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2021 Ford Expedition Named ‘Most Satisfying Large SUV’ In Consumer Reports Survey

Consumer Reports has been busy collecting data from its 2020 automotive surveys, which encompass the experiences owners have had with around 369,000 different vehicles. The latest report to surface from this data is CR’s Most Satisfying Cars and Least Satisfying Cars list, which is indicative of whether or not a consumer might buy the same vehicle again. And when it comes to large SUVs, no vehicle proved more satisfying than the 2021 Ford Expedition.

The models that top Consumer Reports’ Most Satisfying Cars list are the ones the best deliver on the promises of manufacturers related to everything from performance to fuel economy to comfort and reliability. CR breaks down the list by category and segment, including cars, minivans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, including subcompact, compact, mid-size, large, and luxury vehicles of all sizes. Among all segments and categories, the 2021 Ford Expedition was the only Blue Oval product to land on the list.

However, the Ford Expedition isn’t the only FoMoCo vehicle to fare well in recent Consumer Reports surveys, as both the Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator ranked highly on the list of owners who are satisfied with their purchase. The Ford Mustang also made Consumer Reports’ list of the most reliable used sports cars, though that was for the prior, S197 generation.

Meanwhile, a refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition is in the works with revised styling, the addition of Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid powerplant, and an updated interior with a large new infotainment screen similar to the one used in the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

As is the case currently, the 2022 Expedition will continue as a full-size, two- or three-row body-on-frame SUV with two body style configurations: 210-inch Expedition (standard length), and 222-inch Expedition Max (extended length).

We expect the 2022 Expedition and extended-length Expedition Max to be offered in XL (fleet-only), XL STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. Additionally, we expect Ford will introduce an off-road-oriented trim level, dubbed Timberline, into the lineup for 2022, possibly positioned between the XLT and Limited trims.

We’ll have more on the Expedition soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Expedition news and around-the-clock 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. Thurston Munn

    We have a 2017 Expy and love it !!!

  2. Mortimer Duke

    PLEASE give it the 5.0L V8 as an option.

    1. Thurston Munn

      I agree, would love to have the option. The 3.5 in our 17 performs very nicely but all the tech of it is concerning. Plus the sound, it’s just not inspiring when you are in it heavy.

  3. Ima Right

    Thurston, your cover photo completely devalues your opinion.

    1. Thurston Munn

      We respect your opinion. However we are a professional couple who also enjoys a nude lifestyle. Our photo represents that.

      1. Will H

        Love the response you handled that well. I learned something here.

        1. Thurston Munn

          Thank you. Our lifestyle is about respect for others and acceptance, not judging persons based on looks, rather on on heart, mind and the way they treat others.

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  5. Bipin

    Please add a generator like the f150 has to the expedition and navigator

  6. Joe Boadle

    I had a 19 expedition and it was a complete pile of dung! The 10 speed transmission sounded like it was about to fall out when shifting and the 3.5 sounded like a tractor diesel. This was my 4th EcoBoost engine and they never got their issues settled with the 3 generations that I owned. This did it for me and my Ford relationship. And by the way, they depreciate by almost 50 percent after the 1st year. So get rid of it while you can. Now is the time while they need used cars since there is a chip shortage.

  7. Gary.

    Well if EB was so bad why did you own four? And I never heard one that sounded like a diesel. 😂😂


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