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2020 Ford Expedition

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$26,999 - $62,995
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2020 XLT 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $52,810
2020 XLT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $55,820
2020 Max XLT 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $55,835
2020 Max XLT 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $58,845
2020 Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $63,345
2020 Max Limited 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $66,375
2020 Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $66,470
2020 Max Limited 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $69,495
2020 King Ranch 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $72,895
2020 Platinum 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $73,935
2020 Max King Ranch 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $75,590
2020 King Ranch 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $76,025
2020 Max Platinum 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $76,965
2020 Platinum 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $77,085
2020 Max King Ranch 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $78,715
2020 Max Platinum 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $80,110
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

The 2020 Ford Expedition adds the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of active safety features as standard, which includes automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.

A King Ranch trim joins the lineup between the Limited and Platinum models. It's differentiated with Stone Gray paint on exterior trim pieces, 22-inch wheels, unique badges, Del Rio leather upholstery, and Ziricote wood trim.

Choosing Your Ford Expedition

The Expedition is available in four trim levels: XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum. Pricing starts at $54,850 including destination for the XLT and climbs to $75,975 for the Platinum.

Each trim is also available as an Expedition MAX with a wheelbase that's 12 inches longer. MAX models cost between $2,695 and $3,030 more than their standard counterparts, depending on the trim.

Engine Choices

The Ford Expedition features a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that makes two states of tune. For the majority of the lineup, power is rated at 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. For the Platinum trim, the engine is tuned to produce 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.

A 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, while four-wheel drive is available for just over $3,000. When properly equipped, the Expedition can tow up to 9,300 pounds, which is a class-leading figure.

The Expedition earns an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 combined, or 17/22/19 mpg (city/highway/combined) with 4WD. MAX models are rated at 17/23/19 mpg with RWD or 16/21/18 mpg with 4WD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Passenger capacity for the Expedition ranges from seven to eight. The large SUV also delivers excellent cargo capacity: 20.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 63.6 behind the second, and a total of 104.6. MAX models see these totals increase to 36/79.6/121.5.

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Safety Features

With Ford Co-Pilot360 standard, the Expedition comes with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and automatic high-beam assist are standard.

Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist is available on the Limited trim and standard on the King Ranch and Platinum. It brings adaptive cruise control with stop and go.

Connectivity

Every Expedition comes with an 8-inch touchscreen and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system. Also standard are Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, wi-fi hot spot capability, and FordPass Connect, which allows owners to remotely control some functions and get crucial details on the vehicle. Navigation becomes standard on the King Ranch and Platinum.

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XLT - From $54,850

The XLT comes with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, remote keyless entry, 18-inch wheels, three-zone automatic climate control, and a power-folding third row.

Heated exterior mirrors, 10-way power front seats, a heated steering wheel, a hands-free liftgate, and heated and ventilated front seats are included with the 202A Equipment Group ($5,110).

The FX4 Off-Road Package costs $1,650. It adds heavy-duty shocks, a 3.73 electronic limited-slip differential, four-wheel drive, underbody skid plates, and a heavy-duty radiator.

Limited - From $65,385

The Limited trim adds 20-inch wheels, power-deployable running boards, and leather upholstery for the first two rows. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, a hands-free liftgate, LED taillights, heated and ventilated front seats, power-folding second-row seats, and heated second-row seats are also standard.

Adding the 302A Equipment Group ($5,965) brings adaptive cruise control, navigation, a surround-view camera system, a panoramic roof, 22-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, and an automated parking system.

King Ranch - From $74,935

The new-for-2020 King Ranch adds unique 22-inch wheels, Del Rio leather upholstery, LED exterior lights, a panoramic roof, and power-adjustable pedals.

Platinum - From $75,975

The range-topping Platinum trim adds the more powerful engine, enhanced active noise control, real wood trim, and massaging front seats as standard.

