For 2021, a new STX appearance package will grace the Expedition lineup.
The latest Ford Expedition, which emerged as an all-new design for 2018, is just what the Blue Oval needed to put a dent in sales of the Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon, with a level of class, sophistication, and style not found in its forebears. Customers have responded accordingly, snatching up nearly 90,000 Expeditions in 2019 alone - 70 percent more than the number Ford managed to sell in 2017, the last year before the redesign.
Now, for 2021, the Ford Expedition gets more competitive than ever, with a new available STX Package that adds an extra dose of fashion to the already handsome full-size SUV.
We don't yet have any photos of the new 2021 Ford Expedition STX, but the automaker says that it will come standard with a stylish five-bar chrome grille with magnetic-finish secondary bars, and 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted alloy wheels to match. Inside, an 8-inch infotainment screen with SYNC 3 featuring Apply CarPlay and Android Auto will also come standard, along with tri-zone automatic climate control.
Pricing is still unknown, but a similar package that was just announced for the 2021 Ford Ranger adds just $995 to the sticker price. In announcing the Ranger's STX Special Edition Package, Ford noted that some 75 percent of Ranger buyers add appearance packages to their trucks, and we wouldn't be surprised to learn the rate is similar among SUV shoppers. That might explain the menacingly stylish RST Edition package Chevrolet added to the Tahoe for 2018, and continues into the next-generation 2021 model.
The addition of an STX appearance package to the Ford Expedition isn't the only change for 2021. In fact, arguably the bigger change is that Ford will now offer its long-wheelbase Expedition MAX in any trim, giving customers in need of an extended-length SUV more options when it comes price and level of equipment.
These changes to the Expedition recipe are well-timed, given that GM has a brand new crop of full-size SUVs - including the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade - hitting the market for 2021.