2021 Ford Explorer MPG

Ford Explorer MPG

Searching for an efficient full-size SUV to navigate Wilmington, New Castle, and Newark, DE? The Ford Explorer offers a lineup of efficient engines, an impressive towing capacity, and ample seating for the whole family. Our team at Sheridan Ford has created the following review to virtually introduce you to the 2021 Ford Explorer.

As you discover more about what this versatile SUV has to offer, feel free to contact an associate with any questions you may have along the way!

Does the Ford Explorer Get Good Gas Mileage?

Under the hood of the 2021 Ford Explorer lives a peppy 2.3L EcoBoost® engine. When equipped with standard rear-wheel drive, it achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway MPG. Two other engines are also available and when equipped with available Intelligent 4WD, they offer:


2.3L EcoBoost®

3.3L Hybrid

3.0L EcoBoost® V6

Fuel Economy

EPA-estimated 20 city/ 27 highway MPG

EPA-estimated 23 city/ 26 highway MPG

EPA-estimated 18 city/ 24 highway MPG

Maximum Horsepower




Each engine pairs with a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability. This allows you to transition from fully automatic shifting to semi-automatic, clutch-less shifting for extra engagement.

Adaptable Performance in the Ford Explorer

Ford Explorer Performance SpecsThe Ford Explorer also comes standard with the Terrain Management System™ featuring a variety of selectable drive modes. The lineup of standard and available selectable drive modes includes Normal and Sport as well as:

  • Trail
  • Deep Snow/Sand
  • Slippery
  • Tow/Haul
  • Eco

To switch among the selectable drive modes, simply turn the low-profile dial located in the center console. They each have their own unique 3D animated graphic that displays on the available 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.

How Much Can the Ford Explorer Tow?

Ford Explorer TowingThe 2021 Ford Explorer offers a maximum 5,600-pound towing capacity when properly equipped with the Class III Trailer Tow Package that includes:

  • Frame-mounted hitch
  • Trailer connectors
  • Engine oil cooler

With this level of capability, you can expect to tow oversized outdoor toys, like a small recreational boat or a hard-side RV to instantly upgrade every vacation. The Ford Explorer comes standard with Trailer Sway Control, too, that helps maintain control of your trailer even in challenging conditions, such as high winds on open roads.

Comfortable Seating, Configurable Cargo, & High-Tech Features

The Ford Explorer offers a spacious interior with room for the whole family as well as plenty of cargo space for luggage, backpacks, shopping bags, and more:

2021 Ford Explorer Interior Dimensions

Minimum/Maximum Seating Capacity

6/7 passengers

Passenger Volume

152.7 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

87.8 cubic feet

Ford Explorer Interior Ford Explorer Cargo

The available Tri-Diamond perforated leather seating surfaces with accent stitching optimize both comfort and style in the Ford Explorer. You can further upgrade the front seats with the optional multi-contour seats with Active Motion® technology featuring five unique massage modes, so you and your copilot can relax with a spa-like experience while traveling from Point A to Point B.

The 2021 Ford Explorer also offers a variety of convenient amenities that elevate every ride even more. A few of the available features include:

  • 12-speaker B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen
  • FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless charging pad

Up top, the optional twin-panel moonroof offers expansive sky views, plenty of natural light, and fresh air that passengers from front to back can enjoy.

Go Farther in the 2021 Ford Explorer

Though we know the Ford Explorer looks good online, the only way to truly experience this efficient, dependable SUV is by spending time behind the wheel. To do just that, contact us at Sheridan Ford to schedule your 2021 Ford Explorer test drive around Wilmington, New Castle, or Newark, DE, today!

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