Undergoing its cosmetic changes in its 3rd rendition the Ford Expedition has made it a long way since the SUV craze that started around 1990. The external changes are more noticeable, but more importantly the newer Ford Expedition has moved to a dedicated platform and frame. This change gives the newer models an extended wheelbase that equates to more control and advanced handling abilities that will allow it to truly compete with the other full sized SUVs like the Suburban and the Yukon XL. Now that the Excursion has been discontinued, this model will be the new full sized ultimate SUV from Ford.
Like most other passenger vehicles from Ford the Expedition received an upgrade to a 6 speed automatic transmission in early 2007. This makes the shift points a little smoother and the overall driving experience that much better in this huge SUV. If towing is a necessity the Expedition is fully capable of towing up to a 1620 pound load, the truck type abilities of the Expedition make it more feasible to some buyers when considering its price. The large crossover vehicle market continues to grow and this “Ford Tough” vehicle will be a contender.
Engines: 5.4L V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Range: XLT, XLT EL, Eddie Bauer, Eddie Bauer EL, Limied, Limited EL, King Ranch, King Ranch EL
The only changes made to the 2010 Ford Expedition were the addition of Trailer Sway Control and MyKey as standard features.
The Expedition is a brawny-looking SUV. Limited models stand out thanks to body-color grilles, Eddie Bauer and XLT models due to two-tone paint jobs. EL models have 12.0-inch longer wheelbases and are 14.8 inches longer overall.
The Expedition has a spacious interior, seats up to eight (third row is optional on XLT models, standard elsewhere), and offers a maximum of 128.2 cubic-feet of cargo space in EL models.
The 2010 Expeditions SOHC 5.4-liter V-8 makes 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Its ladder-frame chassis allows the Expedition to tow up to 9,000 pounds and haul up to 1620 pounds and provides it with some off-road capability, though its nearly 3-ton curb weight puts a damper on acceleration and fuel economy.
The Expedition comes standard with six airbags, including full-length side curtain airbags are standard, along with trailer sway control and roll stability control. A rear-view camera and rear sensor system are optional
2WD: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway
4WD: 12 mpg city/17 mpg highway
- Truck-like towing capacity
- Plentiful interior room
- Hefty curb weight
- Truck-like ride
- Poor fuel economy
One of the better dinosaurs
- Chevrolet Tahoe
- GMC Yukon
- Nissan Armada
- Toyota Sequoia