Buyers on the hunt for a bulky body-on-frame SUV are in for a treat as Ford announced a $3,000-price cut on the new variant of the 2021 Expedition, the XL STX, which replaces the XLT as its base model.
The catch? The XL STX does not come with the third row of seats that customers have come to love.
The setup, however, is perfect for customers who are not looking for a family-hauler and would rather get added real estate for their cargo.
The XL STX retails for $51,690 after the mandatory $1,695 destination charge. For a 4×4 version, an extra $3,050 is added to the price tag.
Ford keeps the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission for the XL STX, sending power to either its rear or all four wheels. The model also comes with 18-inch wheels (available in metallic gray) as well as grille and mirror caps in a gloss black finish.
Aside from the third row of seats, the XL STX also do not have the Co-Pilot 360, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and satellite radio.
Introducing this new base model is Ford’s way of offering more affordable options to its customers; although, the Chevrolet Tahoe, Expedition’s rival, is still slightly cheaper at $50,295.