The front side of a white 2021 Ford Explorer.

What Powertrains are Available in the 2021 Ford Explorer?

2021 Ford Explorer Engine and Powertrain Options and Specifications

The Ford model lineup is known for its high performing and capable powertrains. Returning from a redesign in the previous year, the 2021 Ford Explorer continues the tradition with three total powertrain options. But what does each one provide? Blackstock Ford Lincoln provides the specifications for the model’s available options below:

The front side of a blue 2021 Ford Explorer.

Fuel-Injection Engines Available for the 2021 Ford Explorer

2.3-Liter EcoBoost®2021 Ford Explorer Engine Types3.0-Liter EcoBoost® Engine
300Horsepower365
310Torque (in ft-lbs)380
27 City / 29 Highway MPGEstimated Fuel Economy18 City / 24 Highway MPG
AvailableAll-Wheel Drive?Standard

If you’re looking for fuel-injection engines, the 2021 Ford Explorer has two to offer. Standard models receive the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine. This powertrain, which comes with standard rear-wheel drive, offers optimal fuel economy with a combined estimated 28 MPG. Higher trim levels have access to a 3.0-liter EcoBoost® option that offers 365 horsepower. Meanwhile, the ST trim level adds Ford Performance engine tuning to the 3.0-liter model. This equates to 400 horsepower and 415 ft-lbs of torque, making it the strongest option available for the model. Plus, it provides the model-best 143 mph top speed.

The 2021 Ford Explorer Has a Hybrid Powertrain                     

Aside from the above-mentioned engines, the 2021 Ford Explorer also comes with a hybrid powertrain. The Limited Hybrid trim level is equipped with a 3.3-liter hybrid engine. Offering up to 318 horsepower and 322 ft-lbs of torque, it’s one of the strongest hybrid models in its class. Plus, its hybrid powertrain offers up to an estimated 27 City / 29 Highway MPG. If you’re wanting added towing capacity, you can still have 5,000 lbs with the setup.

Find a 2021 Ford Explorer at Blackstock Ford Lincoln

With three total engine options, the 2021 Ford Explorer can power any job or trip. Stop into Blackstock Ford Lincoln today to find new models available near Orangeville, ON. We offer several trim levels of the model and offer test drives.


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