Having received a freshening last year, the Expedition returns for 2019 with only a couple of significant enhancements. FordPass Connect replaces SYNC Connect, and a tri-zone automatic climate control replaces the dual-zone unit wherever applicable. Otherwise, very minor changes affect select trims and option packages. See the 2019 Ford Expediton models for sale near you
Even the Expedition XLT is nicely equipped, but our first choice would be a Limited version with the Driver Assistance package. From there we would either work our way up or down depending on our budget. Find a Ford Expedition for sale
The 2018 Ford Expedition is offered in regular- or extended- (Max) wheelbase form, in XLT, Limited and Platinum trim levels. Optional on all Expeditions, adding 4-wheel-drive varies from $3,010 to $3,150, depending on length and trim. All pricing includes the factory delivery charge.
The XLT ($53,525/$56,210) comes with 18-in alloy wheels, hill-start assist, a roof rack, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, fog lights, a capless fuel filler, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an external security keypad, push-button start, cruise control, power-adjustable pedals, heated/power-folding side mirrors, a partially powered driver's seat, split second-row seats that slide and recline, a power-folding third row, 15 cup holders, automatic climate control, a rearview camera with a washer, the SYNC voice-command system, MyKey, a 4.2-in screen, Bluetooth and a 6-speaker sound system with USB connectivity, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio input.
The Limited ($64,410/$67,100) brings 20-in wheels, LED tail lights, front parking sensors, leather upholstery for the first two rows, heated/ventilated front seats with 10-way power adjustment (including lumbar support) and driver's-side memory functions, a power-adjustable/leather-wrapped steering wheel, a foot-activated power lift gate, heated outer second-row seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, powered running boards, wireless phone charging, a 110-volt power outlet, Wi-Fi, wireless smartphone charging, an upgraded Bang & Olufsen audio system, FordPass Connect, the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen, and blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.
The XLT and the Limited are both eligible for the Driver Assistance package, which includes adaptive cruise control with stop/go, lane-keeping assist, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams and rain-sensing front wipers.
The Platinum ($74,760/$77,455) moves up to 22-in wheels, a panoramic sunroof, full LED lighting, automatic suspension, self-parking assist, massaging front seats, second-row inflatable seat belts, navigation system, a 360-degree camera system and all the features from the Driver Assistance package.
Some standard equipment in the higher trims is optional in lower trims. Other extras include a self-parking system, an air suspension with automatic load leveling, power-retractable running boards, a rear entertainment system, second-row captain's chairs that reduce seating capacity to seven, and a Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Chevrolet Tahoe -- Offers a V8 option with more power than the Expedition can muster. But its rear seats don't fold flush into the floor and don't offer as much legroom. Also, look at the GMC Yukon and the Chevrolet Suburban.
2019 Nissan Armada -- Comes with a 390-hp V8 engine. No long-wheelbase variant, though.
2019 Toyota Sequoia -- Not as many creature comforts nor as much towing capacity. And hardly the freshest on the block. But it traditionally enjoys better resale values than the Expedition.