2020 Ford Expedition Max

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$53,025

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2020 Ford Expedition Max
2020 Ford Expedition Max

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2020 Ford Expedition Max trim comparison will help you decide.

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 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Love it so far!

Just bought this car but love so many features and the design. Excellent for kids and in the snow. Perfect for long road trips and commuting.

3.0

Dead 2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Ford Expedition Max XLT with 18k mikes. Purchased from Gjovik Ford late September 2020 ($53K). Within days, went to go to work and key fobs would not open door. Used actual key and found SUV was completely dead. Was towed to local dealer. Upon its return, it did it again within days. After a third time, we opened a case and Ford determined ‘buyer beware’ and there was nothing that they would do except continue to have the dead Ford Expedition towed back to dealer. Last week, it was towed for the 7th time back to dealer. We have owned it for 5 months and have only been able to use it for about 3 weeks in total over these 5 months. In December, Gjovik Ford offered us 48.5K in trade on new vehicle - over $4K less than paid 2 months earlier with very few additional miles from when purchased. After 7th tow, we opened at local dealer’s suggestion another case with Ford. Same determination - buyer beware. Dead 2020 Ford SUV is back sitting at dealer waiting for another Ford Engineer to get engaged. Very disappointed in Ford and their customer service. Even more disappointed with Gjovik Ford dealership.

5.0

The features on this vehicle are unbelievable.

This vehicle has everything. It even has seats in the front driver and passenger that will massage you as you cruise around.Safety features are top notch. Rides smooth. Looks great, price was great, we love it!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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