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2021 Ford Expedition Gains New Antimatter Blue Color: First Look


The 2021 Ford Expedition adds two new colors to its roster: Kodiak Brown and Antimatter Blue. Here’s our first look at the Antimatter Blue option.

2021 Ford Expedition

Assigned order code HX, Antimatter Blue, which is a metallic paint, is one of 10 available colors on the 2021 Expedition. The color is a direct replacement for the bluntly-named Blue color option, which has been discontinued after the 2020 model year.

The Antimatter Blue color is a no-cost option that is available on the standard length Expedition and extended length Expedition Max without any restrictions.

Ford Expedition Trim Levels:

  • XL STX
  • XLT
  • Limited
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum

Ford Expedition Interior Color Combinations:

  • Ebony
  • Medium Stone
  • Mesa with Ebony
  • Medium Soft Ceramic

2021 Ford Expedition

2021 Ford Expedition Launch Timeframe

As of this writing, the 2021 Expedition is available at the retail level, as the Ford Kentucky Truck plant has been producing the SUV since late 2020, albeit with moderate disruptions to its output as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage.

Shoppers interested in FoMoCo’s full-size three row SUV should check with their local dealer regarding pricing and availability of models clad in Antimatter Blue color.

2021 Ford Expedition

Ford Authority has extensively covered the changes to the Expedition for the 2021 model year, which include the addition of an all-new XL STX five-seat variant and the increased availability of the ControlTrac electronic limited-slip differential throughout the lineup. Pricing on the current model is a bit cheaper when compared to the previous model year, although that comes at the expense of the features like the conversation mirror, which Ford deleted for 2021 vehicles. That said, the current-generation Expedition continues to make its owners very happy, as Consumer Reports recently disclosed.

The 2021 Ford Expedition rides on the Ford T3 platform shared with the 2021 Lincoln Navigator. Ford completely redesigned the Expedition for the 2018 model year, representing the fourth generation of the nameplate. A refresh for the 2022 model year will bring about new front and rear fascias, a new hybrid model, and various improvements to the interior, such as the addition of a huge center screen.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Expedition soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Expedition news and continuous Ford news coverage.


Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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