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2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Anuron Deka Content Writer Updated on: November 13, 2019


The Ford Expedition has been one of the most popular and loved full-size SUVs in the States. The Expedition received a major update in 2018 and the 2019 version builds on the same. This SUV is powered by a 3.5L Twin Turbo Ford Eco-Boost motor that churns out a massive 375hp and 470 lbs.-ft. of torque. Like the normal Expedition, the 2019 Ford Expedition Max offers gargantuan levels of space and utility.

With an all-new Sync3 infotainment System, Ford has ensured that the millennials, the tech-hungry folks, won’t be left disappointed while using this SUV on a day to day basis. The primary rivals to the Expedition includes the Chevrolet Suburban, the GMC Yukon XL 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

Huge cargo space

Cons

Average MPG figure

Maneuverability issues owing to the big size

Average braking feel

What's New?

Small additions in the features list


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54815

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

375 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

470 lbs.-ft @ 3500 rpm

transmission

10-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

brake rotors (f/r)

67.6/67.2

dimensions

wheelbase

131.6 in.

length

221.9 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

76.4 in.

curb weight

5544 lbs.

ground clearance

9.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

121.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

9000 lbs.

payload capacity

1770 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/19/23 mpg

highway range

650.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.


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Styles

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White Platinum Metallic Tri Coat

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV XLT

XLT

power
375 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$54,815 - $57,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $57,825 MSRP (16/18/21) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8
XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $54,815 MSRP (17/19/23) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8

 2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Limited

Limited

power
375 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$65,705 - $68,825


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $68,825 MSRP (16/18/21) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8
Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $65,705 MSRP (17/19/23) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8

 2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Platinum

Platinum

power
400 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$76,060 - $79,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $79,200 MSRP (16/18/21) 400 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8
Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $76,060 MSRP (17/19/23) 400 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8

Expert Review


First released in the late '90s, the Ford Expedition quickly carved out a name for itself in the full-size SUV space. With the major update in 2018, the Expedition is stronger than ever. The 2019 Expedition MAX packs in a lot of value for the price. You get a cavernous interior that can house up to 8 people, without making any compromises. You also get a class-leading towing capacity, courtesy of the powerful twin-turbo 3.5L V6 motor and a decent MPG figure from the same motor.

2019 Ford Expedition Max Angular Front View
2019 Ford Expedition Max Angular Front View
2019 Ford Expedition Max Angular Rear View
2019 Ford Expedition Max Angular Rear View

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Features

The 2019 Ford Expedition Max comes in 3 Trims, which starts from the base XLT, followed by the Limited and the top of the line Platinum trim. All 3 trims come loaded with modern features like a Touchscreen Infotainment System, Roof Rail, Running Boards and more. Prices start at $56,210 for the XLT 2WD Trim and $59,220 for the XLT 4WD trim while the top of the line platinum trim is priced at $77,455 for the 2WD Trim and $80,595 for 4WD trim.

Trim

XLT

Limited

Platinum

MSRP(RWD)

$56,210

$67,100

$77,455

MSRP(4WD)

$59,220

$70,220

$80,595

Features

Auto Start Stop Technology

Heated Second Row Seats

Continuously Controlled Damping suspension

 

EPAS Rack and Pinion Leather-wrapped Steering with Audio Controls

Front Perforated, Leather-Trimmed, Heated and Ventilated Bucket Seats

Rotary Gear Shift Dial and Heated Steering Wheels

 

Trailer Sway Control

Wireless Charging Pad

3rd Row USB Port Connectivity

 

18-inch Aluminum Machined Alloys

20-inch Premium Tarnished Wheel

22-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels

 

Underbody Mounted Full Size Spare Tire

Class 4 Trailer hitch Receiver

Illuminated Entry with Courtesy lamp delay

 

