2014 Ford Expedition

MSRP $38,535 - $56,205

Ranked #9 in Suv

7.6

Overall Rating

2014 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 31, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Ford Expedition as the name suggests that the SUV is quite prepared for any journey that you undergo. The SUV can tow significant loads, can house an entire family, and comes at a much cheaper price than other full-size SUVs. The SUV segment here in the states has a special appeal and the Americans love big SUVs over small cars any day.

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Pros

Huge interior space

Extended Length Body is love

Drives better for its size

Decent fuel economy

A long list of optional packages

Cons

Basic infotainment is peanuts

V8 engine struggles under loads

Still more plastic inside the cabin

What's New?

Mechanical rear load-leveling suspension system (Optional)

Minor changes to trim levels and optional packages


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44875

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

330 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5100 rpm

torque

365 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

capacity

passenger volume

160.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

108.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

6000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/18 mpg

highway range

504 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XL$38,535 onwards

XLT$41,975 onwards

Limited$49,045 onwards

King Ranch$53,305 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Ford Expedition in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Blue Jeans Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


Offered in a variety of configurations like 2WD or 4WD, standard or Extended length, the Ford Expedition is one capable SUV. It is offered in three different trim levels and starts at an MSRP of $41,975 for the base XLT trim. the 2014 Ford Expedition faces stiff competition from rivals like Chevrolet Tahoe, Nissan Armada, and Toyota Sequoia.


8.0/10
Features

6.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2014 Ford Expedition Features

8.0/10

The 2014 Expedition comes in 3 trim levels, XLT, Limited & King Ranch. On top of it, the body styles have 2 variants- Standard length and Extended length. For the people who have above average cargo needs, the EL variant seems to be the fit as it adds 15 inches to the overall length. This increases both cargo capacity and passenger space. 

The XLT trim comes with a satisfactory set of features like a power-adjustable driver seat, cruise control & automatic headlights, cloth upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The optional Equipment Group adds features like dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable seats, and many more. The Limited trim comes with all the features of the Equipment Group, plus adds front parking sensors and heated second-row seats.

The King Ranch trim everyone knows is all about creature comforts & luxury. It is fitted with all the features of the previous trim and comes with bigger wheels, upgraded headlights, and premium leather upholstery. Most of these features can be had on other trims except for those 20-inch wheels & load leveling rear suspension. A remote engine start, power moonroof, heated second-row seats, captain's chair with leather upholstery, and load-leveling suspension are available as standalone extras.

Trim

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

MSRP (RWD)

$41,975

$49,045

$53,305

MSRP (4WD)

$44,875

$51,945

$56,205

Key Features

18-inch wheels

In addition to XLT trim features with:

In addition to Limited trim features with:

 

6-speaker stereo system with CD player, satellite radio

Features of the optional XLT 201A package

Two-tone paint

 

Automatic headlights, fog lights, running boards

Power folding mirrors

20-inch wheels

 

Keyless entry

Heated second-row seats

Load leveling suspension

 

Cloth upholstery, cruise control, power-adjustable pedals

Wood trim steering wheel

Second-row captain chairs

 

6-way power-adjustable driver seat

 

Remote ignition

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Dual-screen rear video entertainment system

We Recommend

Though Ford has kept the trims and optional packages scene very simplistic, the thing is you can have almost everything a King Ranch offers on an XLT. Literally everything except for those 20-inch wheels, which will destroy the ride quality anyway, and for 2014 there is no air suspension as well. So, the XLT trim with Equipment Group 202A would be our recommendation. It comes equipped with every convenience feature the King Ranch comes standard with plus the trailer tow package. 

2014 Ford Expedition Engine and Performance

6.0/10

The 2014 Ford Expedition comes with only one engine option and that is a 5.4L, V-8 with 310 hp of power & 365 lb-ft of torque. A rear-wheel-drive setup is standard and buyers can choose a 4WD setup. If properly equipped the SUV can tow up to 9200 pounds. A sizable load for an SUV is not really meant for towing. Why not? The V-8 engine might sound powerful but the SUV itself is pretty big; fill it with passengers and a trailer at the back and it starts sweating. 