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CarsDirect Tip

Toward the higher end of the lineup, the 2020 Ford Expedition is dangerously close in price to the Lincoln Navigator, which is much more luxurious. We recommend sticking with the Limited trim, which adds some welcome creature comforts and more available packages.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Spacious, comfortable interior
  • Potent turbocharged engine
  • Plenty of available luxury features
Cons
  • Gigantic to maneuver
  • Pricier than competition
  • Poor fuel economy
Expert Rating
3.5 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Ford's big friendly giant. Big SUVs aren’t the hot-ticket items they were in those pre-Great Recession glory days. But though the general populace has become more rational in their preferred vehicle choice – see the rise of crossovers since the death of Hummer – there's still a place in the world for behemoths like the 2020 Ford Expedition.

Available in two wheelbase configurations, the standard-length model and the long-wheelbase Max, the Expedition is all about hauling people, things, and trailers with the utmost ease.

Only two years removed from its 2018 redesign, the 2020 model continues to do all these things with aplomb. Spend some time in one, especially the swanky Platinum or the new King Ranch trim, and you’ll wonder how Lincoln manages to sell any Navigators at all.

Turbocharged performance. Prior to the current generation, the Expedition was exclusively powered by big-displacement V8s. Since 2018, however, Ford has made the Expedition only available with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6.

Part of Ford’s well-marketed EcoBoost engine family, the V6 motor doles out a stout 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque in the lower-grade trims; top-shelf Platinum models get another 25 hp and 10 lb-ft of torque to play with, for a total output of 400 hp and 480 lb-ft.

If the thought of a mere V6 in a Nimitz-class Expedition concerns you, rest easy knowing this is a well-matched pair – and, if the Ford F-150’s numbers are anything to go by, likely offers better performance and towing capability than if they had dropped its 5.0-liter V8 under the hood. That’s right: in Ford’s light-duty F-150, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost out-tows and out-hauls a comparably equipped V8 model.

There’s no available V8 to compare to here, but this Expedition will tow up to 9,300 pounds when equipped with a trailer-tow package that beefs up the cooling system and transmission. The 10-speed automatic transmission feels well suited for towing and is quick to drop a few cogs to keep the engine in its wide powerband.

From behind the wheel, the 5,400-pound Expedition is unexpectedly quick; there’s enough muscle here that you’ll have no issue making quick passes or merging onto the freeway.

Don’t expect to win any slalom competitions, though: even with the optional adaptive dampers, the laws of physics nonetheless hamper the Expedition’s abilities to carve corners with any zeal. But taken at a rational pace, this big SUV holds its own on twisty pavement and never feels floaty.

The one disappointing bit is fuel economy, or rather the lack of it. Standard-length rear-wheel-drive models are the thriftiest at 17 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 combined. A four-wheel-drive Max model is the worst at 16/21/18 mpg (city/highway/combined). Word to the wise: don’t buy one of these if you’re not ready for weekly big-dollar fuel bills.


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Prodigious space, luxury trappings. The Expedition is priced to compete against the Chevrolet Tahoe, but its higher trims are luxurious enough to go up against the more expensive GMC Yukon. Even the base Lincoln Navigator is feeling its big Ford brethren breathing down its neck.

Even the XLT offers a taste of opulence: look past the cloth upholstery and there’s niceties like power-adjustable seats, a power-folding third row, and an 8-inch touchscreen with satellite radio and smartphone compatibility. Safety equipment like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking, among other things, are also standard.

Higher-trim models get the usual bevy of electronic gadgets like power running boards and folding mirrors. Genuine leather hides and premium audio are also available. Passengers in the back can enjoy optional rear-seat infotainment and available captain’s chairs.

Those captain’s chairs would be our choice over the standard three-person bench. Besides making entry into the third row a breeze, the separate buckets impart a sense of exclusivity that those occupying them will be sure to appreciate. They also offer more adjustment than the bench seat as well, a boon for both the second and third rows.