Second Row 40/20/40 Split Seats and Third Row 60/40 Flat Folding Split Seat

Second and Third Row Power Folding Seats and Headrests

Enhanced Active Noise Control and Rain Sensing Wipers and Wi-Fi Hotspot

 

6 Way Power adjust driver seat

LED Tail Lamps

Ambient Lighting

 

Roof Rails and Running Boards

Bright Stainless Roof Rails

Satin Aluminum Roof Rails

 

Halogen Projector Headlamps and Fog Lamps

Hands-Free Foot Activated Liftgate

Blind Spot Warning with Cross Traffic and Trailer Tow Monitor

 

Cruise Control, Push Button Start

Intelligent Access

Panoramic Sun Roof

 

Rear View Camera with Backup Assist Grid Lines and Washer

Central Speedometer with dual 4.2-inch screen on both sides

Driver Side Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

 

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

8 inch Center Display

Wood Accented Center Console

 

Rear Auxiliary Climate Control

Dual Zone Auto Electronic Climate Controls

Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go

 

9 Speaker Audio System with SYNC Infotainment System that has AM/FM, Single CD Player, MP3 Capable, SiriusXM Radio, USB compatibility.

B&O Sound System with SYNC 3 Infotainment System and Ford Pass Connect

Auto High Beam Headlamp with Remote Start System, Powered and Turn Indicators on mirrors with Heater with memory

The 4WD trims gets exclusive features like Terrain Management System, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control, which adds to the off-road prowess of this big SUV.

We Recommend

The limited trim packs in a lot of premium features at a very reasonable cost and which is why we recommend this trim.

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Engine and Performance

"The gas pedal's responsiveness is abrupt when you first get on the gas"  -Edmunds.com

Engine and Transmission

Inside the 2019 Expedition's is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 motor that manages to shell out 375hp and 470lbs-ft of Torque. The motor's 375hp motor 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.

Models

Ford Expedition Max XLT 4WD

Chevrolet Suburban LS 4WD

Nissan Armada SV 4WD

GMC Yukon XL 4WD SLE

MSRP

$59,220

$54,895

$51,185

$56,495

Engine

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.6L V8

5.3L V8 Gas

Transmission

10 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

7 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

375hp@5000rpm

355 hp@5600rpm

390hp@5800 rpm

355hp@5600rpm

Torque

470ft-lbs@3500rpm

383 ft-lbs@4100rpm

394 ft-lbs@4000rpm

383ft-lbs@4100rpm

The motor is mated to a superb 10-speed automatic transmission that responds the moment, you want it to. You can also change the gears using the gear selector knob present near the central console. You can also convert from 2WD to 4WD using a shift on the fly knob. For even more off-road ability, a low range gearbox and a rear locking differential come in standard with the 4WD variants.

Acceleration

Despite its heavyweight, the Ford Expedition manages to outrun all of its rivals courtesy of its Powerful 3.5L Twin Turbocharged Eco Boost Motor. The Motor manages to put the weight of the massive SUV behind and accelerate to the 60MPH in no time. The Ford manages to obliterate the Quarter Mile figures as well with a 15.1 second time.

Models

Ford Expedition Max*

Chevrolet Suburban*

Nissan Armada *

GMC Yukon XL*

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

7.1 sec

6.5 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.1 sec

15.5 sec

15 sec

16.7 sec

Engine

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.6L V8

5.3L V8 Gas

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.8

9.2

11

9.2

*2018 Figures used

The Nissan Armada, with its smaller proportions and a more powerful engine, manages to beat the expedition by a very small margin while the GMC Yukon XL is the slowest of the lot.

Ride and Handling

The Massive 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Motor delivers immense blasts of Power at whatever point, you step on the gas. The engine performs best when it's in its highest power band. Being a Full Boxed Frame-based Car, Body roll is intensely articulated, with the SUV being taking care of usual driving manners when driven at City Speeds.

