The 2021 Ford Explorer is a top-ranked SUV that boasts a powerful range of engines, exhilarating performance, and a roomy interior packed with features.

Drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre can learn more about the features and options for the new Explorer with this in-depth 2021 Ford Explorer review from Gibbons Ford.

Explorer Engines and Performance

The Explorer is equipped with a capable base turbocharged four-cylinder engine that puts out 300 horsepower. If you're looking for more muscle, you can select the available twin-turbocharged V6 engine that generates between 365 horsepower to 400 horsepower. All engines mate to a slick 10-speed automatic transmission.

Whichever engine you choose, the Explorer has accessible power for around-town driving and highway passing and merging. The large SUV handles like a dream and is easy to maneuver around crowded areas. Passengers will enjoy the cushioned ride and absorbent suspension that soaks up road impurities. With the right setup, the Explorer can tow up to 5,600 pounds.

Explorer Cabin Space and Comfort

The Explorer has space for six or seven people, depending on the configuration you choose. The standard configuration has a second-row bench and capacity for seven people. If you choose the available second-row captain's chairs, the capacity is six people.

No matter the seating position, the Explorer has comfortable, cushioned seats and plenty of outward visibility. Passengers have more than enough headroom and legroom to relax on long trips. Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated seats, massaging seats, and other decadent features are available.

The cargo hold of the Explorer outperforms many of its rivals. With all the seats folded, the Explorer has a maximum capacity of 87.8 cubic feet of space. Behind the second row, space is 47.9 cubic feet. With all the seats up, space is 18.2 cubic feet. Plenty of small-item storage spaces are found within the cabin for passengers to stow their personal belongings.

Explorer Technology and Safety

The Explorer includes an 8-inch touchscreen SYNC® 3 infotainment system as standard equipment. This intuitive system uses a combination of physical knobs and buttons with responsive touch inputs for different functions. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are included, so you can connect your phone to the system for entertainment on the road. A built-in Wi-Fi hotspot ensures you're always connected. Optional technology includes a 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, a 12.3-inch customizable driver display, wireless phone charging, and a 10.1-inch touch screen.

Ford's MyKey is an impressive safety features that comes standard for the Explorer. With it, you can set limits to teach good habits to inexperienced drivers in the family. Forward-collision warning is also standard, which forewarns you of possible frontal collisions. Optional features include a surround-view camera system, parking assistance, and lane centering.

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Explorer

The 2021 Ford Explorer is one of the best midsize SUVs on the market and offers a range of features for comfort, performance, convenience, and technology.

Drivers in Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre can experience the 2021 Ford Explorer in person by journeying to Gibbons Ford. Call or visit our showroom to take your test drive!

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