2020 ford expedition

I know it isn’t all about looks, but I have to say that compared to some of its Ford siblings, the Expedition is the least attractive. Whether you are towing a trailer or hauling your family the Expedition is one of few that are capable of both.

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Model Options

XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum are the four available trims.  

What’s new for 2020?

The King Ranch trim is introduced and available in regular and Max body styles. Every model has Ford Co-Pilot360 and Ford’s suite of driver aids. A Black Accent package is introduced for XLT models. It includes wheels, exterior trim and body all painted black. I can tell you right now, the Black Accent package makes it way more attractive.  

Interior

You will be welcomed with an upscale interior that has enough room for passengers and cargo and comfortable seats. Unlike its rivals, its third-row won’t torture adults. While the SUV only seats up to 8 passengers, there are enough cup holders for almost double that. Is it necessary? I am not sure that it is, but I guess it doesn’t hurt to have?! The cabin’s cheap-looking plastics are unacceptable for the price point. A three seat bench is standard for the second row, but captain’s chairs are optional. A power-folding third row is standard on all models and can be controlled from the cargo area or back seats. If you need only a cargo room, the second and third rows fold completely flat for a level floor. 

Drive Time

The Expedition has excellent towing capacity and fuel economy. It can tow up to 9300 pounds. That is 700 more pounds than the strongest Chevrolet Tahoe. Expedition Max is capped at 9000 pounds, which is still more than every rival. The rear-drive is rated at 17 mpg city and 24 highway. That will drop to 22 on the highway on the all-wheel-drive.  

Tech and Safety

With a number of connectivity options and lots of available features, the Expedition is an infotainment sanctuary. You will get an 8.0-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 4G LTE mobile hotspot standard on the SUV, while things like navigation and real-time are available for an extra cost. A rear-seat entertainment system is available in all models minus base.

The Expedition earned a five-star crash-test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It has all the latest driver-assistance tech, including automated emergency braking and lane-keeping assist as standard.   

Final Thoughts

I think this really comes down to how much you care about looks. This SUV has so much to offer, maybe enough to get over the fact that the exterior doesn’t tickle your fancy. And if you do like the exterior, without a doubt this is a vehicle you want to check out.   

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