The only letdown across most of the model line is the cheap plastic panel that covers the top of the dash. As a result, crowded parking lots can be challenging. The suspension does a splendid job of soaking up irregularities while keeping the back wheels glued to the road over rough surfaces, with none of the nervous hopping that characterizes solid-axle designs. All Expeditions are powered by a 5. This is a ''must code'' option as indicated by the vehicle manufacturer. According to Ford they are waiting for Apple to fix the issue. All Expedition models come with a 5.
Dealer was not punctual in replacing them! A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. A preset combination entered via the door-mounted keypad unlocks the doors. Google voice find has better recognition and more entries. Packaging advantages afforded by the Expedition's independent rear suspension enable the third-row seat to deliver more comfort for adults compared to the accommodations provided by the Chevy Tahoe. The image is shown in the rear-view mirror, and is quite small. It also is very adept at being the truck that it is.
Other standard safety features include side-impact airbags and a three-row Safety Canopy rollover detection system with stability control. Also the pump seems to struggle at times running excessively. All Expedition models come with a 5. With the auto industry slowly recovering, those willing to take a risk that fuel prices won't spike again may find now is the best time to make a great deal. After one months ownership and over 2000 miles we could not be happier.
A rear obstacle detection system is standard on Limited and King Ranch. The second row has adequate headroom and legroom for taller adults, and most passengers will find the third row accommodating for short trips. It seats up to eight people, hauls a mountain of gear, and can tow trailers in the 9,000-pound range. Power retractable running boards that deploy when the doors are opened are optional. Change or go the way of the Aztek. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.
This third-generation Expedition features a three-bar grille, large headlights, and a domed hood that combine to deliver a look that's both distinctive and respectable. Comfy front captain's chairs are standard on all models, and thanks to a wide range of adjustability in the steering wheel and pedals, folks of widely varying sizes should have no problem. Expedition buyers can choose an optional PowerFold third-row seat that folds flat with the touch of a button. While the Expedition is quite different from the F-150 pickup on which it's based, the similarities from the front are undeniable—although with respect to design details, the more rounded sheetmetal of the Expedition looks less up-to-date than that of the F-Series. This is a good identity to have, because Ford trucks continue to have an outstanding reputation for utility, reliability and durability. On the Limited and King Ranch, previously optional 20-inch wheels are now standard, as is an improved audio system.
The 2011 Expedition's most prominent feature is its recently acquired nose job, where Ford's now-signature four-bar grille sits front and center. However, the Expedition's ride is stiff, it gets low fuel economy and the engine frequently sounds coarse and strained. It maintains a surprisingly calm ride considering its truck heritage. We sort it… What a difference a year makes. That said, much of it depends on use. Generous driver's-seat travel helps accommodate taller drivers, and it's a perfect match for the Expedition's movable pedals, so a wide range of sizes of drivers can sit comfortably.
Has just about every amenity you could ask for, also has broken me with backup cameras. The ride of the Expedition is certainly no match for the newer generation of car-based crossovers, but it rides better than other body-on-frame trucks. The Expedition rides on a wheelbase of 119. Most people would agree that the Expedition is mammoth, trucklike, and rather conservative, but that doesn't seem to limit the appeal of its design. The result is a lot of reliable power. Captain's chairs with movable armrests are standard across the four model lines.
There's almost no choice with respect to powertrains. It we came to a stop sign at the top of a hill, stopped, then accelerated, there was sometimes a pause while the transmission engaged and forward momentum began. There are plenty of comfort features to make driving enjoyable and then shines when you hook up a boat, travel trailer, etc. Wood, chrome and leather make the Expedition an inviting place to spend a day on the road. The flat fold down third seat has been a great advantage and was one of the reasons for purchasing. I highly recommend this vehicle 5 out of 5 stars by Forty something from Houston on Wed Feb 02 2011 Have been happy with the quality of our Expedition.