Ford Explorer For Sale in Frisco, TX

Trek out to Ray Roberts Lake State Park this weekend for some horseback riding, hiking, and lake swimming. The best vehicle for getting you and family there safely and back? A Ford Explorer.

Both classic and fashion-forward, the first four-door SUV ever produced by Ford gets another refresh this model year. The high-performance ST and the Limited Hybrid trim levels, which were introduced in 2020, get additional boosts to their already lauded introductions last year. But the Explorer's other trim levels also get powerful turbo engines plus style and technology additions, giving drivers even more reason to love the midsize SUV.

What's new for the 2021 Ford Explorer?

Among the many changes in store for drivers of the 2021 Ford Explorer are several style upgrades.

The wheel lineup for the entire model line has been expanded to include 18- to 21-inch wheels, with 18-inch painted aluminum wheels standards on the base model.

Cargo Area Management System-which keeps your goods safely stowed and out of sight as needed-is optional on all trim levels except the Platinum, which offers it standard.

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Limited, ST, and Platinum

These trims are getting new and enhanced interior finishes and capabilities.
  • Eight-way front-row passenger seat now standard
  • SelectShift® capability with paddle shifters standard on ST and Platinum, and with Class III Trailer Tow Package for Limited
  • Limited: Memory driver's seat, hands-free liftgate, third-row PowerFold® seats and a power tilt and telescoping steering column
  • 2021 Explorer ST High-Performance Pack includes standard high-performance brake pads and optional self-sealing P255/55R20 all-season tires
  • Limited Hybrid: Once again available for 2021, in both rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) drivetrain options

Additions for the XLT

  • Debuts the new XLT Sport Appearance Package with Carbonized Gray accents and badges
  • Standard heated front-row seats and heated steering wheel
  • SelectShift® capability with paddle shifters included with Class III Trailer Tow Package

New Exterior Colors

  • Atlas Blue
  • Iconic Silver
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Silver Spruce
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat


Across the model line, the Ford Explorer includes many more available comfort, safety, smart, and infotainment features like:
  • SYNC® 3 enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system with LCD touchscreen
  • Ford Co-Pilot360TM Assist+ including Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
  • FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Bluetooth®* integration
  • Satellite radio
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Airbags
  • Twin-panel moonroof
  • AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear-view camera
  • Parking sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote start
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Front and rear wipers
  • Privacy glass for second row, third row and liftgate

What are the 2021 Ford Explorer Trim Levels?

The 2021 Ford Explorer lineup and powertrain specifications:

Ford Explorer Base

Your introduction to the turbocharged midsize SUV goodness that is the Ford Explorer. Powered by the reliable
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine
  • 300 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD and 4WD options

Ford Explorer XLT

Offers an upgraded experience over the Base model, with additional safety features and options packages.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine
  • 300 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD and 4WD options

Ford Explorer Limited

For the stylish driver looking for a comfortable interior and a plush ride.
  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine
  • 300 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • RWD and 4WD options

Ford Limited Hybrid

The Ford Explorer's only hybrid powertrain option.
  • Runs on the 3.3L hybrid V6 engine to offer enhanced fuel economy in both city and hwy mpg**, plus a focus on performance
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity
  • RWD, 4WD options

Ford Explorer ST

Top-of-the-line in terms of power and sporty performance.
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • 400 horsepower @ 5.500 rpm
  • 4WD

Ford Explorer Platinum

The top-of-the-line ride for drivers looking for unique aesthetics and features. Look for the impressive
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 365 @ 5,500 rpm
  • 4WD

Shop New Ford Explorer Trucks near Frisco, TX

Ready to finance or lease a 2021 Ford Explorer? At AutoNation Ford Frisco, you can test drive all the latest 2021 Ford Explorer models, as well as other new cars and body styles from Ford. Our inventory also includes used cars. Expert Sales and Finance Department team members can help you find the ideal Ford vehicle and pricing for down payments and monthly payments. They can also provide more information about service and warranties.

When you do come by our dealership, be sure to bring your driver's license and proof of insurance, as well as pay stubs to help the finance process along. You can also start the credit approval process from the comfort of your home by filling out our credit application online.

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**Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower. Note for MPGe: All data are provisional and subject to official confirmation. The provisional power consumption figures have been calculated based on the ECE test cycle.
*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees.


**MPG Estimated city/highway based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.
What are Ford Explorer's safety features?
Ford uses several active safety features on the Explorer, including adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and air bags. The Ford Explorer has one of the most advanced suspension systems you will get in a vehicle of its size. The Explorer is stable and offers a solid, smooth ride when off-road. 

What technology does a Ford Explorer have?
  • Active Park Assist 2.0: Allows the driver to parallel or perpendicular park with just the touch of a button.
  • Ford Co-Pilot360: Consists of pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping system, BLIS (blind spot information system) with cross traffic alert, rear view camera, auto high-beam headlamps and more.
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen: Makes navigation easier
  • Four-wheel drive Terrain Management System: State-of-the-art system that allows you to change your drivetrain settings for stability control
  • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System: Enhanced voice recognition, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay and Android auto compatibility. One smart-charging multimedia USB port and in-vehicle Wi-Fi Hotspot.

Ford Explorer Trim Levels
All Explorer models are made of mixed materials that include steel, aluminum, magnesium and plastic.The base, XLT and Limited models are available in front-wheel or all-wheel drive, while the Sport and Platinum are offered solely with all-wheel drive.

There are five trim levels: 
  • Ford Explorer base
  • Ford Explorer XLT
  • Ford Explorer Limited
  • Ford Explorer Sport (ST)
  • Ford Explorer Platinum

Which Ford Explorer should I buy?
All trim levels on Explorers have standard safety and tech features, broad, airy cabin and cargo space and powerful, refined engines. Customize your Explorer by changing the configurations to your liking. The basic configurations are:
  • Style
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Drive (4x4 or front wheel drive)
  • Color
  • Optional moonroof
  • Leather seats
  • Tow package

The Explorer is a reliable SUV with plenty of used and new options as well as leasing. You can likely save money by purchasing an older Explorer, but you'll be missing out appealing changes such as rear-wheel-drive platform, improved towing capacity and handling, and the new Explorer Hybrid.