2021 Ford Explorer
#14 of 2021 SUVs
#22 of all 2021 vehicles
The Explorer, a mainstay of Ford's lineup since 1991, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Ford Explorer has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.
We estimate that the 2021 Ford Explorer has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0308% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.5194%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0308% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.5194% chance of being injured.
Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Ford Explorer is 34% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Ford Explorer is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.
2021 Ford Explorer offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.
Active safety features with Ford's Co-Pilot360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. All trims and versions of the 2021 Ford Explorer include the following active safety systems: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.
Another safety feature seems simpler but should still be considered. Optional side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.