New Ford Explorer SUVs for Sale in Villa Rica, GA

New Ford Explorer SUVs Near Douglasville & Carrollton, GA

Georgia Trips Go Off Without a Hitch in the New Ford Explorer

Almost three decades of American SUV craftsmanship excellence has made our brand's flagship mid-size crossover one of the most sought-after in America, and indeed, the world over. There's no shortage of reasons why, either. What can a new Ford Explorer do for your family's travels here in the Villa Rica GA area? See for yourself here at Don Rich Ford Co Inc!

What's new for the 2021 Ford Explorer?

In 2020, the Ford Explorer saw a bumper-to-bumper redesign with an abundance of notable improvements. Among these were a return to rear-wheel-drive for improved handling and towing stability, a more powerful and efficient 2.3L turbo-four and new 10-speed automatic, and a generous assortment of features across its trim levels. With all these updates, one might expect the following model year to be a bit of a carryover, but Ford still had some goodies up its sleeve for this three-row midsize SUV.

The 2021 Explorer sees a new addition to its trim lineup, the King Ranch. Previously the realm of Ford F-Series trucks, King Ranch models feature a western them with unique leather upholstery and wood trim, a digital gauge cluster, rear automatic emergency braking, as well as the Platinum tier's 365-horsepower turbo-V6. Elsewhere in the 2021 lineup, the Explorer's available V6 hybrid powertrain, previously only offered in the Limited trim, is now available in a Platinum variant. And the XLT now offers a Sport Appearance package with Carbonized Gray 20-inch alloy wheels, a mesh grille, unique lower cladding, and dual exhaust.

Two additional trim levels, the Enthusiast ST and Timberline, are expected to join the 2021 Explorer sometime in the summer. The Enthusiast ST provides a more affordable way for Dallas GA drivers to enjoy the sporty ST experience by combining the performance equipment of the ST with the amenities of the XLT. Additionally, the new off-road-focused Timberline imbues the 2021 Explorer with more trail-tackling capability. The Explorer Timberline equips standard all-wheel-drive, Bridgestone Dueler all-terrain tires, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, steel skid plates, red tow hooks, and a factory lift with upgrade shocks from the Police Interceptor.

2021 Ford Explorer Trim Levels & Feature Highlights

Explorer Standard Features

Explorer's base trim kicks off the lineup with several comfort amenities and tech features, including Co-Pilot360™ driver-assistance technologies.

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pre-Collision Assist and Pedestrian Detection
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Explorer XLT

By stepping up just one tier, Carrollton GA drivers can enjoy upgrades like:

  • Roof rails
  • Intelligent Access proximity and keypad entry, keyless ignition
  • Sound-reducing front side-windows
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • Second-row captain's chairs
  • Second-row USB ports

Explorer Limited

The Limited trim level moves Explorer into luxury territory with amenities like:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Hands-free liftgate
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats

  • Heated second-row captain's chairs with Power-Assist Fold and E-Z Entry
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio
  • Co-Pilot360™ Assist+: adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, voice-activated navigation
  • Surround-view camera system

Explorer ST

The Explorer ST is perfect for Villa Rica drivers who'd like more excitement from their family-friendly SUV. This Ford Performance-tuned trim level equips:

  • High Output turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 (400 horsepower, 415 pound-feet of torque)
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • Paddle shifters
  • Digital instrument panel
  • Sport front seats
  • Automated parking system

King Ranch

Building on the Limited trim's feature list, this western-themed tier includes:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (365 horsepower, 380 pound-feet of torque)
  • 20-inch ten-spoke King Ranch alloy wheels
  • Del Rio Leather seating upholstery
  • Reverse automatic emergency braking

Explorer Platinum

At the very top, Explorer Platinum adds the finishing touches, equipping:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (365 horsepower, 380 pound-feet of torque)
  • Steering-adaptive headlights
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Dual-pane sunroof
  • 10.1-inch infotainment screen
  • Digital driver information display

Ford Explorer Highlights

Power and Performance Features:

One of three available engines -- a 280-horsepower, 2.3-liter EcoBoost, 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6, or a high-performance 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost -- available Intelligent 4WD, and an optional mode-based Terrain Management System power any excursion

Fuel Efficiency:

A six-speed SelectShift auto transmission helps deliver excellent fuel economy up to 19 mpg in a city like Douglasville, 27 mpg across the highway to Dallas GA, and 22 combined mpg between Carrollton and western GA beyond, by EPA estimates

Safety and Driver-Assist Features:

AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control), Curve Control, an advanced network of airbags, and a host of smart driver aids like a BLIS (blind spot information system) with cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and more deliver comprehensive protection on the road and off

Technology Features:

4.2-inch and available 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment, available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM and HD Radio support, 390- or 500-watt Sony sound system choices, a rear-seat entertainment, FordPass Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi support, and optional voice-activated pinch-to-zoom navigation keep you connected, entertained, and on track

Interior Features:

Available front-seat heating, ventilation, power-adjustability, and Active Motion massage and optionally heated rear outboard seating provides the lap of luxury on long drives

Cargo Space:

81.7 cubic feet of space is available when you collapse the split second- and third-row seats and a Class III Trailer Tow Package enables towing 5,000 pounds -- that's plenty of room for luggage and essentials for a weekend getaway or extended vacation

What's on-deck for the 2022 Explorer

Though the Enthusiast ST and Timberline are launching later than the rest of the lineup, Ford has tagged them as 2021 models. There's not much public information regarding 2022 updates, but Ford has confirmed it's working on a new all-electric variant.

Check Out More of the New Ford Explorer at Our Dealership in Villa Rica

The Ford mid-size crossover SUV experience doesn't end there. If you'd like to take a test drive and see for yourself, firsthand, contact us online or give us a call here at 221 East Montgomery Street or drop by our showroom for a visit. We'll be glad to put you on the books for a personal tour!

  1. Don Rich Ford Co Inc

    221 East Montgomery Street
    Villa Rica, GA 30180

    • Sales: (770) 459-5132
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