(By Tom Lohnes) – Do you ever wish that your 3-ton SUV with 8 seats was sportier? Well, Ford has the answer for you, and it comes in the form of the upcoming Expedition ST.
Now, there are big SUVs that look sporty but actually aren’t, like the Chevrolet Suburban RST and Mercedes GLS450 AMG-line, but this new Expedition is different. Other than the obvious bodywork changes and the red accents inside that are bound to happen, the ST is getting legitimate performance upgrades. One of them being a new tune on the 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 that is under the hood, boosting power to 450 instead of the standard 400.
There is also going to be new suspension upgrades to make the ST more road-biased, and of course the $5000 or so price bump to get a “sporty” Expedition.
Overall, this is a very interesting vehicle with some potential. This model along with the more off-road focused Timberline model also coming in 2022 might usher in a refresh the Expedition so badly needs. Until then, we’re stuck with the still good but not class-leading Expedition that is falling behind on tech since it’s 2017 debut. Would you consider an Expedition ST? It’s an odd one.