2013 Ford Expedition

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$37,505

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2013 Ford Expedition
2013 Ford Expedition

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality and highway stability
  • Third-row space
  • Steering feel and maneuverability
  • Power-folding third-row option

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Seats up to eight
  • 310-hp V-8
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Available integrated trailer-brake controller

2013 Ford Expedition review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Ford Expedition is a truck-based, full-size SUV that can carry up to eight people. It competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and Dodge Durango. A longer version, called the Expedition EL, is about 15 inches longer and has a standard third row. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.
New for 2013
A factory-installed dual-screen entertainment system is now available for Limited and King Ranch trim levels while the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package now includes an integrated trailer-brake controller.
Exterior
The front features a squared-off four-bar grille and angular headlights, and the rear window can open independent of the liftgate. Regular- and extended-length Expeditions sport the same exterior styling. Exterior features include:

  • Standard capless fueling system
  • Standard fog lamps
  • Standard exterior keypad system
  • Standard heated mirrors
  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional power running boards
  • Optional 18- or 20-inch wheels
  • Optional power liftgate

Interior
The Expedition can seat up to eight in three rows of seats. The steering wheel, gauge cluster and climate controls are similar to those in Ford’s F-150 pickup truck. Thanks to an independent rear suspension, the third-row seat folds flat into the floor. A power-folding mechanism for the third-row seat is optional. The Expedition EL comes with a cargo organizer that divides the space to suit what is being carried. Interior features include:

  • Standard auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Standard power locks and windows
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional Sync multimedia system
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional power-folding third row
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional DVD entertainment system

Under the Hood
When properly equipped, the Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds. Unlike the Suburban, which is available with heavy-duty payload ratings, the Expedition comes only as a regular-duty, half-ton truck-based SUV. The sole powertrain is a flex-fuel engine that can run on regular gas or E85 ethanol. Mechanical features include:

  • 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with 365 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear-wheel drive; optional four-wheel drive
  • Optional load-leveling air suspension

SafetyA trailer-sway control feature is standard and works in conjunction with the electronic stability system to detect trailer movement and apply braking, as well as reduce engine torque, to keep the vehicle in control. A standard MyKey system allows parents to impose vehicle restrictions on teen drivers. Parents can limit the vehicle’s top speed, add a persistent seat-belt reminder, limit the volume on the stereo to 44 percent of its maximum volume and have a chime activate at 45, 55 or 65 mph. A backup camera is optional. Standard safety features include:

  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system with anti-rollover technology¬†
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I am so pleased with this vehicle

This car met all my needs. It has plenty of leg room. For a family of 5 it is spacious. Drives quiet. Solid car. Love it.

4.9

King Ranch Ford Expedition 2013 Reidy Family.

Reliability a four star.it has broken down once or twice.Had to rely on my ford freestyle 2007 which never let me down.But interior very nice and its comfortable.Exterior very nice design.Its powerful and heavy but when we bought it the engine was properly looked after and clean.love this car.

5.0

Most reliable suv on the road

I bought my 2013 expedition with 180,000 miles on it and it is still like new and almost maintenance free ! Only oil changes! My next suv will be another expedition

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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