The Steering too isn't the fastest or the slowest in terms of responsiveness and feel. This implies restraining Winding Roads Starting Left or Right will mean substantial exercise for your hands, as your hands must be on the controlling to handles those turns. The Plus point is that in the event that you can manage the body roll and be ok with the steering, you will move beyond those bends quicker than your rivals because of the powerful engine in hands.

Braking

Considering the Huge Proportions of the Expedition MAX, one shouldn't expect the braking performance of the Big SUV to be similar to the Ford Focus. In reality though, the Expeditions brake work exceptionally well in most conditions except for when they are used in emergency or panic situations. The Stability from the Brakes is top notch and they manage to deliver, a feeling of consistency while in operation.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

13

13.8

13

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

13.6

13.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5793

5808

5822

5846

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

126

128

134

The results from the 60-0MPH tests show the braking prowess of the Ford and the efforts put in by the Ford Engineers. The Expedition max stops the fastest from a 60MPH and just takes 121 feet to achieve the same feet while the Bigger GMC Yukon, takes the most distance to come to a halt.

Towing Capacity

The 2019 Ford Expedition boasts of the Best Towing Capacity in the Segment, with a claimed towing capacity of 9300lbs. This is a massive feat as this kind of Capacity is usually associated with HD trucks but Ford has managed to achieve the same feat with the Expedition. What's even fascinating is the fact that Ford has added its Trailer Sway Control and a 360 Degree camera, so as to aid the driver in better maneuvering the Expedition with a Trailer attached behind its back.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

Engine

3.5L

5.3L

3.5L

5.3L

Drive Train

4WD

AWD

4WD

AWD

Capacity (lbs.)

9300

8300

8500

8100

The Lincoln Navigator comes close to the Ford in terms of the Towing Capacity, with a claimed figure of 8900lbs while the GM siblings fall short of the Ford's claim by 800lbs

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Fuel Economy

In terms of the MPG figures, we have nothing to complain about the 2019 Expedition here. With a massive V6 powering the Big Ford, one wouldn't expect a good MPG figure but the Ford delivers on that. The Clever Ecoboost Powered Motor delivers an astounding 18MPG Overall figure with an approximate Full tank range of 594 Miles on the highway.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

MPG (city)

16

14

13

14

MPG (highway)

21

21

18

21

MPG (combined)

18

16

15

16

Range (miles) (city/highway)

453/594

434/651

338/468

434/651

Tank Capacity (gal)

28.3

26.0

26.0

31.0

The GM offerings, the Yukon and the Suburban prove to be nearly frugal as the Ford but offer a similar range courtesy of their bigger fuel tank. The GM siblings have a bigger Fuel Tank with 26 Gallons of Capacity while the Lincoln has the smallest 23 Gallon capacity.

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Interior

"The Expedition makes full use of its massive wheelbase and gives every passenger ample room and comfort to spare"  -Edmunds.com

Seating and Comfort

Ford claims that the 2019 Expedition, can seat 8 people at ease and with the proportions of the Expedition, it's hard to deny this claim. The Gigantic Doors, big running boards, and nicely positioned door handles, make for easy access inside the Expedition. The powered tilt and folding 2nd Row Seats allow for easy access into the 2nd and 3rd Row while the well-positioned Grab handles aids access inside the same.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

Passenger capacity

8

8

8

8

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

42.0/64.9/43.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

40.9/63.8/41.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

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

40/64.8/41.5

39.1/65.1/39.7

40.0/63.4/41.0

39.1/65.1/39.7

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

37.4/64.3/36.1

38.5/62.6/34.5

36.4/60.5/28.4

38.5/62.6/34.5

As expected from an SUV of this class, the Ford expedition "Exceeds" most expectations with its comfort levels offered from the seats and the ride. Every Row of the Expedition has superb cushioning and support for passengers of all sizes while the Flat folding 2nd Row of seats facilitates entry into the 3rd row. Talking about the 3rd Row, the Ford Expedition truly boasts of Seats that can accommodate adults easily. The Seats can be reclined to improve comfort while the Sliding 2nd-row seats take things, a notch higher.

