2023 Ford Expedition

Rating8.5

Ranked #1 in Suv

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Starting MSRP $55,275 Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 Ford Expedition
fuel economy

17 (2021) /19/23

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

380 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Massive trunk enough to store a house.

A very disappointing fuel efficiency.

Will be a carry-over model for 2023.

9,000 pounds of towing capacity.

Body rolls are inevitable.

Comes with a powerful V6 engine enough to get this behemoth in motion.

Higher trims get way too expensive.

2023 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 29, 2022

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The legendary full-size SUV, Expedition is Ford's flagship model. It has been a part of the market for a very long time. With the addition of a twin-turbo V-6 engine and more technology, it has dramatically changed over the years. Nevertheless, it is still mission-focused and has a capacity for eight passengers, and can tow up to 9,000 pounds depending on the configuration. However, if the regular Expedition for some reason does not meet your necessities in terms of cargo space and if you're someone who likes traveling cross country, the Expedition MAX is just for you. The MAX variant is a long-wheelbase model of the standard

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Over All Rating

8.5Out of 10

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8.50
8.00
Notable Rankings

#1 in Suv

#1 in Fullsize Suv


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Trims

XL$55,275 Est. onwards

New Ford Expedition For Sale

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Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $56296
2 Dec 2022
Katy, TX

2022 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,796
Est. $757/mo
Excellent deal
$9,117 Below market
RMV: $64,913
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $59,185
Listed On 18 Nov 2022 (75 Days)
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Price Drop, $500
Earlier Price: $56296
2 Dec 2022
Katy, TX

2022 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,796
Est. $757/mo
Excellent deal
$9,117 Below market
RMV: $64,913
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $59,185
Listed On 01 Nov 2022 (92 Days)
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Portland, OR

2022 Ford Expedition SUV

MAX XLT 4WD

Dealer Price
$61,640
Est. $836/mo
Excellent deal
$9,959 Below market
RMV: $71,599
Fuel Economy 18.7 mpg
MSRP $61,640
Listed On 09 Sep 2022 (145 Days)
19
8
Portland, OR

2022 Ford Expedition SUV

MAX XLT 4WD

Dealer Price
$61,640
Est. $836/mo
Excellent deal
$9,959 Below market
RMV: $71,599
Fuel Economy 18.7 mpg
MSRP $61,640
Listed On 16 Sep 2022 (138 Days)
17
8
Portland, OR

2022 Ford Expedition SUV

MAX XLT 4WD

Dealer Price
$61,640
Est. $836/mo
Excellent deal
$9,959 Below market
RMV: $71,599
Fuel Economy 18.7 mpg
MSRP $61,640
Listed On 25 Sep 2022 (129 Days)
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Redford, MI

2023 Ford Expedition SUV

Limited 4WD

Dealer Price
$70,278
Est. $954/mo
Excellent deal
$11,277 Below market
RMV: $81,555
Fuel Economy N/A
MSRP $76,100
Listed On 05 Dec 2022 (58 Days)
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23
Redford, MI

2022 Ford Expedition SUV

Limited 4WD

Dealer Price
$66,317
Est. $900/mo
Excellent deal
$10,332.5 Below market
RMV: $76,649.5
Fuel Economy 18.7 mpg
MSRP $71,695
Listed On 08 Jul 2022 (208 Days)
10
6New
Covington, TN

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline

Timberline 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$70,980
Est. $963/mo
Excellent deal
$11,040 Below market
RMV: $82,020
Fuel Economy 17.35 mpg
MSRP N/A
Listed On 11 Oct 2022 (113 Days)
3
23
Redford, MI

2022 Ford Expedition SUV

MAX Limited 4WD

Dealer Price
$67,191
Est. $912/mo
Excellent deal
$10,348.5 Below market
RMV: $77,539.5
Fuel Economy 18.7 mpg
MSRP $72,745
Listed On 21 Jul 2022 (195 Days)

Colors and Styles

Build Car
130R White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

While the regular SUV is rated to tow 9,300 lbs, the Expedition MAX falls slightly due to the heavier body to 9,000 lbs. Ford isn’t the only player in the elongated three-row SUV segment and is joined by tough rivals like the Chevrolet Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL, and the Jeep Wagoneer L. Despite having a robust twin-turbo V-6, the Expedition MAX is not extremely fuel-efficient, especially while traveling at highway speeds. The SUV is still a fascinating option because of its blend of style and technology, including a hands-free driving mode and a 15.5-inch touchscreen that is an option. The expedition lineup had undergone a massive makeover the previous year and hence, the model is expected to be a carryover for 2023.


