The 2021 Ford Expedition still remains a strong contender in the full-size, three-row SUV class. Most recently redesigned in 2019, the Expedition now features fully independent suspension and a V6 engine. It’s comfortable, competent, and capable for carrying up to eight passengers and their gear. The Expedition Max adds length and capacity, stretching out its tail by nearly a foot. No major changes are expected for 2021.

New for 2021

  • Adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist standard on Limited trim
  • Two second-row USB ports included on XL trim
  • Ford’s Co-Pilot360 Assist is now an option on the XLT model
  • Updated paint and wheel choices on all trims


The new 2021 Ford Expedition comes in four trims:

  • XLT – estimated starting price $55,000
  • Limited – estimated starting price $65,000
  • King Ranch – estimated starting price $75,000
  • Platinum – estimated starting price $76,000


The Expedition frames a wide, expressive grille with its banded chrome headlights, and scoped blue oval Ford nameplate. Its doors are trimmed with metallic accents that balance the glass windows and tall frame. The sides of its body cut a sharp profile without being too blocky.

2021 Ford Expedition on the Road

You will have the choice of nine exterior colors:

  • Agate Black
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Desert Gold Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Start White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Oxford White
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Standard features included on all models include:

  • Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Fog lamps-halogen
  • Tail Lamps – incandescent
  • Quad-beam reflector headlamps
  • Halogen projector-beam headlamps

Buyers can choose from 18-, 20-, and 22-inch wheels


This spacious three-row SUV seats up to eight passengers plus their cargo. Its interior is full of luxury and plush seats, but also has some plastic trimmings. It features comfortable seating, with enough room to seat adults in the third row with plenty of legroom. If the standard wheel-base length isn’t enough, buyers can opt for the Expedition Max with the longer wheelbase.

2021 Ford Expedition Interior

Standard features

  • 104.6 cubic feet of cargo space when seats are folded down on standard wheelbase
  • 121.4 cubic feet of cargo space when seats are folded down on long wheelbase
  • Interior colors include Ebony and Medium Stone
  • All trims include 15 cupholders and a power-folding third-row seat
  • Both second and third rows fold completely flat on all trims

XLT features include:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio control
  • Cargo bin
  • Center Console with armrest
  • Rotary gear shift dial
  • Tri-zone auto climate control

Limited features include:

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering column with memory
  • Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic temperature control
  • Rear auxiliary climate controls

King Ranch features include:

  • Distinctive center console with Del Rio leather side rails and Ziricote wood veneer
  • Ebony del Rio leather door trim with Mesa Del Rio leather armrest
  • Del Rio leather and Kingsville stitching steering wheel
  • Del Rio leather seating
  • Heated and ventilated, 10-way power driver and passenger captain’s chairs
  • Power lumbar and power recline driver and passenger captain’s chairs

Platinum features include:

  • Multi-contour front seats with a massage function
  • Leather door-trim accents
  • Real wood on the center console
  • Steering wheel wrapped in premium leather


All trims come with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 turbocharged engine and 375 horsepower, except the Platinum will give you 400 horsepower. They come with a ten-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or four wheel-drive on all trims.

Towing: all models can tow up to a maximum 9,300 pounds


  • 17/23 mpg city and highway RWD
  • 16/21 mpg city and highway AWD


The Expedition has all the latest driver-assistance technology with the standard Ford Co-Pilot360 that includes:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with automatic Emergency Braking – detects potential collision with a car or pedestrian in front of you
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert – helps detect vehicles in your blind spot, while Cross-Traffic Alert can detect approaching traffic behind you
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps – senses poor lighting conditions and switches on/dims for oncoming traffic
  • Lane-keeping system – helps you stay in your lane by alerting you as you edge out of your lane
  • Rear view camera

Available lane-keeping assist with lane-departure warning, and available adaptive cruise control are also options.


2021 Ford Expedition Technology

Standard technology features include:

  • SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Eight-inch touch screen
  • Voice recognition
  • Satellite radio
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Four USB ports

Available options include:

  • Navigation system
  • Wireless device charging
  • Third-row USB ports
  • HD Radio
  • Rear-seat entertainment system available on the Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims
  • Premium 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system


Ford provides a solid warranty on the Expedition, but no complimentary scheduled maintenance is offered.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles


The 2021 Ford Expedition delivers nearly all of what you would want in a large SUV. It’s comfortable, classy cabin, and capable performance with its V6 engine and powerful towing capacity helps rank it high in the large SUV class.