2020 Ford Expedition

MSRP $52,810 - $77,085

Ranked #4 in Fullsize Suv

2020 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 30, 2021

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Abhinandan Banerjee 

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The 2020 Ford Expedition is currently on sale and has a base price of $52,810. With just a few minor changes, Ford plans on continuing with its successful game plan. The King Ranch trim is all-new for 2020 and joins the XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims in the lineup. The 375-hp turbo V6 is plenty powerful and offers an agile acceleration. Moreover, for its size, its fuel economy is good while its towing capacity is rated at 9,300 pounds. 

2020 Ford Expedition front view

The cabin of the Expedition has an attractive layout and offers class-leading space levels in all three rows. It packs a modern and user-friendly infotainment system with a long list of features. Ford's Co-Pilot360 is now standard this year in every model, making itself stand out in the class. The primary rivals to the Expedition include the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Toyota Sequoia, and the Nissan Armada.

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Pros

Best in class towing capacity

Powerful and punchy V6 motor

Gargantuan amount of interior space

Comfortable and cushy seats

Big cargo space

Cons

Maneuverability issues considering the big size

Average reliability

High starting price

What's New?

King Ranch trim introduced

Black Accent package is optional for XLT trim

Ford Co-Pilo360 is now standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52810

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

375 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

470 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

10 speed Automatic w/SelectShift

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.5/13 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

122.5 in.

length

210 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

76.6 in.

curb weight

5368 lbs.

ground clearance

9.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

171.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

104.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

9300 lbs.

payload capacity

1750 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/21 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

XLT$52,810 onwards

Limited$63,345 onwards

King Ranch$72,895 onwards

Platinum$73,935 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Ford Expedition in Agate Black Metallic color
Agate Black 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

8.0

Features

8.9

Engine and Performance

8.6

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

8.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


A refresh is due, but there’s not much to fault with the current Expedition- Motor1

The Ford Expedition continues to boast of mammoth interior space and class-leading cargo space. With the SYNC3 infotainment system, Ford has ensured that the millennials and the tech-hungry people won’t be left disappointed while using the same on a day-to-day basis. While its rivals house a V8, its turbocharged V6 delivers impeccable performance while also being fuel-efficient. 

Apart from its high price tag, the Expedition also has high ownership costs due to its high depreciation value. So if you plan on buying one, get ready to bear some high costs. You can expect somewhere around $13,500 per year, including maintenance, fuel, repair, insurance, etc. Also, its reliability rating isn't that impressive too. It scored 78 out of 100 in the J.D. Power reliability test while its rivals have much better ratings. 

2020 Ford Expedition SUV front angle view
2020 Ford Expedition SUV rear angle view

8.9/10
Features

8.6/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2020 Ford Expedition Features

8.9/10

At a base level, the Expedition provides enough features to be on par with rivals- Carbuzz

The Ford Expedition comes in just four trims namely XLT, Limited, King Ranch (new for 2020), and Platinum. The base XLT starts at $52,810 for the RWD version while the top-of-the-line Platinum 4x4 trim goes up to $77,085. At the time of purchasing, a $1,395 destination charge will be levied. Due to its high starting price, Ford offers plenty of standard comfort and convenience features. 

2020 Ford Expedition front view

Several optional packages are also available. The Black Accent package is new for this year for the XLT trim that adds gloss black front and rear skid plates, 20-inch gloss black alloy wheels, second-row captain chairs, trailer hitch cover, and tip-and-slide and power-folding features for $1,895. The top two trims don't come with any packages as they are equipped with all possible features. 

