2021 Ford Expedition: A Trim Comparison

2021 Ford Expedition

The 2021 Ford Expedition is the aluminum-bodied SUV you’ve been waiting for. A tri-zone system has replaced the former dual-zone automatic climate control. And, there’s also a new Special Edition Package which includes a 360-degree camera, active park assist, and a heavy-duty tow package.

Comparing Ford Expedition Trims

If you’re in the market for an Expedition, our trim comparison will help you decide which model suits you best. There are a few different options available with each one packed with more features than the last.


The Ford Expedition XL STX is the base trim, starting at $49,995. It comes with a 3.5L Ecoboost V6 engine that’s capable of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which allows it to tow up to 9,300 pounds according to Ford. This large SUV is great for someone who needs a vehicle for work or to fit a larger family. Drivers can manually let the second-row seating. This is the only model with just two rows of seating.

If safety is a worry, the 2021 Ford Expedition features a SYNC 3 911 Assist alert system, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, a rear-view camera, and a Blind Spot Information System (with cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go). The infotainment system is on par with other larger SUVs with the addition of SYNC 3, a 4.2-inch LCD cockpit monitor, and also an 8-inch display monitor. It also features three USB ports and six speakers around the cabin.


The XLT is similar to the XL version but comes with a power-folding third-row. It also adds satellite radio, rear parking sensors, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Optional comfort and convenience features can be purchased. With all seats folded in the XL model, you can get up to 104.6 cubic feet of space.

Still, need more room? The Expedition XLT Max is the better choice due to it being about a foot longer than the regular model. This provides an additional 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space. All the other features are the same. This trim has a starting MSRP of $52,810.


The Limited trim starts at $61,575 and adds a touch of luxury. On top of everything that comes with the XLT Expedition, the Limited trim adds heated second-row seating and leather-wrapped steering wheel with dark parchment euro stitching. The sound system is also upgraded to include B&O PLAY and a premium audio system that installs 12 speakers in the cabin and features HD radio.

King Ranch

The King Ranch model starts at $72,735. This model features leather upholstery, and unique styling, inside and out. Additionally, it comes with features such as a surround-view parking camera system, park assist and a panoramic sunroof.


Lastly, the Platinum Expedition is the most luxurious option and starts at $73,775. It comes with everything the King Ranch trim has and so much more. The exterior adds aluminum roof-rack side rails and a power-deployable running board for easy entry. On the inside, it has chrome accents, which beautifully accompany the luxurious feel of this trim. Leather accents continue on the door trim, and leather seating adds a truly superior feel throughout the cabin.


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