2016 Ford Expedition

MSRP $45,435 - $63,375

Ranked #15 in Suv

7.5

Overall Rating

2016 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The old-school 2016 Ford Expedition has best in class space, and is perfect for a weekend getaway or a long road-trip. However the 2016 Ford Expedition looks outdated from a styling standpoint and desperately needs a refresh. Offered at a starting price of $45,435, the Ford Expedition offers immense value for the money. 

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Pros

Punchy V6 Engine. 

Spacious 3rd Row.

Impressive Infotainment.

Cons

Dated Interior. 

Limited 3rd Row Headroom. 

Extremely Dated Styling. 

What's New?

SYNC3 Now Available. 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55145

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

365 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

420 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

6 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

206 in.

width

79 in.

height

77 in.

curb weight

5600 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

160.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

108.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

9200 lbs.

payload capacity

1640 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/18/22 mpg

highway range

616.0 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

XLT$45,435 onwards

Limited$55,145 onwards

King Ranch$59,375 onwards

Platinum$60,335 onwards

Colors and Styles

2016 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

Features

8.5

Engine and Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

5.0

Interior

6.9

Exterior

6.5

Safety

8.2

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The 2016 Ford Expedition faces tight competition from rivals such as the GMC Yukon, the Chevrolet Tahoe, and the Nissan Armada. Additionally, the 3.5L V6 on offer is powerful and competent enough to match the performance levels of rival V8s. In this review of the 2016 Ford Explorer, we help you decide if the SUV is worth your money or not.


8.5/10
Features

7.9/10
Engine and Performance

5.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.9/10
Interior

6.5/10
Exterior

8.2/10
Safety


2016 Ford Expedition Features

8.5/10

The 2016 Ford Expedition is offered in four trims: The XLT, Limited, King Ranch and top of the line, Platinum. While the base Ford Expedition starts at $45,435, the top-end Platinum demands a $15,000 premium over the base trim. All Expedition trims are available in 4WD, and can be upgraded for about $3,000. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all the trims along with the 3.5L turbocharged V6 gasoline engine.

Trims

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

Platinum

MSRP

$45,435

$55,145

$59,375

$60,335

Key Features

Manual-tilt/-telescoping steering column

Ambient lighting

1st- and 2nd-row carpeted floor mats with embroidered King Ranch logo

1st-row door-sill scuff plates with "PLATINUM" logo

 

Power-adjustable pedals

Audio System from Sony with subwoofer

Mesa Brown leather trim on steering wheel insert

Door panel inserts and armrests with Agate tuxedo

 

Premium Sound System with single-CD player

Compass display

shift knob, center console lid and door-panel inserts

stripe and stitching

 

MP3 capability and 6 speakers

Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control

20" bright-machined aluminum wheels

Leather-wrapped steering wheel with micro-perforated leather upper insert, Agate stitching and chrome accents

 

Single-zone electronic automatic temperature control

Keyless entry with push-button start

Caribou-painted pockets and King Ranch center caps

Luxury leather trim on center console armrest with Agate stitching

 

18" bright-machined aluminum wheels

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert

Power moonroof (includes mini overhead console)

We Recommend 

If you do plan on getting a 2016 model year Expedition, we suggest shelling out some extra bucks. The $55,000+ Limited trim is far more upscale than the XLT. It features Chrome accents on the outside, 20 inch wheels and a Sony audio system, and much more. It lacks the Brunello leather option of the Platinum but is more affordable and offers decent value to the buyers.

2016 Ford Expedition Engine and Performance

7.9/10

The 2016 model year Ford Explorer is offered with a 3.5L V6. The Explorer’s engine makes a healthy 365 horsepower and a staggering 420 lb-ft of torque, which is more than sufficient for comfortable highway cruising and easy city overtakes. Overall NVH levels are decent, and the powertrain feels impressively refined for daily driving. 

The turbocharged V6 makes decent power and torque and catapults the huge vehicle from 0 to 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds. The transmission is a smooth shifting 6-speed automatic. Another impressive component of the vehicle is the brakes. The braking performance of the Expedition leaves the rivals in the dust by stopping from 60-0 MPH in just 121 feet.

Models

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

MSRP

$45,435

$48,315

$47,000

$43,810

Engine

3.5L V-6 Gas Engine

5.3L V-8 Gas Engine

5.3L V-8 Gas Engine

5.6L DOHC 32-valve V-8 Engine

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

365 hp @ 5000 rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

390 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

420 ft-lbs @ 2250 rpm

383 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm

383 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm

394 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

15.1 sec

16.7 sec

16.7 sec

15.0 sec

60-0 (ft.)

121 ft.

137 ft.

137 ft.

128 ft.

Among the competition, the Nissan Armada has the highest power output on offer, while the Ford Expedition comes with the most torque. All vehicles in this comparison are equally quick to 60 mph, while the Nissan Armada puts down the best quarter-mile time. Additionally, the Ford Expedition offers the best braking performance. 

2016 Ford Expedition Fuel Economy

5.0/10

The 2016 Ford Expedition delivers fairly average fuel economy, and matches the standard offered by most vehicles in this segment. The 2016 model year Expedition returns 16 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on the highway, and a combined fuel economy of 18 MPG. The Expedition also comes with a sizable 28 gallon fuel tank, which results in pretty impressive driving range figures. All in all, the Ford Expedition’s fuel efficiency is not exactly low, but doesn’t exceed expectations either. 

Models

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

MPG (city)

16

16

16

14

MPG (hwy)

22

23

23

19

MPG (combined)

18

19

19

16

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

28

26

26

28

However, the 2016 Ford Explorer does lose the MPG battle against the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon, even though they offer generally-thirstier V8 engines. The main reason for Ford losing out of the gas mileage race is the excess weight on the Explorer. Comparing the competition, the 2016 Nissan Armada stands as the worst performer in this front, trading in fuel efficiency for increased power output and marginally better performance. 

