The Expedition kicks off with the well-equipped XL, primarily aimed at fleet buyers or budget-conscious consumers. It comes standard with the now-ubiquitous Ford 5.4-liter V8 with 310 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque going to the six-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though four-wheel drive with low-range is optional. XL also gets 17-inch alloy wheels, running boards, power windows, heated mirrors, locks with remote keyless entry, air conditioning for front and rear passengers, cruise control, automatic headlamps and six-speaker audio system with AUX input.
The XLT adds more content like rear parking sensors, 18-inch alloy wheels, Sirius satellite radio and Ford's SYNC voice recognition system which incorporates phone and audio functions. The Limited trim adds more luxury to the Expedition, with standard leather seats, power-folding mirrors and power liftgate, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated and powered front seats, power-folding third-row seat and dual-zone automatic climate control. The King Ranch edition throws in special wheels, premium leather and wood trim and two-tone paint. All models are available in EL trim, which adds 15 inches over the standard body for more space in the third-row seat and cargo area.
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The Toyota Sequoia has a more powerful V8 but is a cumbersome vehicle with so-so interior quality. The Chevrolet Suburban matches the space in the EL model but has a less-sophisticated suspension that doesn't allow the third-row to fold into the floor. The GMC Yukon is sized like the standard Expedition, has a better V8 and offers a posh Denali trim but also gets expensive and the third-row doesn't fold flat. The Nissan Armada is well-priced and well-equipped, but its age shows in interior quality and fuel economy.
Buyers looking at large SUVs need to think about whether the vehicle meets their needs. If you're not going to do off-roading or towing very heavy objects regularly, a V6-powered crossover is probably the more sensible, and less expensive, choice. But the Expedition can haul 8 passengers in comfort and an EL model will hold all of their cargo – and then some. Its immense towing ability and plush interior on higher trims means it's also a nice place to be. If you need a vehicle that places an emphasis on hauling, the Expedition could be the pick.
The XLT adds more creature comforts for buyers, as well as opens up the possibility for more luxury. XLTs get standard 18-inch wheels, SYNC with USB input, rear parking sensors, power rear quarter windows, power adjustable pedals, trip computer, steering wheel audio controls and body-colored bumpers. Options include the XLT Premium Package, with dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, power liftgate, leather upholstery, wood trim and a power-folding third-row seat. The Driver Vision Package adds a backup camera and rain-sensing wipers. The Sport Appearance Package adds a body-color grille and blacked-out headlamps. Navigation with Sirius TravelLink is also available.
The King Ranch adds some more style to the luxury of the Limited. King Ranch models add two-tone paint and special 20-inch alloy wheels outside. Inside, there is Chaparral premium leather seats with light wood trim. Options include navigation system, DVD Entertainment System, power moonroof and power running boards.
The Limited combines luxury features with the capability of the standard Expedition. Limiteds get 20-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery as standard, along with the heavy-duty towing package, rain-sensing wipers, backup camera, front and rear parking sensors, cooled front seats, heated first and second rows, power-folding third-row seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, memory settings for the driver's seat and mirrors, power front seats, wood-trimmed steering wheel and a power liftgate. Options include a power moonroof, navigation system, second-row bucket seats with console and power running boards.
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|Build & Price|
2013 FORD EXPEDITION$32,800 | 18,238 mi
2013 FORD EXPEDITION EL$33,995 | 23,777 mi
2013 FORD Expedition$33,999 | 19,099 mi
2013 FORD EXPEDITION$34,995 | 14,016 mi
2013 Ford Expedition$36,995 | 16,782 mi
2013 FORD EXPEDITION$37,241 | 17,321 mi
2011 FORD EXPEDITION$23,995 | 81,726 mi
2011 Ford Expedition$31,900 | 31,697 mi
2011 FORD EXPEDITION$32,351 | 40,803 mi
2010 FORD EXPEDITION$24,966 | 48,617 mi
2010 Ford Expedition EL$32,495 | 57,257 mi
2009 FORD EXPEDITION EL$17,995 | 89,917 mi
2009 Ford Expedition$18,000 | 111,582 mi
2008 Ford Expedition$15,999 | 100,986 mi
2008 Ford Expedition$17,883 | 99,610 mi
2008 Ford Expedition EL$21,980 | 87,157 mi
2008 Ford Expedition EL$23,598 | 82,470 mi
2008 Ford Expedition EL$25,800 | 57,243 mi
2008 Ford Expedition$28,125 | 48,629 mi
2007 Ford Expedition EL$11,995 | 150,132 mi
2007 Ford Expedition EL$15,900 | 157,178 mi
2006 Ford Expedition$8,975 | 143,989 mi
2005 Ford Expedition$6,975 | 150,118 mi
2005 Ford Expedition$9,991 | 118,113 mi
2005 Ford Expedition$10,675 | 91,429 mi
2004 Ford Expedition$8,995 | 114,833 mi
2003 Ford Expedition$7,745 | 104,649 mi
1997 Ford Expedition$4,990 | 127,688 mi
Powerful V8 and vast interior, but lacks longer version and interior quality is not the best.
Longer, with more engine options but has less comfortable third-row seat.
More luxurious in Denali trim and offers stronger V8 but can be expensive and third-row is less usable for adults.
Well-priced and has powerful engine, but fuel economy and interior quality fall behind newer competitors.