2001 Ford Expedition

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of the 2001 Ford Expedition. Base trim shown.

2001 Ford Expedition Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
No major changes are in store this year for Ford’s full-size SUV, which is due for a face-lift in 2002. Expedition debuted for 1997 built on the F-Series pickup chassis. The Lincoln Navigator is a more expensive corporate twin with a more powerful standard engine, standard leather upholstery and some convenience features not available on the Expedition. Deep-tinted privacy glass is standard on all models, and an engine block heater is standard on models sold in cold-weather climates.



Exterior
The Expedition is a four-door wagon with a rear liftgate that has a window that opens separately. Though the Expedition has a different grille and front-end trim, it shares major styling cues with the F-Series pickup.

With an overall length of 205 inches, the Expedition is 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe but nearly 21 inches shorter than the Ford Excursion.



Interior
Seats for six are standard on the XLT model, with three-place benches front and rear. A pair of front captain’s chairs is standard on the Eddie Bauer model and optional on the XLT. A removable three-place rear bench that gives the Expedition nine-passenger capacity is standard on the Eddie Bauer model and optional on the XLT. Two captain’s chairs are optional for the middle row in place of a standard split bench seat.

Power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, which move through a 3-inch range, are standard. A rear-seat audio/video entertainment system is a new option for the Eddie Bauer ...
Vehicle Overview
No major changes are in store this year for Ford’s full-size SUV, which is due for a face-lift in 2002. Expedition debuted for 1997 built on the F-Series pickup chassis. The Lincoln Navigator is a more expensive corporate twin with a more powerful standard engine, standard leather upholstery and some convenience features not available on the Expedition. Deep-tinted privacy glass is standard on all models, and an engine block heater is standard on models sold in cold-weather climates.



Exterior
The Expedition is a four-door wagon with a rear liftgate that has a window that opens separately. Though the Expedition has a different grille and front-end trim, it shares major styling cues with the F-Series pickup.

With an overall length of 205 inches, the Expedition is 6 inches longer than the Chevrolet Tahoe but nearly 21 inches shorter than the Ford Excursion.



Interior
Seats for six are standard on the XLT model, with three-place benches front and rear. A pair of front captain’s chairs is standard on the Eddie Bauer model and optional on the XLT. A removable three-place rear bench that gives the Expedition nine-passenger capacity is standard on the Eddie Bauer model and optional on the XLT. Two captain’s chairs are optional for the middle row in place of a standard split bench seat.

Power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, which move through a 3-inch range, are standard. A rear-seat audio/video entertainment system is a new option for the Eddie Bauer version.



Under the Hood
A 215-horsepower 4.6-liter V-8 engine is standard on all models except the four-wheel-drive Eddie Bauer version, which comes with a 260-hp 5.4-liter V-8. The 5.4-liter is optional on other models. Two- and 4WD models are available. The 4WD system engages automatically and can be used on smooth, dry pavement.



Safety
Antilock brakes are standard, and side-impact airbags for the front seats are optional. A sonar-based Reverse Sensing System, which detects objects while the vehicle is backing up, also is optional.



Driving Impressions
Expedition matches up well with its closest rival, the Chevy Tahoe, though the Tahoe has greater towing strength (8,700 pounds vs. the Expedition’s 8,000 pounds). This is still a big truck, but a comfortable, luxuriously furnished one. As with the Tahoe, however, the rear seat is better for kids than adults. Performance is more satisfying with the 5.4-liter V-8 engine, which doesn’t use much more gas than the 4.6-liter.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2001 Buying Guide

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Trustworthy Family Vehicle

by Richm3i from Charlotte Hall on July 31, 2018

We've owned this since 2004 and it has been the main family vehicle until 2 years ago since we bought a smaller vehicle (kids are grown). Most wear items replaced since, as I didn't want to part with ... Read full review

(4.0)

Very reliable car

by Coolguy from Richmond,VA on July 16, 2018

Great vehicle for a great price. Plenty of style and luxury for the price. Not many issues after purchase. Would own another Expedition. Nice Car. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2001 Ford Expedition currently has 10 recalls

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Expedition received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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