What is the MPG of the 2021 Ford Explorer?

Knowing your expected fuel economy is an important factor in choosing your next vehicle. If you need a midsize SUV, this decision may be especially important as larger vehicles tend to have lower efficiency. However, the Ford Explorer's engineers have paid special attention to this issue and introduced several engine technologies to maximize your fuel efficiency and save you more at the pump.

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2021 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage by Trim Level

2021 Ford Explorer Gas Mileage by Trim Level

Your total gas mileage will depend not only on your trim level but on your choice of drivetrain. Like all SUVs, the four-wheel drive models will use slightly more fuel than the standard rear-wheel drive models. The Platinum and ST will use the most fuel as it they the most powerful V6 engine with up to 400 horsepower. Opting for the hybrid engine on the Limited trim will save you the most at the pump.

Base RWD

  • 21 city / 28 highway / 24 combined

Base 4WD

  • 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined

XLT RWD

  • 21 city / 28 highway / 24 combined

XLT 4WD

  • 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined

    Limited RWD

    • 21 city / 28 highway / 24 combine

    Limited 4WD

    • 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined

    Limited Hybrid

    • 27 city / 29 highway / 28 mpg combined

    Platinum 4WD

    • 18 city / 24 highway / 20 combined

2021 Ford Explorer Fuel Tank Capacity

The Ford Explorer's fuel tank capacity is middling for its class, which is ideal. A tank too small reduces your driving range and forces you to refuel too often. A tank that is too large can add excessive weight to the vehicle, reducing your MPG. With a 17.9 gallon tank, Ford has chosen the sweet spot that reduces your gas station visits without tanking your MPG.

  • 17.9 gallons
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2021 Ford Explorer Fuel Tank Capacity
2012 Ford Explorer Driving Range

2012 Ford Explorer Driving Range

The Explorer has an impressive driving range thanks to its larger fuel tank combined with its efficient engines.

  • Up to 376 miles city / 501 miles highway / 430 miles combined
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford Near Louisville, KY?

We know the drivers near Louisville, KY are concerned about their monthly fuel costs. Many commuters have to drive significant distances on a daily basis, so every tick on the MPG rating helps their bottom lines.

If fuel economy is a concern for you, let us help you select the 2021 Ford Explorer with the best ratings. A rear-wheel drive or hybrid model can help you save more if you don't truly need four-wheel drive. We can also offer you additional tips from our experts to maintain your vehicle for maximum fuel savings.

We offer the 2021 Ford Explorer with the best financing available anywhere near Louisville, KY. We combine manufacturer specials, our Heritage-exclusive discounts, and our access to a variety of flexible lenders. You won't find a better price on the 2021 Ford Explorer anywhere else.

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