The roomy Ford Explorer has made a great impression on drivers around Glen Allen, Ashland, and Rockville, VA. This model is often praised for its sturdy performance and all-terrain capability, yet the interior has quite a few appealing features, as well.

To help you better understand traits like the interior dimensions, driver-assisting technology, and interior style, Richmond Ford West created this 2021 Ford Explorer interior review.

The following sections will give you a thorough outline of this SUV's cabin features and layout. So, there'll be no surprises when you decide to schedule your test drive!


Ford Explorer Interior Dimensions: Passenger & Cargo Space

Three-row SUVs like the Ford Explorer cater to large families, given their ample interior space. The maximum passenger volume checks in at 152.7 cubic feet.

Other key measurements that typically catch people's attention includes…

  • First-Row Legroom: 43 inches
  • Second-Row Legroom: 39 inches
  • Third-Row Legroom: 32.2 inches
  • First-Row Hip Room: 59.2 inches
  • Second-Row Hip Room: 59.1 inches
  • Third-Row Hip Room: 40.9 inches

It's not just the passenger space that makes a good impression; it's also the cargo room, which can be adjusted to better fit your immediate needs.

For example, the cargo volume behind the third-row seats checks in at 18.2 cubic feet. If you fold those third-row seats down, you'll then have 47.9 cubic feet of room to work with. Lastly, there's the option to fold both the second-row and third-row seats down, opening up a whopping 87.8 cubic feet of space for cargo.


In-Cabin Technology

Technology is certainly a strong point for the Ford Explorer, and you'll find numerous systems in place throughout the cabin. The purpose of these cutting-edge features is to help make your life easier.

So, for example, there's the Ford+Alexa system, which allows you to use Amazon Alexa in your car the same way you might use it at home. This is possible, thanks to the Ford+Alexa app, which connects to the intuitive SYNC® 3 system in your SUV. If you want to make your interior as modern as possible, you can also bump up to the impressive 10.1-inch LCD touchscreen display that fits neatly along the center stack.

Another fascinating bit of technology is the FordPass Connect™ with Wi-Fi hotspot. This setup gives you the ability to support up to 10 devices at once. As for the app, you can use it to do a number of different things, such as receive updates on vehicle maintenance; compare gas prices at nearby stations; and find, reserve, and pay for parking spots in advance.


Interior Outline & Features

The snazzy interior of the Ford Explorer effortlessly straddles the line between comfort and elegance.

If you want to open your interior to the outside world, you can do so using the available twin-panel moonroof. To battle the changing seasons, there's the standard tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control system.

Those who plan on using the Ford Explorer for daily commuting or long road trips may want to opt for the luxurious multicontour front seats with Active Motion®, too.

You can also opt for available perks like:

  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Ambient lighting

Check Out the 2021 Ford Explorer Interior

If you think the interior of the Ford Explorer would make a good fit for your budding family, consider taking it for a test run near Glen Allen, Ashland, or Rockville, Virginia.

To schedule this test drive, or to receive further information about this appealing SUV, contact your friends at Richmond Ford West!

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