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2021 Ford Expedition STX With Five-Passenger Seating Confirmed


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.

We’ll have much more on the 2021 Expedition soon, 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. Paul Harden

    Please note that the 2-speed transfer case is optional on the Expedition

  2. Samantha

    I’m confused The expedition has had five seats in the back some have 6 ……… I have a 2019 with 5 seats in the back!


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