2009 Ford Expedition EL Consumer Review: Great family vehicle
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2009 Ford Expedition EL - Consumer Review

2009 Ford Expedition EL

Average Consumer Rating

6 Total Reviews

SSV Fleet 4dr SUV (5.4L V8 FFV 6-speed Automatic)

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Great family vehicle
By Brett Rowley on

Vehicle

2009 Ford Expedition EL SSV Fleet 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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