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Growing Family? Give the Explorer a Go

At Mohawk Ford, our team understands what it’s like to have a growing family. If all we had to transport were children, it wouldn’t matter what Ford model we chose to drive, but we know as well as you do that it’s never just the children. It’s the children – plus all the stuff.

Band instruments and athletic gear, bookbags and science projects, not to mention the groceries, dry cleaning, and last but certainly not least, the family dog – it’s all got to fit in somewhere.

With five models to choose from, all offering seating and trim options for every style and budget, you’ll wonder why you’ve ever driven anything else!

Roomy interiors and a spacious cargo area, fun technologies, and safety features that go beyond anything we’ve ever had available before are all reasons the Ford Explorer is a perfect choice for growing families.

Interior & Cargo Space

The 2021 Ford Explorer has all the capability and versatility you need in one terrific package. With seating for up to seven and an ingenious Cargo Management System, you’ll find convenience at every turn. Whether you’re headed across the country or just across town, there’s room for everyone (and all their things)!

Available third-row PowerFold seats make accommodating passengers and cargo a breeze. When the seats are upright, the Explorer seats seven comfortably. With the touch of a button, fold the third-row seat down to make room for extra cargo, or use the 60/40 split-fold option to fit extra cargo. The PowerFold option makes loading and unloading so much easier than it ever was before.

Sit in comfort! The King Ranch model is a prime example of luxurious interiors. Leather seating with heated and ventilated front captain’s chairs and power everything:10-way power front seats that include power lumbar and power recline. Second-row seats with power-fold and heat, including feature armrests and an easy-to-manipulate tip-and-slide feature. Third-row seats also provide power recline and power-folding head restraints.

For a little extra pizazz, add the available Twin-Panel Moonroof, which opens to provide fresh air, extensive sky views, and moonlit drives with the touch of a button. It’s large enough that the backseat crew will feel included, too!


Features like SYNC 3 have revolutionized our expectations of travel. SYNC 3 turns your Explorer into a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices at one time. We know the backseat crew will be happy to hear they can share, stream, and download all while traveling along.

Don’t worry about packing enough chargers. Our available wireless charging pad makes it easy to stay connected. Just place your device on the pad for charging on the go!

What good is a touchscreen in the dashboard if it’s so tiny you can’t see it? You won’t have that concern with ours! The available 10.1-inch LCD capacitive portrait touchscreen means you’ll stay connected at every turn. Tap, pinch, and swipe it just like you would your smartphone to listen to music, access your contacts, or listen to your playlist.

You can’t go far without a soundtrack! Cue up your favorite songs and artists and get your trip off to an exciting start with the B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen. With this standard 12-speaker feature, you won’t miss a beat. From The Stones to The Wiggles, we’ve got you covered!


Your safety is our priority. With new driver-assist technologies like Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Technology suite, you’ll feel more confident than ever out on the road. The options are standard across almost all Ford models, but be sure to ask a sales team member to explain which features are available on the model in which you’re most interested. Some safety features include:

  • Blind Spot Information System. When a vehicle enters your blind spot, our system alerts you by illuminating a small light in the corresponding side-view mirror. It’s that simple – and that revolutionary.
  • Lane-Keeping System. When the system detects you’ve inadvertently left your detected lane of traffic, it gently alerts you to refocus on the road ahead. If the system registers that you’ve left your lane of traffic multiple times, it suggests that a cup of coffee and stretch of the legs may be a good idea.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps. Our system detects ambient light and controls your high and low beams accordingly. You’ll never accidentally blind oncoming traffic again, and you’ll always have the best light levels available to face the journey in front of you.

These are only a few of the safety features Ford has engineered to keep you and the people you love safe. Please be sure to find out exactly what features are standard and available on the model in which you’re most interested. You’ll be so glad you did.

About Us

At Mohawk Ford, we know what it is to have a growing family. The 2021 Ford Explorer sports all the room you need, plus a little extra. Spacious interiors and creative cargo spaces make this vehicle a family’s dream.

Come see us on Upper James Street and kick the tires. Give the Explorer a test drive, and let’s figure out together how to get a brand-new set of keys in your hands!