First introduced in 1997, the 2000 Ford Expedition seats nine people, a popular function for large families or those who need to haul a lot of cargo, which two seats can be stowed for extra room. In a competitive market, the expedition is a balance between comfort and function.
Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8, 5.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Ford Expedition XLT, Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
The 2000 Ford Expedition has power-adjustable foot pedals, which now come standard, an optional rear sonar system for backing-up purposes, optional side airbags, a revised center console, and restyled wheels.
The 2000 Ford Expedition has a solid payload and towing capacity with 2000 pounds in the XLT and 8000 pounds in the Eddie Bauer. Since the vehicle sits high off the ground, lighted running boards are an optional upgrade. Exterior paint options include black clearcoat, dark toreador red clearcoat metallic, deep wedgewood blue clearcoat metallic, harvest gold clearcoat metallic, medium wedgewood blue clearcoat metallic, oxford white clearcoat, silver clearcoat metallic, and tropic green clearcoat metallic.
The 2000 Ford Expedition's standard exterior features include a keyless entry system, a lighted entry system, power brakes, a rear window defroster, styled steel 16-inches wheels, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, intermittent windshield wipers, a rear window wiper, power exterior mirrors, a roof rack, and chrome bumpers. For those wanting a little extra, fog lights, self-leveling suspension, running boards, rear parking sensors, privacy glass, and an auto-dim rear view mirror are optional upgrades. Maximum towing capacity for the 2000 Expedition is 5900 pounds. It is 74.3 inches tall and 204.6 inches long. Curb weight measures in at 4916 pounds.
The 2000 Ford Expedition seats nine people with an XLT optional third-row bench seat. The seat comes standard in the Eddie Bauer. The vehicle can be ordered with two single third-row seats instead of the standard 60/40-split bench seat. The two individual seats can be stowed for extra cargo room. Interior color choices include dark graphite, medium graphite, and medium parchment. Both Expedition models boast standard features such as a power driver’s seat, cloth seating, cruise control, power adjustable pedals, a tachometer, power steering, a tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, and an AM/FM cassette audio system.
If 2000 Ford Expedition consumers would like to upgrade, they can choose an AM/FM/compact disc audio system with a compact disc changer, captain chairs, a limited slip differential, leather seating and a center console. Both models come with standard dual air bags. Passengers will receive 62.3 inches of rear hip room, 39.8 inches of rear head room, 38.9 inches of rear leg room, and 64.4 inches of rear shoulder room.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Ford Expedition is easy to park and maneuver with the new reverse-sensing sonar system, which detects certain objects within 5.9 feet of the vehicle’s path when backing up. Both models come with anti-lock brakes, speed-sensing steering, and front wheel independent suspension. Auto-leveling suspension is an upgrade.
The 2000 Ford Expedition includes side/curtain air bags and a four-wheel antilock brake system, which are both in the XLT and Eddie Bauer models. Side air bags are optional. A panic alarm also comes in both models. An Identifix reliability rating found moderate problems in the engine. The ignition coils and boots were found to fail occasionally, along with the canister vent solenoid that is part of the emission controls. The problem can cause the check engine light to come on. The four-wheel-drive system failed occasionally during the check. The air suspension compressor and the air suspension compressor relay failed occasionally. The generic electronic module and the interior fuse panel failed occasionally as well.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Expedition: 12/16 mpg city/highway
- Excellent interior
- New safety features
You Won't Like
- Lack of power
- May not be the best off-road
- Problems with steering
Bigger than an Explorer, smaller than an Excursion.
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