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Ford Explorer Continues to Wow Virginia Drivers

The Ford Explorer delivers versatility, capability, and a premium interior wherever you choose to go. You can configure the Explorer to fit as many as seven passengers, making it perfect for families or anyone who likes to carpool for long commutes. The Explorer is a midsize SUV that gives you a powerful engine along with the choice of front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive or you can opt for the engine that maximizes fuel efficiency. Ford designed the Explorer to tackle everything from daily drives around town to off-roading adventures, depending on how you configure your SUV. The Explorer always delivers confidence thanks to its style and reliability and there are five trim levels to choose from, allowing you to choose how luxurious and capable you want your SUV to be. With all these options, it's hard not to find the perfect Explorer for your needs.

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What's New on the 2021 Ford Explorer

Fresh updates make the 2021 Ford Explorer better than ever. Among them, the LT, ST, and Limited trims can be equipped with a handy cargo organizer - a feature that comes standard in the Platinum trim. ST, Limited, and Platinum models can be upgraded with an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, while the XLT comes standard with heated seats and an available heated steering wheel. The 2021 Explorer continues to deliver in all the ways drivers want their three-row SUV to excel, with a spacious cabin, tons of infotainment and safety equipment, and a lineup of potent engines that move the Explorer with effortless ease.

Changes to the Ford Explorer throughout its History

The 1991 Ford Explorer marked the debut of this SUV and it was initially available with two or four doors and the choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The two-door actually had a slightly shorter platform than its four-door counterpart. The idea was that those looking for a maneuverable, sporty vehicle would opt for the two-door and those who needed extra passenger room would choose the four-door. This 1991 Explorer was offered in three trims with available features like aluminum wheels and blacked-out exterior accents. It ran on a 155-horsepower, 4.0-liter V6 engine.

The second-generation Explorer began the 1995 model year with a facelift that included new light clusters and a new grille along with new bumpers and a downward-sloping nose. The Explorer also grew four inches in length, front side airbags were added, and a ControlTrac 4WD system was also added. The 210-horsepower V8 engine became available in 1996. The second generation offered four trims for the four-door model and a single one for the two-door model. The third-generation Explorer arrived in 2002 with an independent suspension and a longer wheelbase to create room for the third row. Ford also enhanced driving dynamics and ride comfort. Ford made numerous safety upgrades throughout this generation, eventually adding Sync and revised navigation near the end of the generation. There was another redesign for 2011, marking the new generation that you are more likely to see on the roads today.

Why You Need to Experience Berglund Ford of Salem, VA

With all the easy-to-use high-tech features, the comfortable and quiet cabin, third-row seating and tons of cargo space, it's hard not to love the Ford Explorer, but the turbocharged V6 just sweetens the deal. To get a chance to see all the different models, trims and the features they have, visit Berglund Ford right here in Salem, Virginia. Our trained professionals are happy to walk you through the various configurations and the options they have to offer. We can even offer financing right here at the dealership for a wide range of credit situations. The certified mechanics at our Service Center can help schedule your maintenance and address any of your other needs. Give us a call or stop by today to test drive your favorite Ford.

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