The big and boxy Expedition EL continues to be one of the largest SUVs available today. A spacious interior houses respectable cargo space and a seating capacity of seven or eight, while a powerful V6 engine supports a heavy-duty towing capacity.
What's New for 2016
After a major facelift and numerous updates in 2015, the Expedition EL has only minor changes for 2016.
Choosing Your Ford Expedition EL
Last year brought one of the most important changes the EL model has seen in the form of an upgraded engine. Now standard for all trims is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 married to a six-speed automatic transmission. This EcoBoost motor generates an impressive 365 horsepower, and when properly equipped the EL can tow up to 9,200 pounds.
Ford offers four different EL models:
Of all the trims, the XLT still offers the best overall value. If you are planning on doing any sort of towing at all, we suggest adding the Heavy-Duty Tow Package. At $560 we feel that it’s a no-brainer.