With three roomy rows of seating and best-in-class towing performance, the 2021 Ford Expedition is as family-friendly as it is sporty.
What’s new for the 2021 Ford Expedition?
- Co-Pilot360 Assist, a package that includes sophisticated safety technology, like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go performance technology, lane centering, and speed sign recognition capabilities, is now available for the mid-grade XLT and up
- A new XL STX base model with two rows of seating is now available
- All trim models offer new wheel designs
Why buy the 2021 Ford Expedition?
If you’re shopping for a traditional full-size SUV like the Expedition, you’re likely in need of a rare combination of spacious three-row seating and sporty capabilities. You need enough seating to transport your big family and enough muscle to haul a hefty boat around. The Expedition not only treats your family to a roomy, comfortable ride, but it also tows best-in-class loads of up to 9,300 pounds.
There’s even an extended-wheelbase model, the Expedition Max, that expands both hip room and cargo space. It’s perfect for broad-shouldered families who like to travel with lots of stuff.
You’ll also love the Expedition’s tech gear. The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety aids is standard, helping you spot danger with blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking. This year, the XLT and up are available with the Co-Pilot360 Assist package, which adds even more sophisticated safety aids, like adaptive cruise control and speed sign recognition.
Infotainment gear is another one of the Expedition’s specialties. Every trim model includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. All but the base XL model come standard with the Sync 3 infotainment system, a setup that includes an 8-inch touch screen interface and cutting-edge smartphone integration via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
What’s under the hood?
All Expeditions feature the same powertrain, a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that powers the wheels via a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. This setup supplies 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Top-trim Platinum models feature an upgraded version of this engine, boosting output to 400 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, but shoppers can add four-wheel drive to any Expedition trim model. Choose four-wheel drive for a sportier ride down your favorite off-road trails.
How much can a 2021 Ford Expedition tow?
The Expedition’s towing capabilities actually vary according to equipment, body style, and drivetrain. With the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package and standard rear-wheel drive and , the Expedition can tow max loads of 9,300 pounds. Add four-wheel drive, and that figure drops — but only slightly — to 9,200 pounds. If you choose an extended-wheelbase Expedition Max model, tow ratings can reach up to 9,000 pounds.
Is the 2021 Ford Expedition worth the money?
In the full-size SUV segment, the Expedition’s starting MSRP is well within the realm of reason. And while competitors may have similar price tags, they don’t offer the Expedition’s best-in-class towing capabilities and sporty drive. And don't forget that the Expedition is also home to three spacious rows of seating and an excellent list of infotainment features and driver safety aids.