The 2021 Ford Expedition Is Still the Best SUV for Towing

We’ve been waiting for a competitor to challenge the 2021 Ford Expedition, but it remains unchallenged as the best SUV for towing. The Ford Expedition serves as a spaces SUV with tons of comfort and plenty of power for hauling trailers, campers, boats, and more. 

The 2021 Ford Expedition is the best SUV for towing 

A red 2021 Ford Expedition towing an Airstream trailer
2021 Ford Expedition towing an Airstream trailer | Ford

You can get started in a 2021 Ford Expedition for about $49,625. The 2021 Chevy Tahoe has an MSRP of $49,600, so it has a competitive price. But if the regular Expedition with up to eight seats doesn’t provide enough space, you can get the longer Max trim. 

The Expedition comes with a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine with 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. With the XLT Platinum trim, you get 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

All this muscle allows the Expedition to tow up to 9,300 lbs when properly equipped and carry a payload of up to 1,758 lbs. The Chevrolet Tahoe can tow up to 8,400 lbs and carry a payload of up to 1,927 lbs. 

Does the Expedition have good towing tech? 

The 2021 Ford Expedition has an optional towing package that can be added to models equipped with four-wheel drive. It includes a four-pin and seven-pin connector with an integrated trailer brake control. 

It also includes a two-speed automatic 4WD with neutral towing capability and an upgraded radiator to enhance cooling. The upgraded electronic limited-slip differential and 3.73 axle ratio improve torque for towing and off-roading applications. 

Plus, you get the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. This helps you by automatically steering your trailer in the proper direction for you. All you have to do is twist the knob toward the direction that you want your trailer to go, and the system will handle the rest. 

Trailer sway control (TSC) comes standard with roll stability control. The system uses sensors to measure vehicle roll and turning rates to adjust the engine power and prevent sway to improve control. 

Also, the trailer length indicator is pretty neat. The length of the trailer is automatically measured to provide blind-spot coverage. This will help you become more aware of other vehicles around your trailer. 

Why do people like towing with the Ford Expedition? 

2021 Ford Expedition KingRanch interior
2021 Ford Expedition KingRanch interior | Ford

Fans of the 2021 Ford Expedition enjoy it for its spacious and comfortable interior. There are multiple zones of lumbar support, and the second-row seats are plush. The third row is a little firm, but there’s plenty of room for adults. 

There are 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row with up to 104.6 cubic feet of storage space total. It’s easy to install child seats with plenty of room, and there’s tons of storage for your gear. 

You get an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 4G LTE hotspot. A rear-seat entertainment system is also available to keep the kids entertained. 

Captain chairs are available in the second row. Plus, each model has a power-folding third-row that can be controlled from the cargo area of the back seats. The second and third-row cold completely flat to create a level cargo floor too.

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