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The Ford Explorer Just got Cheaper

KA-CHING. That is the sound of savings because the 2021 Ford Explorer just got cheaper. While other vehicles are going up in price for 2021, the Ford Explorer is getting a decrease. Check out what savings you can take advantage of. 

The 2021 Ford Explorer has a reduced price 

Exciting news, the 2021 Ford Explorer received price cuts across its entire lineup. Ford didn’t explain why they’re dropping prices, and they didn’t need to. The Ford Explorer experienced a 15% increase in sales for the first six months of the year compared to 2019. 

2020 Ford Explorer Platinum parked on street near homes
2020 Ford Explorer Platinum | Ford

However, those who were waiting for the third model year since the 6th generation Ford Explorer made its debut in 2018. won’t be complaining. Plus, the higher you go, the more savings you will receive. 

2021 Ford Explorer savings 

The base model for the 2021 Ford Explorer received the smallest price cut of $540, coming to $33,470 after the $1,245 destination fee. This eliminates the price bump of $400 that the Explorer received when the refreshed model debuted. 

Jim Hackett (R), president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, and President of Global Operations Jim Farley speak at the reveal of the new 2020 Ford Explorer SUV at Ford Field
The 2020 Ford Explorer | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

For a $2,925 price drop, check out the Ford Explorer XLT, which now starts at $34,245. The Ford Explorer Limited trim is now $3,670 less and starts around $45,955. These models provide the same savings in rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive.

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With the Hybrid Limited HEV trim with rear-wheel-drive, you’ll save $2,675, lowering the price to $51,100. With AWD, the price is reduced by $2,870 to $53,850. All higher trim options come with AWD. 

The Ford Explorer ST trim is now $2,135 cheaper and costs $53,850. Also, with the Ford Explorer Platinum, you’ll save $3,770 as the price has been reduced to $55,275 compared to the 2020 model. 

Also, the optional Equipment Group 2A is now only $3,540 instead of $4,140, saving hundreds of dollars. This equipment group includes remote start, an 8-way adjustable power passenger seat, ActiveX seating surfaces, and LED fog lamps. 

What’s new for the 2021 Ford Ford Explorer? 

Aside from reduced prices, the 2021 Ford Explorer is getting a new Sport Appearance package for the XLT trim. The package includes 20” aluminum wheels, new mesh grille, and accents that all have a carbonized grey color. 

2020 Ford Explorer ST driving down the road
2020 Ford Explorer ST | Ford

You also get unique lower body cladding, a light slay grey interior color, dual exhaust outlets, faux skid plates, and more. There is also a new optional cargo space organizer that comes standard with the Platinum trim. 

Heated seats now come standard with the XLT trim, with an optional heated steering wheel. The Limited, ST, and Platinum Ford Explorer trims also get a standard 8-way power-adjustable passenger seat. 

Information about the 2021 Ford Explorer remains limited at this time, but we should know more by the fall. Also, rumors suggest that an FX4 off-roading trim might be coming soon. Spy shots revealed a pretty rugged looking Ford Explorer covered in camouflage. 

Still, you can see new rear fender flares to protect the undercarriage, chunkier 18” tires, a rear bumper with a better departure angle, a taller ground clearance, and a more aggressive look. We can’t wait to learn more about the possible off-roading Ford Explorer trim