Explore the New 2021 Ford Explorer XLT in San Diego, CA

Once you've decided that you want to get behind the wheel of a new Ford Explorer, you'll have to start researching which Explorer model is right for your lifestyle. Although every Explorer model comes with incredible features, the XLT offers luxurious comforts and the impressive performance you want from an SUV without going too over the top and keeping it more affordable. Learn more about what the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT has to offer before shopping our inventory of new Ford models near San Diego, CA.


With the new Explorer XLT, you can take on any adventure with style. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine offers up to 300 horsepower and pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver a smooth ride. Drivers can stick with the included front-wheel drive or opt for an all-wheel or rear-wheel drive drivetrain. The available Terrain Management System works with any of the drivetrain options to help optimize your SUV's performance in any situation. It comes with up to seven Selectable Drive Modes and is controlled by an easy-to-use dial. Some of the Drive Modes include Trail Mode, Deep Snow/Sand Mode, and Sport Mode. Get ready to bring along all the gear you need for your next camping trip with a maximum towing capacity of 5,300 pounds and standard Trailer Sway Control. The Explorer XLT ensures that you command the road wherever you're headed.

Exterior Design

Drivers can enjoy the sophisticated style provided by the sleek Ford Explorer XLT, or they can take advantage of the Sport Appearance package. This package upgrades the 18-inch wheels to 20-inch aluminum wheels coated in Carbonized Gray paint and adds a mesh grille. Make your XLT stand out further with Carbonized Gray accents, unique lower-body cladding, dual exhaust outlets, and more.

Drivers can increase their visibility and presence on the Chula Vista, CA roads with standard LED Signature Lighting, Taillamps, and Low/High Beams. The convenient power liftgate makes storing groceries, camping gear, and luggage easier. You can also rely on added cargo space from the included roof-rack side rails.

Interior Features

The new Explorer XLT includes a third-row bench seat that allows up to seven passengers. The first-row seats are heated to add a little luxury to your daily commute, and drivers can upgrade to a heated steering wheel to match. Everyone in this Ford SUV can be comfortable with tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control.

With a total of 87.8 cubic feet of available cargo space behind the first row, you have ample opportunity to store all the gear you need. The third-row 50/50 split-fold and available second-row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat bench seats allow for versatile and convenient cargo space.

Technology and Safety Features

Stay connected no matter where you go with the 8-inch LCD touchscreen with the available SYNC® voice-activated touchscreen navigation system. Reach out to your friends and family, connect to your music, and access your favorite apps with seamless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. You can also enjoy your favorite playlists with the standard 12-speaker B&O® premium audio system.

When you drive the new Ford Explorer XLT, you can expect access to a host of standard and available driver-assist safety features. Some of these innovative features include:

  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Rear View Camera with Backup Assist Grid Lines and Washer
  • And many more!
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    Get behind the wheel of the 2021 Ford Explorer XLT to see for yourself how incredible it is. If you have any questions, our friendly staff are eager to provide you with excellent customer service. We look forward to seeing you!