• (4.6) 5 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $24,402–$43,866
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-17
  • Engine: 365-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-8
2016 Ford Expedition EL

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Ford Expedition EL

What We Don't Like

  • Interior plastics feel cheap
  • Disappointing fuel economy

Notable Features

  • 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

2016 Ford Expedition EL Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Ford Expedition EL is about 15 inches longer than the regular Expedition and has more cargo room. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.

What's Special

  • More shoulder room and hip room in the third row compared with the regular Expedition
  • 42.6 cubic feet of cargo room behind third-row seat
  • Larger 33.5-gallon fuel tank

Here's info on the regular Expedition:

The Expedition is the largest SUV in the Ford lineup. It competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia, and comes in four trim levels: XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum.

New for 2016
Ford's new Sync 3 multimedia system is now available.

Significant Standard Features

  • 365-horsepower, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Air conditioning
  • Backup camera
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Power driver's seat
  • Ford MyKey programmable key
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Four-wheel drive
  • Limited-slip differential
  • 20- or 22-inch wheels
  • Front parking sensors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Cooled front seats
  • Push-button start
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Skid plates
  • Power liftgate
  • Power moonroof
  • Navigation system

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 5 reviews

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Great vehicle

by Chad from Oklahoma on October 11, 2017

Our Expedition EL is comfortable, easy to drive and we really like it. We purchased it for extra room and to keep our family safe in an accident. Despite being big, it is easy to drive, has good pow... Read Full Review

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8 Trims Available

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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