Trim

XLT

Limited

King Ranch 

Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$52,810

$63,345

$72,895

$73,935

MSRP (4WD)

$55,820

$66,470

$76,025

$77,085

Key Features

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Adds/ Upgrades to XLT trim

Adds/ Upgrades to Limited trim

Adds/ Upgrades to King Ranch trim

  8-inch touchscreen display w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system Unique exterior badging Multi-contour front seats
  8-way power driver's seat Power-adjustable pedals Del Rio leather seats Genuine leather upholstery
  18-inch alloy wheels Wireless device charging Roof rails Enhanced noise control
  Universal garage door opener Heated second-row seats 22-inch aluminum wheels Massaged front seats
  Voice recognition Rain-sensing windshield wipers Running boards Second-row inflatable seatbelts
  Rearview camera Leather upholstery Panoramic sunroof Upgraded interior & exterior trim elements
  Auto-dimming rearview mirror HD radio Special exterior accents Automatic suspension
  Cloth upholstery   Full exterior LED lighting  
  Satellite radio   Driver Assistance package  
  Four USB ports   360-degree camera  

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The Limited trim packs in a lot of premium features at a very reasonable cost and which is why it is the model to choose among the lot. It adds 20-inch alloy wheels, tri-zone automatic climate control, wireless device charging, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, heated second-row leather seats, and many more. Add the 302A package to your shopping list as it adds adaptive cruise control w/ stop & go panoramic sunroof, and a voice-activated navigation system with pinch-to-zoom capability. 


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2020 Ford Expedition Engine and Performance

8.6/10

The highest praise we can give the Expedition is that it drives smaller than it is- Autoblog

Inside the Ford Expedition is a 3.5L turbocharged V6 motor that manages to shell out 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to a superb 10-speed automatic transmission that responds the moment, you want it to. Irrespective of trims, both RWD and 4WD configurations are available. The Expedition boasts of the best towing capacity in the segment, rated at 9,300 pounds. The engine offers superb bursts of power, right from the moment you step on the gas, to move this huge SUV from a stop to interstate speeds.

2020 Ford Expedition engine

What tends to disappoint is the steering, which lacks the intuitiveness and connectivity that we get from other SUVs in the class. However, it is responsive enough to take those sharp turns at ease. As expected from an SUV of this size, maneuvering the Expedition is definitely not easy. The suspension mostly absorbs harsh bumps on the road but large wheels result in sloppy ride quality. Being a full boxed frame-based car, body roll is heavily pronounced, with the SUV being at its best driving manners when driven at city speeds. 

2020 Ford Expedition front driving view

Despite its heavyweight, the Expedition manages to outrun all of its rivals courtesy of its powerful V6. It manages to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 5.4 seconds, which is just mind-blowing. It manages to obliterate the quarter-mile test as well with a 14-second time. Considering the humongous proportions of the Expedition, one shouldn't expect the braking performance to be top-notch. In reality, the brakes work decently in most conditions, and the feeling is consistent throughout. It takes 138 feet to stop from 60 MPH. 

Models

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP

$52,810

$48,000

$47,500

$49,980

Engine

3.5L Turbo V6

5.3L V8

5.6L V8

5.7L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

375 hp @ 5,000 RPM

355 hp @ 5,600 RPM

390 hp @ 5,800 RPM

381 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

470 lb-ft. @ 3,500 RPM

383 lb-ft. @ 4,100 RPM

394 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

401 lb-ft. @ 3,600 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.4 sec

6.8 sec

6.4 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.0 sec

15.5 sec

15.0 sec

15.2 sec

Top Speed

120 MPH

112 MPH

125 MPH

130 MPH

Towing Capacity

9,300 lbs

8,500 lbs

8,500 lbs

7,400 lbs

The Expedition surprises everyone with its brisk acceleration and outstanding towing capacity but comes at a heavy price tag. The powerful V8 of the Nissan Armada defies its heavy curb weight to offer better acceleration than the Chevy Tahoe but they share the same towing capacity. The Toyota Sequoia has an affordable price tag but offers the least towing capacity. 


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2020 Ford Expedition Fuel Economy

6.0/10

This class of hefty haulers certainly doesn't help preserve fossil fuels- CarAndDriver

With a massive V6 powering the big Ford, one wouldn't expect a good MPG figure but the Expedition delivers on that. The clever EcoBoost motor delivers an astounding 17 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on a highway, and 20 MPG combined. These splendid figures, however, are available from the Expedition powered to the rear wheels.

2020 Ford Expedition front driving view

Though the 4WD models drop down the fuel economy by 1 MPG, it's still the best in the segment. The 25-gallon fuel tank, at its full capacity, can deliver up to 425 miles in the city and 600 miles on a highway with a combined range of 500 miles, which is the best in this competition. Higher the mileage, fewer the stops at gas stations. 

