The Expedition is arguably one of the best full-size SUVs you can find on the market and the Blue Oval company wants to keep that state. Therefore, it looks like there are some updates to come for the 2021 Ford Expedition. The current generation has been around since 2017, so the next year seems like perfect timing to see a mid-cycle update. For this occasion, we expect to see various kinds of changes.
Of course, most of them will be in terms of aesthetics, but some reports also suggest changes under the hood. It looks like we are about to see a diesel version in the offer. Other than that, we should see updates in term of standard features, which would include some new tech goodies as well. Considering the changes, the launch date should be scheduled for a little bit earlier date than usual, but still within the second half of the next year.
2021 Ford Expedition Gets a Diesel Version
There is no doubt that the 2021 Ford Expedition diesel will be one of the biggest novelties of this update. Considering that rivals like Tahoe and the all-new Wagoneer are also preparing oil-burners. Of course, we expect to see the same engine that we can find under the hood of the new F-150 Diesel. That would be a 3.0-liter V6, which delivers around 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. It doesn’t sound like too much power, but benefits in terms of fuel economy are obvious. Allegedly, this version will be able to return around 25 mpg in a combined ride, which sounds impressive for this class of vehicles. Also, count on improved max towing capacity, which could easily go over 11.000 pounds.
On the other side, gasoline versions will carry on in the same way. This SUV comes with a familiar 3.5-liter V6. In this SUV, it comes in two output versions, with either 375 or 400 horsepower, depending on the trim level. The upcoming update won’t bring changes in this aspect, so we count on the same specs. That would mean a max towing capacity of around 9.300 pounds and an average fuel economy that goes around 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Both diesel and gasoline engines will come in pair with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Of course, the 2021 Ford Expedition diesel engine won’t be the only novelty for this update. The upcoming model will also come with visual changes as well. This should be a typical facelift, which includes a variety of aesthetical novelties. Of course, the focus will be on the front end, where we expect to see a couple of revisions in areas like headlights, grille, bumper, etc. The rear end could come with some tweaks as well. Of course, count also on typical facelift updates, such as new color options, new sets of wheels and similar things.
On the other side, the overall design characteristics will remain pretty much the same. The 2021 Ford Expedition changes won’t affect mechanics too much, so the upcoming model will continue to share many parts with the F-150. Once again, it will come in two body styles in the offer, with standard and stretched wheelbase.
No matter which version you choose, this SUV offers an enormous amount of interior space. Both models are extremely generous with legroom in all three rows of seats. Also, the cargo volume is pretty amazing. Standard models feature around 21 cubic feet behind rear seats, while to overall cargo space goes up to 105 cubic feet. On the other side, the long-wheelbase version is good for about 36 cubic feet behind rear seats and 121.5 cubic feet of overall cargo volume.
Of course, space isn’t the only great thing about this SUV. The overall interior quality is also pretty good. Some would probably complain about the truckish dashboard design, but that doesn’t change the fact that this cabin features amazing material’s quality. Higher trims are easily on par with premium SUVs.
Therefore, we don’t expect to see more important 2021 Ford Expedition changes on the inside. Still, we count on notable updates in terms of standard features. For example, we would like to see a touchscreen interface as a standard feature, as well as smartphone integration goodies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, a couple of additional standard safety features would be nice.
2021 Ford Expedition Release Date and Price
The upcoming update is about to bring a lot of interesting changes. Therefore, we presume that the 2021 Ford Expedition release date will be scheduled for the third quarter of the next year. More details should be available soon. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger changes. The current model starts at around 52.000 dollars, while range-topping versions could go all-away up to 80.000 dollars.