2020 Ford Expedition

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2020 Ford Expedition
2020 Ford Expedition

Key specs

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The good:

  • Real room in all three rows
  • Powerful engine
  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Tows beautifully
  • Outstanding multimedia tech
  • Easy-to-use Pro Trailer Backup Assist

The bad:

  • Very expensive
  • Towing disproportionately decreases fuel economy
  • Poor overall range
  • Some interior materials feel cheap
  • Rotary shifter ease of use

5 trims

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Notable features

  • King Ranch version joins lineup
  • Full-size SUV seats up to eight in three rows
  • Twin-turbo V-6 engine standard
  • Regular- and extended-length Max versions
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2020 Ford Expedition review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Ford Expedition?

Offered in regular- and extended-length Max form, the Ford Expedition full-size SUV seats up to eight people in three rows. The Expedition is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 375 or 400 horsepower depending on the trim level. The V-6 teams with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered. Competitors include the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada.

What’s New on the 2020 Ford Expedition?

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360 includes automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. A 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot for up to 10 devices is also standard.

A new King Ranch trim level inspired by the famous Texas ranch includes gray exterior accents, power running boards, 22-inch aluminum wheels, King Ranch badges and Del Rio leather. Meanwhile, the high-end Platinum trim gets new 22-inch wheels and a leather-wrapped instrument panel hood.

What Features in the 2020 Ford Expedition Are Most Important?

While seating for eight is standard, the Expedition offers second-row bucket seats that reduce seating capacity to seven but make it easier to access the third row. A power-folding third-row seat is standard. When equipped with four-wheel drive, there’s a Terrain Management System and hill descent control. Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist aims to make reversing with a trailer less of a white-knuckled task.

Ford’s Sync 3 multimedia system is standard and features an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available convenience features include a hands-free foot-activated power liftgate, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, a panoramic moonroof and wireless device charging. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality is optional.

2020 Ford Expedition Vs. 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe: How Do They Compare?

Both SUVs have three rows of seats, but while the Expedition can seat up to eight, certain versions of the Tahoe have room for nine people. The Expedition’s maximum trailering capacity is a bit higher than the Tahoe’s, and the Expedition is the more practical of the two in everyday use, with more cargo room and a much more usable third-row seat. The Ford is also better to drive, though it’s possible that the redesigned 2021 Tahoe could close the gap.

Should I Buy the 2020 Ford Expedition?

The Expedition has plenty of capability — it’ll tow up to 9,300 pounds when properly equipped — and it offers lots of tech features. It’s roomy, rides well and has a powerful drivetrain. It’s pricey and towing disproportionately drags down fuel economy, but the Expedition is an impressive full-size SUV overall.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


Bad transmission

Major transmission problems but for will not admit that it does. So be careful I will sell before my warranty runs out. Good luck for the next person who will buy it.


Transmission Gearbox Trouble

2020 Ford Expedition was purchased Feb 2020 (Springfield Va). I started having transmission problems Jun 2020 (15,000 miles). I informed my service representative what was occurring during an oil change and she informed that she would have a transmission specialist look at it. I was given the all ok and l departed, but my transmission is still producing a rattling sound and it buck's when l go from park to drive, also when it changes gears it slips from time yo time. This is my Fourth new Expedition and l have never experienced anything like this. I have made 4 request that they check my transmission and it has always come back (No problem). Oct 2022 l received a call from the service department stating that my truck hadn't been in over a year. I indicated to them that l was last in for an oil change with them, April 2022. Not only did they not have records showing my oil changes, but they didn't record any of my complaints about my transmission. I took my truck to AAMCO and they indicated that it was an electrical component ( brains of the trans) that was faulty and that l needed to return to Ford to repair. I attempted to have this resolved before my warranty expired and now l have no warranty on it because l'm at 95K miles on my truck. I know that there is a recall on 2015-2019 Ford Expedition for faulty transmission gear box. I'm experiencing the exact same issue with my transmission. Vin #1MJK1JT8LEA27351 Model: XLT Max Grey


Great but console has an issue

Overall I do love this SUV. great driving experience. Latest electronic features are a benefit. I did have to turn off the out of jane detection, too accurate. My one complaint is that the console has a fault, I call it a missing piece. I have lost two disability placard because I placed them on the flat part and both skided into nonoland. There needs to be a stop of some kind.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage EV
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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. 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) BaseCARE EV Warranty coverage.
7-year/100,00-Mile (whichever comes first)
Dealer certification required
Certified 127-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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