Buying Advice


While the Platinum trim definitely is expensive, it’s not a real necessity to have a premium leather package for everyone. Hence, we find the mid-tier Limited trim to pack the most value and carry the right balance between luxury and practicality. However, for those who intend to take the Expedition on tough trails and have an interest in off-roading, the Timberline trim is specially made to target such a crowd. 

 

Features

9.0/10

The trim levels for the Ford Expedition MAX will be similar to that of the regular Expedition except that the base XL will not be available for the Expedition MAX. The line will start with the XLT model which will sell for $61,685 for the rear-wheel drive model and go all the way up to $86,005 for the 4WD Platinum trim. Ford chose to include the Ford Co-pilot 360 suite of safety assistance, a smartphone-friendly infotainment system, and LED headlights in the XLT level as much as they could for the price.

The list further extends with features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver seat, along with many other amenities. Unlike the regular Expedition, the MAX does not get the Timberland trim, which is completely off-road oriented. Those looking for a plush feel and superior quality in their Expedition MAX can pick the Platinum trim and Ford has also made 4WD optional on all trims, giving the buyers a choice depending on the kind of terrain they mostly would be driving on.

Trim

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$61,685

$70,755

$80,810

$82,955

MSRP (4WD)

$64,735

$73,805

$83,860

$86,005

Key Features

18-inch Wheels

20-inch wheels

Stone gray exterior trim

Satin aluminum exterior trim

LED headlights

Hands-free liftgate

22-inch wheels

Upgraded leather upholstery

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Leather upholstery

Power-deployable running boards

Wood and leather trim

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Heated second-row seats

Special leather upholstery

Massaging and ventilated front seats

Power adjustable driver seat

Optional second-row captain seats

Power folding second-row captain chairs

Roof rails with cross bars

12-inch touchscreen

Front parking sensor

15.5-inch infotainment screen

Active noise cancellation

6-speaker audio system

Rain-sensing wipers

22-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system

BlueCruise semi-automated driving system

Automatic high beams

Power folding mirrors

12.4-inch digital instrument cluster panel

 

Ford co-pilot 360

12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system

Surround-view camera system

 

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

 

 

 

 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

 

 

 

 

Additional USB charging ports

 

 

 

 

Satellite radio

 

 

 

We Recommend

Though the Platinum trim might be tempting due to its enhanced cabin feel, we do not feel the necessity to shell out the high asking price and would rather stick to the Limited trim, which offers ample features and is priced reasonably for a vehicle of this size.

Release Date

The early fleet of manufacturing is anticipated to begin in November 2022. Depending on how the brand responds to the chip shortage scenario, this could be delayed until early 2023.

Fuel Economy

8.5/10

Things aren't all that great when it comes to the fuel economy of this SUV and EPA has rated the Expedition MAX with combined gas mileage of 18 mpg. Despite the vehicle carrying a smaller V6 engine, the fuel economy falls in the territory of gas-guzzling V8s. In the city, the Expedition MAX is expected to push out 16 mpg, and on the highway, the number goes up to 21 mpg. Though it comes with a massive 28.3-gallon tank, it shouldn’t take all that long for the Expedition MAX to display empty on the fuel gauge.

Model

2023 Ford Expedition MAX

2023 Chevrolet Suburban

2023 GMC Yukon XL

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L

MPG (city)

18

15

15

14

MPG (highway)

21

20

20

19

MPG (combined)

16

17

17

16

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

28.3

28.0

28.0

26.5

Range (city/highway/combined)

509/594/453

420/560/476

420/560/476

371/503/424

Though the Ford isn't all that efficient and can be complained about in terms of its fuel economy, it feels like the best option to pick wh compared to its rivals. The Expedition MAX is the only option that surpasses the 500-mile range in the city. The least fuel-efficient vehicle here is surprisingly the Jeep, despite it carrying a 6-cylinder engine. Both the V8 options carry identical EPA ratings and place themselves much higher than the Jeep. However, both the Chevy and GMC provide a higher combined range than the Expedition MAX, making them the better choice in mixed drive conditions.

