Buyers will be pleased with standard and optional features. Currently the Ford Expedition has a score of 8. Ford is right on target with its family adventure concept, and the Ford Expedition is one of the best vehicles for family vacation travel on the American road. The King Ranch model can be identified by its gold exterior accents and unique wheel design. But many experts say fuel prices have simply chased away the people who shouldn't have been driving a full-size sport-utility in the first place. Women, almost uniformly, find the headrest very uncomfortable and their vision compromised if they lean into it. Left are those who really need one for hauling people and gear and towing trailers.
The six speed transmission is so much smoother with faster acceleration. The Expedition's liftgate with its flip-up glass hatch makes access to the cargo area very easy. Driving Impressions Full-size sport-utilities aren't known for their driving manners, but the latest-generation of vehicles from both Ford and General Motors offer real progress in delivering a more car-like impression. If you like the feel of supple, top-grain leather, you'll love the stuff that covers this interior. Suspension, f: independent, double wishbones with coil springs over gas-charged shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Suspension, r: independent, five-link with coil springs over gas-charged shock absorbers, anti-roll bar Ground clearance: 8. The image is shown in the rear-view mirror, and is quite small. The available navigation system includes Sirius Travel Link for 2009.
Plenty of pull to get my 20' boat around. Ford is right on target with its family adventure concept, and the Ford Expedition is one of the best vehicles for family vacation travel on the American road. The base Expedition can carry up to 108. Both the long and regular-length versions of the Expedition use many of the components from the Ford F-150 pickup. For all its comfort and stability, the Expedition is still about utility rather than sport. With a towing capacity around 9,000 pounds, the Ford Expedition can tow any of these. Ford is the first to admit that the sales of full-size, truck-based sport utilities have suffered as people turn to smaller, more fuel-efficient, car-based utilities for their daily transportation.
And on Limited and King Ranch Expeditions, the following items are standard as well: power adjustable pedals, power rear-quarter windows, a universal garage door opener, and a reverse-sensing system. There are times where I would be driving to fast on an unfamiliar road and a sudden sharp turn would come up and I could brake and turn without really worrying if I would rollover. The second- and third-row seats fold flat to create a useful rear cargo area. While the exterior of the Ford Expedition 2009 lineup doesn't draw any significant criticisms in reviews read by TheCarConnection. All versions of the 2009 Ford Expedition are powered by 310-horsepower, 5. Wood, chrome and leather make the Expedition an inviting place to spend a day on the road.
New for 2009 For 2009, the Expedition receives a standard flex-fuel V-8 engine and can get Ford's Sync voice-activation system. Build and interior materials quality isn't always on par with some competitors, but it's getting better with time. I recommend this vehicle to one and all. Sync needs an interface rework; not intuitive; not logical; not particularly useful. I drive a car which gets 25-32 mpg about 70% of the time. With 3 kids a big vehicle like this comes in handy. The traction control saved us from having some accidents also.
It climbs the hills easily and the traction control is great. The high ride height also makes getting in and out a task for children. Regular-length and extended Expeditions sport the same exterior styling. The Expedition's second- and third-row bench-type seats fold flat into the cargo floor, affording a long cargo area that can be easily loaded. While that can equate to a full load of family, friends, and… Boasting just 300 horsepower but weighing in at 6104 pounds, the 2008 Ford Expedition seemed a lock to be a total slug. It has a roomy third-row seat, it handles reasonably well, and it accelerates strongly while towing our 5,000-pound test trailer.
This design is only comfortable for big men. Steering effort is light and easy. I easily get 21 mpg on the highway; only 13 to 14 in town. The layout of the gauges and controls is easy to understand and no controls are too far out of easy reach. I wouldn't even look at a vehicle this big without it! Among full-size sport-utilities, the Ford Expedition stands apart with its superior driving comfort and utility package. The Expedition comes with running boards as standard equipment.
We did notice some hesitation at initial throttle opening in some situations. . The high ride height also makes getting in and out a task for children. The 2500-series three-quarter-ton Chevys come with larger engines and higher towing and hauling capacities. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The chrome clad wheel covers are worthless.
The six-speed automatic transmission runs seamlessly through the gears, keeping the engine from laboring through its rpm range. That's nice on long drives. The steering wheel, gauge clusters and climate controls are similar to those in Ford's F-150 pickup truck. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. Unlike the Tahoe and Suburban, the Expedition comes only as a half-ton truck.
I had an 04 Expedition and liked it. Great styling and aggressive stand. Plenty of power with a 6-speed transmission. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. I really felt the drivers seat was a little short in the length i.