2016 Ford Expedition Interior

6.9/10

The 2016 Ford Expedition resembles the F-150 on the inside because both vehicles share the cabin. The plastics used do feel cheap which Ford is usually criticized for as well. However, getting the higher trims would fetch you a good deal of luxuries, such as a heated leather steering wheel, and impressive perforated leather seats. 

The Ford Expedition also comfortably seats up to 8 occupants, with the third row passengers not having to compromise on space. The top-end Expedition also boasts a crisp hybrid gauge cluster, along with illuminated cup holders and premium stitched upholstery. There’s a good deal of practicality associated with the cabin too, thanks to a large armrest storage, door bins and a cavernous glove box. 

Models

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Passenger capacity

8

9

9

8

Front (head/shoulder/leg) (in.)

39.6/63.2/41.1

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.8/64.8/45.3

40.9/63.8/41.9

Second (head/shoulder/rear) (in.)

39.8/63.7/39.1

38.7/65.1/39.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/63.4/39.0

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/51.9/37.7

38.1/62.6/24.8

38.1/62.6/24.8

36.4/60.5/28.3

Cargo Capacity with rear seats up (cu.ft.)

18.6

15.3

15.3

16.5

Cargo Capacity with rear seats folded (cu-ft)

55

51.7

51.7

49.9

Overall, the interior is very spacious with massive cargo capacity. The addition of power folding rear seats is also welcomed. Comparing the competition, the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon twins seem to be the winners in terms of first row space, while the Nissan Armada offers the most room in the second row. All four SUVs offer nearly equally spacious third row seats. Some highlight interior features offered with the 2016 Ford Expedition include:

  • Leather Steering Wheel. 
  • Perforated Leather Seats. 
  • Illuminated Cup Holders. 
  • Stitched Leather Upholstery.
  • Hybrid Gauge Cluster. 
  • Seat Memory Settings. 
  • Grained Wood Trims. 

2016 Ford Expedition Infotainment

The 2016 Ford Expedition offers impressive infotainment features, and the very best of what Ford has to offer in 2016. Lesser Expeditions get the basic 4.2-inch display, while fancier trims get the impressive 8.0-inch infotainment screen. The larger screen now features Ford’s SYNC 3 system, which feels intuitive and well-organized. There’s also a SiriusXM Radio on offer, and you can choose to upgrade to an impressive Sony Sound System. USB and Aux Support offer flexibility to your music needs. Some key infotainment features offered with the 2016 Ford Expedition include:

  • Standard 4.2-inch Display. 
  • 8.0-inch Infotainment Screen. 
  • SYNC 3.
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming. 
  • USB and Aux Support. 
  • Smart App Link. 

2016 Ford Expedition Exterior

6.5/10

The 2016 model year Ford Explorer’s traditional SUV styling feels pretty decent on its skin. However, the Expedition does look old since it has only been slightly updated from the past eight years. The headlights especially look very outdated for 2016. The added chrome accents are a nice feature. But the rival in terms of exterior looks ages ahead from the Expedition. Ford offers you the option of going for either 20-inch or 22-inch wheels, with the latter giving the Expedition a Lincoln Navigator-like air of dominance. All in all, the slightly retro styling does make the Expedition stand out, while not quite appealing too well in terms of contemporary aesthetics. 

Models

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon

Chevrolet Tahoe

Nissan Armada

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5600

5379

5379

5576

Length (in.)

206.0

203.9

203.9

208.3

Width (in.)

78.8

80.5

80.5

79.9

Height (in.)

77.2

74.4

74.4

75.8

Ground clearance (in.)

8.3

8.0

8.0

9.1

Wheelbase (in)

119.0

116.0

116.0

121.1

Among the competition, the 2016 Ford Expedition stands as the heaviest SUV in the lot. The Nissan Armada is the longest, while the GMC-Chevrolet twins measure the widest in this comparison. The Ford Expedition stands the tallest. However, the Nissan Armada has the greatest ground clearance on offer, as well as the longest wheelbase. Some highlight exterior features offered with the 2016 Ford Expedition include:

  • Automatic Headlights.
  • Integrated LED Fog Lights.
  • 20-inch Alloy Wheels.
  • Optional 22-inch Wheels.
  • Two-Tone Paint (King Ranch).
  • Chrome Front Grille. 
  • Chrome Door Handles. 
  • Rear Windshield Wiper. 

2016 Ford Expedition Safety

8.2/10

The 2016 Ford Expedition is offered with a good deal of safety features. As the flagship model, the Ford Expedition gets some of the best safety tech under Ford’s belt. The Expedition boasts several active and safety features offered as standard. While the IIHS has not yet rated the 2016 model year Ford Explorer, the NHTSA has acknowledged the SUV’s safety merit with an impressive 5-Star Safety Rating. Some of the key safety features offered with the 2016 Ford Explorer include:

  • Dual-Stage Airbags. 
  • Front and Side Airbags.
  • LATCH Anchors. 
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring. 
  • Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Forward Collision Warning. 
  • Post-Crash Alert System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
  • Trailer Sway Control.

2016 Ford Expedition Final Verdict

The 2016 Ford Expedition is an old school full-size SUV that looks the part as well. Sure a full refresh is long due but it still offers great performance along with respectable mileage. The turbocharged V6 is reliable as well.The interior is spacious although a lot of things need an update like the cheaper materials used. At last, if you are looking for a full-size SUV that offers great performance and high cargo capacity, Ford Expedition is a decent choice if you don’t mind the long due exterior refresh.

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