2021 Ford Explorer Dimensions

Ford Explorer Dimensions

Does the 2021 Ford Explorer offer enough room for your needs as you travel through Shreveport, Bossier City, and Stonewall? This full-size SUV is exceptionally roomy, so the answer is probably yes.

However, Rountree Ford wants to make sure it’s a good fit before you decide to buy or lease the Explorer. We put together this Ford Explorer dimensions review to help you get a sense of its size before you take it for a test drive.

Passenger Dimensions

This 3-row SUV seats up to seven passengers in the base model, with 50/50-split bench seats in the third row. You can also opt for 35/30/35-split fold-flat bench seats in the second row. To help your passengers pile in for a trip out to eat or a fun road trip, the Explorer has an E-Z Entry Second Row seating so everyone can get in and out.

Either way, you’ll find up to 152.7 cubic feet of total passenger volume. As you can see in the chart, no one will feel cramped. Even the third row has nearly 39 inches of headroom and over 30 inches of legroom.

First Row

Second Row

Third Row


40.7 in.

40.5 in.

38.9 in.

Shoulder Room

61.8 in.

61.9 in.

54.6 in.


43.0 in.

39.0 in.

32.2 in.

Hip Room

59.2 in.

59.1 in.

40.9 in.

Cargo Volume

Ford ExplorerThe 2021 Ford Explorer isn’t just good for carrying passengers—it can carry a lot of cargo, too. Open the rear liftgate, and you’ll find 18.2 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the 3rd-row seats. Don’t want to put down your luggage or bags? Opt for the available hands-free, foot-activated liftgate.

If you need a combination of cargo and passenger space, folding the rear seats flat is no problem. That way, you can make use of 47.9 cubic feet of cargo space while still carrying four passengers.

To take advantage of the full amount of cargo space in the 2021 Explorer, you can also fold the second row of seats flat. This opens up an impressive 87.8 cubic feet of cargo area inside the SUV.

The Ford Explorer even has an available cargo management system. You’ll receive extra pockets on the side and an underneath storage area for those small, more valuable items you don’t want to be visible. If you have dirty or muddy cargo, you can even use the reversible load floor with a plastic side.

Exterior Dimensions

As a full-size SUV, the 2021 Explorer has fairly large exterior dimensions. All models, except for the ST, are 198.8 inches long. The ST has a unique front fascia that adds half an inch to its overall length. When you fold the side mirrors in, the SUV is 82.7 inches wide—regardless of trim level. In addition, the models have a minimum running ground clearance of 7.9 inches.

There are slight variations based on trim level, but for the most part, you’ll find the following exterior dimensions on the 2021 Explorer:

  • Approach angle: 21.0 degrees
  • Breakover angle: 17.1 degrees
  • Departure angle: 22.0 degrees

See the Ford Explorer Dimensions for Yourself!

From passengers to cargo, the 2021 Ford Explorer offers ample space for your travels through Shreveport, Bossier City, and Stonewall. Plus, it has enough ground clearance to take your family adventures off the beaten path.

To find out if the 2021 Ford Explorer dimensions are a good fit for your lifestyle, head to Rountree Ford to take it for a test drive. Contact us today to learn more!

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