Models

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

MPG (City)

17

15

14

13

MPG (Highway)

24

22

19

17

MPG (Combined)

20

18

16

15

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 25.0 26.0 26.0 26.4
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 425/600/500 390/572/468 364/494/416 343/449/396

No other rival's fuel economy is close to the Expedition. The Chevy Tahoe ranks below the Expedition and its fuel economy is pretty average for the class. The Nissan Armada's fuel estimates aren't that great but considering the power it makes, it's decent. The Toyota Sequoia probably has the worst fuel efficiency. 

2020 Ford Expedition Interior

8.2/10

It may not be a luxury sedan, but the Expedition does a fair impression of one- Edmunds

Ford claims that the Expedition can seat 8 people at ease and with the proportions, it's hard to deny this claim. It is also available with second-row captain chairs which reduces seating capacity to seven. The gigantic doors, big running boards, and nicely positioned door handle, make for easy access inside the Expedition. As expected from an SUV of this class, the Expedition exceeds most expectations with its comfort levels offered from the seats. Every row of the Expedition has superb cushioning and support for passengers of all sizes.

2020 Ford Expedition dashboard

Speaking of upholstery, cloth, leather, and premium leather seats are available based on trim levels. Even on the base trim, the driver's seat can be adjusted electronically in 8 directions. The front seats get heated, ventilated, and massaged functions on higher trims. The flat-folding second row of seats also gets heated functions and facilitates entry into the third row. Talking about the third row, the Expedition can accommodate adults easily. The seats can be reclined to improve comfort while the sliding second-row seats take things up a notch.

2020 Ford Expedition infotainment system

The SYNC 3 infotainment system ranks as one of the best in the automobile world today and Ford has equipped the Expedition with the same. The touchscreen is very fluid to use and is one of the easiest to understand and get accustomed to systems in the segment. Both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard and the physical controls are arranged neatly in the center stack. We do however want to point out that the standard navigation system isn't the best to use as the graphics look dated and are slower to load than Google Maps. 

Models

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Passenger Capacity

8

8

8

8

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

42.0/64.9/43.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

40.9/63.8/41.9

34.8/66.4/42.5

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

40.0/64.8/41.5

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/63.4/41.0

34.9/65.6/40.9

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

37.3/64.2/36.1

38.1/62.6/24.8

36.4/60.5/28.3

34.5/65.7/35.3

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

19.3

15.3

16.5

18.9

Thanks to its large proportions, the Expedition has one of the biggest cargo spaces in its segment. You get a trunk volume of 19.3 cu-ft., which further expands to 63.6 cu-ft. thanks to power-folding third-row seats. if you are not satisfied with this, the second-row seats can be folded to reveal a ginormous 104.6 cu-ft. of cargo space. One thing is for sure, people won't complain about the lack of space in the Expedition. Some of the few interior features include:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function leather, heated steering wheel
  • 10-way power front heated, ventilated & massaged front seats
  • Heated second-row chairs
  • Power-folding third-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 115V rear power outlet
  • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Wireless charging
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen premium audio syste

2020 Ford Expedition Exterior

8.0/10

 There’s a family resemblance to the Explorer in the overall profile and lighting units- Kelly Blue Book

The Ford Expedition does resemble a lot like its cousin, the Lincoln Navigator from a lot of angles and it seems like the Ford designers have taken a cue from the design books of Lincoln. The Expedition is one of the biggest SUVs you can buy in the US market now. Look at it from any angle, and the big and daunting stance may intimidate you. On the front, the Expedition seems to have taken its inspiration from the F-150 and the C-shaped headlamps are a sharp reminder of the same.

2020 Ford Expedition front angle view

From the side, the Expedition looks old school and sharp both at the same time because of the big doors and the sharp lines that surround the same. The wheel arches house 18, 20, and 22-inch alloy wheels depending on the trim level. The Expedition has a wide wheelbase that speaks for its spacious interior and a compared ride quality. The rear end of the SUV may be the least talked about as the big tailgate houses a big chrome slab that runs through the tailgate up till the taillights.

