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