2014 Ford Expedition

XLT RWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V8 auto trans

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2014 Ford Expedition
2014 Ford Expedition

New For 2014

The only change for 2014 is a mechanical load-leveling suspension system that replaces the prior air system, resulting in quieter operation.

Vehicle Summary

The Expedition comes from a time when giant, trucklike SUVs still made sense. It launched as a larger version of the Explorer (though it wasn't quite as mammoth as the Excursion), but the Explorer has since migrated to a more carlike, unibody platform. Sadly, little about the Expedition has changed since its introduction, and it now feels like an anachronism. It does, however, redeem itself with incredible cargo room, spacious three-row seating, and tow ratings that easily trump those of more modern three-row crossovers. The current version of the Ford Expedition was introduced at the 2006 Chicago auto show and has received only minor updates since then. Sales are pretty slim, in part because of poor fuel economy, but the Expedition serves a useful niche for shoppers who need plentiful interior room, optional four-wheel drive, and the ability to tow heavy loads.


The Ford Expedition is a big, big vehicle, with ample space in all three rows of seats and abundant storage behind them. If the regular model isn't enough, the Expedition EL adds 14.8 inches in length and provides as much as 130.8 cubic feet of cargo room when the second and third rows are folded flat. That landed the SUV on our list of the ten three-row vehicles with the most cargo room. With a tow rating that ranges from 8700 to 9200 pounds, it's easy to see why buyers pick the Expedition for hauling goods, families, boats, or all three.
The only powertrain choice is a 5.4-liter V-8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. It's pretty thirsty compared to more modern three-row crossovers, although ratings of up to 14/20 mpg for rear-wheel-drive models are about on par with competitive truck-based, large SUVs. Because the Expedition is one of Ford's oldest vehicles, you can't get as many modern safety or convenience features as on other models. However, a backup camera, trailer sway control, curtain airbags, a trailer brake controller, heated and cooled front seats, power deploying running boards, automatic wipers, a power liftgate, power folding third-row seats, a basic touchscreen navigation system, and headrest-mounted DVD players are available.
Because the Ford Expedition has independent rear suspension, it presents a flat load floor that is more useful than that of the Chevrolet Suburban. However, last time we drove an Expedition, we found that it still feels slow despite the big V-8 under hood, mostly because the automatic transmission is lethargic and the big SUV weighs between 5549 and 6078 pounds, depending on configuration. It's tough to see the value in picking the Expedition when a Ford F-150 can tow and haul similar amounts of cargo and treats drivers to a better cabin and higher fuel economy numbers.

You'll like:

  • Enormous inside
  • Trucklike tow ratings
  • Four-wheel-drive has 4-Low range

You won't like:

  • Trucklike driving experience
  • Overdue for a refresh
  • Expensive, thirsty

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • Nissan Armada
  • Toyota Sequoia
2015 Ford Expedition Prototype Center Stack
An updated 2015 Ford Expedition is on the way, and we just got a good first look at the large SUV's interior. When the 2015 Expedition arrives in 2014, the updated SUV will do battle with the redesigned 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, in both regular and EL extended-wheelbase forms.
2015 Ford Expedition Spied Rear Three Quarter 1
Our spy photographer caught a look at the updated 2015 Ford Expedition testing in southeast Michigan, and the camouflaged SUV appears to have a few visual changes.

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2014 Ford Expedition Specifications

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5.4L V8Engine
Fuel economy City:
14 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
20 MPG
310 hp @ 5100rpm
365 ft lb of torque @ 3600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
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