Infotainment System

The SYNC 3 Infotainment System ranks as one of the Best Infotainment Systems in the Automobile world today and Ford has equipped the 2019 Expedition with the same. The 8 Center Console Screen gives plenty of information about the Car. The Touchscreen is very fluid to use and is one of the easiest to understand and get accustomed to systems in the segment.

Following are some of the Features, you will find in the Infotainment System of the Ford

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • USB Ports on each Row and 4 12V Powerpoints and a 110V/150W AC power outlet
  • Voice Recognition
  • Ford Pass Connect
  • Navigation with Pinch to Zoom
  • Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link
  • HD Radio and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • B&O audio with 9 Speakers
  • Wireless Charging pad for Compatible phones
  • Rear View Camera with Adaptive Guidelines

We do however want to point out that the Standard Navigation system of the Expedition isn't the Best to use as the graphics look dated and are slower to load than the Google Maps or Apple Car Play powered navigation system.

Interior Features

The Interiors of the 2019 Ford Expedition, doesn't exactly lack creature comforts and features and won't leave you wanting for more. The Features may differ slightly in the 3 Trims but the differences are very subtle and most prospective customers, will be happy with any variant that they choose. Some of the few interior features include

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Perforated Leather-Trimmed, Heated, and Ventilated Bucket Seats
  • Heated, Sliding and Flat folding 2nd Row Seats
  • Flat Folding 3rd Row Seats
  • Rotary Gear Shift Dial and Real Wood Accented Center console
  • Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Center Console Armrest with large Storage Bin and Lid
  • Cargo Protector and Cargo Net
  • Power Adjustable Brake and Accelerator Pedals
  • Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror
  • 360 Degree Camera with Split-View and Front/Rear Washer
  • Heated, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheels with Audio Controls
  • Ambient Lighting and Push-button start
  • Dual Second Row Coat hooks and Dual 3rd Row Coat hooks

Cargo Capacity

The Ford Expedition is a big SUV in terms of the Segment it belongs to and from any angle you at. This can be said for the Interiors and that is one of the reasons, why Ford has one of the biggest Cargo Space Areas in its segment. With a Mammoth 20.9 Cubic feet of available Cargo Space with the rear seats up, people won't complain about the lack of space in the Expedition. What adds to the practicality is both the 2nd and 3rd Row seats can be flat folded, to reveal an even ginormous amount of storage area.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

34.3

39.3

16.5

39.3

In terms of the Competition, the Lincoln Navigator is the closest to the Ford in terms of the Space on offer as both the Ford and Lincoln have nearly the same build. On the other hand, the GM Stable Cousins, the Chevy Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon offer just 15.3 cubic feet of space and looks pale in comparison to the ford.

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Exterior

"Redesigned in 2018, the latest Ford Expedition marries the SUV body to the Ford F-150's truck face and chiseled-stone features" -TheCarconnection.com

Design and Dimensions

The 2019 Ford Expedition, does resemble a lot like its Sister Car, the Lincoln Navigator from a lot of angles and it seems like the Ford designers have taken a cue from the Design books of the Lincoln. On the Front, the Expedition seems to have taken its inspirations from the F-150 and the C Shaped headlamps are a sharp reminder of the same. 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 Rear End of the Car may be the least talked about part of the Car as the Big Tail gate houses a Big Chrome Slab that runs through the Tailgate up till the Taillights.

The 2019 Expedition is one of the Biggest SUV's you can buy in the US Market now. Look at it from any angle, and the Big and Daunting Stance of the Ford may intimidate you. In terms of the dimensions purely, the 2019 Expedition is shorter in length and narrower than most of the rivals while it has a similar stance in height. In terms of the wheelbase as well, Ford has the shortest of them all. But despite these, the Expedition manages to look Big and intimidating from all angles.