Now imagine this with the Extended length variant, so yeah, for carrying people and cargo in the trunk, the 2014 Expedition has enough power but not for towing. Even though we miss the air suspension, the independent spring suspension provides a supple ride quality. You just will need to anticipate space restrictions before taking this SUV out of your known areas.

Models

2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Toyota Sequoia

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Nissan Armada

MSRP

$41,975

$44,095

$43,600

$37,590

Engine 

5.4L Naturally Aspirated V8

5.7L Naturally Aspirated V8

5.3L Naturally Aspirated V8

5.6L Naturally Aspirated V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

5-speed automatic

Power 

310 hp @ 5100 RPM

381 hp @ 5600 RPM

320 hp @ 5400 RPM

317 hp @ 5200 RPM

Torque

365 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

335 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

385 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.2

7.8

8.5

7.4

Quarter mile (sec)

NA

15.8

16.6

NA

Top Speed (MPH)

120

140

139

NA

Being one of the slowest in the group today, the Expedition isn’t really having a good time in outright acceleration. The Toyota Sequoia has more power than the rivals but its heavy-weight shows in the 60 mph drag. Nissan Armada lags slightly behind the Sequoia in terms of power on paper but on the 0-60 mph run, it is at least 0.4 seconds quicker than the Toyota. Bad news doesn’t end here for Ford. All the rivals do better in towing than the Ford.

2014 Ford Expedition Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The fuel economy is the last thing expected from a big SUV and thankfully the Expedition is doing just fine. As expected the 2WD variants are the most fuel-efficient here no matter what body style you have. It returns 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The 4WD variant will drop the fuel economy to 13 mpg in the city & 18 mpg on the highway. The fuel tank on the 2014 Expedition is big at 28 gallons and provides the best, combined range of 448 miles.

Models

2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Toyota Sequoia

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Nissan Armada

MPG (City)

14

13

15

13

MPG (Highway)

20

17

21

19

MPG (Combined)

16

14

17

15

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

28

26.4

26

28

Range (City/ Highway) (miles)

392/560

343.2/448.8

390/546

364/532

Both of our Asian guests are lacking in the fuel economy section here, something considered criminal by Japanese standards. The Chevrolet Tahoe is the king of efficiency today with the best mpg figures in every driving condition but it comes with a small fuel tank.

2014 Ford Expedition Interior

6.0/10

One thing is apparent in the 2014 Expedition’s cabin, Ford doesn’t want to let go of their truck roots. The overall dashboard design resembles that on the F-150 pickup. Though the switches and panels are of better quality. The wooden trim inlays on the dashboard try to give it a premium look though it pretends more than it actually looks in our opinion. The overall cabin space is huge and no matter what row you are sitting in, you will feel comfortable. 

The front seats are big and wide and have soft cushioning. The second row as well offers immense legroom even though they are flat. The 40/20/40 folding seats allow the middle seat folding so that you can reach your kids back in the third row. Speaking of the third row, it is spacious even in the standard-length variants and you can fit 3 adults in here easily depending on their build. The legroom is limited but your knees won’t touch the front seats and that’s really great for a third row. 

Regarding the creature comforts, you get cloth seats on the base trim which can be upgraded to Premium "Chaparral" leather upholstery and wood-grain interior trim on the King-Ranch trim. Moreover, you get an eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar adjustment and memory functions, a power-folding third-row seat with Limited trim.

