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2021 Ford Expedition – Preview, Price & Release Date

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2021 Ford Expedition

2021 Ford Expedition

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The popular Ford Expedition looks to continue its winning streak in 2021.

Meet one of the best selling full-sized SUVs the 2021 Ford Expedition. The Ford Expedition has been a popular choice for those looking for a three-row hauler. The Expedition is is available in both rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive options. We expect some some big changes are expected for the 2021 Expedition.

Introduced in 1997, the Expedition is currently in its fourth generation. It sold hundreds of thousands of examples throughout its 22-year model history. The 2021 Ford Expedition will once again stand for big size and big power at an affordable price.

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What can we expect from the 2021 Expedition?

The 2021 Ford Expedition is expected to undergo some changes while remaining on the fourth generation platform. With the 2020 model, the Expedition brought back the top-level King Ranch edition. This special edition Expedition is expected to part of the offering for the 2021 model year. According to Motortrend, the King Ranch Edition will include many options.

  • Del Rio leather
  • Ziricote wood veneers
  • King Ranch logo on all the seat backs

While the Ford Expedition is known as an affordable full-sized SUV. It is a three-row SUV. The Fords also has luxury trims: the Platinum and the King Rancho editions are designed to compete with luxury rivals. We see the Cadillac Escalade, BMW X7, Audi Q7, Mercedes GLS, and the Lincoln Navigator as its main competitors.

What users tell us about the 2021 Expedition


The Ford Expedition has long been popular with many full-sized SUV fans. It has gathered a number of rave reviews for its luxurious exterior. Reviewers say it is a match for Land Rover and Range Rover premium models and they also rave about the interior space and the various convenience amenities.

There are not many downsides to the Expedition and reviewers have noted that there is a little too much wind and road noise at speed. Navigating the Expedition in tight corners can be a challenge, but most all full-sized SUV share that same issue.

2021 Expedition Whispers and Rumors

For the 2021 model year, there are a couple of rumors floating that the Expedition could be getting a hybrid option. Hybrids are all the rage for sports cars and SUVs alike.

Hybrid combustion and electric engines can give the Expedition more torque and power while adding fuel efficiency. Expect to see some upgrades to its infotainment system, moreover Ford is also working on its cruise control system and advanced driver assistance.

2021 Expedition versus its competitors

The full-sized Ford Expedition is unique in that it competes in both the conventional and luxury SUV segments. The Expedition’s conventional full-sized SUV competition is strong. We find the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Hyundai Palisades, Kia Telluride, Nissan Armada, and Chevy Tahoe.

Luxury trims can be found with the Ford Expedition’s Platinum and Platinum King Ranch Edition.

Main competitors we identified:

  • BMW X7
  • Audi Q7
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Mercedes GLS

The Expedition is priced wel against its conventional competitors, and there is the Platinum King Ranch Edition that undercuts its luxury competition from $10,000 to $30,000.

2021 Expedition Trim Levels

The expedition is available in many trim levels. We expect the previous line of trim levels to reappear in the 2021 model year based on trims that were available for the 2019 and 2020 model years.

Different Trim Levels Available

The main first differentiator and step ups from the regular trims are the Limited and Platinum trims. The platinum trim is a higher price tier and offers most luxuries. The Limited trim is at a lower price-point buy has a lot of upgrades by default.

2021 Expedition Cargo Space

The expedition is available in many trim levels. We expect the previous line of trim levels to reappear in the 2021 model year.

2021 Ford Expedition car facts

The 2021 Expedition comes standard with a number of advanced standard safety features. These include:

  • Pre-Collision Assist With Pedestrian Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Lane-Keeping System

The interior of the Expedition will most likely include:

  • standard one-touch power windows
  • power door locks
  • three rows of seating
  • best in class legroom
  • heated and cooled front seats
  • leather wrapped steering wheel

The exterior features of the Expedition include chrome accents side-mirrors and door handles along with LED headlights and LED taillights. Driving comfort is superior thanks to the Expedition’s large headroom, legroom, and comfortable seating surfaces.

The Expedition comes standard with a 3.5 liter Ecoboost V-6 engine. This boosted engine puts out 375 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds of torque. A variant of the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 will provide 400 horsepower and 480 foot-pounds of torque. According to JD Power, the Expedition has a three-star reliability rating.

2021 Ford Expedition price and expected release date

The Ford Expedition starts at $52,800. We expected the release in the summer of 2020. We expect the model to be announced early during the 2020 car show season.

Do you expect the 2021 Expedition to continue to be one of the best selling full-sized SUVs?

Also, check our 2020 Ford Explorer review and the 2021 Ford Explorer preview.

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