2014 Ford Expedition EL

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford Expedition EL. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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
2014 Ford Expedition EL exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford Expedition EL

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

2014 Ford Expedition EL Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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. An extended version, called the Expedition EL, is about 15 inches longer and has a standard third row. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.
New for 2014The available rear load-leveling system changes from an air suspension to a quieter mechanical setup.
Exterior Highlights

  • Squared-off four-bar grille and angular headlights
  • Rear window can open independently of liftgate
  • Capless fueling system
  • Fog lamps
  • Exterior keypad system
  • Heated mirrors
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18- and 20-inch wheels available
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional power running boards
  • Optional power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to eight in three rows
  • Third-row seat folds flat into the floor; optional power-folding third row
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional Sync multimedia system
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional DVD entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with 365 pounds-feet of torque
  • Engine runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear-wheel drive; optional four-wheel drive
  • Optional load-leveling suspension
  • Maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds, when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Trailer-sway control
  • MyKey programmable vehicle key
  • Front-seat side-i...
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. An extended version, called the Expedition EL, is about 15 inches longer and has a standard third row. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.
New for 2014The available rear load-leveling system changes from an air suspension to a quieter mechanical setup.
Exterior Highlights

  • Squared-off four-bar grille and angular headlights
  • Rear window can open independently of liftgate
  • Capless fueling system
  • Fog lamps
  • Exterior keypad system
  • Heated mirrors
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 18- and 20-inch wheels available
  • Optional rain-sensing wipers
  • Optional power moonroof
  • Optional power running boards
  • Optional power liftgate

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to eight in three rows
  • Third-row seat folds flat into the floor; optional power-folding third row
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Optional Sync multimedia system
  • Optional heated and cooled front seats
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional DVD entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with 365 pounds-feet of torque
  • Engine runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard rear-wheel drive; optional four-wheel drive
  • Optional load-leveling suspension
  • Maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds, when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Trailer-sway control
  • MyKey programmable vehicle key
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system with anti-rollover technology 
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Optional backup camera

Latest 2014 Expedition EL Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

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

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

I have loved this car.

by Vpatridge from Greenwood on June 9, 2018

This vehicle has served me well. It has been very roomy, let's me haul just about anything. And has never let me down. I plan to replace it soon with an updated model. Read full review

(5.0)

Repeat Expedition Buyer

by ADC on June 6, 2018

This is my second expedition and made the move to the EL this time. So far I love the extra length. I went with an expedition again because it is very durable and lasts! I had my last expedition for ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford Expedition EL currently has 0 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford Expedition EL XLT

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
4 Star
Overall Front
4 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
3 Star
Passenger's
4 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
2 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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 EL 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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker