The 2021 Ford Explorer is a capable SUV designed for utility, but it features many modern technology options for entertainment and connectivity.

Drivers in Missoula, Kalispell, Coeur d'Alene, and Helena, MT can find out more about the 2021 Ford Explorer technology with this in-depth review from Lithia Ford of Missoula.

Explorer Safety Technology

The Explorer comes with standard Ford Co-Pilot360™, which bundles advanced safety technology for more protection and confidence. A rear view camera and Automatic High-Beam Headlamps are standard, as well as Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a feature that applies the brakes automatically when it detects a potential collision. You'll also get a Lane-Keeping System that guides you back into your lane if you start drifting. BLIS® (Blind-Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert is also standard to alert you of any vehicles or pedestrians in your blind spots.

One of the optional safety systems is Active Park Assist 2.0. It helps you with parking in a variety of scenarios. The system can find an appropriate parking spot and alerts you to stop and put the car in neutral. From there, you simply hold the button down to let the system maneuver you into place. The feature also has side-sensing capability to help you navigate out of a spot if someone parks too close.

Entertainment Features

The Explorer is available with the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. It connects to Amazon Alexa to give you cloud-based connectivity and voice commands on the road. You can sync with your Alexa-enabled smartphone through AppLink® to access Amazon shopping, voice navigation, traffic information, and more. You'll also have access to your home's smart devices.

Other features include an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. This lets you connect your cell phone to the system to access music and other media. You'll also have a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot for connectivity on the go and SiriusXM® radio for even more music options.

Optional features include a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch customizable driver display, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, and wireless device charging. If you have the kids, you can add a rear-seat entertainment system to keep them occupied.

Connected Mobile Technology

The Ford Explorer even offers technology that can make your day to day errands easier for you. For example, the voice-activated technology uses natural language patterns to access real-time traffic and weather updates, hands-free calling, and 911 Assist for emergency situations.

Another highlight of SYNC® technology is Key by Amazon In-Car delivery. This feature allows you to receive packages from Amazon directly to your vehicle, whether you're at home, at work, or on vacation. The app links to FordPass™ telematics, so all you have to do is shop, select in-car delivery, and get your package. You can get notifications of the delivery process every step of the way.

Test Drive the Ford Explorer

The 2021 Ford Explorer has a lot to offer both families and adventurers, including a bevy of incredible technology features for entertainment and safety.

Drivers in Missoula, Kalispell, Coeur d'Alene, and Helena, MT can experience the Ford Explorer technology features for themselves by visiting Lithia Ford of Missoula. Call or stop in today to take your test drive!

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