Consumer Reviews Summary
4 of 5 (80%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Ford Expedition Overview
The perennial favorite of soccer-moms worldwide, the 2013 Ford Expedition offers plenty of space for cargo and passengers, hauling anything from children and dogs, to furniture and food with aplomb.
The new 2013 Expedition is currently the largest SUV in the Ford lineup and still features a truck-like body-on-frame design with relatively subtly styled panels. In fact, the Expedition from some angles looks very much like a pickup truck with an extra six feet of roof. The new front grille is comprised of horizontal chrome bars that appear to be taken directly from Ford’s pickup line. The 2013 Expedition also comes standard with reflector-style headlamps, fog lights, running boards, and heated/powered exterior mirrors. The standard wheels are 18-inch alloys, but larger 20-inch wheels are optional. Other options include powered running-boards and a powered moon-roof.
The interior of the 2013 Expedition is similar to the previous generations. It appears basic as a more rugged vehicle should, but at the same time is well-built and looks plenty nice. The standard bucket seats are cloth, with leather upholstery optional. In addition, a full premium leather package is available with powered, heated seats. Manual air-conditioning, entry-illumination, 40/20/40 folding second row seats, iPod compatibility, power-adjustable pedals, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror are all standard. Dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, and premium sound system, and powered third row seats are all available extras. Cargo room is modest behind the third row (18.6 cubic feet), but lower all of the seats and you get a cavernous 108.3 cubic feet of cargo room.
The 2013 Expedition is available with only one engine: a 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with 365 pounds-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive, the Expedition is capable of 14/20 mpg city/highway. With the optional 4X4 system, the economy numbers drop to around 13/18 mpg city/highway. Mechanical options include automatic leveling rear suspension and a heavy-duty tow package which adds an integrated brake controller for 2013.
The Expedition has six standard airbags, including: front, side-impact, and side curtain bags. In addition, the Expedition gets traction control, “crash-alert” that blinks the lights and sounds the horn post crash, and 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS. Other passive features include door beams to protect against side impacts and a roll-mitigating electronic system. According to the NHTSA, the 2013 Expedition is a pretty safe car earning four out of five overall stars.