2021 Ford Explorer in Fort Saskatchewan, AB

2021 Ford Explorer at Ft. Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford

With a long-lasting legacy of adventure in tow, few vehicles have been able to provide the same level of rugged performance and utility as long as the Ford Explorer has. Despite its position at the head of the pack, it was completely redesigned for its sixth-generation, resulting in the most complete iteration of this sport utility vehicle yet! The 2021 Ford Explorer offers a range of engine choices, sleek styling, and uncompromising utility, along with next-level safety features, further cementing its legacy as one of the premier SUVs of all time. Read on, and learn more about the all-new 2021 Ford Explorer with Fort Saskatchewan’s favourite Ford dealer: Heartland Ford.


The 2021 Ford Explorer might’ve undergone a complete redesign, but the adventurous motivation that’s made it a favourite all these years is still driving it forward—and powerfully, too. A choice of four engines across the Explorer trim levels offer various levels of efficiency, all without sacrificing power. The base engine, a turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost® comes correct with 300 horsepower as well as 310 lb.-ft of torque, while the naturally aspirated 3.3L Hybrid V6 engine provides 318 horsepower, 322 lb.-ft of torque, and an even more impressive 9.6 L/100 km combined fuel efficiency rating. A Twin Turbocharged 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 powers the high-level Explorer Platinum trim with 365 horsepower and 380 lb.-ft of torque, giving it both plenty of passing power and towing strength, while that same 3.0L V6 is calibrated to give the sport-tuned Explorer ST—Ford’s most powerful Explorer yet—a whopping 400 horsepower and 415 lb.-ft of torque. Helping aid the efficient performance of the hybrid and EcoBoost® engines alike, Ford’s advanced 10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift® capability ensures smart fuel consumption as well as precision access to all of the Explorer’s power. Also standard on every version of the 2021 Explorer is Ford’s Intelligent 4WD system, providing exceptional control on road and off, while the easy-to-use Terrain Management System offers seven selectable drive modes allowing you to adjust to the weather conditions and terrain on the fly.

2021 Ford Explorer Performance

Engine Drive TypeTransmissionHorsepower Torque Induction SystemFuel Consumption (combined)
2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Intelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability300 hp310 lb.-ftTurbocharged10.3 L/100 km
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 (Explorer Platinum)Intelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability365 hp380 lb.-ftTwin Turbocharged11.8 L/100 km
3.0L EcoBoost® V6 (Explorer ST)Intelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability400 hp415 lb.-ftTwin Turbocharged11.8 L/100 km
3.3L HybridIntelligent 4WD10-Speed Automatic w/ SelectShift® capability318 hp322 lb.-ftNaturally-aspirated V69.6 L/100 km


A serious redesign brings a whole new look to the 2021 Ford Explorer—style and utility collide in this versatile SUV, inside and out, offering everything you could want or need. There’s plenty of room for all your passengers to stretch out in this 3-row SUV, not to mention beautiful soft-touch surfaces and available massaging Multicontour seats with Active Motion® technology. Everything is made just a bit easier in the 2021 Explorer, from getting in to driving, thanks to Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start; beyond the adaptable E-Z Entry second-row seating system, another button provides access to the third-row’s seats with the available PowerFold® system letting you switch from spacious seating for seven to an even more spacious 2,487.4 litres of cargo space. Not easy enough for you? Add in the available Hands-Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate, and you’ll master everything from grocery runs to campsite setup in no time!

While the 2021 Ford Explorer was built with everyday utility in mind, it was executed with show-stopping style. Athletic styling and an aggressive stance underscore the potent and powerful performance of the redesigned 2021 Explorer. All-new signature headlamps with LED lighting help the Explorer shine, while the resculpted front and rear fascia provide sleek detail. Chrome bodyside cladding sits just below the aerodynamic curves found on the door panels, leading to the rear of the Explorer where LED taillights and a body-colour liftgate spoiler do everything but spoil the sleek look of this ruggedly handsome SUV.

2021 Ford Explorer Design

Exterior Dimensions Explorer XLT/Limited/PlatinumExplorer ST
Wheelbase 3025 mm3025 mm
Length 5049 mm5063 mm
Vehicle height (w/o options) 1782 mm1782 mm
Vehicle width (including mirrors) 2268 mm 2268 mm
Interior Capacities Explorer XLT/Limited/STExplorer Platinum
Max. seating 7 Passengers7 Passengers
Passenger volume4322.8 L 4322.8 L
Cargo volume2487.4 L2487.4 L
Head room, 1st row 1,035 mm 987 mm
Head room (2nd/3rd rows)1028/988 mmN/A 971/988 mm
Leg room, 1st row 1,093 mm 1,093 mm
Leg room (2nd/3rd rows) 991/817 mm 991/817 mm

Technology & Safety

While it’s quite clear that the redesigned 2021 Ford Explorer offers a wealth of performance ability, style, and everyday utility, it also contains a number of Ford’s best safety features and infotainment technology. From its LCD touchscreen to FordPass Connect and SYNC® (or the available SYNC® 3 system), the interior of the new Explorer offers plenty in the way of hands-free, voice activated infotainment, smartphone access, and everyday convenience. However, the real star of the show is the Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of technology—standard on every trim—that provides next-level peace-of-mind thanks to features like BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System), Auto High-Beam Headlamps, Rear View Camera, Lane Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and more! Add in the adaptive LED lighting technology found in the 2021 Ford Explorer, and there may not be a safer SUV on the market.

Ford Explorer Model Changes

The sixth-generation 2020 Ford Explorer underwent a complete overhaul, and updates to the smart utility found inside—and an incredibly stylish exterior—make the 2021 version of this Ford SUV formidable in every way, it’s what you can’t see that really sets it apart. A new, unibody platform and longitudinally-mounted engine, along with the variety of advanced Ford engines offered, provide the 2021 Explorer with amazing capability and efficiency. While you’ll find a dogged and determined vehicle no matter which model year you choose, there’s never been a more complete Ford Explorer than the 2021 version. With that said, this rugged nameplate has been around since 1991, and has learned a great deal over the years—making older model versions of the Explorer smart choices in their own right.

2021 Ford Bronco Trim Levels

Explorer XLT

Starting at $40,466
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Hill Descent Control™ 
  • Intelligent 4WD
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Explorer Limited

Starting at $46,696
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Available 3.3L Hybrid engine
  • Terrain Management System™
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Explorer ST

Starting at $53,748
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • Sport-tuned independent front & rear suspension
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist+
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Explorer Platinum

Starting at $58,643
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission w/ SelectShift® capability
  • 12.3” Digital productivity screen
  • B&O Sound system by Bang & Olufsen
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From its powerful performance and unquestionable safety, to its rugged style smart utility, the redesigned 2021 Ford Explorer presents itself as the most complete SUV on the market today. Enjoy peace of mind alongside true adventure-ready ability in the new Explorer, available at Fort Saskatchewan’s Heartland Ford. We offer an exceptional selection of vehicles from the Ford model lineup, from new to pre-owned, alongside in-house financing, parts, service, and more. Simply give us a call or stop by our dealership to enjoy the Heartland experience, or fill out the form below to test drive the versatile 2021 Ford Explorer.

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