2016 Ford Expedition

Rating7.4

Ranked #5 in Fullsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$41,135 - $63,375

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Key Spec of 2016 Ford Expedition
fuel economy

16/18/22

fuel type

Regular unleaded

horsepower

365 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2016 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 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 However the 2016 Ford Expedition looks outdated from a styling standpoint and desperately needs a refresh.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. 

2016 Ford Expedition Latest Updates

  • Feb' 2, 2022 : Battle Of Mid-Size American Brutes: 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Vs 2022 Ford Expedition Read More »
  • Sep' 21, 2021 : 2022 Ford Expedition to be unveiled on 21st September, 2021 Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Punchy V6 Engine. 

Dated Interior. 

SYNC3 Now Available. 

Spacious 3rd Row.

Limited 3rd Row Headroom. 

Impressive Infotainment.

Extremely Dated Styling. 

Over All Rating

7.4

Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Features8.50
Engine and Performance7.90
Fuel Economy5.00
Interior6.90
Exterior6.50
Safety8.20
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#5 in Fullsize Suv

#13 in Suv


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Trims

XL$41,135 onwards

XLT$45,435 onwards

  • 60-40 split-bench 3rd row seats
  • Automatic Front air conditioning
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Parking assist
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

Limited$55,145 onwards

  • 3 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers

King Ranch$59,375 onwards

  • 20-inch machined aluminum Wheels
  • Navigation system

Platinum$60,335 onwards


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2015 Ford Expedition36
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1499521 Apr 2022

2015 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$13,995
Est. $190/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,936 Below market
RMV: $19,931
Jacksonville, FL
N/A
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2015 Ford Expedition53

2015 Ford Expedition SUV

Platinum

$18,995
Est. $257/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,791 Below market
RMV: $26,786
Dallas, TX
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2015 Ford Expedition20

2015 Ford Expedition SUV

XLT

$17,900
Est. $243/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,535 Below market
RMV: $24,435
Abilene, TX
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2017 Ford Expedition47
Price Drop, $200
Previous Price: $2470013 May 2022

2017 Ford Expedition Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$24,500
Est. $332/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,944.5 Below market
RMV: $33,444.5
Manchester, MD
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2015 Ford Expedition6
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2015 Ford Expedition King Ranch

King Ranch 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$21,160
Est. $287/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,519 Below market
RMV: $28,679
Parsons, TN
N/A
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2017 Ford Expedition30

2017 Ford Expedition SUV

Limited

$24,995
Est. $339/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,399.5 Below market
RMV: $33,394.5
Belton, TX
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2015 Ford Expedition40
Price Drop, $677
Previous Price: $2100017 May 2022

2015 Ford Expedition Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$20,323
Est. $275/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,702 Below market
RMV: $27,025
Pasco, WA
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2017 Ford Expedition6

2017 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$19,995
Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,558 Below market
RMV: $26,553
Mesa, AZ
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2017 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

$27,900
Est. $378/mo
Excellent Deal
$9,064 Below market
RMV: $36,964
Aiea, HI
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Colors and Styles

2016 Ford Expedition in Blue Jeans color
Blue Jeans

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

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.


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.

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. 

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. 

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. 
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. 
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.
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.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$48360

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

213 cu in

horse power

365 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

420 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

6 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions
length

206 in

wheelbase

119 in

width

79 in

curb weight

5846 lbs

Height

77 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

160.3 cu ft

cargo volume

108.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

560.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


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[4.0%] [2 Reviews]

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2016 Ford Expedition

King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

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User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 25, 2022

One of the worst purchases

Pros - None.

Cons - Heating, Power loss, Unreliable.

Heating issue Spent $16,388 for the expedition and this SUV decided to give up on me right after a month of regular driving. The car now doesn't drive more for more than 10 miles continuously before struggling for power and then eventually turning off. It was told to me that the car has some serious heating issue but I haven't gotten it fixed by the mechanics so far. I was told the car has ...

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Features
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Interior
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Design
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Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
2/10
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Edward

2016 Ford Expedition

Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 21, 2022

Big and dependable Expy

Pros - Spacious, outstanding tech features, sharp handling.

Cons - Nothing bad about it.

Just go for it. Easily the best Expy ever made, I've had this baby for a couple of years as of now, and I'm yet to face a major breakdown in this beast. It's a super spacious car although the interior leaves a lot to be desired but now when it comes to the tech. Sync 3 is very easy to use and works well most of the time. Doesn't lack in performance or handling or braking prowess, 20 mpg highway ...

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

GB

Gordon Baker

2016 Ford Expedition

Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 20, 2022

Perfect big SUV.

Pros - Spacious, Handles well, powerful towing ability.

Cons - No problems with the car.

Expy Rocks. Saying that there's no better SUV than the '16 Expedition won't be an exaggeration since mine has been running almost daily since it was purchased in 2016 and till now, except for a few tech related troubles, it has been perfectly flawless and super reliable. This babe rides like a big truck considering it's a truck based SUV but the ride quality is surprisingly good. When it's not gl...

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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Ford Expedition 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$54,499
5 Year Cost To Own
$70,604
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $70,604
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$13,490$3,955$3,662$4,341$4,070$29,518
Insurance$1,345$1,340$1,347$1,471$1,462$6,965
Fuel$2,399$2,462$2,483$2,592$2,717$12,653
Maintenance$369$867$475$2,283$1,005$4,999
Repairs$-28$-20$204$399$515$1,070
Financing Interest$3,403$2,757$2,003$1,285$432$9,880
Taxes and Fees$4,575$264$270$225$185$5,519
Total Cost-To-Own$25,553$11,625$10,444$12,596$10,386$70,604
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