Models

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,368

5,379

5,577

5,730

Length (in)

210.0

203.9

208.9

205.1

Width (in)

79.9

80.5

79.9

79.9

Height (in)

76.6

74.4

75.8

77.0

Ground Clearance (in)

9.8

8.0

9.1

9.9

Wheelbase (in)

122.5

116.0

121.1

122.0

Comparatively, the Chevy Tahoe sist slower than the other large SUVs. This can be helpful to get in and out of the vehicle easily. The Nissan Armada flaunts a wide wheelbase like the Expedition but its third row isn't roomy. At 5,730 pounds, the Toyota Sequoia is the bulkiest SUV in this competition and hence, it is low on agility. Some noteworthy exterior features are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED taillights
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Puddle lamps
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters
  • Chrome door handles
  • Power-retractable running boards
  • Chrome window trim
  • 18, 20 & 22-inch alloy wheels

2020 Ford Expedition Safety

7.0/10

The 2020 Expedition now comes standard with a bevy of safety technology- The Car Connection

The Ford Expedition gets strong scores in tests conducted by NHTSA and is a perfect testimony to Ford's commitment towards safety. A 5-star overall safety rating was allotted to this SUV. Individually, it received five stars for the frontal and side-impact crash tests. For the rollover test, RWD models received three stars while the 4Wd  versions were given four stars.

2020 Ford Expedition crash test

IIHS did not conduct any crash tests on the Expedition. Nevertheless, the Expedition is a safe vehicle. Also, new for 2020 is Ford's Co-Pilot360 which is now standard on every Expedition. It includes a suite of top driver-assist features. There are few other active safety features available under different packages. These include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Ford MyKey
  • Adaptive cruise control w/ stop & go
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic parking assist
  • 360-degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning

2020 Ford Expedition Competition

9.0/10

2020 Ford Expedition vs 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the most popular SUVs in the segment. It offers a lot of equipment on the technology front yet fails to offer the kind of interior space that the Expedition offers. It likewise has less amount of cargo space when compared to the Expedition. The Expedition has a higher towing limit and delivers better mileage. The Tahoe falls short on standard safety techs but is less pricey and hence is worth a look.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Ford Expedition vs 2020 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is the Japanese rendition of what a big full-size SUV should be against the American-dominated SUV. The Armada offers a lot of value and practicality in its interiors like the Expedition but offers a better-built interior. In terms of the engine power as well, the Armada beats the Expedition by a good margin. However, the Expedition manages to tow a lot more than the Armada and be much more fuel-efficient without compromising on the performance.

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Ford Expedition vs 2020 Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia is priced less than the Expedition but has the lowest towing capacity in this segment. Its fuel economy is also the worst. Perhaps, the Sequoia offers class-leading cargo volume and good levels of space on the inside. In terms of infotainment, the Sequoia lags behind the Expedition. However, it has an upper hand with regard to reliability and ownership costs. Therefore, if you are tight on your budget, the Sequoia isn't a bad buy for the price.

2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 Ford Expedition Final Verdict

The 2020 Ford Expedition has upgraded itself over its predecessor in every way possible like its interior capacity, cargo volume, efficiency, and styling. The Expedition comes loaded with the latest security tech and other superb features. Buyers who are searching for more extravagance may find the Lincoln Navigator additionally satisfying but for what the Ford offers and the price it comes at, the Expedition is an SUV that is hard to beat.

2020 Ford Expedition three-quarter view

2020 Ford Expedition FAQs

What is the difference between the Expedition and Expedition Max?

The main difference between the Expedition and the Expedition Max is the increase in the length. The Expedition Max offers more room inside the vehicle.

How much cargo space is offered in the Ford Expedition?

The Ford Expedition offers a maximum cargo space of 104.6 cu-ft., one of the best in the segment.

What engine options are available with the Ford Expedition?

The Ford Expedition is available with only one engine option- a 375-hp 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Does the middle seat come out of the Ford Expedition?

The second-row seats are placed on their own frame. Hence, they can be removed independently. 

Does the Ford Expedition require premium gas?

No, regular unleaded gas is required for the Ford Expedition. 

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