2021 Ford Explorer Review

There are plenty of places to go out and see all around the areas of Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, New York. Drivers in need of space, comfort, and power can look to an SUV to meet all of their must-haves. A versatile SUV that can perform for both work and play makes for an excellent vehicle for any occasion.

The 2021 Ford Explorer is designed with the active and busy driver in mind. Drivers can find plenty of space and power to satisfy their needs for both jobs and weekend fun. Friendly Ford has created this Ford Explorer review to prepare you for the enticing features you’ll find behind the wheel.

2021 Ford Explorer Quick Facts

EPA-estimated MPG

27 city/29 highway




3.0L EcoBoost® V6

Passenger Volume

152.7 cubic feet

Number of Seats


2021 Ford Explorer Performance

The Explorer gets its impressive power from its superior Ford engineering, allowing it to command the street with ease. The available 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine roars to life under the hood, creating 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, the Explorer sports a towing capacity of 5,600 pounds to bring your large and heavy trailers along for the ride.

You’ll be ready to merge on the highway and accelerate on open stretches with 10-speed automatic transmission. For even more control in those unpredictable moments, the available Intelligent 4-wheel drive gives you power where you need it, when you need it. The impressive mechanical design of the Explorer lets you take command in confidence.

Spacious Ford Explorer Interior

The Explorer seats seven passengers, so you can bring the entire family along for the ride. Each passenger will find plenty of space to call their own during the trip, thanks to 152.7 cubic feet of passenger volume.

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Legroom (inches)

Shoulder Room (inches)

Hip Room (inches)

1st Row





2nd Row





3rd Row





If you’re looking to pack more cargo, the Explorer can convert passenger volume to space for equipment. The third row has a 50/50 split fold, and the second row uses a 35/30/35 split fold. The variation in cargo space configurations means you can pack your large goods with ease, with a maximum of 87.8 cubic feet of cargo volume.

Ford Explorer Technology

The latest in technological advancement makes your drives fun and functional thanks to the infotainment systems found in the Explorer. Music lovers will enjoy the available B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, with up to 14 speakers and 980 watts of power. True surround sound and high-quality audio make this premium system great for streaming your playlist.

SYNC® 3 technology pairs your phone to the Explorer to access your calls, music, and more. The available voice-activated touchscreen navigation system makes getting to your next destination simple, thanks to voice-guided direction and personalized traffic updates. You can also stay charged and ready with five 12V power outlets.

Test Drive the 2021 Ford Explorer!

Drivers looking for power and comfort in their next SUV will find plenty to love in the Ford Explorer. Fierce performance and fun technology make driving throughout the Geneva, Canandaigua, and Rochester, NY, areas, enjoyable from day to day. Visit Friendly Ford and schedule your test drive in the Ford Explorer today!