There are many situations in which you may need to know how long your Ford Expedition is. You might need to make sure it will fit in your garage before you purchase one. Perhaps you are going to be towing something and need to know the combined lengths. You may want to haul something inside and need to know if it will fit. Different styles of Ford Expedition have different dimensions. Read on to find out all about them.
The Ford Expedition is typically 210”. The Ford Expedition XL, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum all measure in at the standard 210”. The maximum length of a Ford Expedition is the Ford Expedition Max that measures in at 221.9” to account for the extended wheelbase. The Ford Expedition Max comes in all of the aforementioned trims and all are 221.9”.
The dimensions of your Ford Expedition can matter for several different reasons. We are going to take a look at why the size matters, the dimensions of different styles of Ford Expedition, the variations in the different styles, as well as how the size of the Ford Expedition compares to the top 5 SUVs on the market.
Three Reasons The Size Of Your Ford Expedition Matters
The size of your Ford Expedition matters for a few different reasons including but not limited to fitting it in your garage, towing something, or transporting something inside.
Not all garages are the same size. If you are looking to purchase a Ford Expedition and want to park it in the garage you need to make sure it is going to fit. Similarly, if you have a Ford Expedition and are looking at buying a new house or building a garage, you need to make sure it will fit.
What is a standard garage size: The minimum size of a one-car garage could be as small as 10×18. Most cars will require a garage that is at least 10×20 to leave enough room to get in and out. A standard two-car garage should be 20×20 or 24×24.
Will my Ford Expedition fit in the garage? The Ford Expedition at 210” converts to 17.5 feet meaning in the smallest one car garage you would only have .5 feet or 6” of spare room. It would not be big enough for the Ford Expedition Max.
If you are looking to use your Ford Expedition for towing, it is important to know the length of your vehicle so you can figure out what your total towing length will be so you can adhere to local state laws regarding towing length.
Why does length matter when towing: Many states have a maximum total length allowed when towing. It varies greatly by state. I found the shortest total length allowed to be in Arkansas, New Hampshire, and South Carolina at 53 feet. The longest total length allowed was in Georgia at 100 feet. Some states didn’t specify a total length and only listed limits for the length of what was being towed.
Does it matter what I’m towing: The short answer is yes; it does matter what you are towing. In addition to the total length limit imposed by states, many of them had specific requirements when it came to the maximum length allowed for trailers, motorhomes, and campers.
Transporting Something Inside
There is an abundance of things you could want to haul inside your Ford Expedition. Before you decide to load something up, make sure it fits. The Ford Expedition features second and third-row seats that lie down flat to allow optimal cargo space inside.
Behind the third row: If your Ford Expedition has third-row seating, you will have 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind it. The Ford Expedition Max has 34.3 cubic feet behind the third row.
Behind the second row: If you lay the third-row seats down, you will have 63.6 cubic feet of cargo space available. The Ford Expedition Max has 73.3 cubic feet behind the second row.
Behind the front row: If you lay down the second row and third-row seats, you will have 104.6 cubic feet of cargo space available. The Ford Expedition Max has 121.5 cubic feet behind the first row.
What Is The Length of Different Trims of 2021 Ford Expedition
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The Ford Expedition is available in five different trims: They are the XL STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum.
The Ford Expedition Max is also available in XL STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum.
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What Is The Difference Between The Different Styles
There are five trims available on the Ford Expedition. They are the XL STX, XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum. There are small differences between each trim. Read on to discover the key features of each trim.
XL STX: The XL STX is the most basic trim available. It features a distinctive five-bar grille, 18” magnetic metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels, and 5 passenger seating in two rows. It gets 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ford Expedition XL STX starts at $49,995.00.
XLT: The XLT is a step up from the XL STX. It features a ten-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. The 8 passenger XLT features PowerFold® and power recline 60/40 3rd row seating that can lie down flat. The XLT also features SYNC® 3-Enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system. It gets 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ford Expedition XLT starts at $52,810.00.
Limited: The Limited features a B&O sound system by Bang & Olufsen as well as 20-inch premium tarnished dark-painted wheels. This style also has running boards that are power-deployable. The Limited has seating for 8. It gets 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ford Expedition Limited starts at $61,575.00.
King Ranch: The King Ranch with seating for 8 features a mesa/ebony interior with Del Rio leather seats, console, door, and steering wheel. It has 22-Inch 6-spoke painted machine-face aluminum with dark tarnish-painted pockets and a King Ranch® center cap. It is also equipped with a 360-degree camera with a split-view and front/rear washer. It gets 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ford Expedition King Ranch starts at $72,735.00.
Platinum: The Platinum is the top of the line with seating for 8. It features a 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, a panoramic Vista Roof® and multicontour seats with Active Motion®. The leather seats are heated and provide lumbar support and seat-bottom massage. It gets 17 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The 2021 Ford Expedition Platinum starts at $73.775.00.
Ford Expedition Length vs Top 5 SUVs in The Same Category
You might be wondering how the length of the Ford Expedition compares to the length of other SUVs on the market. You will recall that the Ford Expedition is 210” and the Ford Expedition Max is 221.9”. The Chevrolet Suburban is the only one on the list longer than the Ford Expedition. The Ford Expedition is exceeded in length by the Chevrolet Tahoe by .7”.
Chevrolet Tahoe: The 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe is 210.7”.
Chevrolet Suburban: The 2021 Chevrolet Suburban is 225.7”.
GMC Yukon: The 2021 GMC Yukon is 210”.
Lincoln Navigator: The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is 210”.
Toyota Sequoia: The 2021 Toyota Sequoia is 205.1”
The Ford Expedition comes in several different trims but two standard lengths. Whether you need to know if it will fit in the garage or you are looking to buy one and want to know which trim will fit you best, I hope you have learned enough after reading this article to make the best choice for you.
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