New Ford Explorer for Sale in Traverse City

2021 Ford Explorer for Sale in Traverse City

The Ford Explorer has long been one of the most popular three-row midsize SUVs on the road. Drivers in and around the greater Traverse City area enjoy its unrivaled combination of high-level handling, its wealth of standard features, robust powertrain options, and its spacious and practical cargo capacity. Simply put, if you're the kind of driver with a growing family lifestyle, the 2021 Ford Explorer has exactly what you need.

What's New For 2021?

For the 2021 model year, the Ford Explorer returns many of the same great features that experienced Explorer drivers know and love. However, some feature shuffling has gone on between trim levels to make certain options more accessible. For example, heated seats are now standard on the XLT trim level, and a heated steering wheel is available. Drivers can also get their hands on an available Sport Package, which adds 20-inch aluminum wheels with Carbonized Gray paint for a more aggressive style.

The Benefits of Buying or Leasing a New Ford

Ford has been a brand long synonymous with durability and reliability in American automotive engineering. At Fox Grand Traverse, our dealership is proud to offer our customers this diverse array of vehicles, including the high-performance Mustang, the practical Ford Explorer, and the capable F-150. No matter what kind of vehicle you're in the market for, you can depend on a Ford to do the job right every time.


No matter which model you choose, the 2021 Ford Explorer delivers turbocharged performance for the most satisfying ride you'll ever have. Its standard engine is a 2.3-liter turbo-four that is paired to a ten-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. This powertrain produces a performance output of 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

However, if you're the type of driver that likes to maximize your performance, you'll want to upgrade to either the Platinum or the ST model. Both models are equipped with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, but your power output is dependent on which model you choose.

  • Platinum - 365 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque
  • ST - 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque


Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave high ratings to the 2021 Ford Explorer for its safety integrity. A large part of why it scored so well has a lot to do with the array of advanced safety features that can be equipped on the midsize SUV. These features include:

  • A high-resolution rearview camera
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Driver drowsiness monitoring
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning
  • Ford MyKey – A parental control feature that allows you to set limits on things like audio volume and speed to help empower healthy driving habits
  • Lane keep assist
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Rear cross-traffic alert


The SYNC 3 infotainment system is the center of the 2021 Ford Explorer's technology features. Drivers can expect an array of state-of-the-art features even at the base trim level, including:

  • An eight-inch touchscreen
  • Smartphone compatibility via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Four fast-charging USB ports
  • A six-speaker sound system
  • Satellite radio
  • A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

Trim Levels

The 2021 Ford Explorer comes in five distinct trim levels, and they are as follows:

  • 2021 Ford Explorer (base)
  • 2021 Ford Explorer XLT
  • 2021 Ford Explorer Limited
  • 2021 Ford Explorer ST
  • 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum

Finance or Lease the 2021 Ford Explorer Online Today

If you think that the 2021 Ford Explorer is your next ride, we're here to help make that happen. Feel free to come into our dealership for a test drive, or if you feel more comfortable, you can take your car shopping experience online with the Fox Buy Your Way program. This five-step process takes you from the initial research phases, where you'll shop and compare trim levels to find the right Explorer model for you. Then you'll apply for financing and schedule a vehicle delivery to your home or office with the Fox Delivers program.

  1. Fox Grand Traverse Ford

    3464 N. U.S. 31 South
    Traverse City, MI 49684

    • Sales: (231) 922-2000
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