New 2021 Explorer Enthusiast ST Offers ST Performance at Lower Price

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford, Ford Explorer on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 at 11:28 pm
Explorer Front Badging in 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST

What is the 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST?

Ford has added three new choices to America’s all-time best-selling SUV this year, and the new Explorer Enthusiast ST is the most exhilarating member of that trio. This guide offers a quick overview of what the 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST includes and how it differs from the Ford Performance original.

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST on city bridge

What is the 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST?

The 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST is designed to be a lower-cost alternative to the Ford Performance team’s Explorer ST trim level. It’s still powered by Ford Performance, but a lower MSRP of $48,750 makes it much more accessible to enthusiast drivers who don’t require all the luxury bells and whistles driving up the cost.

Explorer Enthusiast ST vs Explorer ST

The 2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST is every bit as athletic as the Explorer ST, inheriting the same sporty looks and 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 rated at 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. The difference is that the new Explorer Enthusiast ST model skips many of the luxury items included on the original ST model, like power side mirrors, heated second-row seats, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. You’ll still get the leather trim, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and all the Ford CoPilot360 driver assists we love, like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and cross-traffic warning.