Everyone wanting to buy a sport-utility vehicle didn’t really happen until Ford brought out the Explorer way back in the 1990s. Now, SUVs are the dominant choice of American new vehicle buyers and every automaker has not just one, but several options.
Often the leader early in the race is the rabbit, falling off the pace after the competition catches up. Not so with the Explorer, it’s still hanging with the lead pack.
The current iteration of the Explorer is stylish, but not overt or garish. If you were looking for a happy middle ground between the Range Rover Velar and the Dodge Durango, the 2021 Explorer is what you’d get. Simple, clean and polished.