The Ford Expedition has been one of the bigger SUVs on the market for several years. It has always been known for its rugged appearance and its ability to handle most jobs thrown at it. For the 2013 Ford Expedition, Ford offers six model options for the consumer to purchase. These include the XLT, XLT EL, Limited, King Ranch, Limited EL, and King Ranch EL. Overall, the 2013 Ford Expedition stacks up to be one of the best the company has made throughout all of its years of production.
New For 2013
The XL now only sells as a fleet vehicle. New this year, the trailer brake controller comes with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, and the Limited and King Ranch offer dual-head-restraint DVD systems for rear passengers and optional 20-inch, chrome-clad aluminum wheels. The King Ranch gets a chrome roof rack and side mirrors. Ford offers three new paint colors for the 2013 Ford Expedition.
The exterior features, which are most noticeable to consumers who have followed the Expedition throughout its model years, add three new colors. These colors give consumers more customization for the Expedition. In addition, the King Ranch displays the chrome roof rack and side mirrors. It comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, but these can be upgraded to 17-inch or 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The power liftgate provides an option for many of the Expeditions, which enables drivers to have the gate lifted at just the press of a button. The liftgate can still be lifted manually, though. One impressive exterior feature, which also adds to the safety of the 2013 Ford Expedition, is the added rear and front sensing capabilities to reduce the likelihood of collisions with anything in front of or behind the vehicle. This proves especially useful when something is out of the driver's line of sight.
While it's superfluous and unnecessary, there is also an option for power running boards alongside the Expedition. This means a driver can pull these in or out with the touch of a button.
Interior & Cargo
The inside of the Expedition marks one of the largest SUV cabins available. When it comes to the available seating, the 2013 Expedition has the ability to seat seven people comfortably, and it even feels comfortable for those passengers in the back seat. The back seat boasts 37.7 inches of legroom, and these seats can be folded down to increase the amount of cargo room available in the cabin of the 2013 Ford Expedition. The available cargo area with the back seat folded down totals 130.8 cubic feet. The cargo area features a way to keep all the valuables in the vehicle safe and stored, which is a huge plus for most people.
The seats themselves are available as heated and cooled perforated seats, meaning more comfort for the driver and the passenger. There is an option for the consumer to have the second middle seat slide upwards to allow for third -own seating to be easier for passengers to reach. The seats offer six-way power adjustments at the touch of a button.
Other notable interior features include the ability to adjust the pedals to accommodate any driver of any size. Also, a 110-watt AC power outlet can be utilized by passengers. The standard audio system includes separate rear audio, six total speakers, and an audio/video input and screen. The audio system includes USB and an auxiliary jack for input of audio devices and storage mediums.
Several features about the Expedition undoubtedly earn it a high safety award. For starters, the Advance Trac with Roll Stability ensures the Expedition stays on the road no matter what. Added into this is the Tow Sway feature, which helps to haul items without damaging the driving ability. It has six airbags, which includes side-impact airbags for all passengers and the driver. Basic safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, and brake assist technology. The Expedition comes equipped with an SOS Post Crash Alert System that sends alerts to professionals should the vehicle be involved in an accident. Other features include the rearview camera available in the Limited, King Ranch, EL Limited, and El King Ranch. As mentioned, all models of the 2013 Ford Expedition also include rear and front parking sensors.
All models of the 2013 Ford Expedition come equipped with a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque. The Expedition comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and it offers rear drive or four-wheel drive. The optional load-leveling rear air suspension kit adds a great deal of comfort to the feeling of the road, especially when used in rougher terrain.
The handling of the 2013 Ford Expedition feels easy and overall control is comfortable. This fairly big vehicle makes parking an issue when approaching tight spots. However, the steering wheel feels easy to handle, and the Expedition takes curves with strategic ease. The Ford Expedition receives an estimated fuel economy of 14/20 mpg city/highway with rear drive and 13/18 city/highway for the four-wheel-drive models.
Key Competitors For The 2013 Ford Expedition
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- GMC Yukon
- Chevrolet Suburban