Ford Adds STX Package to Expedition | Deletes Third Row Seating Note from the Editor - Expect more Expedition based content next week. Ford adds STX Package to the 2021 Expedition XL as a stylish option at an attractive price for full-size SUV customers With seating for five, the two-row Expedition STX better matches customer needs and starts at $49,995 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price, while providing the versatility and capability of a full-size SUV Available Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, 3.73 rear axle, trailer brake and a heavy-duty radiator – for best-in-class 9,300-pound towing capacity DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 16, 2021 – Ford is expanding the Expedition full-size SUV lineup with the new STX Package, a spacious choice with an attractive price for customers who need seating for five plus the versatility and capability of a full-size SUV. “The Expedition STX is perfect for families who lead an active lifestyle that requires the capability and space of a full-size SUV,” said Devin McParlane, Expedition brand manager. “They get all of the content they desire at an attractive price, plus a great appearance.” An eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar and manual recline helps to keep customers comfortable over long hauls. The second-row 40/20/40 split bench with CenterSlide® folds flat for ample cargo storage of 104.6 cubic feet, enhanced by a cargo management system, cargo protector and cargo net. The STX Package features a distinctive gloss-black five-bar grille and 18-inch Magnetic Metallic-painted cast-aluminum wheels. It also comes with SYNC® 3 with an enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, eight-inch LCD capacitive touch screen with swipe capability, AppLink®, 911 Assist®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, as well as tri-zone electronic automatic temperature control. FordPass™ Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability allows passengers to keep their devices connected, while four 12-volt outlets plus two front-row and two second-row smart-charging multimedia USB ports enable them to keep their electronics charged. Additional standard features include a capable 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine producing 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque with Auto Stop-Start, active grille shutters, 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission, non-limited-slip 3.15 rear axle, a 23.2-gallon fuel tank and a Class IV trailer hitch receiver. Four-wheel drive with ControlTrac eLSD (Electronic Limited-Slip Differential) is available. An available Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package adds Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, a 3.73 rear axle, trailer brake and heavy-duty radiator – for best-in-class towing capacity of 9,300 pounds on two-wheel drive models and best-in-class four-wheel towing capacity of 9,200 pounds. The 2021 Expedition XL STX package starts at $49,995 MSRP and is available to order at Ford dealerships.