Model

Ford Expedition Max

Chevrolet Suburban

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon XL

Curb weight (lbs.)

5793

5808

5822

5846

Length(in)

221.9

224.4

208.9

224.4

Width(in)

83.6

80.5

79.9

80.5

Height(in)

76.2

74.4

75.8

74.4

Ground clearance (in)

9.7

7.9

9.1

7.9

Wheelbase (in)

131.6

130

121.1

130

Track width (in) F/R

64.9/64.7

N/A

N/A

68.7/68.7

One of the highlights of the Expedition comes in the form of its 8.9 inches of Ground Clearance. While this figure may certainly not be the biggest in the class but still, is one of the best SUV's to dive deep into the Off-Road or go water wading without much hassle.

Exterior Features

As expected from an SUV at this price point, the 2019 Ford Expedition doesn't disappoint, when providing usable exterior features. Some of the Noteworthy Exterior Features of the 2019 Expedition includes

  • Auto high beam headlamp
  • Class 4 Trailer hitch receiver
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 22" Aluminum Alloy Wheels
  • Heated and powered Exterior Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators, memory Function, and Blind Spot Assist and Driver's Side Auto-Dimming functionality
  • LED Headlights, Fog lamps, Tail Lamps and configurable DRL's
  • Hands-Free Foot Activated Liftgate
  • Rear Window Defogger and Washer
  • Rain Sensing Front Wipers
  • Satin Aluminum Finished Roof Rails

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Safety

The 2019 Ford Expedition gets Strong Scores in tests conducted by the IIHS and the NHTSA and is a perfect testimony to Ford's commitment towards Safety. We do however believe that Ford could have made all the Safety Features present in the top end limited as standard across the range. That being said, some of the Noteworthy Safety features of the Expedition includes

  • Safety Canopy System
  • Dual Stage Front and Side Impact Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SOS Post-crash alert system
  • Second Row Inflatable Safety Belts
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • ABS with ESC and Roll Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
  • Auto high beam headlamp
  • LATCH and Child Door Lock for all doors
  • Personal Safety System

The 4X4 variant of the Expedition has got an overall 5 Star Rating from the NHTSA because of its comprehensive set of safety features and super sturdy build quality.

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Competition

Ford Expedition vs Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is one of the most popular SUVs in the segment. The Suburban offers a lot of Equipment in the Technology front yet fails to offer the kind of Interior Space that the Ford offers. It likewise contains a lesser amount of Cargo than the Expedition. The Ford Expedition, then again, has a higher towing limit and delivers better mileage. The Chevy Suburban, however, is less Pricier than the Ford by around 4 grand and hence is worth a look.

Ford Expedition vs Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is the Japanese rendition of what a "Big Full Size SUV" should be against the American dominated SUV's. The Armada offers a lot of value and practicality in its interiors like the ford but offers a better-built interior. In terms of the Engine power as well, the Armada beats the Ford by a good margin. However, the expedition manages to tow a lot more than the Armada and be much more fuel-efficient than the same, without compromising on the performance.

Ford Expedition vs GMC Yukon

The 2019 Ford Expedition is a lot more extensive than the Yukon but offers a lot of bang for the buck for that price difference. The Expedition has a massive towing capacity and offers Gargantuan levels of space on the inside. In terms of the Infotainment as well, the SYNC infotainment system is the easiest to get used to in the industry and get acquainted as well. However, if you are tight on your budget, the Yukon isn't a bad buy for the price.

2019 Ford Expedition MAX SUV Final Verdict

The 2019 Ford Expedition has upgraded itself over its predecessor in every way possible like its interior capacity, cargo volume, efficiency, and styling. The new Expedition comes loaded with the latest security tech and other superb features. It offers great performance and fuel efficiency and doesn't disappoint in the braking department. All in all, if you want an SUV that is "jack of all Trades" but "Master of none", the Expedition is the SUV to buy then.