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2016 Ford Expedition EL

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2016 XLT 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $48,145
2016 XLT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $51,070
2016 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $57,795
2016 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,835
2016 King Ranch 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $62,025
2016 Platinum 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $62,985
2016 King Ranch 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $64,945
2016 Platinum 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $66,025


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.

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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:

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Standard equipment for the base XLT includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, the SYNC entertainment system, power-adjustable foot pedals, cruise control, a rearview camera, remote keyless entry, trailer sway control, traction control, and LED fog lamps.

Equipment group 201A adds 10-way power driver seat and 6-way power passenger seat, power liftgate, heated side mirrors, and leather-trimmed first- and second-row seats. Equipment group 202A gets you heated and cooled front seats, a 10-way power passenger seat, a memory feature for sideview mirrors, remote start, dual-zone climate control, and the SYNC 3 entertainment system with 12 speakers.

The Heavy-Duty Tow Package upgrades the XLT to a class IV trailer hitch, heavy-duty aux transmission oil cooler, wiring harness with 4&7 pin connector and an integrated trailer brake controller. Other options include a blind spot information system, power moonroof, and 20-inch wheels.

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Limited versions include the features of the XLT as well as the Heavy-Duty Tow Package, power liftgate, leather-trimmed, heated and cooled front bucket seats, 20-inch aluminum wheels, power folding third-row seats, SYNC 3 entertainment system, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated second-row seats, Sony premium audio with 12-speakers, roll stability control, and electronic power assist steering.

Equipment group 301A adds a power moonroof, power running boards, HD radio with navigation, forward and reverse sensing systems, post-crash alert system, and keyless entry keypads. Additional options include dual headrest DVD players, voice-activated navigation with HD radio, and second-row leather-trimmed bucket seats.

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King Ranch

Selecting a King Ranch model will get Mesa Brown leather heated and cooled front seats, power running boards, blind spot information system, two-tone bumpers and lower fascia, a full-size spare tire mounted under the body, and voice-activated navigation with HD radio.

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The Platinum builds on the King Ranch with a power moonroof, premium leather bucket seats in front, leather trimmed second-row seats bench seats, and privacy glass in the rear-quarter.

CarsDirect Tip

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.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 365 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 365 HP / 420 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 21 / 18 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
34.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
130.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
168 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
221.3 "
Exterior Width
78.8 "
Exterior Height
77.7 "
Front Headroom
39.5 "
Rear Headroom
39.7 "
Front Legroom
41.1 "
Rear Legroom
39.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
63.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
63.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,841 Lbs. / 5,854 Lbs. / 5,855 Lbs. / 5,796 Lbs. / 5,844 Lbs. / 5,861 Lbs. / 5,873 Lbs. / 5,845 Lbs. / 5,850 Lbs. / 5,847 Lbs.
Wheel Base
131 "
Turning Radius
22.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated Convex Spotter
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
8 / 7
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
8-way (6-way Power) / (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way / (6-way Power) / (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
8-way (6-way Power) / (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench / Bucket
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan / Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 18 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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