What’s New in the 2021 Ford Explorer?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford Explorer, Packages/Additional Features, Standard and Available Features on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at 3:58 pm
2021 Ford Explorer in dark cityscape

2021 Ford Explorer Changes & Updates

Despite its recent redesign, the Ford Explorer stays on the up and up with a handful of changes this year. The 2021 Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels, including the Explorer Base, XLT, Limited, ST, and Platinum. This model year carries a starting MSRP of $32,225. For reference, that’s about $500 less than the 2020 model. You can keep reading to learn more about the changes made to the 2021 Ford Explorer when we dive into the SUV’s new standard equipment and updated color options.

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More Standard & Available Features

The 2021 Ford Explorer gains more standard features on various trim levels. The new model year adds standard heated seats on the XLT, a new cargo organizer on the Platinum, and an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models.

Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package

The Sport Appearance Package also makes a comeback this year, upfitting the Explorer XLT model with unique Carbonized Gray-painted 20-inch wheels and a matching grille, skid plates, hood lettering, and dual chrome exhaust tips.

Updated Exterior Color Options

Three new metallic exterior paint choices join the lineup this year. The 2021 Ford Explorer features new exterior colors Carbonized Gray Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, and Infinite Blue Metallic. The triad of new colors joins returning color options Oxford White, Star White Metallic, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Metallic, Atlas Blue, and Agate Black. Last year’s Silver Spruce, Magnetic, Rich Copper Metallic, and Blue options have been discontinued.

2021 Ford Explorer in Infinite Blue Metallic exterior color
Infinite Blue Metallic
2021 Ford Explorer in Carbonized Gray exterior color
Carbonized Gray
2021 Ford Explorer in Stone Gray exterior color
Stone Gray

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Explorer in Atlanta, GA!

Shopping for a new three-row SUV in the Atlanta area? Akins Ford is home to one of the largest selections of Ford vehicles in the entire Southeast. We invite you to reach out to one of our knowledgeable brand experts for more information on the 2021 Ford Explorer. You can even schedule a test drive with us online!