Models

2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Toyota Sequoia

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Nissan Armada

Seating Capacity

8

8

8

8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.6/63.2/41.1

34.8/66.4/42.5

41.1/65.3/41.3

41.0/65.1/41.8

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.8/63.7/39.1

34.9/65.6/40.9

39.2/65.3/39.0

40.0/64.5/41.9

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/51.9/37.7

34.5/65.7/35.3

39.7/61.7/25.6

35.9/63.7/32.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

18.6

18.9

16.9

20

The cargo-carrying capacity with all the seats up is great in the standard body length and in the EL variant, it becomes 42.6 cubic feet. Folding all the seats reveals a massive 108.3 cubic feet of space on regular and 130.8 cubic feet of space on the EL variant of the Ford Expedition. The Nissan Armada is the most spacious of the lot in the first two rows and cargo capacity but its third-row feels a bit cramped. Standout interior features:

  • Wood trim
  • Leather-wrapped gear knob
  • Wooden inlays on the steering
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Power moonroof
  • Power folding third row
  • Dual glovebox storage
  • 10-way driver & 6-way passenger power seats

How intuitive is the 2014 Ford Expedition’s infotainment system?

The base trim of the 2014 Expedition comes with a Ford's voice-operated Sync system, a 6-speaker sound system, and a CD player but the optional package adds a 6.5-inch touch screen along with a 340-watt sound system. Considering the size of the vehicle Ford also has an optional entertainment package for the second row and third-row passengers with dedicated screens and wireless headphones. As standard, you get iPod/USB audio interface and Bluetooth phone connectivity, CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and rear audio controls. Standout infotainment features:

  • 6.5-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth
  • iPod port
  • DVD/CD player
  • Ford Sync system
  • AM/FM
  • 340-watt sound system

2014 Ford Expedition Exterior

8.0/10

The 2014 Ford Expedition has those typical SUV looks even though it might look dated for some people. We like how Ford has kept everything symmetrical on the outside. For the most part, the SUV doesn’t have any lines or curves only except for that bulge on the hood. The grille has very wide openings; good for ventilation but the radiator is going to be a graveyard of bugs and insects after some time. 

As we talked about symmetry earlier the 2014 Expedition has almost the same height throughout its length allowing the third-row passengers to have some headroom. The panoramic rear glass is now a signature style move for SUVs in this class. It actually looks like an identification thing, like do you have a big panoramic rear glass, yes? Then you are qualified for this segment. Overall, the 2014 Expedition isn’t anything spectacular design-wise, pretty much the same as last year.

Models

2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Toyota Sequoia

2014 Chevrolet Tahoe

2014 Nissan Armada

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5549

5730

5467

5372

Length (in.)

206.5

205.1

202

207.7

Width (in.)

78.8

79.9

79

79.3

Height (in.)

77.2

77

76.9

77.2

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.7

9.9

10.5

9.8

Wheelbase (in.)

119

122

116

123.2

The Nissan Armada has the largest wheelbase in the group today even though the overall length is similar to its peers. It even has better ground clearance than the Ford. Chevrolet Tahoe is the shortest SUV in the group and that resulted in a cramped third-row with a little legroom. However, it has the highest ground clearance of the lot. Standout exterior features:

  • Triple slotted grille
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Running boards
  • Roof rails
  • Sunroof
  • Panoramic C pillar glass

2014 Ford Expedition Safety

8.0/10

The NHTSA has given 4 stars to the Ford Expedition for overall safety. The Expedition gets 4 stars in frontal crash tests and rollover safety. Rollover rating is especially great for such a big vehicle. The side crashworthiness gets a 5-star rating. The IIHS hasn’t tested the 2014 Expedition SUV yet but the NHTSA results are more than satisfactory. Standout safety features:

  • Side curtain airbags
  • Trailer sway control
  • Stability control
  • Parking sensors
  • Programmable MyKey
  • Traction control

2014 Ford Expedition Final Verdict

The Ford Expedition is a big family SUV that can do any job you throw at it. The interior has acres of space on all the rows. The availability of optional packages can make the XLT a near King Ranch experience. The performance of this SUV is great if you are not towing. Yes, it has a decent towing capacity but the engine somehow doesn’t respond well to heavy loads. Overall, the 2014 Expedition is a very good family SUV but just sort out your preference before considering one.

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