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2021 Ford Expedition Will Introduce A New STX Package

Ford Expedition buyers have a few new features and options to look forward to for the 2021 model year, as we’ve covered in recent days. Now, we have another to add to the list. Ford Authority has learned that the 2021 Ford Expedition will introduce a new STX package. Though no photos are available just yet, we do have all the details regarding what this package will consist of.

The 2021 Ford Expedition STX package will only be available on the XL trim level, and is retail only. It is only available on the regular Expedition, not the extended-length Expedition Max. Finally, the STX package is not available with third-row seating. As Ford Authority exclusively reported last week, the 2021 Expedition will be available with two-row seating for the first time.

The 2021 Ford Expedition STX package adds the following features/equipment:

  • Five-Passenger Seating
  • Five-bar chrome grille with Magnetic Secondary Bars
  • STX badge
  • SYNC 3 Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
    -8-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe Capability
    -911 Assist
    -Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility
  • Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-Painted Cast-Aluminum wheels (same as the FX4 Off-Road Package)
  • P275/65R18 All-Terrain (A/T) outline white letter tires

The Expedition is Ford’s largest current utility vehicle, a full-size, body-on-frame SUV with an aluminum-alloy body built on the Ford T3 platform. It is a modified version of the half-ton platform that underpins the Ford F-150, and it utilizes a four-wheel independent suspension system.

The Expedition is also available with selectable automatic full-time four-wheel drive that sends power through a two-speed dual range transfer case to electronic locking rear and center multi-disc differentials.

The Expedition is powered by Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which produces 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, and is equipped with The Blue Oval’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

Ford also offers an FX4 model in both regular and extended MAX trim that serves as a dedicated off-road package. That trim offers up a terrain management system, an electronic limited-slip rear differential with 3.73:1 gears, unique 18 inch Magnetic Metallic cast aluminum wheels with 32 inch all-terrain tires, off-road-tuned dampers, a total of seven skid plates, and a turbo sand shield.

As we recently reported, 2021 Expedition order books opened up on September 16th, 2020. Production will begin at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky on November 30th, 2020. The Expedition will continue to be built alongside the Ford F-250-F-550 Super Duty line of trucks, plus the Expedition’s platform mate, the Lincoln Navigator. As we recently reported, the 2021 Expedition will no longer be available with Ford’s windshield wiper de-icer feature.

We’ll have much more on the 2021MY Expedition as soon as it’s available, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Expedition news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Tom

    Expedition and Navigator are now obsolete new cars using sync 3, and 8 or 10 inch screens. Cadillac Escalade has hands-free steering on the highway and night vision, along with advanced, full-screen graphics. The FCA Grand Wagoneer will have a screen for the passenger along with updated graphics. It seems Ford is no longer interested in competing in the luxury market, but rather wants to take on Hyundai, Subaru, and Kia. Fortunately, the F150 blows away the competition, and we can still get a Mustang GT convertible.

  2. trailhiker

    Well I hope it gets some aggresive styling to go with the package. It looks like a unique grille at least. I think it will bring in a wider range of customers.

    Large 5 seat SUV harkens back to the 90’s Bronco.

  3. Lee Anderson

    So it’ll be a sort of “value” package, below XLT, like it is on the F-150? Interesting.

    What I’d like to see is a return of the third passenger seat in front, to allow for 6/9-passenger capacity (which Ford hasn’t offered since 2006). Currently, only GM offers this in the base model Tahoes/Yukons/etc. It would require some changes to the console and gearshift, but it wouldn’t be impossible, given how much of the interior is shared with the F-150 again.

  4. The Gentle Grizzly

    Any chance of a console-delete like Chevy offers? I’d be interested.

  5. Tenrten

    Any idea when this gets on the dealers lots


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