2020 Ford Expedition Max

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2020 Ford Expedition Max
2020 Ford Expedition Max

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

221.9” x 76.4”


Rear-wheel drive



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 Max 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 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Overall great travel vehicle

Overall- great ride, good power, good MPG, plenty of room. Nicely featured. So far no complaints- 66,000 miles Great for trips - lots of storage space.



Bought my Ford Expedition Max last July 2021 it had 28,000 miles. Not long after noticed transmission slipping. Took it to Larry H Miller Super Ford in Salt Lake City they try to convince me the vehicle was designed to act like that. Took my car to Tranmission Specialist West Valley City. They went for a test drive with me and in 15 minutes the specialist knew the problem. The problem was called neutralizing. The transmission was going into neutral at anytime. June 2022 Ford realized I was right all along. Ford finally replaced my transmission. One week later an image of a wrench came on my dash. The left side of my Turbo went out. Ford replaced the part and one week later the right side TurboTax went out. Since then I have had numerous problems electrical with my Ford. This is November 18th, 2022 and my Ford is in the Dealership with 23 bad codes. It is the beginning of the winter season in Salt Lake City, Utah and again I an losing money because not o ly do I drive for Lyft and Uber I have Amen Limousine. On a full day I can make $300 to $400. Bad part is also I can't get a rental vehicle. I am going to keep researching to find out if customers have had the same issues.



It's a nice car, spacious 7 seater with a lot of technology, however, issues started before our first oil change, 22k miles later and less than a year continmued to drive with a passenger door not latching unless hard slammed, the interior chrome wrapping is starting to bubble, rear defrost weld came off, wipper arm discconected, rear wiper accessory fell off and the acceleration is getting worst. Dealership told me nothing is covered under warranty, Contacted Ford and after they've requested a few personal info, they went silent. Two dealers are asking me to pay for repairs.

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36 months/36,000 miles
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60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
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Maximum age/mileage
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Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
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