2021 Ford Expedition

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Ford Expedition highlights

Customer rating


  • Quick V6-powered acceleration
  • High ground clearance
  • Lumbar support in front seats


  • Bulky to drive
  • Lackluster fuel economy
  • Weak airflow from vents

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 21 highway, 18 combined

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All Ford Expedition years

What is new for the 2021 Ford Expedition?

  • Expedition trims have been upgraded with Quad Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • The Max XL trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning and Satellite Radio Ready as standard equipment.
  • The XLT trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning as standard equipment.
  • The XL trim now comes with Rear Air Conditioning, Satellite Radio Ready, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.

2021 Ford Expedition trims

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King Ranch:

Max XL:

Max XLT:

Max Limited:

  • Includes all features available on the Max XLT
  • No significant upgrades found on the Max Limited

Max Platinum:

Max King Ranch:

  • Includes all features available on the Max Platinum
  • No significant upgrades found on the Max King Ranch

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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Ford Expedition

1. Five trims to choose from

The 2021 Ford Expedition is available in five different trims (STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch®, and Platinum), allowing you to find a ride that fits your needs and lifestyle. Every trim has convenient features like heated side-view mirrors, tri-zone temperature control, push-button start, and a whopping 15 cup holders. If you consider yourself a luxury seeker, upgrade to a higher trim like the King Ranch. It features a panoramic sunroof, Del Rio leather seats, and the King Ranch logo emblazoned on the floor mats for a stylish look.

2. Ford Co-Pilot360 technology

Every 2021 Ford Expedition includes Ford Co-Pilot360 technology. This suite of driver-assistance features can help you feel more in command of the vehicle, whether you're running errands or taking an epic road trip. It includes a lane-keeping system, rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlamps that turn on when you're driving on a pitch-black road. Highway driving also becomes less tense with Ford's BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, which lets you know if there's a car in your blind spot.

3. Lots of seating and space

The 2021 Ford Expedition spoils you and your passengers with a roomy interior. The base STX trim can comfortably fit up to five people. There's also at least 57.5 cu-ft of cargo space behind the second row—and you don't need to fold down the seats to access it. XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims have a third row to accommodate up to eight people in total, making them a compelling option for big families. If you need to store lots of gear, you can upgrade to the available MAX style on all trims except the STX. This extended-wheelbase version of the SUV gives you an additional 16.9 cu-ft of storage space—plenty of room for luggage, golf clubs, and tools.

4. Seven preset drive modes available

With the power of its EcoBoost® engine, the 2021 Ford Expedition can tackle a variety of terrains and driving needs. The SUV's available intelligent 4WD includes a terrain management system, giving you the ability to shuffle through seven preset drive modes, such as snow/wet, sport, or tow/haul. Simply twist the dial to optimize the SUV for different conditions.

5. Entertainment features galore

Long drives in the 2021 Ford Expedition can be a pleasure, thanks to the SUV's entertainment features and connectivity tools. You can turn on your favorite driving playlist, get directions to a destination, and make a call using the voice-activated SYNC® 3 system and touchscreen. Recharge your devices using the two smart-charging USB ports that come standard on all trims. You can also turn every drive into a concert with the available Bang & Olufsen® sound system that's been acoustically tailored to the Expedition with 12 high-performance speakers—a real treat for music lovers.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings


RepairPal gave the Ford Expedition an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ford Expedition 13th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Ford Expedition features and specs

Max Limited 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bang & Olufsen Audio
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 43.9"/M 42.6"/R 40.9"

Head room

F 42"/M 40"/R 37.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

630/6300 lbs.



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