2021 Ford Expedition vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

The 2021 Ford Expedition and 2021 Ford Explorer are the most spacious SUVs available through Ford. Both offer three rows of seating, a wide range of powerful engines, and comfort features designed for a life on the go. The following head to head comparison further breaks down the differences between the 2021 Expedition and 2021 Explorer.

If one of these SUVs speaks to you, check out the RiverBend Ford inventory of Expedition models for sale and Explorer models for sale. If you have additional questions about either the Expedition or Explorer, please call our Ford dealership in Bainbridge, GA, at (877) 340-0441.

2021 Ford Expedition vs 2021 Ford Explorer
2021 Ford Explorer interior front seats

Expedition vs. ExplorerInterior

Comfort is elevated for you and your passengers regardless of whether you drive a 2021 Ford Explorer or 2021 Ford Expedition. Both Ford SUVs share a range of available interior features. The ventilated front seats reduce that sticky feeling that summers bring. The heated front and second row seats will keep your passengers happy on chilly days. And the ten-way power driver's seat and eight-way power front passenger's seat ensure that both you and your co-pilot can find your ideal positions.

2020 Ford Expedition vs. Explorer

2020 Ford Expedition vs. Explorer

Are you in need of a spacious SUV with the capacity to take you and your family far in life? Either the 2020 Ford Expedition or the 2020 Ford Explorer can fit the bill. With powerful engines, well-rounded amenities, and larger-than-life dimensions, either can be the ideal family vehicle. Below, the team at RiverBend Ford has crafted this Expedition vs. Explorer guide for your convenience.

After reading through this comparison page, be sure to check out our Explorer and Expedition trims guides to see which features are available on which trim levels. Also, examine our Expedition for sale and Explorer for sale inventory pages, which feature models on our lot in Bainbridge, GA. And pair your preferred model with a special offer to accrue great savings. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Ford dealership by phone at (877) 340-0441.

2020 Ford Expedition

Expedition vs. Explorer

The 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Ford Explorer dimensions are closely matched, but there are several key differences. The Expedition offers more overall cargo capacity, has one extra seat for a passenger, and stands longer and taller than the Explorer. For more detailed specs, review the following chart.


2020 Ford SUV


121.5 cu.-ft.

Max. Cargo Capacity

87.8 cu.-ft.


Passenger Capacity


42 in.

First-row Headroom

40.7 in.

43.9 in.

First-row Legroom

43 in.

40 in.

Second-row Headroom

40.5 in.

42.6 in.

Second-row Legroom

39 in.

37.4 in.

Third-row Headroom

38.9 in.

36.1 in.

Third-row Legroom

32.2 in.

221.9 in.

Max. Length

198.8 in.

79.9 in.

Max. Width

89.3 in.

76.6 in.

Max. Height

69.9 in. (70.2 in. on Platinum trim)

2020 Ford Explorer

Expedition vs. Explorer
Power & Handling

Take your road trips to new heights in either the 2020 Ford Explorer or 2020 Ford Expedition. The Expedition can tow a maximum of 9,300 pounds, perfect for hauling a boat to the local lake. The Explorer towing capacity reaches up to 5,600 pounds, a great option for towing a small horse trailer. Both SUVs have a ten-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission paired with all of their engines. For the Expedition and Explorer engine specs, review the following information.

2020 Ford SUV

Engine Specs


  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
    • 400 HP
    • 480 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 17 city/23 hwy MPG


  • 2.3L EcoBoost® I4
    • 300 HP
    • 310 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 21 city/28 hwy MPG
  • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6
    • 365/400* HP
    • 380/415* lb.-ft. of torque
    • 18 city/24 hwy MPG
  • 3.3L Hybrid V6
    • 318 HP
    • 336 lb.-ft. of torque
    • 27 city/29 hwy MPG

*3.0L EcoBoost® V6 400 HP and 415 lb.-ft. of torque performance figures achieved with the 2020 Ford Explorer ST trim only.

2020 Ford Explorer interior

Expedition vs. Explorer

Expand your expectation of interior comfort when you choose either the 2020 Ford Expedition or 2020 Ford Explorer. Both feature heated front and second-row seats and heated and leather-wrapped steering wheels to combat winter's chill. Power-folding second- and third-row seats are also included on both models to help make passenger and cargo configurations easy. And both offer natural light options in the roof - a Panoramic Vista Roof® on the Expedition and a twin-panel moonroof on the Explorer.

2020 Ford Explorer exterior

Expedition vs. Explorer

Take advantage of convenience and safety features on either the 2020 Explorer or 2020 Expedition. These SUVs both include a hands-free foot-activated liftgate to make loading your groceries or sports equipment simply a breeze. And both are paired with LED tail lamps, fog lamps, and headlamps to help light up your night and inclement weather driving situations.

Expedition vs. Explorer
Special Offers

Interested in taking a 2020 Ford Expedition or a 2020 Ford Explorer for a spin? Check out our Expeditions and Explorers for sale on our lot in Bainbridge, GA, then match your favorite model with a lease deal! If you have any questions for our RiverBend Ford team, please contact us by phone at (877) 340-0441.

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