Ford Explorer Trim Levels Explained (2021, 2020)

2021 Red Ford Explorer Driving Over a Bridge

Sleek and stylish with uncompromising performance, the 2021 Ford Explorer is an SUV that you won’t want to miss out on. The Explorer has a cabin that proves itself to be nicely equipped, with amenities that each passenger will love. Plus, the Explorer has an available hybrid engine for those who would like a more eco-friendly drive. Ready to find which trim best fits your lifestyle? Read through this trims guide created by our team at Spirit Ford in Dundee, MI. Once you’ve found your favorite trim in our inventory, schedule a test drive at Spirit Ford. Don’t forget to pair your new Explorer with our Ford Explorer lease deal. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (734) 529-5521, chat with us, or send us a message online.

2021 Ford Explorer Base

The base trim of the 2021 Explorer starts off the new model year with a bang. From premium infotainment technology to the impressive engine underneath its hood, the 2021 Ford Explorer Base trim has everything you need. Check out the list below to learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer Base.

  • Starting at $32,225 MSRP
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine I4 with 300 HP and 310 lb.-ft. of torque
  • RWD
  • SYNC® 4 with 8-in. touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ integration 
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • 4G Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Cloth-trimmed seats
  • Second row 35/30/35 split fold flat bench seat
  • Third row 50/50 split fold bench seat
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ 
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Lane keeping alert
    • Driver assist
    • Rearview camera 
    • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Auto high beams
  • LED tail lamps 
  • Power liftgate

2021 Ford Explorer XLT

Next up is the XLT. The Explorer XLT adds some extra comfort and convenience amenities, such as heated elements and upgraded cloth trim. See the list below to learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT.

Includes features from the Base trim, plus:

  • Starting at $34,000 MSRP
  • Rear bucket seats with center console
  • Unique cloth seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • LED signature lighting
  • Black roof rails
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Intelligent access with push button start
  • Dual second row smart charging USB ports

2021 Ford Explorer Limited

Up the ante with the Explorer Limited. The Limited sees many amenities upgraded, from the leather seats to the exterior styling. Check out the list below to learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer Limited.

Includes specs from the XLT, plus:

  • Starting at $45,705 MSRP
  • Available 3.3L hybrid engine
  • B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers
  • Second row captain’s chairs with power-assist fold and E-Z entry
  • Leather-trimmed seats with micro-perforation and accent stitching
  • Rear heated seats
  • Forward sensing system 
  • SYNC 4 with voice-activated touchscreen navigation system
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Wireless charging pad

2021 Ford Explorer ST

If you’re looking for a drive that's fueled by adrenaline, then you’ll love the ST. Under the hood is an impeccable engine that revs up to 400 horsepower and boasts 380 pound feet of torque. You’ll also find a specially tuned suspension on this trim as well. Take a look at the list below to learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer ST.

Includes specs from the Limited, plus:

  • Starting at $52,605 MSRP
  • 3.0L EcoBoost V6
  • Unique sport-tuned independent front and rear suspension
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • PowerFold® third row seating
  • Active park assist 2.0
  • Hands-free foot activated liftgate
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • Heated, power folding sideview mirrors with LED turn signal indicators

2021 Ford Explorer Platinum

The Platinum takes all of the best amenities from each trim before it and adds a few extra amenities. See the list below to learn more about the 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum.

Includes specs from the ST, plus:

  • Starting at $54,480
  • Tri-Diamond perforated leather seating surfaces with accent stitching
  • Adaptive headlamps with LED signature lighting 
  • Unique satin aluminum finish grille

2021 Ford Explorer Inventory For Sale Near Me

Ready to get behind the wheel of the 2021 Ford Explorer? Find your favorite Explorer trim in our vast inventory, then pair it with our Ford Explorer lease deal. schedule a test drive today at Spirit Ford in Dundee, MI. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at (734) 529-5521, chat with us, or send us a message online.

