2021 Ford Explorer

How Capable Is the 2021 Ford Explorer?

Engine Options on the 2021 Ford Explorer 

The 2021 Ford Explorer is considered America’s best-selling SUV. It is built to tackle all your off-road adventures and has powerful engines. These two parameters combine to ensure a fun-to-drive experience. At Glenn Polk Auto Group in Gainesville, TX, we give you an overview of the engine options on the 2021 Ford Explorer.  

What Engines Are Available on the 2021 Ford Explorer? 

The Base, XLT, and Limited trims of the 2021 Ford Explorer are equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost® I-4 engine that has an output of 300 hp and a torque rating of 310 lb.-ft. It has a DOHC valvetrain with four valves per cylinder and twin independent variable camshaft timing. This engine is put together with a 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift® capability. Additionally, it is standard with a rear-wheel drivetrain and an intelligent four-wheel drivetrain is available. 

The Limited Hybrid trim is available with a 3.3-liter hybrid engine that pushes out a combined horsepower of 318 and features a torque rating of 322 lb.-ft. The DOHC valvetrain has direct-acting mechanical buckets with four valves per cylinder and twin independent variable camshaft timing. This engine is matched with a 10-speed modular hybrid automatic transmission.  

The ST trim is equipped with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers 400 hp and a torque rating of 415 lb.-ft. The DOHC valvetrain features a roller finger follower, four valves per cylinder, and twin independent variable camshaft timing. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability and an intelligent four-wheel drivetrain. 

The Platinum trim is available with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that offers an output of 365 hp and a torque rating of 380 lb.-ft. This engine also works in consonance with a 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift capability and an intelligent four-wheel drivetrain. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the engine options on the 2021 Ford Explorer, we urge you to visit us at Glenn Polk Auto Group in Gainesville, TX, or schedule a test drive today!  


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