The current generation of Ford’s biggest SUV in the offer has been around for a couple of years and given the fact that most experts still consider it one of the best models in the class, it’s no wonder that the 2021 Ford Expedition MAX comes without bigger changes. Simply, the Blue Oval company believes that the current model is still fresh enough to compete with other models in the segment, including the all-new Suburban. Therefore, the biggest novelties for the next year are new wheels designs in all trim levels. Other than that, things have remained the same.
This means you may count on one of the most spacious vehicles around. The strongest point of this SUV is the amount of passenger space, which still seems unparalleled, considering that even the third row offers more than 40 inches of legroom. The Expedition MAX is also pretty capable in terms of towing and hauling, while its twin-turbo V6 engine provides better fuel economy compared to most rivals that still use N/A V8 units.
2021 Ford Expedition MAX Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, no bigger changes are coming for the 2021 Ford Expedition MAX. The biggest novelty is the addition of new wheels designs in all trim levels. Other than that, things have remained the same. This refers to both styling and mechanics. This is a stretched version of the standard Expedition and it measures pretty impressive 131.6 inches in wheelbase and nearly 222 inches of the total length. As you may presume, this SUV isn’t particularly maneuverable, and the biggest benefits of this size are certainly on the inside.
Mechanically, this model is heavily based on the current-generation F-150 and uses the same aluminum chassis. This has a highly positive impact on efficiency but rigidity is at a pretty high level as well. After all, the max towing capacity goes all-away up to 9.000 pounds.
Given the model’s size, it’s no wonder that the amount of space is pretty impressive on the inside. This SUV offers more than 40 inches of legroom in all three rows of seats, which is something you will hardly find in any other vehicle in the business. Therefore, we can say it can easily carry eight adult people and provide excellent comfort to all of them. The cargo area also features pretty respectable numbers. You may count on about 36 cubic feet behind the third row, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and a maximum of 121.5 cubic feet
However, this SUV isn’t without flaws. Given the model’s starting price, you would probably expect a more stylish cabin. This one is rather truckish, not much different from the one in the F-150. We don’t like the fact that most areas feature hard plastics, even in higher trim levels.
No bigger changes have been made in terms of standard and available features. Therefore, the 2021 Ford Expedition MAX comes standard with goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio, voice recognition, four USB ports, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Additionally, you can get things like two third-row USB ports, wireless device charging, a household-style power outlet, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, HD Radio, and a 12-speaker audio system.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with things like a rearview camera, automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward automatic emergency braking. Additionally, you can get more advanced systems like rain-sensing windshield wipers, front parking sensors, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, and automatic parking assist.
2021 Ford Expedition MAX Engine
This is definitely one of the strongest points of the 2021 Ford Expedition MAX. It continues with a well-known 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which comes in two output variants, with either 375 or 400 horsepower. The amount of torque is even more impressive and that’s the main reason why driving dynamics are so good. We already mentioned that the max towing capacity goes up to 9.000 pounds. The power is sent through a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and shifts precisely.
The engine isn’t just powerful, but also offer pretty mpg ratings for the class. You may count on about 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. That’s is pretty good for this segment. 4WD models are slightly thirstier.
2021 Ford Expedition MAX Pricing
When it comes to the price, we didn’t see bigger changes compared to the previous year’s model. Therefore, base versions go around 55.000 dollars. On the other side, range-topping models can easily go up to 80.000 dollars, so you may consider some premium SUVs for his amount of money, including the corporal sibling Lincoln Navigator, which starts around 77.000 dollars.