Interior

8.5/10

Every passenger in the Ford Expedition MAX has adequate room to move around inside thanks to the efficient use of internal space. This SUV has one of the best third-row accessibility features, making it simple for adults to enter and exit the third row without having to be a contortionist. The Expedition's center console has a lot of buttons, which could be confusing for a novice operator. Although the design is not user-friendly, getting used to it won't take too long.

For the second row, a three-seat bench is standard, but if you like, you can specify a pair of captain's chairs. The inside cubby storage in the MAX is unmatched. Every model has a third row that can be powered down and folded up from the back seats or the cargo compartment. For a level floor that makes it simpler to carry cargo, the second and third rows can both fold entirely flat. The major difference between the regular SUV and the MAX variant comes in the form of additional cargo room as it offers a total of 121.4 cu-ft instead of 104.6 cu-ft.

Model

2023 Ford Expedition MAX

2023 Chevrolet Suburban

2023 GMC Yukon XL

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L

Passenger Capacity

8

8

8

8

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

42.0/64.9/43.9

42.3/66.0/44.5

42.3/66.0/44.5

41.3/66.1/40.9

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

40.0/64.8/41.5

38.9/64.8/42

38.9/64.8/42

40.0/65.2/42.7

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

37.3/64.2/36.1

38.2/61.7/36.7

38.2/61.7/36.7

39.0/64.4/36.6

Cargo Capacity to the third row(cu.-ft)

36.0

41.5

41.5

42.1

Cargo Capacity to the Second row(cu.-ft)

79.6

93.8

93.8

85.3

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

121.4

144.7

144.7

130.9

All the SUVs are massive and there will be no complaints regarding the passenger space or cargo area. All these extended SUVs are specifically targeted at the crowd looking to take a whole camping unit along with them. All these SUVs provide a very similar cabin space and only differ in terms of the storage room they provide. Both GMC and Chevrolet take the lead in terms of the maximum cargo area while the Ford in comparison falls at the bottom of the table. This does not however mean the Expedition MAX lacks space in any way as it offers enough space to convert it into a makeshift motorhome.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX include

  • 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat
  • 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Massaging and ventilated front seats
  • Power folding second and third row seats

How intuitive is the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX infotainment system?

Users are greeted by a gigantic 12.0-inch display that is quite useful and sensitive to touch inputs up front. If that isn't big enough, though, there is the option to select a 15.5-inch touchscreen that stands tall in a portrait configuration, picked straight from the Ford Mustang Mach-E. The system has the perfect number of physical buttons and knobs, a seamless navigation system, and wireless phone connectivity to maintain user interaction as alive and engaging as possible without becoming overly difficult. The base variant's audio unit comes equipped with a 6-speaker arrangement, but when consumers upgrade, they are greeted by a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen system. With the King Ranch and Platinum trims, Ford has opted to go one step further and offer a 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen system that would delight any music enthusiast.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX are

  • 15.5-inch infotainment screen
  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Surround view camera system
  • 22-speaker audio system by Bang & Olufsen
  • Sirius XM
  • Sync 4 infotainment system

Exterior

9.0/10

The design will not change, and the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX won't have any distinguishing visual features that would set it apart from the 2022 model. The exterior gives away the major difference between the standard variant and the MAX as the latter model measures 12.0-inches longer. It has a striking design that is both tough and fashionable. The headlamps are more angular and sleeker, and the grille is bolder, with a more aggressive take on the classic Ford Expedition design. The wheels have been modified to give the SUV a more contemporary look, and the tailgates have been redesigned to make it simpler to reach the back cargo compartment. Speaking of wheels, the XLT comes standard fit with 18-inch alloys while upgrading to the higher trims will unlock 20 and 22-inch sets.

