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Vehicle Details: 2021 Ford Explorer Interior
America’s bestselling SUV keeps it spacious, sporty on the inside

2021 Ford Explorer interior
After more than 30 years on the block, the Ford Explorer still holds its spot as the go-to for families searching for a rugged three-row utility vehicle. The 2021 Ford Explorer maintains the energy that’s made its predecessors America’s bestselling SUV of all time, offering up a dynamic mix of versatility, comfort, intelligence, and no shortage of style.*
Made for large crews
With three rows of standard seating and space for up to seven people, the 2021 Ford Explorer is an ideal choice for larger families or folks with big friend groups. Not only will you be able to bring six people along for the ride, but the E-Z Entry second-row seat and spacious third row ensure that piling in won’t be a hassle.
Ample headroom and legroom throughout the Explorer help you keep everyone feeling refreshed on longer drives. Tri-zone climate control with available individualized temperature settings lets everyone experience comfort their own way. And to keep you engaged and content for the drive, the 2021 Ford Explorer serves up premium comfort with available multicontour seats with Active Motion®.
As flexible as you need it to be
When you’re traveling with a smaller party and need more space for cargo, the 2021 Ford Explorer delivers. With the second and third rows folded down, the Explorer offers a maximum 87.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. That’s plenty of space to accommodate bulky luggage, longer items like golf clubs or skis, or a big haul from the hardware store.
Even with the second- and third-row seats upright, the 2021 Ford Explorer gives you plenty of storage space and functionality. You can take full advantage of the 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row with the available Cargo Management System, which adds additional compartments and an under-floor storage area. When you need to make a quick adjustment, the available PowerFold® 50/50 fold-flat rear seats simplifies making space.
Plenty of style
Though spaciousness and versatility are key ingredients in the Explorer recipe, Ford emphasizes presentation as much as anything else. That’s why the 2021 Ford Explorer offers some of the most stylish interiors both in the segment and in the SUV’s history.
Part of that style comes from two all-new additions to the Explorer lineup: the long-awaited Explorer King Ranch® and the first-ever Explorer Timberline. The former combines the name of the iconic Texas ranch-inspired edition — a longtime staple of the F-Series and Expedition lineups — with America’s bestselling SUV to exceptional effect. Inside, the 2021 Ford Expedition King Ranch boasts luxurious mahogany-colored Mesa Del Rio leather seats, the Running W logo embroidered in the headrests, and Sapele wood appliques.
New for 2021, the Timberline is the most rugged and off-road-capable Explorer yet. Reinforcing that fact is an exclusive interior replete with colors and materials that feel right at home in nature. The 2021 Ford Explorer Timberline uses a Deep Cypress interior trim, which plays off Ebony elements, a Stone Mesh instrument panel applique, Satin Silver Twilight trim elements, and Deep Tangerine contrast stitching. The result is one of the most distinct environments ever offered in a Ford vehicle.
Though what’s inside counts a lot, the 2021 Ford Explorer solidifies its legacy with sterling performance and capabilities as well as ample curb appeal. All told, the new Explorer is a prime candidate if you’re shopping for a spacious three-row SUV that meets your exacting needs.
*Based on IHS Markit, 1946-Current U.S. Total New Cumulative Registrations, for all vehicles identified as SUVs.
This article is presented by Sanderson Ford.
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