Ford Expedition

Ford Expedition

About Ford Expedition

The 2017 Expedition is Ford's largest SUV, a 3-row sport-utility vehicle that excels at carrying large families and towing heavy loads. The Expedition can seat eight and tow up to 9,200 pounds thanks to its powerful twin-turbo V6 engine. The Ford's towing figure bests its main rival the Chevrolet Tahoe, not to mention other full-size SUVs like the Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. The Expedition's capability is granted thanks to a sturdy, body-on-frame chassis. The flip side of such a setup is a stiffer, truck-like ride, and the Expedition's large size makes it a handful to park and maneuver in general. For those requiring even more cargo space behind the third row, a longer version is offered in the Expedition EL.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2017?
2017 Ford Expedition

Most significant changes for the 2017 Ford Expedition are in the tech department. The biggest news is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration in the Sync 3 infotainment system. Base XLT models gain HD Radio (free, digital radio) as standard.

  • Expert Rating: 7.9
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 15|20
2016 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2016?
2016 Ford Expedition

After a revamp last year that gave the Expedition a modern twin-turbocharged V6 engine and interior/exterior freshening, the most notable change for the 2016 model is the addition of SYNC 3. This latest edition of Ford's touch-screen infotainment system is easier to see and use.

2015 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2015?
2015 Ford Expedition

The 2015 Ford Expedition's interior now includes MyFord Touch, the exterior is refreshed front and rear, and the V8 from previous years is gone, replaced Ford's excellent EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6. The Expedition also gets selectable drive modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport – thanks to a new suspension.

2014 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2014?
2014 Ford Expedition

Changes to the 2014 Ford Expedition are limited to a new mechanical rear leveling system that replaces last year’s air-suspension system.

2013 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2013?
2013 Ford Expedition

The Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package now includes an integrated trailer brake controller, available on XLT and standard on Limited and King Ranch. Working with the Expedition's ABS system, it provides improved trailer braking when compared to aftermarket units. For entertainment, Limited and King Ranch models offer a factory-installed DVD system for rear passengers and 20-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels.

2012 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2012?
2012 Ford Expedition

Spotter mirrors are made standard on all trims, while second-row heated seats can now be ordered on the XLT Premium. Ford's Front Park Assist is standard on Limited and King Ranch trims.

2011 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2011?
2011 Ford Expedition

For 2011, the Ford Expedition adds HD Radio and SIRIUS Travel Link to the optional navigation package.

2010 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2010?
2010 Ford Expedition

For 2010, the Ford Expedition gains standard Trailer Sway Control and the programmable MyKey system.

2009 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2009?
2009 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition's 5.4-liter V8 is now Flex-Fuel ready, meaning it can run on either E85 or pure gasoline. New standard equipment on all Expeditions includes heated second-row seats, rain-sensing wipers and an anti-theft perimeter alarm system.

2008 Ford Expedition
What's new for 2008?
2008 Ford Expedition

Fresh from a complete makeover last year, the 2008 Ford Expedition continues to add value with an optional rear camera system and new standard features including keyless-entry keypad, auto-dimming mirror, heated power mirrors and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The extended EL version adds an additional 24 cubic feet behind the third-row seat.

Consumer Reviews

Great Fullsize SUV

By on Thursday, October 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Easy to drive, Well Equipped, Quiet, Powerful"

Cons: "Interior Materials, No cargo tie downs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I will start by saying that my wife refers to me as a "research geek". I really research and dig into things, especially for large purchases like a vehicle. In this case I compared the Expedition, QX56, Yukon, and Tahoe. All have similar options. I am a fan of the rear bench seat because I don't like losing a seating position with the bucket seats. The Expy by far has the most leg room in the third row. It drives really easy and smooth. The Ecoboost engine really surprised me. The one odd thing is how quiet it is. It doesn't seem right at first if you are used to a large V8 vehicle. Don't be fooled, it moves along really well. Plus the torque is realized at a much lower RPM than the Yukon's and Tahoe's which is where you can actually use it when towing. Hitting peak torque numbers up around 4000 rpm is basically worthless for towing. The Expy hits peak torque around 2100 rpm. That is pretty good for a gas engine. I recently towed a 23 foot wakeboard boat and it was great. Smooth and had plenty of power. The one drawback is the interior finishing material. It's done well, its just more plastic material than the fancier woodgrain stuff you will get in an XLT or Denali Yukon. But that being said, it's still nice and the overall the controls are laid out well. The other drawback is that there are no tie downs in the cargo, which is odd. No d-rings to attached a strap or bungee cord to. Also, with the windows up, air off, and radio off you pickup a slight whine from the turbo's, but nothing annoying or overbearing. For reference, I purchased a 2015 Expedition Limited with the upgrades for power moon roof, power steps, and 22" rims. It's basically a Platinum without the platinum badge and seat stitching."

45 people out of 58 found this review helpful

Impressive

By on Wednesday, September 7, 2016

I want this car

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "On-road driving dynamics defy it's size"

Cons: "interior is dated."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My family goes on an ski trip to Co every year, last year we got an Expedition EL as our rental, and thought nothing of it - it was big could handle 8 and was a 4x4. By the 100th mile we were all thoroughly impressed, it handles the grades and curves on I-70 so competently I had to consciously keep the speed down, as the Expedition feels as though you could run flat-out without a worry. Around town it drives smaller than it is, outward visibility is very good. As a rental we received an XLT with cloth seats and I'll say "they did the job". We didn't get much snow while we were there perhaps 5", the 4x4 system handled it without a worry. We did visit Strawberry Springs which has an unimproved dirt road that was muddy and very slick with steep drop-offs in some places, again the Expedition gave us no reason to worry. The EB engine's low-rpm power is impressive and gives confidence, as others have noted, it's very quiet so the available power is somewhat surprising, and very welcome.I had been looking at Mid-size SUV's as a replacement for my current mini-van / truck fleet, however after this trip the Expedition made it to the top of list. Just my opinion - the EL is the model to get, with that the Expedition was able to handle a weeks worth of luggage for 7 without overflow into the seating area."

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

I call my SUV " DUKE " my favorite actor & vehicle

By on Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "the look, ecoboost V6. it tows like a super duty."

Cons: "Not the sexiest vehicle but, I am 68."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I sold Chevrolet's for 20 plus years, for political reasons when it was time for a new truck I bought a 2013 F150 Lariat Super Cab " loved it but needed more interior space " so traded for my 2015 Expedition XLT. I've had my Expedition for about 5 weeks & have 3000 miles on speedo. This is my 2nd 3.5 V6 ecoboost & is my favorite engine of all time, all the smooth power you will ever need, great mpg; I can honestly put the cruise on 60 & get 24 mpg, now when you get into town your mpg may vary. One reason is it is hard not to push that peddle at the stop light & leave almost everyone in the mirror. The seats are very comfortable the steering is light & the big ford handles quite well & I have zero problem in cramped spaces, very good field of vision & has rear camera. I feel safe & I feel good when driving " DUKE " so smooth & so quiet that unless I put the window down I can't hear the turbo's spool up. I really like the large easy to use redundant radio & a/c knobs & the 6 speed transmission is very smooth, after a bit of use learns my driving habits & shifts accordingly & as for the new front end style it has joined the F150 family with a manly, tough look. So in case you have not picked up on how I feel about " DUKE " I highly recommend the 2015-2016 Ford Expedition."

21 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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