Ford Expedition FX4
Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition

2021 Ford Expedition

Pros: Excellent road manners for such a large vehicle, satisfying acceleration, cavernous cabin space for passengers and cargo, 9200-lb towing capacity

Cons: Fuel economy, maneuverability in tight quarters

CG Says: The 2021 Ford Expedition adds a new XL STX base model. Ford’s full-size SUV was redesigned from the ground up for 2018, gaining an aluminum body structure on a high-strength-steel frame, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a host of new features. Regular- and “MAX” extended-length models are available. The lone engine is a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that develops 375 horsepower—or 400 hp on the line-topping Platinum model. All models have a 10-speed transmission. The second-row seats tilt and slide forward for easier access to the third row. Available features include a dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system, panoramic sunroof, hands-free foot-activated liftgate, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, active park assist, wireless device charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote start. Like other full-size SUVs, the Ford Expedition isn’t cheap to buy or cheap operate. However, its excellent redesign for 2018 brought a higher level of all-around refinement and welcome new features, while Expedition’s already-impressive cabin space was improved. If you need the capabilities of a true three-row, body-on-frame SUV, the Ford Expedition should be on your test-drive list.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices XL STX: $51,690
4WD XL STX: $54,740
XL STX Max: $56,505
4WD XL STX Max: $59,355
XLT: $54,505
4WD XLT: $57,555
XLT MAX: $56,505
4WD XLT MAX: $59,555
Limited: $63,270
4WD Limited: $66,320
Limited MAX: $65,270
4WD Limited MAX: $68,320
King Ranch: $74,430
4WD King Ranch: $77,480
King Ranch Max: $76,430
4WD King Ranch Max: $79,480
Platinum: $75,470
4WD Platinum: $78,520
Platinum MAX: $77,470
4WD Platinum MAX: $80,580

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
375 (400 Platinum)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-23