The Expedition EL adds more cargo-carrying capacity with a longer 131-inch wheelbase. It is powered by a single-overhead-cam 5.4-liter V-8 that is rated at 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. It is available with either rear-wheel drive or electronically engaged four-wheel drive. A Class III trailer hitch is standard. The Expedition EL offers towing capacities in the 9000-pound range. The 2009 Ford Expedition EL is a carryover from 2008.