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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