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The latest generation Ford Expedition has been a phenomenal success for the automaker ever since its 2018 market arrival. In fact, there was a time when Ford couldn't build enough of the full-size SUV, along with its more luxurious sister ship, the Lincoln Navigator, to satisfy demand. That problem was solved a while ago but now there's about to be another potential issue, and it's called the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe. The latest Tahoe is more luxurious and refined than ever and Ford is fully aware of this and wants to make sure its SUV remains at the top of customers' lists.
To hopefully help make that happen, CarsDirect has learned from a Ford dealership order guide that the 2021 model year Expedition is set to receive a new and less expensive base trim called XL.
Up until now, XL was only available to fleet buyers but that's no longer the case. Priced from $50,720 including destination, the Expedition XL is actually $3,785 less expensive than the cheapest 2020 Expedition, the XLT trim. A Ford spokesperson confirmed the XL's arrival and reasoning. "We listen to the customer to determine not only feedback on features but what other factors would keep them coming back. Choice & affordability are consistent elements particularly these days."
To compare, the 2021 Tahoe will begin at $50,295. Expedition shoppers should also be aware that for not much more money, $970, precisely, the new SXT Package further adds to the XL's appeal.
For a total of $51,690, STX-equipped XLs still feature the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 10-speed automatic transmission combo, and further tacks on a five-bar chrome/magnetic gray grille, special STX badging, and metallic grey 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels. Other features include SYNC3 and an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Expedition XLT will continue to be priced from $54,505, but every other trim will also see a price cut. The Limited, in fact, will see the biggest reduction of $2,870. Until now, the Expedition was competing against an aging Tahoe, and combined with high demand, Ford saw no need to cut prices. Things have changed for 2021.