Comparison - Ford Explorer ST 2021 - vs - Ford Bronco Outer Banks 2-door 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
52,605
Updated: 
25 Jan 2020
$
38,955
Updated: 
28 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
4
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E
Star white Metallic Tri-coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Rich Copper Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#4A1414
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Color: 
Cyber Orange
#FDB900
Antimatter Blue
#2A455E
Shadow Black
#10101D
Iconic Silver
#B3B8C1
Area 51
#5F7478
Rapid Red
#9F0004
Carbonized Gray
#444848
Cactus Gray
#89928C
Oxford White
#E4E2E5
Race Red
#DC0000
Velocity Blue
#3A8EC6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer is recognizable, but new. It should be on every family SUV shopper’s list.

Pros
Wide range of powertrains
Good looks
Great active safety tech
Available hybrid
Quiet interio

Cons
Hybrid isn’t refined
Not a great value
Cramped third row
Clunky second row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.Minor changes to standard and optional feature availability.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Bronco is a throwback SUV in all the best ways.

Pros
Bronco’s back
Awesome retro looks
Removable doors and roof
Sturdy powertrains
Ready to hit the trail out of the box

Cons
How much will top trims cost?
How bouncy will the ride be?
Swing gate could be a problem in cities
Fuel economy not likely to be great
No word on hybrids, yet

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Ford resurrects the Bronco nameplate for 2021, and it emulates the old-school vibe and off-road pedigree of its iconic mid-1960's predecessors. Now that Ford has revealed the thing, we have a much better idea of its capabilities and specifications. The new Bronco will arrive in dealerships in spring 2021.The base two-door Bronco starts at just under $30,000, but upgrading to upper trims gets expensive quickly. Our ideal configuration would be a four-door with the more powerful engine, and it needs to have the off-road hardware to live up to its roots. That points us towards the Bronco Wildtrack, which comes standard with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and huge 35-inch mud-terrain tires.

By: 
caranddriver.com

An all-new off-road-focused SUV. Offered in two- and four-door configurations.

Pros
Offers extraordinary level of customization
Impressive all-terrain specifications
Cool retro styling without being kitschy
Smart off-road-specific technologies

Cons
Manual transmission only offered on the base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.30L
Torque: 
415ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
325ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 5 500rpm
300hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
199.30in
173.70in
Width: 
78.90in
75.90in
Height: 
70.20in
71.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.30in
8.40in
Front Track: 
66.90in
65.00in
Rear Track: 
66.90in
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
100.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
43.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
51.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
52.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
22.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
35.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.00degrees
29.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4701.00lbs
4977.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Cloth
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent H.O.S.S. (High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension) System with twin alloy A-arms and coil-over springs for optimum off-road stability and control with available H.O.S.S System with Bilstein® Position Sensitive Dampers.
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Solid five-link rear axle H.O.S.S. (High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension) System with coil-over springs for optimum off-road capability and durability with available H.O.S.S System with Bilstein Position Sensitive Dampers.
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 speakers
SYNC® 4 - 8" LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Swipe Capability and Enhanced Voice Recogni
AppLink® with App Catalog
911 Assist
Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™ Compatibility
SiriusXM® With 360L
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Body-color door handles with black insert
Liftgate Appliqué - black
Black mesh insert with chrome bars
EXPLORER badge on hood
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Body-color exterior door handles, mirror caps and fender flares
Signature LED headlamps and taillamps
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Belt-Minder
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
ST High-Performance Pack
Equipment Group 401A
Premium Technology Package
ST Street Pack
Mid Package 312A
Lux Package 314A
High Package 313A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Roof Rails
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Splash Guards
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Black Roof Rails W/Crossbars
Front License Plate Bracket
Paint Protection Film
32" Spare Tire Cover #1 - Abstract Bronco
Brush Guard
Ford Performance Heavy-Duty Modular Front Bumper
32" Spare Tire Cover #5 - Ford TG Stamping
32" Spare Tire Cover #2 - Bronco 66
Non-Configurable Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Front Row Top Panels And Door
Towing Capacity
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Front Row Top Panels
Front Row Top Panel And Door Storage Bags
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Door
Protective Molding Body Armor
Wheel Lock Kit
Vehicle Cover
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Area Management System
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Keyless Entry Keypad
Leather-Trimmed/Vinyl Seats - Dark Space Gray W/Navy Pier
Cargo Area Protector
Front And Rear Floor Liners
Connected Built-In Navigation
Auxiliary Switches W/Pre-Run Accessory Wires
Leather-Trimmed/Vinyl Seats - Roast W/Black Onyx
Cargo Net Kit
Cargo Area Rug

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Color: 
Dark Space Gray w/Navy Pier, leather
#484846
Dark Space Gray w/Navy Pier, cloth
#535350
Roast w/Black onyx, leather
#553D2B
Roast w/Black onyx, cloth
#5B3E2A