2010 Ford Expedition User Reviews
EL XLT 4X2 shown
- $20,233 - $31,515
- No trim specified for this review
- Luxury. Safety. Comfort. Roomy. Aggressive. Towing. Handling (seriously).
- A little expensive, even with "A" plan. Software that has to be upgraded. Size.
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I can honestly say that the biggest surprise on this truck is the handling. Because of the independent rear suspension, it takes bumps and corners much better than I ever imagined. We researched several large SUV's and narrowed it down to the Armada and the Expedition, and Ford won us over. One of the biggest challenges is finding one with the options and colors that are desired, as the market for full size V8 SUV's has shrunk considerably. With 3 kids and frequent trips to Canada and South Florida, we are definitely in the group that still needs the space that only a monster like the Expedition can provide. Gas mileage, while low, isn't much of a consideration when looking at comfort and safety vs. fuel economy - people that need a truck like this know what they're getting into. We opted for the Limited edition in Royal Red with black leather interior. Let me say that this truck is beautiful in a sinister sort of way (good thing). With an interesting lack of chrome (except for the 20" wheels), the truck looks downright demonic because of its already aggressive stance and far-too-bright headlight/foglight combo. The Sync system, while a bit complicated in tandem with the navigation system, is something that no one else offers and, so far, has been a huge plus. The ability to "rip" CD's directly to the truck's hard drive (with album cover and track info) is a great benefit and makes storing a large library of music easy and accessible. Along the same vein, the weather and traffic info that Sirius Radio provides is useful and informative. Get the backup camera and backup sensors. With the large headrests and the big blind spots, you will need them. Heated and cooled front seats really are just silly, but work well. We have bucket seats in the second row, which are also heated. Again, silly. I do, however, applaud Ford for making something this luxurious that doesn't have "Navigator" stamped on it. Also, with the Expedition, you have a myriad of ways to enjoy media. From playing a DVD in the front system to separating the audio, most everyone can do their own thing. This is a Godsend on long trips with the restless young ones. All of these amenities come at a price, though. Sticker on my particular truck was right at $50.5K. I was able to use rebates and "A" plan to get the price to the upper 30's, but it is still expensive. Also, buy a flash/thumb drive that you will dedicate to your Sync-enabled Expedition. You will need to upgrade software, but it's worth it because the software just "works" and the voice recognition is worth it of you have multiple input sources. I love the Expedition, I really do. And I drive a smaller (and older) Saab day-to-day. For trips, this truck simply cannot be beat with its range of media features, safety, and comfort. I find myself wishing I was sitting in the back watching movies rather than driving. Don't forget Ford because of the name. They really have come a long way.
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