Model

2023 Ford Expedition MAX

2023 Chevrolet Suburban

2023 GMC Yukon XL

2023 Jeep Wagoneer L

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,793

5,616

5,780

5,960

Length (in.)

221.9

225.7

225.2

226.7

Width (in.)

 

79.9

81.1

81.0

94.0

Height (in.)

 

76.2

75.7

76.5

79.7

Ground Clearance (in.)

 

9.7

8.0

8.0

NA

Wheelbase (in.)

 

131.6

134.1

134.1

130.0

All these SUVs are humongous and it's no easy task to maneuver them. The Expedition MAX in comparison is the smallest of them all while the Jeep comes with the largest proportions giving it a very commanding road presence. The ground clearance shouldn’t be an issue for any of these SUVs and the 9.7-inch space is ample to get the MAX across harsh terrains. Though the figure for the Jeep isn't available, the adaptive suspension lets the user increase the height to a maximum of 10-inches. Both the GM cousins sit 8-inches off the ground and carry the same wheelbase as they're based on the exact same platform.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • Power running boards
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 22-inch alloy wheels
  • Foot activated tailgate
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic high beam headlights

Safety

8.5/10

The 2023 Ford Expedition MAX hasn't been mentioned on either NHTSA or IIHS. Since there were no significant changes made following the debut of the 2021 Ford Expedition lineup, the results may be expected to be the same, with NHTSA ratings of 5 stars. The Ford Co-pilot 360 is one of the best driver-assistance features that come with the Ford Blue Cruise hands-free driving system. Ford doesn't skimp on safety features as usual and promises great safety.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX are

  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Roll stability control
  • Hill start assist with hill descent control
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control
  • Roll stability control
  • Full-speed adaptive cruise control

Competition

8.0/10

2023 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2023 Chevrolet Suburban

The Ford Expedition outperforms the Chevrolet Suburban in all respects other than total cargo capacity. The Ford has a significant advantage in terms of build quality and driving dynamics since the 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 offers rapid acceleration while maintaining a far more refined driving experience than the naturally aspirated V8 found in the Chevrolet. Our pick is definitely the Ford and is worth the additional cost that the Expedition MAX demands over the Chevy.

2023 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2023 GMC Yukon XL

The GMC Yukon XL is the corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Suburban, which led to both automakers using the same platform to the point that, in most situations, the numbers and measurements are nearly identical. Compared to Ford, the Yukon XL has better brakes, but altogether, the Expedition MAX is the superior SUV. The GMC gets significantly worse gas efficiency, requiring refueling much more frequently than the Ford Expedition.

2023 Ford Expedition MAX vs 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L

The Wagoneer L being the newest kid in the block packs in a lot of features and tech under its sleeve. Both Ford and Jeep chose to use a 6-cylinder engine but unlike the Ford, the Jeep takes a massive dip in terms of gas mileage. The Jeep sure does feel plush and does offer more space than the Expedition MAX for cargo, but the enormous size of the Wagoneer L makes it unpleasant in terms of the drive. The Jeep also costs slightly more in comparison, making the Ford a clear winner amongst the two.

Final Verdict


The 2023 Ford Expedition MAX is a carryover from the previous year, it is still a powerful competitor with enough power to outperform its rivals. Ford has paid close attention to detail when it comes to the cabin structure, and even the base trim manages to carry a well-laid-out quality sense that strengthens in the higher trims. This attention to detail is not just found in its performance. Ford also considered fuel efficiency, and they were able to do so while still making the Expedition MAX the quickest among the competition. The infotainment system is the only place where the Ford isn't very user-friendly because it takes some getting used to, especially for someone who isn't at all familiar with the Ford Sync system. Additionally, as compared to its competitors, the steering feels a little heavier. The perfect choice, however, if you're searching for a potent people transporter with a quality interior and comparably higher fuel efficiency, is the 2023 Ford Expedition MAX because it's a value-packed SUV and the best alternative available on the market.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$55275

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

213 cu in

horse power

380 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

470 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

210 in

wheelbase

122.5 in

width

79.9 in

curb weight

2657 lbs

Height

76.6 in

Ground Clearance

9.8 in

capacity
cargo volume

104.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17 (2021) /19/23 mpg

highway range

535.90 mi


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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