In the world of full-size SUVs, the Expedition definitely takes the place of one of the best choices buyers can make. Efficient and powerful engines, good handling and loads of space are some of its main characteristics. Moreover, this SUV offers pretty smooth ride quality, on par with much more expensive luxury SUVs. However, times are changing and we may see some updates in the future. It looks like the 2021 Ford Expedition is about to get an update, primarily in terms of aesthetics.
The next year could bring some styling changes. Moreover, we might see novelties on the inside as well. The competition is getting stronger, so such changes are definitely needed. The new Tahoe is on its way, while the Jeep Wagoneer is coming back as well. Keep in mind that a couple of more redesigns and updates will happen in the near future, so these changes seem natural.
2021 Ford Expedition Exterior Changes
Most of the changes we expect to see are those in terms of styling. The current model certainly looks good but as we already mentioned, new rivals are on the way. Therefore, we might see a facelift, just three years after the redesign.
Of course, the focus of this update would be the front face. We could see revisions in areas like headlights, grille, bumpers etc. Bigger changes at the rear end don’t seem that likely. Of course, those typical updates like new color options and wheels are always possible. Still, keep in mind that this is just speculation and that the company is still quiet on this matter.
When it comes to the mechanical part of the vehicles, we don’t expect changes. The current model is already way ahead of its competitors in this aspect, thanks to a lightweight chassis and rear independent suspensions, so there is no reason for bigger upgrades at the moment, especially because they can only make the 2021 Ford Expedition more expensive, and the current model is already quite pricey.
When it comes to interior design, changes are possible as well. The current model may be spacious and comfortable but the dashboard may look too truckish to many potential buyers. Simply, it looks too similar to the one we can find in the F-150 and today’s market insist on car-like interiors, even in vehicles like this one. That’s the reason why we could see some revisions, particularly in terms of materials, though some areas of the dashboard might be revised as well.
On the other side, there is nothing to complain about interior space and overall comfort. All three rows are generous in terms of legroom, while seats are supportive as well. The cargo area is also very spacious.
Updates in this aspect are always more than welcome. Therefore, we could see some of them in the 2021 Ford Expedition as well, though the current model is already more than decent in this aspect. The base model already comes standard with things like an 8-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, voice recognition, four USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. In higher trims, you can also get things like wireless device charging, a household-style power outlet, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, HD Radio, premium audio system etc. Some of these could become standard in the next year.
When it comes to safety, the current model already stands pretty good, as it comes standard with things 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. Higher trims also offer things like rain-sensing windshield wipers, front parking sensors, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system etc. All in all, bigger revisions are not expected.
2021 Ford Expedition Exterior Engines
In this aspect, we definitely don’t expect changes. The 2021 Ford Expedition should carry on in the same way, with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which comes in two output versions. Base trims are good for about 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. There is also a more powerful version, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. Driving dynamics are great in both cases, while a 10-speed automatic transmission works great.
Another benefit of a V6 engine is a quite good fuel economy. You may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.
2021 Ford Expedition Release Date and Price
If this update happens, the 2021 Ford Expedition will probably come a little bit earlier, but still withing the second half od 2020. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Chevy Tahoe, the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer etc.