John Diether
Automotive Editor - August 28, 2015

2016 Ford Expedition OVERVIEW

While smaller SUVs have been all but replaced by car-based crossovers, the biggest of the breed are still very much alive. Full-size rigs like the Expedition are simply too capable and accommodating to ever depart from the American scene.

What's New for 2016

Following last year's significant refresh, the Expedition enters 2016 essentially unchanged.

Choosing Your Ford Expedition

After a lifetime of V8 power, the Expedition switched to a turbocharged V6 last year. Fear not, the 3.5-liter puts out 385 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, enough to help the Expedition outperform several V8 competitors. You can expect 18 mpg in combined city and highway driving, as good as it gets for this type of vehicle. All models carry a six-speed automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive with low range is available in place of the standard rear-drive setup. The Expedition can pull up to 9,200 pounds.

There's plenty of room for eight passengers and 108 cubic feet of cargo space with the back rows folded. The second row slides and reclines, and the third row folds neatly into the floor when not needed. The extended-length EL model can swallow 130 cubic feet of stuff, more than any other SUV on the market.

The Expedition is offered in four trim levels:


Comes thoroughly equipped with a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, the Sync voice command system, and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio. The outside gets running boards, a roof rack, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Package 201A adds leather seats with passenger power, a power-folding third row, a power liftgate, and heated mirrors. The 202A package includes all that, plus remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats with driver memory, a power-adjustable steering wheel, the MyFord Touch infotainment interface, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio. A heavy-duty towing package is also part of the deal.


Includes everything you can get on the XLT, plus front parking sensors, power-folding mirrors, automatic wipers, a heated second row, and 20-inch wheels. The 301A package for the Limited throws in a sunroof, retractable running boards, navigation, and HD radio.

King Ranch

Tacks on blind spot monitoring, upgraded leather upholstery, and wood interior trim. Western-theme styling details and two-tone paint provide a distinctive appearance. The 301A package remains optional.


Equipped like the King Ranch, but with an urban luxury design theme and a standard sunroof.

Second-row captain's chairs are available on all models, and the upper trims can get a rear entertainment system with dual screens. On the mechanical side, Ford offers an adaptive suspension system, automatic load leveling, and 22-inch wheels.

CarsDirect Tip

Most buyers prefer the Limited, and we can see why. It feels very much like a luxury SUV in every way except price.

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