2015 Ford Expedition Review


"Updates to the 2015 Ford Expedition create one of the nicest-driving big SUVs ever, but the disappointing lack of cosmetic updates means few people are likely to notice," says Cars.com reviewer Aaron Bragman.

2015 Ford Expedition Expert Review

Cars.com photo by Aaron Bragman

By Jennifer Geiger | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Expedition: Car Seat Check


Why mess with a good thing? Ford has updated a few things in its 2015 Expedition — an updated look for its front end and a new turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine — but for the most part, this three-row SUV remains unchanged. When it comes to families and child-safety seats, that's a plus.

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The Expedition joins our growing list of cars that can fit three car seats across its second row. It nearly fit three across the third row too; while we could fit three car seats back there, the space was too narrow — 50.2 inches of hip room compared to the second row's 59.9 inches — to allow a child's hand to reach between the car seats to buckle the booster's seat belt.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Three

How many car seats fit in the third row? Two, but nearly three

By Jennifer Newman | February 3, 2015 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford Expedition: First Look


Competes with: Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada

Looks like: It didn't change much

Powertrains: Twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6; rear- or four-wheel-drive; six-speed automatic transmission

Hits dealerships: Second half of 2014

Ford is showing an updated version of the company's full-size Expedition SUV at the Dallas Auto Show Feb. 19-23, unveiling the mildly restyled truck in friendly territory — Texas is the Expedition's best market nationally, and GM builds its own full-size SUVs not far from Dallas.

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Just like the 2015 Lincoln Navigator that was sort of unveiled at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show earlier in February, the Expedition continues almost unchanged from the current model; some powertrain and suspension updates are the big story for this big truck.

By Aaron Bragman | February 18, 2014 | Comments (8)

Which Seven-Passenger SUV Has the Most Cargo Room?

"I want to carry a motorized scooter and don't want a minivan."
Maureen R., Troy


You can configure some of the largest SUVs to seat seven, such as the Chevrolet Suburban and Ford Expedition, so those would be the ones that offer the most cargo space. The Suburban has a maximum 137.4 cubic feet of cargo room; the Expedition has 108.3 cubic feet, and the more carlike-riding Chevrolet Traverse has 116.3 cubic feet. Most minivans offer 140 to 150 cubic feet of total cargo space with the seats folded or removed.

If that's more SUV than you want, here are seven-seat models with more than 80 cubic feet of cargo room: Dodge Durango, 84.5; Ford Flex, 83.2; Honda Pilot, 87.0; Land Rover LR4, 87.4; and Toyota 4Runner, 89.7. There are others, and you might want to investigate the height of the cargo area and how high you would have to lift your scooter to load it into an SUV.

The Cars.com Vehicle Recommender could help you with your search. It does not list cargo volume, but it will help you find SUVs that have other features that you want and fit your budget.

Have a car question you'd like us to answer? Send us an email at tips@cars.com.

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By Rick Popely | July 28, 2013 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Ford Expedition EL


Suburbanites looking to shuttle families and groceries around without resorting to a minivan will find a suitable alternative in the crossover. But when your honey-do list also includes heavy hauling, towing and terrain conquering, Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman says accept no substitute for the 2013 Ford Expedition EL. The SUV is old school in every way: old-school V-8 power and fuel economy, deliberate acceleration and numb handling. Heck, even interior and tech features are still partying like it's 2007. The big-SUV market ain't what it used to be, but the Expedition doesn't know or just doesn't care.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 3, 2013 | Comments (4)

Most-Read Car Reviews of the Week


Perhaps using its imposing makeover for 2013 to scare off competitors, the Toyota RAV4 continued its reign of terror atop our list of most-read reviews of the week. The compact crossover's nearest opponent, the 2013 Ford Fusion, generated a little more than a third of RAV4's reader interest. Maybe newcomers to the list, including the 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid (No. 6) and the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid (No. 10), will gain enough confidence in coming weeks to face down the RAV4.

Until then, check out what was popular this week:

1. 2013 Toyota RAV4
2. 2013 Ford Fusion
3. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
4. 2013 Ford Explorer
5. 2013 Ford Escape
6. 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
7. 2013 Toyota Avalon
8. 2013 Nissan Altima
9. 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
10. 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
By Matt Schmitz | February 3, 2013 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 10,500 Ford Vehicles

2012 Lincoln Navigator

Ford is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles because the transmission range sensor may be improperly calibrated for Reverse gear, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects the vehicles listed below:

In the affected vehicles, the transmission may not go into Reverse, or the vehicle may go into Reverse but the "R" may not illuminate on the dashboard when the driver pushes the shift lever into Reverse in the F-150, Expedition or Navigator. In certain cases, the backup lamp may not illuminate in the F-150, Expedition, Navigator or Mustang. This condition increases the risk of a crash or a pedestrian being struck.

Ford will begin notifying owners June 25, and dealers will inspect and repair the transmission range sensor for free. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

By Dave Lee | May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator

2012 Lincoln Navigator

Ford is recalling 569 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2012 model year because the head restraints may have inadequate welds, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, which were built from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2, 2011, the welds on the second-row head restraint’s support brackets in the right-hand seat may not provide enough strength, increasing the risk of injury in a crash. You can find the vehicle's build date on a label affixed to the driver-side doorjamb.

The recall is expected to begin around Feb. 20, and dealers will replace the head restraint if necessary at no charge. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

By Dave Lee | February 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ford F-150, Fusion among vehicles to get Sync AppLink

AppLink, the software that lets Ford owners with the Sync system stream the Pandora Radio application while driving, is coming to more 2012 models.

Ford says the 2012 Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Fiesta, F-150, F-150 SVT Raptor, Super Duty, Expedition, E-Series and Shelby GT 500 will offer the system, along with the 2012 Mustang.

Currently, the Sync-enabled apps are Pandora, Stitcher and OpenBreak, but as we've reported, Ford is looking at other uses for the phone/car interface.

Ford also announced that it is working with Nuance Communications to help Sync better understand the intent and meaning of what a driver is asking. 

The idea is that users won't have to speak with stilted syntax to get the information they want from Sync. 

That’ll be important when the day comes that the system that's giving you the pollen count is also telling you your sports scores.

By William Jackson | June 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Ford Limits Orders on Black and Red Paint Colors

2012 Ford Focus Focus is available in Tuxedo Black

Since Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, we’ve learned a little more each day about where many of the materials for our cars come from. Even the paint that coats cars and trucks is impacted, at least on Ford and Nissan vehicles.

Ford is telling its dealers not to order vehicles in Tuxedo Black paint or in three variations of red, according to USA Today.

The pigments for those paints come from a Japanese supplier. Vehicles optioned with these colors are the Ford F-150, Super Duty pickups, Explorer, Expedition, Taurus, Focus and Lincoln Navigator and MKS, according to a Ford spokesman.

Nissan also might experience shortages of some exterior color options, according to reports.

Ford to dealers: No more black, red paint due to Japan crisis (USA Today, via Bloomberg News)

By Colin Bird | March 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

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