The New 2021 Ford Expedition


The Ford Expedition has commanded the full-size three-row SUV class since its original debut in 1996. In 2021, the Expedition features a V6 engine and fully independent suspension. It's a capable, comfortable, and competent SUV that can carry eight passengers or an ample amount of cargo. If you're looking for a large SUV, the new 2021 Ford Expedition should be at the top of your list. Keep reading to find out why.

Power, Style, and Plenty of Space

The new 2021 Ford Expedition is big and powerful with a 3.5L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine that churns out 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to a beef-up 3.5L EcoBoost engine, the Platinum model produces 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Both engines provide more than enough power for a daily commute. The Expedition offers plenty of power for hauling and towing. 

It also provides swift acceleration and smooth shifting with its 10-speed automatic transmission. With the right equipment, the Expedition can tow up to 9,300 pounds. On the inside, the Expedition has a premium cabin with luxury finishes. The seats are roomy and comfortable-even the third row provides plenty of room for adult passengers. 

2021 Ford Expedition Trims

The Ford Expedition comes in five trim levels, which means there are plenty of choices to fit your lifestyle. Each model carries a turbo V6 engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. All the three-row models (XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum) offer a MAX option, which features a long-wheelbase.


Want the top-of-the-line experience of owning an Expedition but don't need the third row? The XL STX has a standard wheelbase that is 17.5 feet long and offers seating for five people. This is the only two-row Expedition in the lineup and comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display with a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Audio. Also, standard are four USB ports, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and alloy wheels.

Ford doesn't compromise on safety, so the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite is standard, too. This system includes driver-assistance features such as blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, pre-collision warning and braking, and more.

Standout Features:

  • Gloss Black Five-Bar Grille: This distinctive grille is standard on the XL STX.
  • 18" Alloy Wheels: The head-turning aluminum wheels are painted Magnetic Metallic.


Need more room for passengers? The Ford Expedition XLT is the first trim level to add the third row and offers power-folding third-row seats. This model also adds rear parking sensors, satellite radio, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. If you're looking for more options, there are a ton available on this model. Available options include the 201A package. This adds ActiveX synthetic leather upholstery and power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats. 

The 202A package includes a remote start, a power liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and a power-folding second row. This package also comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist. This system offers an 8-inch digital driver display, navigation, and adaptive cruise control.

Standout Features:

  • SYNC 3 Entertainment System: This system offers easy-to-use voice-activated technology to keep you productive and connected.
  • PowerFold and Power Recline Seating: Need more interior space for cargo? The XLT's third row can be folded down flat.


If you liked the sound of the 202A package above, you might want to opt for the Limited, which picks that up and adds a hands-free, foot-activated liftgate. Other convenience features you may like are rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather upholstery, front parking sensors, and heated second-row seats. 

For more technology features on the go, the Limited also adds HD radio, a 12-speaker B&O stereo, two more USB powers, and wireless device charging. By adding the 302A package, you gain park assist, a surround-view parking camera system, and a panoramic sunroof. 

Standout Features:

  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System: Immerse yourself in sound with an available 12-speaker B&O Sound System.
  • 20-inch Premium Wheels: Head-turning Tarnished Dark-painted wheels are standard on the Limited and Limited MAX models.

King Ranch

The Ford Expedition King Ranch returns in 2021 as the king of comfort with Del Rio leather seating that is both heated and ventilated. The driver and passenger captain's chairs are power-adjustable with power lumbar, and power recline. In the second row, passengers will find heated bucket seats that are power folding with armrests. Even the third row has 60/40 PowerFold seats.

The King Ranch comes standard with the 302A package discussed above and unique styling enhancements like gray accents. The limited slip-differential and damping suspension remain optional on this model.

Standout Features:

  • 22-inch King Ranch Wheels: All this luxury rides on 22-inch wheels that are painted Machined-Face aluminum with an exclusive King Ranch center cap.
  • 360-Degree Camera: This camera comes standard on the King Ranch and offers a split view and front/rear washer capabilities. 


The Ford Expedition Platinum is the range-topping model that offers nearly every feature you can get. This includes a panoramic roof, multi-contour massaging front seats, and adaptive suspension. With an EcoBoost V6 engine, the Platinum model also produces 25 more horsepower.

Standout Features:

  • Panoramic Vista Roof: This huge moonroof features two panels to span over the vehicle's first and second rows.
  • 3.5L EcoBoost Engine: The EcoBoost combines direct injection to maximize power and twin turbochargers intercooled to deliver power on demand.

The New 2021 Ford Expedition at Bob Allen Ford

The new 2021 Ford Expedition is an excellent SUV that offers balanced handling, a robust powertrain, and good gas mileage for a SUV its size. Also, its towing capacity and adult-friendly third-row seating stand out when you're looking for a vehicle in this class. If you have questions, want to schedule a test drive, or would like to talk through your financing options, contact us at Bob Allen Ford - Ottawa. If you are interested in more of Ford's top models, be sure to check out our research hub!