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2020 Ford Explorer Models & Packages in Dundee, MI

Two 2020 Ford Explorers Driving Side by Side

The 2020 Ford Explorer is an impeccable mid-size SUV that has style, sparkle, and the safety features you’re looking for. Don’t just take our word for it – the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2020 Ford Explorer as a Top Safety Pick for the 2020 and 2021 model years. Our team at Spirit Ford in Dundee, MI, put together this page to help you decide which Explorer trim is best for you. Peruse our inventory once you’ve found the trim you desire. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out by calling (734) 529-5521 or sending us a message online.

2020 Ford Explorer Base

Start the day off strong with the Explorer base trim. This trim has everything you need, from convenience factors to infotainment. See the list below to learn more about the 2020 Ford Explorer Base.

  • Starting MSRP: $32,765
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • Reverse sensing system
  • 18-in. painted aluminum wheels
  • Power liftgate
  • Auto high beam headlights
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-in. touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio compatibility 
  • FordPass Connect™
  • Cloth seats
  • Remote start
  • Tri-zone electronic temperature control
  • MyKey®
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel

2020 Ford Explorer XLT

Step it up a notch with the Explorer XLT. The 2020 Ford Explorer EXT includes features found on the base trim, plus:

  • Starting MSRP: $36,925
  • 18-in. five-spoke Sparkle Silver painted aluminum wheels
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • LED signature lighting
  • Intelligent access with push-button start
  • 8-in. LCD touchscreen
  • Lane keeping system
  • Second-row captain’s seats with power-assist fold

2020 Ford Explorer Limited

Looking for added comfort and convenience? Opt for the Limited. The 2020 Ford Explorer Limited has specs from the XLT, plus:

  • Starting MSRP: $48,380
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+
  • 360-degree camera
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Hands-free, foot activated liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated second row captain’s seats
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • PowerFold third row
  • B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers
  • Forward sensing system
  • Ambient lighting

2020 Ford Explorer ST

Looking for a sporty Explorer trim? Check out the ST. The 2020 Ford Explorer ST comes standard with the following features:

  • Starting MSRP: $54,740
  • 3.0L EcoBoost V6 engine with auto start-stop
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Intelligent 4WD
  • Explorer badge on hood
  • Quad chrome exhaust tips
  • First and second row floor mats with unique badging
  • Heated sport style steering wheel with ST logo and paddle shifters
  • Leather seating surfaces with micro-perforation and City Silver stitching
  • Active Park Assist 2.0

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum

Enjoy all of the best features in the top-of-the-line trim, the Platinum. The 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum includes amenities from the prior trims, as well as:

  • Starting MSRP: $58,250
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • Unique grille with satin aluminum finish
  • Satin-finished aluminum roof rack side rails with black end caps
  • 12.3-in. digital cluster
  • Tri-diamond perforated leather seating surfaces with accent stitching

Available Options & Packages

Looking to spice up your chosen Explorer trim with some additional packages? Check out the list below to see what packages are available to equip on your 2020 Ford Explorer.

  • Smoker’s Package: 
    • Ash cup/coin holder with lighter element
    • Splash guards
  • Equipment Group 202A:
    • ActiveX® seating surfaces
    • Eight-way power front passenger seat
    • Silver painted front and rear skid plate elements
    • LED fog lamps
    • Remote start system
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package:
    • Class III trailer hitch receiver 
    • 7-/4-pin wiring harness 
    • BLIS® with trailer coverage 
    • Cargo management system
  • Comfort Package: 
    • Heated first-row and second-row seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Premium Technology Package: 
    • Multicontour front seats with Active Motion® 
    • 10.1-in. LCD capacitive portrait touchscreen in center stack
    • B&O sound system with 14 speakers and HD Radio™ 
  • ST High-Performance Pack: 
    • 21-in. aluminum wheels
    • 275/45R21 BSW all-season tires 
    • Red-painted performance brake calipers
  • ST Street Pack: 
    • 21-in. aluminum wheels, 
    • 275/45R21 BSW all-season tires
    • Red-painted performance brake calipers
    • Second-row 40/20/40 split fold-flat seat with E-Z Entry and recline

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