The new Explorer remains a family favorite for the vehicle's abundant seating options while being a midsize SUV that is easier to handle. The choice of powertrains and trim levels enable potential owners to ensure they find the ideal SUV.

Powertrain Options

Base models have a four-cylinder 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that produces 300 horsepower and 310 pound-foot torque. The vehicles have an estimated EPA rating of 21 mpg/28 mpg. The plug-in hybrid option provides more power with the combination of a V6 3.3-liter engine and an electric motor powered by a battery pack deliver 318 horsepower and 332 pound-foot torque. The powertrain has an EPA rating of 27 mpg/29 mpg.

Platinum trim level models in our Vauxhall Maplecrest Ford Lincoln inventory have twin-turbocharged V6 3.0-liter engines that generate 365 hp and 380 lb-ft torque. The upgraded vehicles have an EPA rating of 18 mpg/24 mpg. The ST trim level comes with a more powerful V6 version that produces 400 hp and 415 lb-ft torque.

Rear-wheel drive is standard with the option of choosing AWD. The vehicles also have automatic transmissions with 10 speeds. Add a towing package to pull up to 5,600 pounds.


The base Explorer XLT models available in Vauxhall have an information system with an 8-inch touchscreen. The systems integrate with smartphones. Plus, Bluetooth enables Wi-Fi capability. Drivers get a 6.5-inch digital display on the instrument panel. The front seats are power-adjustable. Limited and Limited Hybrid models add electronically folding third-row seats, an ambient lighting package, and a hands-free rear liftgate. The ST models have a 12.3-inch touchscreen on the infotainment system. Platinum level vehicles add a dual-panel moonroof.


The array of standard safety features includes:

  • Automatic forward emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring and warnings
  • Cross-traffic alerts
  • Pedestrian detection and alerts
  • Forward collision warnings
  • Lane-keeping assistance

Visit us at Maplecrest Ford Lincoln location and test drive a 2021 Ford Explorer.

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