The current generation of Ford’s flagship SUV has been around for just a couple of years, which clearly indicates that the 2021 Ford Expedition changes will be minimal. Simply, it’s still early for a mid-cycle update, despite that the competition is becoming much stronger these days. The all-new Tahoe and Suburban are coming, along with GMC Yukon. All three models are coming completely redesigned, with significant improvements compared to the outgoing versions.
Still, the Blue Oval company won’t rush with the answer and the mid-cycle update will probably happen for the 2022 model year. On the other side, the next year won’t bring any particular change. You may count on a familiar design. This SUV is based on the current-generation F-150 and which brings all kinds of good characteristics. The Expedition is spacious and comfortable SUV, powerful and efficient at the same time. According to the latest reports, the order books will be open in September, while the sales should start in December.
2021 Ford Expedition Design
As we’ve just mentioned, changes for the next model year will be minimal. The full-size SUV will carry on with the same design, which is based on a T3 platform and shares most of its parts with the F-150 pickup truck. In terms of mechanics, we definitely won’t see changes for the next year. So, you may count on the same chassis and suspension setup. The latter is particularly, as the Expedition is still the only mainstream full-size SUV that comes standard with an independent rear suspension. Soon, the new Tahoe and Suburban will get the same feature, which ensures superior comfort and driving experience.
Visually, the best we could see for the next year are things like new color options, but even that doesn’t seem very likely. Simply, the 2021 Ford Expedition is about to carry on with the same aesthetics.
The same thing goes for the interior. We are about to see a familiar layout, which offers all kinds of benefits. First of all, the overall interior quality is at a high level. Some critics say the dashboard looks way too truckish for the class. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that we are talking about really nice materials and great fit and finish. Also, the higher trims utilize all kinds of premium materials which, along with loads of standard and available equipment, make the cabin look really opulent.
Besides great aesthetics and overall quality, the 2021 Ford Expedition interior will be comfortable and practical too. All three rows of seats are very generous in terms of passenger room. This SUV accommodates eight adults with ease, while the cargo area is as impressive. You may count on about 21 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall volume goes over 104 cubic feet.
If you need even more cargo room than that, the 2021 Ford Expedition Max will also carry on in the same way. This is a long-wheelbase version of the SUV, which offers 36 cubic feet behind the third row and more than 120 cubic feet of the overall cargo volume.
2021 Ford Expedition Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. You may count on the same 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which comes in two output versions. The first one is good for about 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque and it is reserved for lower trim levels. On the other side, range-topping versions will come with a more powerful variant, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Those are quite solid ratings for the class.
Some rumors even suggest the possibility to see the 2021 Ford Expedition diesel version in the offer. If it happens, it would feature a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel with around 250 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. However, the company is still quiet on this matter.
We don’t expect to see any particular changes on the list of safety features for the next year. Therefore, all models should come standard with goodies like automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward automatic emergency braking. The list of options should include things like rain-sensing windshield wipers, front parking sensors, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system.
2021 Ford Expedition Release Date and Price
From what we know so far, the order books will open in September, while the sales should start in December. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes compared to the current model, which starts around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Chevy Tahoe, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia etc.