2021 Ford Explorer Features and Specs near Brenham, Texas

2021 Ford Explorer in West Brenham, TX


2.3L 4cyl Turbo

Fuel Economy:

21 city / 28 hwy*


300 HP


310 lb-ft

Serving Brenham, Navasota, and College Station, TX

With some updates and changes, the 2021 Ford Explorer at Appel Ford is the most enticing version of the Ford Explorer yet. More options are available for the Ford Explorer this year than ever before. It is also equipped with more standard features to provide you better value and a more enjoyable driving experience. This year's Ford Explorer, which you can take for an online test drive at our dealership, gets some adjustments across the lineup to its standard and optional amenities. A special appearance package is now offered for the XLT trim, and a new trim called the Platinum is offered in the hybrid version.


The 2021 Ford Explorer has two gasoline engines available. A hybrid powertrain is also an option that's capable of 318 HP. The base gasoline engine that drives the Explorer is a turbo four-cylinder capable of 300 HP and 310 LB-FT in torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and the Ford has a 10-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is optional. The ST gets a turbo 3.0L V6 engine with a boost in power output to 400 HP and up to 415 LB-FT in torque. The Explorer can tow 5,000 pounds.

Interior and Features

The Ford Explorer has an expansive and well-equipped interior. WiFi is included as a standard amenity. You'll also get an eight-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Remote monitoring is included, as are three zones of climate control and a power liftgate. The XLT adds more USB ports and a leather steering wheel. The Limited gets heated seats, leather upholstery, and ambient lighting. With the ST comes sport front seats, and the Platinum gets a digital instrument display.


When you schedule a 2021 Ford Explorer online test drive through Appel Ford, you'll have a chance to check out the Explorer's safety features, which include standard lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert, and trailer sway control.

Take an Online Test Drive

With the option to try out the 2021 Ford Explorer at Appel Ford right from home, trying out a new car has never been easier. Appel Ford offers you the chance to schedule an online virtual test drive of the 2021 Explorer from your computer at home or work. You can also use your smartphone to take an instant tour of the Explorer. To start, simply click the red “Take a Virtual Test Drive” button on our website. Your video test drive will start right away for your favorite trim level. As you drive around in the Ford Explorer, a sales associate from our dealership will join remotely for the ride. You'll be able to ask questions about the Explorer and its features. Your virtual sales assistant can even point out the SUV's exterior amenities and mechanical capabilities through a 360 video that provides a preview of the Explorer inside and out. After concluding your Ford Explorer online test drive, let us know if you have questions about the car or want to learn about financing options to buy your car online.

Contact Appel Ford today to learn more or to schedule a Ford Explorer online test drive.



*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.