Comparison - Ford Explorer King Ranch 2021 - vs - Ford Expedition XL STX 2021

General

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Also called:

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Also called:

Expedition EL,Expedition Max,Excursion,Everest

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
54,350
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
49,995
Updated: 
06 Jan 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.20gals
23.30gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Stone Gray Metallic
#827C76
Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#53646C
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts..Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.A high-end King Ranch trim joins the lineup and features unique mahogany-colored leather upholstery.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Ford's Co-Pilot360 Assist—a bundle of advanced driver-assistance features—is now available as an option on the XLT model for 2021. And the Expedition receives new wheel designs on all of its trims. The lineup also introduces a two-row-only XL STX base model that starts at $51,690. Based on spy photos, we expect the 2022 Expedition to undergo a mid-cycle refresh that brings a giant, vertical touchscreen infotainment system (likely a 15.5-inch display inherited from the Ford Mustang Mach-E EV) as well as a more rugged trim level, possibly called Timberline.

Pros
Spacious cabin,
turbo V-6 makes plenty of power,
stout towing capacity.

Cons
Plasticky interior trimmings,
feels exactly as large as it is from behind the wheel,
expensive upper trims.

By: 
caranddriver.com

New XL base trim, available only with a five-seat configuration and in non-Max form.Co-Pilot360 Assist suite of safety features now optional on XLT trim.

Pros
Cavernous interior with plenty of passenger and cargo space
Quick acceleration from strong V6 engine
Comfortable front seats
Tows more than similarly sized SUVs

Cons
Disappointing real-world fuel economy
Large size and slow steering make it cumbersome to drive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Expedition's #1 ranking is based on its score within the Large SUVs category. Currently the Ford Expedition has a score of 8.5 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Brawny engine
Great towing capacity and gas mileage for class
Straightforward infotainment controls
Spacious cabin

Cons
Stiff ride with 22-inch wheels
Some hard plastics in cabin

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
470ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
375hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Hill Start Assist
Hill Descent Control
Auto Stop-Start Technology
Remote Start System
Front Overhead Console Mounted Map Lights
Center Console-Armrest and Large Storage Bin with Lid
Overhead console with sunglass holder and conversation mirror

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
210.00in
Width: 
78.90in
79.90in
Height: 
69.90in
76.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
9.80in
Front Track: 
67.60in
Rear Track: 
67.20in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
122.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
42.00
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
43.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
41.50in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
62.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
64.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
62.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
64.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
9200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
23.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
21.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5623.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Windows, Power-Front One-Touch Up/Down
Windows, Second Row Power-One-Touch Up/Down
Power adjustable heated mirrors with security approach lamps

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-way Power Driver Seat (Power Lumbar and Manual Recline)
4-way Manual Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Second-row 40/20/40 split bench manual reclining fold-flat seat

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Multilink Independent Rear suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
Cabin Particulate Air Filter
Sliding Sun Visors with Illuminated vanity Mirrors
Rear Cargo Area Light

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
980 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB Ports
6 Speakers
Speed-Compensated Volume
4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
All-Terrain Tires
Underbody-mounted full-size spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Passive Anti-Theft System
Perimeter Alarm
Personal Safety System
Lane-Keeping System
Pre-Collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
Equipment Group 701A
Premium Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Dual Panel Moonroof
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Carpeted floor
Carpeted first- and second-row floor mats
Cargo Management System
Cargo Protector
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Mesa/Norias, Premium leather
#3E362D