Updated steering made the Expedition easier to pilot, and the interior was restyled and quieted down. However, we're discussing a vehicle that weighs almost three tons, so regardless of its responsiveness, we're not talking Corvette- or Mustang-type handling here. Safety All major safety equipment is standard on the 2008 Ford Expedition, including antilock disc brakes with brake assist and a rollover-sensing stability control system. Both the Limited and King Ranch models are loaded with luxury features, but the new King Ranch model, which slots above the Limited at the top of the range, provides additional luxury items inside, especially in the way of high-quality Chaparral leather seats and trim. Driving Impressions Drive a 2008 Ford Expedition and you might even be impressed by its handling. To see what details are different this year, check out a of the two model years.
Ride quality is fairly smooth more so with a full load aboard , though the big Ford isn't as plush on the highway as some competitors. SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. We likely haven't seen the last of this phenomenon, but there are still buyers out there whose needs can't be met by one of the growing number of car-based crossovers. The 2008 Ford Expedition stands out for its combination of smooth ride and interior comfort and quiet with full-size-truck hauling ability, making it a good choice for those who frequently tow. Power adjustable pedals, power rear quarter windows, a universal garage door opener, and a reverse sensing system are standard on the top Limited and King Ranch models.
The 2007 New York show is shaping up to be one of the biggest and most action packed in…. We bought the expedition because of all the great reviews we saw and the amount of miles people were getting out of them but apparently we didn't look hard enough. The instrument panel, with its mix of round and rectangular gauges and chrome, plastic, and wood trim, appears retro for the sake of being retro and at the expense of good function. Powertrains and Performance All Expeditions come standard with a 5. The interior is spacious, well designed, and comfortable for nine occupants. Handling and acceleration are both responsive for such a gargantuan vehicle, and the cargo volume can easily move the contents of a college dorm room while still comfortably transporting five adults.
Ford says that the Expedition's 9,200-pound tow capacity is the highest in its class, and that the six-speed automatic transmission allows better fuel economy than with rivals. The steering wheel is teamed with a new system that delivers direct, luxury-carlike response. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. We've put 160k miles on and still going strong! And now with our Expedition just coming up on 87. Furthermore, the Expedition comes out ahead of its peers in comfortably seating a full load of passengers -- presumably a key selling point for vehicles this huge.
I will give our dealer and Ford a lot of credit as they replaced it free of cost to us with a supposed 100,000 mile warranty on the new motor. Additionally, all Expeditions gain a standard keyless entry keypad, auxiliary air-conditioning and an overhead console. These big rigs, some of which can haul nine passengers and tow 10,000 pounds, tout large-displacement V-8s and three-ton curb weights. First engine blew up at 40,000 miles. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter.
All versions are powered by 310-horsepower, 5. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. It has been a great vehicle. After being redesigned for 2007, the Expedition receives a wider range of. Build and materials quality are also on the rise at Ford, especially with the King Ranch trim of the Ford Expedition. The Limited trim level has power-folding side mirrors, and a powered liftgate is newly optional.
Despite some noticeable noise from the tires, the Expedition's cabin remains quiet enough to carry on a conversation. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Opting for the King Ranch yields the following standard equipment in addition to the Eddie Bauer equipment : power-adjustable pedals, heated and cooled front seats, a power passenger seat, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a Chaparral leather-trimmed interior, wood-tone appliquÃ© on the dashboard and shifter, and floor mats with the King Ranch logo. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. But thanks to a six-speed automatic, 365 pound-feet of torque, and four-wheel vented disc brakes, the hustles to 60 and back to zero.
Nevertheless, even with 20-inch wheels wearing 55-series Pirellis, the Expedition was unable to cheat the laws of physics, at least in a curved line, posting a slow figure-eight time 31. The Limited starts with the equipment from the Eddie Bauer trim level and adds power-adjustable pedals, power-folding external mirrors, heated and cooled front seats, a 10-way power passenger seat, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, and a chrome-tipped exhaust. The Expedition defies this trend, and I love the results. However, the plastic panel that covers the top of the dash looks and feels cheap, and it detracts from an otherwise premium experience. The Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds, while the six-speed automatic allows a taller top gear and improved fuel economy.
SellerTypeFilter selectedSellerTypeList, null ; sellerTypeFilter. The Inside Ford says the outside of the Expedition draws inspiration from the automaker's F-Series line of pickup trucks, and that theme continues in the cabin. It features a longer wheelbase and an expansive cargo area. The dash and center console don't have the tightest of panel gaps, but everything feels solidly attached. In the front- and second-row seats, your arms fall almost level with the bottom edge of the tall side windows, which makes for great side visibility to go along with the impressive forward and rear views afforded by the thronelike driving position.