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2016 Ford Expedition EL

$21,088 — $43,908 USED
Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
16-17 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.6) 8 reviews

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Interior plastics feel cheap
  • Disappointing fuel economy
2016 Ford Expedition EL exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Ford Expedition EL
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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
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

What drivers are saying

4.6
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.6)
(5.0)

lots of toys mean lots of head aches

by MISUVLUVr from MI on April 18, 2018

Overall excellent SUV, but has electrical issues, USB Ports, heated seats and 12v adapter have quit working. Hope it's not a trend, but the overall appeal are hard to deny Read full review

(4.0)

Very happy Wife

by Ian from Stuart, Florida. on March 30, 2018

This vehicle was exactly what my family was looking for, plenty of room to take the random trip, packing in equipment for sports and maintaining comfort throughout road trips. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Ford Expedition EL currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Ford Expedition EL has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

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

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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.

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