• (4.6) 12 reviews
  • Available Prices: $25,103–$48,303
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 365-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2015 Ford Expedition EL

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 Ford Expedition EL

What We Don't Like

  • Styling barely changed, inside or out
  • Interior plastics feel cheap
  • No big V-8 option

Notable Features

  • Full-size 5- or 8-passenger SUV
  • Turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost only
  • Rear- or four-wheel-drive
  • 6-speed automatic transmission

2015 Ford Expedition EL Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The 2015 Ford Expedition continues almost unchanged from the current model; some powertrain and suspension updates are the big story for this big truck.
Exterior
Changes for 2015 are limited to some new head- and taillights, the inclusion of LED running lamps and some restyled bumpers. All sheet metal remains the same, there's a new grille up front and fender trim has been added to the wheel wells. New wheels are offered, with 22-inch wheels optional.

Two lengths will be offered. The standard Expedition has a 119-inch wheelbase with three rows of seats, offering up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo room. The long wheelbase Expedition EL spans 131 inches, with a cavernous 130.8 cubic feet of cargo room with the second and third rows folded.

Interior
Changes to the interior are minimal as well. The Expedition keeps the old-look Ford truck dash with its last-generation plastics, but adds push-button start, Ford Sync and the latest connectivity abilities. A new 8-inch touch-screen is present in a refreshed console, and new gauges with twin 4.2-inch LCDs are offered.

Where the Expedition does maintain its advantage is in passenger comfort, thanks to its independent rear suspension, which allows the third row of seats to be folded flat into the floor. This means that the third row is fully usable for real adults, and when stowed it doesn't eat up a few inches of height like the ones in GM's SUVs. A new trim level joins the Expedition lineup, the Platinum trim that's popular on the F-150 pickup truck. It brings upgraded leather in two color choices, Brunello dark red or black, but no real wood trim or upgraded dashboard materials.

Under the Hood
The biggest changes to the Expedition are where you can't see them. Front and center is a new powertrain for the truck: The only engine offered will be a new twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic and sending power to the rear wheels. Four-wheel-drive is optional. Ford says that the turbo V-6 should be more powerful and more fuel efficient than the old 5.4-liter V-8 it replaces. No V-8 engine will be available for the Expedition, just like the Navigator.

The suspension gets some revision as well, with Ford including a new continuously controlled damping system that lets drivers select between Comfort, Normal and Sport modes. The system monitors 46 unique inputs from body sensors, steering, brakes and more to adjust the dampers in milliseconds and create what Ford says will be a far more engaging vehicle to drive.

Consumer Reviews

(4.6)

Average based on 12 reviews

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Great space for family

by TiffaniJ from Little Rock, AR on October 25, 2017

Easy access to the back row even with four car seats. Plenty of space for the kids and the height is no problem for the kids to get in and out of.

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8 Trims Available

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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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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