2007 Ford Expedition EL SSV Fleet 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
After extensive research and testing of a large variety of suvs/minivans, I chose the Eddie Bauer Expedition EL. Got upgraded 20-inch wheels, gold on white paint, and it's oh so baaad! Could not believe how much better the Expedition drove than the Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, et al. Expedition has nice exhaust note, but quiet at cruise. Low mpg (15 around town, 18 highway) doesn't bother me, what else would you expect? New interior design is fantastic! Great fit/finish. Smooth transmission. Great ride, even with 20-inch wheels. Luxury features are also top notch. The cornering/handling for such a heavy vehicle is also amazing! None of that "top heavy" feel whatsoever.
Memory seats, nav system (with voice recognition), satellite radio, power folding rear seats, power rear liftgate, message center, roomy 2nd/3rd row. Wife likes heated seats most. I cannot stress enough how luxurious the Expedition feels from behind the wheel! Do yourself a favor, test drive this vehicle.
Maybe slightly cushier front seats, with more aggressive side bolsters (only had vehicle 2 days - this may change). I also wish it had HID headlights (the other luxury features have me spoiled), but that's it.
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