The new Ford Explorer is one of the most refined, capable, and rugged full-size crossover SUVs on the market today. It's designed for towing and hauling as well as beating trails off-road with its four-wheel drive platforms. It also has an option of three different engines from which to choose, including a hybrid option. The base Explorer boasts an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway MPG.
Fuel economy is a deciding factor for drivers looking at just about every car on the market these days. Let's see what kind of mileage you'll get from the two engines on the roads of Hamilton, Morrisville, and Madison, NY. Then you can stop into Friendly Ford of Hamilton to see for yourself.
The Ford Explorer comes with two different gas engines in its lineup. At the base trim level, you get a standard turbocharged 2.3L inline-4 that delivers 300 horsepower and puts out 310 lb-ft of torque. When you step up to the ST level, you also kick up the engine. At this level, you get a turbocharged 3.0L V6 which pumps out 400 horsepower backed up by 415 lb-ft of torque.
The focus here is on power, and at the top-of-the-line trim level, you can even opt for a Class III trailer tow package that allows you to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds. At the base engine, you can load up to 1,400 pounds of cargo, while the V6 can carry up to 1,800 pounds inside when properly equipped.
The 2021 Ford Explorer MPG you can expect depends on which engine you choose. The base-level 2.3L inline-4 will deliver an EPA-estimated 21 city/28 highway MPG. It’s also paired with a 17.9-gallon fuel tank, so you can make the most of its MPG rating.
When paired with the Intelligent 4WD, this engine achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG.
With the turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine, you can expect an EPA-estimated 18 city/24 highway MPG. The V6 also uses a larger 20.2-gallon fuel tank.
This engine is only available with Intelligent 4WD system, and its MPG rating remains the same if you opt for the enhanced version, available only on the ST trim level.
You’ll be able to maximize your MPG rating with the Ford Explorer Hybrid. This powertrain combines the power of a 3.3L V6 with an electric motor. Together, they manage a maximum output of 318 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque. It can also be paired with rear-wheel drive or the more capable 4WD.
You’ll enjoy an EPA-estimated 23 city/26 highway MPG when opting for the Explorer Hybrid with Intelligent 4WD.
You can get out on the roads of Madison, Hamilton, and Morrisville, NY, to check out the 2021 Ford Explorer MPG yourself here at Friendly Ford of Hamilton.
Just contact our dealership or stop in to inquire about a test drive today.