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2009 Ford Expedition EL SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Great family vehicle
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By Brett Rowley
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Vehicle

2009 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

With 3 children (12, 9, 5) and quite a few long driving vacations, we spend quite a bit of time in the Expedition EL. I cannot say enough good things about it. We previously bought my wife a Honda Pilot, but almost immediately sold it and purchased the Expedition EL. The Pilot was a great SUV, but simply not big enough or comfortable enough for a large family and long trips. The overall interior comfort is outstanding, the audio/nav/touch screen technology is impressive, and the fuel economy is better than expected. We live in a rural area and spend no time sitting in traffic. Having said that, we average 17.5 miles in mixed use and 20 miles/gallon on the highway.


Best Features

The front seats, 2nd row captain's chairs and 3rd row bench are all very comfortable. The audio/nav/touch screen technology is very intuitive and on par with the technology in my Infinity M35. The turning radius is impressive for such a large vehicle. Dependability has been excellent.


Worst Features

The 2nd row captain's chairs need the ability to move forward/backward. The gear shifter feels flimsy. Ford does not offer a floor mat option that covers the center area between the 2nd row captain's chairs. This results in a very dirty section of floor between the 2nd and 3rd row floor mats.


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All Good
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By John
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Vehicle

2009 Ford Expedition EL SUV Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The Japanese and Germans only wish they could could build this. I drove the Toyota Sequoia and Mercedes GL and neather of them were even close. I can get 20mpg if I keep my foot out of it, not bad for a vehicle of this size. I have had four Expeditions since 1998 and they have all been great and only get better. I travel a lot with my family and everyone is always comfortable. I recently put 10,000 miles on it in one month and never got out of it feeling sore, thats a quality vehicle. I haven't been near the dealership with this Expedition except to look for a new truck.


Best Features

You have to love the A/C seats on a hot day and the heated seats after a stressful day at work. The DVD is great for the kids on a long trip. My wife loves the navigation around town. Memory seats are great when you have multiple drivers.


Worst Features

Maybe better gas mileage, but thats hard to do on a vehicle thats this big and of this quality. Size and quality and both add weight.


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