Back in September of last year, Ford Authority exclusively reported that the 2021 Ford Expedition would be available with two-row, or five-passenger seating, for the very first time. Then, just a few days later, we reported that the 2021 Expedition would add an STX package for the XL trim level, which would come with the new two-row seating. Now, both of these reports have been confirmed by The Blue Oval, which has now listed the 2021 Ford Expedition STX with its five-passenger seating on its official site.
The 2021 Ford Expedition STX features a starting price of $49,995, minus destination and delivery charges, and comes with a variety of features that differentiate it from other Expedition trims and models. They include a gloss black, five-bar front grille, 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, body-color lower bodyside cladding and wheel-lip moldings, and a body-colored fascia. The STX is offered exclusively with five-passenger seating and is not available in the longer Expedition Max configuration.
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 SUV 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.
2021 Ford Expedition production is already underway at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, where the Ford F-250-F-550 Super Duty line of trucks, plus the Expedition’s platform-mate, the Lincoln Navigator, are also produced.