- after a complete redesign last year, the 2021 ford explorer sees few changes beyond prices.
- across all explorer trim levels, prices were cut, with the base price down $540 and the limited trim falling $5458.
- the top explorer platinum model sees prices reduced by $3770.
as the sixth-generation ford explorer enters into its sophomore year, the popular suv gets its prices slashed across the board for 2021. the limited trim with all-wheel drive gets the biggest price reduction, coming in at $44,167. that's $5458 cheaper than the limited trim level on the 2020 explorer. the limited hybrid starts at $50,600, or $2875 cheaper than it was last year.
the base explorer, which costs $33,470, sees the smallest price decrease as compared to the outgoing 2020 model, which cost $540 more. the xlt, which starts at $35,245, is now $2925 cheaper than last year's model. the base, xlt, and limited models all come available with all-wheel drive, which is still a $2000 upcharge—with the exception of the limited, on which all-wheel drive costs just under $2k for this coming year.
the higher trim levels, the st and platinum, also are getting big price cuts for 2021. both come standard with all-wheel drive, and the st, which starts at $53,850 for 2021, is $2135 cheaper than last year. the highest trim, the platinum, starts at $55,725, which is $3770 cheaper than the outgoing model year.
after a complete redesign last year, the 2021 explorer saw only modest changes for 2021, including making heated seats standard and a heated steering wheel optional on the xlt and making the sport appearance package available in the xlt trim.