2021 Ford Explorer ST
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Engine

Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

MPG (City/Highway)

18/24

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$49,000

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Summary

The 2021 Ford Explorer ST boasts an impressive lineup of standard features. Powered by a robust EcoBoost 3.0L V-6 engine, this SUV delivers an impressive 400 horsepower thanks to its twin turbochargers. Its 10-speed automatic transmission with overdrive ensures smooth and efficient performance. Safety is paramount with 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat airbags, and a Safety Canopy System with overhead airbags for all three rows. Additional features include driver and passenger knee airbags, automatic air conditioning, sleek 20″ aluminum wheels, convenient cruise control, and the innovative Terrain Management System for enhanced ABS and driveline traction control. And with its four-wheel drive capabilities, the Explorer ST is ready to take on any road or terrain.

2021 Ford Explorer ST price

Base MSRP

$49,000

Delivery charges

$1,245

Invoice price

$47,040

Total price

$50,245

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Front

Overall Side

Overall Rollover Rating

Overall

Side - Pole

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side - Barrier

Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)

Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)

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2021 Ford Explorer ST warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

60/60,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

60/60,000

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2021 Ford Explorer ST Colors

Interior Colors
Sandstone w/Cloth Captain Chairs
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Exterior Colors
Iconic Silver Metallic
Carbonized Gray Metallic
Agate Black Metallic
Oxford White
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Engine

Type Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Engine Size (l) 3
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,000
Compressor Twin Turbo
Drive Type 4X4
Horsepower (rpm) 5,500
Horsepower (hp) 400
Torque (rpm) 3,500
Torque Lb (ft) 415
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.50
Bore (mm) 85.40
Bore (in) 3.36

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 20.20
Grade 76.46

Mileage

EPA City Economy 18
EPA Highway Economy 24
EPA Combined Economy 20
Cruising Range City (mi) 363.6
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 484.8

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 10
Description 10 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 4.71
Second Gear Ratio 3
Third Gear Ratio 2.15
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.77
Fifth Gear Ratio 1.52
Sixth Gear Ratio 1.27
Seventh Gear Ratio 1
Eighth Gear Ratio 0.85
Reverse Gear Ratio 4.88
Final Drive Axle Ratio 3.58

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 7
Max Seating Capacity 7

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 198.82
Overall Width (in) 78.90
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 78.90
Overall Height (in) 70.20
Liftover Height (in) 32.80
Track Width Front (in) 66.90
Track Width Rear (in) 66.90
Wheelbase (in) 119.09

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 152.70
Front Head Room (in) 38.90
Rear Head Room (in) 38.20
Third Row Head Room (in) 38.90
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.80
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 61.90
Third Row Shoulder Room (in) 54.60
Third Row Hip Room (in) 40.90
Front Leg Room (in) 43
Rear Leg Room (in) 39
Third Row Leg Room (in) 32.20
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 18
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 88
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 87.80
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 47.90
Cargo Volume To Seat3 (cu.ft) 18.20
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length (in) 83.90
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length (in) 49.80
Floor To Seat3 Cargo Area Length (in) 20.80
Beltle Cargo Area Width (in) 59
Cargo Box Height (in) 32.80
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 48.10

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 4,701
Total Option Weight (lb) 0

Steering

Type Rack-Pinion

Trailering

Max Capacity (lb) 5,600
Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 500
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 5,000
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 560
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 5,600

Braking

Type 4-Wheel Disc
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 13.60
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 12.80

Tires

Front Tire Size P255/55VR20
Rear Tire Size P255/55VR20
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Strut
Front Type Extended Strut
Rear Type Multi-Link
Rear Type Extended Multi-Link

Emissions

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  • Recall Date 02/10/2023

    Campaign ID; 23V069000

    Component Power Train

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2022 Explorer Vehicles Equipped With A 2.3L Engine And 10R60 Automatic Transmission. An Unintentional Powertrain Control Module (Pcm) Reset May Occur While The Vehicle Is In Motion And Result In Park System Damage.

    Recall Consequences

    A Park System That Is Damaged May Not Shift Into "Park," Resulting In A Vehicle Rollaway And Increasing The Risk Of Injury Or Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Park System For Damage And Repair As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Are Expected To Be Mailed March 20, 2023. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 23S05.

  • Recall Date 01/23/2023

    Campaign ID; 23V022000

    Component Back Over Prevention

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2023 Explorer, Lincoln Aviator, And 2020-2022 Lincoln Corsair Vehicles Equipped With A 360-Degree Camera. The Video Output May Fail, Preventing The Rearview Camera Image From Displaying.

    Recall Consequences

    Loss Of The Rearview Camera Image Can Reduce The Driver'S Rear Visibility, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Update The Image Processing Module (Ipmb) Software, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed February 13, 2023. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 23S02. This Recall Expands And Replaces Nhtsa Recall Number 21V-735. Vehicles Previously Repaired Under 21V-735 Will Need To Have The New Remedy Performed.

  • Recall Date 11/10/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V870000

    Component Suspension

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2021 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. Incorrect Rear Suspension Module Components May Have Been Installed Due To A Labeling Error.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rear Suspension Module With Incorrect Components May Affect Vehicle Handling, Ride Height, And Braking Characteristics, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Inspect The Rear Suspension Module, And Replace Any Incorrect Parts, As Necessary, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed December 3, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S47.

  • Recall Date 09/22/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V735000

    Component Back Over Prevention

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2021 Explorer, Lincoln Corsair, And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles Equipped With 360-Degree Cameras. The Video Output May Fail, Preventing The Rearview Camera Image From Displaying.

    Recall Consequences

    A Rearview Camera That Does Not Display An Image Reduces The Driver'S Rear View, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Update The Image Processing Module (Ipmb) Software, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed November 16, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21S44.

  • Recall Date 08/23/2021

    Campaign ID; 21V652000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2021 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. The Side Air Bag Attachment Weld Studs Could Detach During The Deployment Of The Side Air Bag, Resulting In An Improper Deployment. As Such, These Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 214, "Side Impact Protection".

    Recall Consequences

    Improper Deployment Of A Side Air Bag Increases The Risk Of Injury During A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Dealers Will Replace The Side Air Bag Assemblies, Free Of Charge. Owner Notification Letters Were Mailed September 10, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 21C19.

  • Recall Date 12/17/2020

    Campaign ID; 20V788000

    Component Engine

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain 2020-2021 Explorer And Lincoln Aviator Vehicles. The Right Hand Motor Mount Fasteners May Have Been Incorrectly Tightened, And May Loosen Over Time.

    Recall Consequences

    With A Loose Motor Mount, Motor Vibration May Cause The Axle To Disconnect From The Engine And Could Result In Loss Of Power, Increasing The Risk Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Remove And Replace The Right Hand Motor Mount Fasteners, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began February 3, 2021. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 20S72.

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