2016 Ford Expedition

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Ford Expedition. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Choice of regular or extended length
  • Power-folding third row available

The Bad

  • Interior plastics feel cheap
  • Disappointing fuel economy

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford Expedition

  • New Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Full-size seven- or eight-seat SUV
  • Turbocharged V-6 engine standard
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension available

What Is the 2016 Ford Expedition?

The 2016 Ford Expedition is Ford's largest SUV that competes with vehicles like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia. The full-size seven- or eight-seat SUV comes in four trim levels - XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum - as well as an extended-length Expedition EL model that's covered separately on Cars.com.

What's New on the 2016 Ford Expedition?

Ford has added its proprietary new Sync 3 multimedia system as an available feature on the 2016 Expedition.

How Does the 2016 Ford Expedition Compare to Other SUVs?

The 2016 Ford Expedition seems pricey, but its price is competitive with SUVs like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia. The Ford Expedition is also slightly longer than these two competitors, and it has a larger 28-gallon fuel tank. Its horsepower is competitive with the Sequoia and Tahoe, and drivers aren't likely to notice the small differences in horsepower. Drivers might notice the differences in headroom, legroom and cargo volume between these SUVs, though. The Ford Expedition has significantly more cargo space than the Tahoe, but it has marginally less legroom and significantly less cargo space than the Sequoia. Front headroom lands in the middle of the three SUVs.

What Features in the 2016 Ford Expedition Are Most Important?

A standard 365-horsepower, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine powers the 2016 Ford Expedition, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. The Expedition comes standard with safety features like roll stability control, rear parking sensors and a backup camera. It also comes with cruise control, remote keyless entry, power-adjustable pedals, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel and a Ford MyKey programmable key for convenience. Rounding out the standard features are air conditioning, a power driver's seat, 18-inch alloy wheels and heated side mirrors.

Available safety features on the 2016 Ford Expedition include a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and front parking sensors. The Expedition also has available comfort features like leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats and heated rear seats. Available mechanical features include four-wheel drive and a limited-slip differential, and you can also opt for 20- or 22-inch wheels and skid plates. The Expedition also offers push-button start, a power liftgate, a power moonroof and a navigation system.

Per requirements for all new vehicles, the 2016 Ford Expedition comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system.

Should I Buy the 2016 Ford Expedition?

If you want a roomy SUV with a convenient power-folding third row at a competitive price, the 2016 Ford Expedition is well worth a test drive. The option to choose between regular and extended length is also a great perk.

The interior plastics do feel cheap, though, taking away from some of this SUV's comfort. And although all SUVs are gas guzzlers, the Expedition's meager fuel economy is notably disappointing if that is a factor in your decision-making process.

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2016 Ford Expedition Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Expedition is the largest SUV in the Ford lineup. It competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia and comes in ... Read More

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Very powerful and quick for a 3 ton people mover

by Fourfun1 from Boerne, Texas on July 25, 2018

If you want or need a large SUV that gets great gas mileage and carries lots of gear and people, this Ford will do the trick. The Limited model comes nicely equipped and will garner lots of ... Read full review

(5.0)

It runs great and have had no problems whatsoever!

by RealRay from Abingdon, MD on May 17, 2018

Perfect for a family of four, loaded with friends (seats 8) towing my boat or camper. I've towed my camper all over Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, etc. and towed my boat to Florida and back. Plenty ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Ford Expedition currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Ford Expedition has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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