As for that third row, it’s one of the rare examples of a third row that's usable by adult humans for trips longer than five minutes. There’s actual leg room, and though head room is at a premium, you don’t feel caged up as you would in smaller SUVs and crossovers.

Two people can comfortably sit back there for as long as necessary. To further improve the way-back experience, there’s also two third-row USB ports, a third-row dome lamp, and two third-row cupholders.

If you’re not shuttling people, there’s plenty of room to haul all manner of things big and small. In the standard-length Expedition, there’s nearly 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 65 cubic feet behind the second row; the Max has 34 cubic feet and 80 cubic feet, respectively.

Fold down all the seats and the standard-length model has room for 105 cubic feet of stuff, while the Max will hold a prodigious 121 cubic feet of cargo.

A look at the competition. At just about $54,000 to start including destination, the Expedition isn't cheap. Its perennial rival, the Chevy Tahoe, starts at under $50,000, though only just. At the other end of the scale, the Tahoe tops out at just under $70,000, which is also a few grand cheaper than a Platinum-trimmed Expedition.

A Tahoe won't come across as premium as the Expedition, thanks to the former's last redesign being in 2014, versus the circa-2018 Expedition. But the big Chevy does come with exclusive V8 power, including an available 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It also has the potential to seat up to nine people if you go for the optional front bench seat.

We'd probably still pick the Ford over the Chevy in this instance. Though it's more money, the Ford has the nicer interior and, unlike the Tahoe, a fully independent suspension.

This is an important distinction: an independent suspension offers superior ride and handling attributes compared to the retrograde live axle that underpins the Tahoe. This same argument applies for any comparisons between the Chevrolet Suburban and Expedition Max as well.

Japan also builds Expedition fighters, and sells them here as Toyota Sequoias and Nissan Armadas. Both are cheaper than the Ford, and both continue to strictly use V8 power. But as with the Chevy, we find the Ford has the better ride and handling capabilities as well as superior interior quality.

That said, there's no doubt the Armada is the off-roader's choice and the aging Sequoia is the sort of rock-solid, old-school Toyota that plenty of people still pine for.

Final thoughts. How many vehicles can haul your kid’s entire band camp and their instruments without breaking a sweat? Or effortlessly lug home an entire wing of Ikea in a single trip for when you decide it’s time to redecorate? Or perhaps load up on the renovation supplies for the whole-house remodel that will precede your redecorating?

The 2020 Ford Expedition is one of those vehicles that can do all of that and then some. It's a full-size pickup with the manners and grace of a luxury sedan; you won’t be moving mountains like you can with a diesel Ford Super Duty, but there’s ample room for seven and a maximum towing capacity of 9,300 pounds – just the ticket for enabling all sorts of family misadventures at the campground or marina. And if you’re Octomom, you’ll find that its spaciousness is second to none.

It’s not a common class of vehicle for plenty of valid reasons, not the least being price, size, girth, and fuel economy – or a lack thereof. But for those who need and demand this sort of extreme space and ability, the Expedition delivers admirably.

It makes a Navigator look redundant in its top trims, and even comparable Tahoes and Suburbans feel outclassed by the entry-level XLT. If anything less than extra large won’t do, the Expedition has your number.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 375 HP / 470 ft.lbs.
Transmission
10-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 375 HP / 470 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$89
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
104.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
172 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
210.0 "
Exterior Width
79.9 "
Exterior Height
76.6 "
Front Headroom
42.0 "
Rear Headroom
40.0 "
Front Legroom
43.9 "
Rear Legroom
41.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,443 Lbs.
Wheel Base
123 "
Turning Radius
20.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum / 20.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic None / Metallic Monotone / Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8 / 7
Seat Trim
Cloth / Activex Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
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 / (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
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock
Speakers
6
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/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
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
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Ford Co-pilot360 - Blind Spot Information System (blis) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Alert Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Ford Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Ford Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Reverse Sensing System Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock
Warranty
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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