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2008 Ford Expedition
2008 Ford Expedition
Available Price Range $6,274-$19,190 Trims8 Combined MPG 15 Seats 5-9

Our Take on the 2008 Ford Expedition

Our Take

Substantially restyled for 2007, the Expedition changes little for 2008, adding a new top trim level and a number of standard and optional features, including a rearview camera. Last sold in 2006, a King Ranch version comes back for 2008 and takes the top slot from the Expedition Limited. An extr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Spongy brake pedal feel
  • Faux wood trim
  • Tilt-only steering wheel

Notable Features

  • Rearview camera option
  • King Ranch version returns
  • New power running board option
  • 300-hp V-8
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Stability system with roll stability control

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2007 about the Limited 5.4L 4x4 version of the 2007 Ford Expedition. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Somewhat lost in anticipation of Ford's new Edge crossover is the fact that the automaker has redesig... Read full review for the 2008 Ford Expedition

Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 11 reviews

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Sweet Ride

by NC Dad of 4 from Charlotte NC on July 18, 2010

With 4 kids (read lots of activities) this people hauler gets it done in style and comfort. Vehicle feels like quality with enough comfort and interior features to live in this thing. My black "Limite... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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