2013 Ford Expedition

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2013 Ford Expedition Review

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The 2013 Ford Expedition is a SUV that is available in XL, XLT, King Ranch, and Limited models. Primarily due to its capability to fit up to eight people, it remains at the top of its class. Most large SUVs are classy and attractive, but the Expedition continues to be a standout.

What makes the Expedition so attractive are its ability to carry a large amount of people, tow heavy loads, and handle all types of road conditions. Also, it is known to be very dependable. Families will be happy to spend hours riding around in this spectacular vehicle. Drivers enjoy the luxury of exceptional acceleration, while passengers enjoy a stylish and comfortable ride. A host of safety and convenience features make this a hard SUV to pass up.

New For 2013

New for the 2013 Ford Expedition are a few upgraded features:

  • A dual-screen entertainment system is optional in King Ranch and Limited models
  • A trailer tow package is integrated with a trailer-brake controller

Exterior

All models of the 2013 Ford Expedition have approximately a 207-inch length, 80-inch width, 77-inch height, nine-inch ground clearance, and 119-inch wheelbase. It weighs in at almost 7200 pounds. The design is sleek, stylish, and attractive. Its bulky dimensions and aggressive stance gives it a commanding presence on and off the road.

The exterior features of the Expedition are nothing out of the ordinary. It comes standard with 17-inch wheels. 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels are optional. Some models come with a power moonroof, lift gate, and running boards and rain-sensing wipers. What it especially has going for it is its durability. It was built to last, so it is able to withstand a harsh beating if need be.

Interior & Cargo

The interior of the 2013 Ford Expedition is roomy enough to comfortably seat up to eight passengers, along with some cargo. Cloth upholstery comes standard in the XL and XLT, while King Ranch and Limited models come with leather. In the front, there are six-way power adjustable bucket seats. The second row has 40/20/40 split folding seats, while the third row has 60/40 split folding seats. This set up provides a variety of configurations for a number of uses. Seating is leather and plush, leaving all passengers wanting for not. There is ample cargo room to transport a large amount of groceries, camping equipment, and other miscellaneous items. In addition, the second and third row seats may be removed easily, creating space for larger things. The Expedition is a utility vehicle at its finest and can be used in a number of situations.

The standard interior features of the Expedition compare nicely with its competitors. On the luxury King Ranch and Limited models, however, there is beautiful leather throughout, heated seats, a remote garage door opener, multiple power outlets, and a DVD entertainment system. These extra perks, combined with comfort and space, have supreme attraction powers without a doubt. The 2013 Ford Expedition is full of technology and comfort.

Safety

The US government mandates that all new vehicles produced domestically be equipped with certain standard safety features. The 2013 Ford Expedition is no different, as it comes standard with anti-lock brakes and stability control for better handling and traction. Trailer Sway Control is also on board to increase stability while towing boats or other items. The Expedition is equipped with a state of the airbag system that reaches all passengers in one way or another. There are also overhead airbags, which provide protection during a rollover. If it does get in a wreck, the Expedition comes equipped with an SOS post-crash alert system. The NSTSA gives it average crash test ratings overall.

Driving Experience

A 5.4-liter, V-8 engine that generates 310-horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque powers the 2013 Ford Expedition. The engine can operate on regular gas or E85 ethanol. It is combined with a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. This setup provides for smooth and powerful acceleration. It is able to cruise easily on the highway has no trouble ascending steep hills. One important feature of the 2013 Ford Expedition is its towing capacity, which is close to 10,000 pounds.

Several extra features make the 2013 Ford Expedition very enjoyable to drive. An independent front suspension combined with a ride control system provides a super smooth ride on the road and cushions much of the shaking of off-road driving. The 2013 Ford Expedition is a tank on the road and a beast off of it.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Ford Expedition

  • Buick Enclave
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Dodge Durango
  • GMC Yukon

See the New 2014 Expedition.

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