2021 Explorer XLT – Go BOLDLY!

June 29th, 2021 by

For 2021, Explorer XLT will once again off the highly desirable Sport Appearance Package! Building off the XLT equipment group 202A, this impressive, available package lets the XLT shopper add a bold new look to all their SUV adventures.

The Role of Explorer XLT

With all its SUV capabilities and so many standard and available features, it is easy to understand why XLT 202A represents a projected 46% of total Explorer retail sales.

XLT Capability

XLT customers get all the power and terrain capabilities that one would expect from Explorer, with:

  • 3L EcoBoost I-4
    • 300 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
    • 310 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3,500 rpm
    • Capable of towing 5,300 lbs. when equipped with Class III Trailer Tow Package
    • 10-speed automatic transmission
    • Available Intelligent Four-Wheel-Drive (4WD)
    • 5-mode Terrain Management System (TMS) on RWD/7-mode on 4WD

XLT Exterior – 202A

The new XLT Sport Appearance Package required equipment group 202A. Equipment group 202A exterior features include:

  • Black
    • Mesh grille with chrome bars
    • Lower front and rear bumpers (body-color uppers)
    • Mirror caps
    • Lower cladding with chrome insert
    • Wheellip moldings
    • Roof-rack side rails and end caps
  • Body-color door handles
  • LED headlamps
  • LED fog lamp
  • Silver-painted skid plate elements
  • 18-inch five-spoke Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels

Optional on XLT

With all the features and technologies that are standard on Explorer XLT, there are only a few available options or packages, including:

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package (includes paddle shifter upgrade)
  • Cargo Management System
  • Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ (requires 202A)
  • Twin-panel moonroof (requires 202A)

XLT Interior – 202A

Equipment group 202A interior features include:

  • Satin Silver Twilight trim accents throughout the cabin
  • High gloss black center-stack buttons
  • Light Slate or Sandstone interior environment/headliner color
  • Ebony or Sandstone ActiveX Seating Material
  • Heated seats (first row)
  • Remote Start System
  • First row
    • 10-way power driver/8-way power passenger seats with power lumbar and recline
    • 5-inch instrument cluster, productivity screen
    • 8-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen (center stack)
    • Acoustic-laminate first-row windows
    • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
    • Rotary gear shift dial
    • Tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Second-row
    • Captain’s chairs with armrests and center floor console
    • Available 35/30/35 split-fold-flat bench seat
  • Third-row
    • 50/50 split-fold-flat seat

XLT Sport Appearance Package

New for 2021, this impressive, available package adds a distinctively sporty look with the following changes and additions to Explorer XLT 202A:

  • Outside
    • 20-inch carbonized, gray-painted. 10-spoke wheels
    • “EXPLORER” lettering on hood (carbonized gray_
    • Carbonized gray-painted:
      • Grille bars and mesh insert
      • Liftgate applique
      • Lower bodyside cladding insert
    • Skid plat elements
    • Dual chrome exhaust tips
    • Available, self-sealing tires
  • Inside
    • Light Slate:
      • Seats with Medium Slate contrast stitching (ActiveX) – all-rows
      • Unique door trim panes with contract stitching
      • Interior environment/headliner color
    • “EXPLORER” branded front floor mats (carbonized gray stitching)
    • Stretch Diamond instrument panel appliques

XLT Standard Technologies

  • Ford Co-Pilot360
    • Auto High-Beam Headlamps
    • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Lane-Keeping System with Lane-Keeping Alert,
    • Lane-Keeping Assist and Driver Alert System
    • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support
    • Rear View Camera with washer
  • FordPass Connect
  • Post-Collison Braking
  • Power liftgate
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Side-wind stabilization
  • SYNC 3 with 8-inch color LCD center-stack color touchscreen
  • Trailer Coverage included with BLIS when equipped with the Trailer Tow Package