Ford’s flagship SUV stands out from the crowd for many reasons, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see changes for the next year. Allegedly, the 2021 Ford Expedition might come with a couple of updates. Simply, the current generation has been around for about three years and if we consider that new generations of Tahoe and Suburban have just arrived, there is no doubt that the blue oval company will do everything in its power to keep this model on the leading position in the class of full-size SUVs.
While the current-year model was introduced with novelties in terms of standard equipment, the next year might bring visual updates. Some sources suggest we might see a couple of mild styling changes, though we doubt the company is going to change the current model significantly. On the other side, the cabin layout will probably remain untouched, though a couple of novelties in terms of standard equipment are always possible. The powertrain department will definitely remain the same.
Even though the 2021 Ford Expedition might feature a couple of interesting updates, we don’t expect to see it earlier than usual, which would mean sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2021 Ford Expedition Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, we definitely won’t see any particular change. The 2021 Ford Expedition will carry on with the same mechanics, which are based on the famous F-150 pickup truck and T3 architecture. On the other side, there is a chance to see a couple of visual updates. This particularly refers to the front end, where a couple of tweaks could come. At this point, we don’t know the details, but we might guess some of the changes would affect areas like headlights, grille, bumper etc.
The rest of the vehicle probably won’t’ feature any bigger change. Some mild changes are possible at the rear end, while we may also expect to see new sets of wheels, new color options and similar things.
On the other side, the interior probably won’t be affected by this update. This means you may count on the same cabin design, which is rather functional and practical than stylish. Some may even find the dashboard too truckish, and the fact is that most of the design solutions have been borrowed from the F-150. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the overall quality is more than good.
The aspect where this SUV really shines is interior space. All three rows are generous in terms of legroom, especially if you pick a long-wheelbase version. Standard models come with eight seats, but you can also get versions with the second-row captain’s chairs. When it comes to cargo volume, standard models are good for about 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 63.6 cubic feet with the third row folded, and a whopping 104.6 cubes with both rear rows folded. Those are some of the best ratings in the class.
This is where we could see a couple of novelties, but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. The current model comes standard with things like tri-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, voice recognition, four USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, you can get an 8-inch digital instrument cluster display, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a panoramic roof, two third-row USB ports, a household-style power outlet, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, wireless device charging, HD Radio premium sound system and more.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera. The list of available safety features includes things like adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, automatic parking assist and more.
2021 Ford Expedition Engine
Under the hood, things will definitely remain the same. This large SUV comes with a well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine. This peppy unit comes in two output variants, with either 375 or 400 horsepower, depending on the trim level. In both cases, driving dynamics are pretty good, while we also like that 10-speed automatic transmission very much.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with standard models. Of course, these numbers drop if you pick a 4WD model. In that case, you may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2021 Ford Expedition Release Date and Price
Despite the changes, we expect to see the 2021 Ford Expedition in a typical time of years, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 53.000 dollars.