint of your SUV is a great way to put your individuality on display. At Parker Ford, we have a full lineup of Ford Explorer models in a variety of colors. Visit our dealership today to select the color that matches your style!

Basic Color Options

The base trim level of the Ford Explorer is available in four color options, including:

  • Agate Black – This dark, sleek paint job will make your SUV look as if it's come straight from a movie set
  • Iconic Silver – This metallic hue brings a sense of sophistication to your finely tuned model
  • Carbonized Gray – Enhance the style of your vehicle with this rich charcoal shade
  • Oxford White – If you desire a clean and polished car, this is the tint for you

Premium Color Selections

Upgrading the trim level of your new Ford Explorer unlocks the five following exterior paint choices:

  • Stone Gray – This cool, earthy tone brings a natural feeling to your powerful piece of machinery
  • Atlas Blue – Add a pop of color to your model with this vibrant, electric color
  • Rapid Red – A vivid scarlet hue that demonstrates the strength and speed this SUV possesses
  • Star White – This bright, metallic tone is sure to make people stop and stare as you drive down the streets of Hazel
  • Infinite Blue – Make a statement with this cold, icy shade of cobalt

Put Your Personality on Display Near Murray

If you're ready to show the world who you are, stop by Parker Ford today to choose your new Ford Explorer!

Adventure Awaits

Explorer helps you make the most of your next big adventure with a rear-wheel-drive platform and your choice of four powerful engines. For additional traction there's available Intelligent 4WD with Terrain Management System™ and seven selectable drive modes. And with the ability to tow a maximum of 5,600 lbs.,* you won't be slowed down, not even with a hefty camper in tow.

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

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