The surprising ride...
By Emerson Biggans on
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I love this vehicle. After test driving 3 other Eddie Bauer Expeditions (two '02's and one '98 model), I settled on the '01 XLT because of its nearly identical options package and $10,000 less price tag. The most surprising thing about the Expedition 4x4 is the fact that it rides like a luxury car, handles like a much smaller vehicle than it actually is, and has outstanding traction (nothing stops this thing). The only thing I could ask for is a little firmer shift from the 4 speed auto-transmission. But then again, I am partial to 400+ horsepower vehicles, and I guess it's not really bad for a bone stock family ride (my 3 daughters and my son love it).
Traction, acceleration, comfort, room for the whole family COMFORTABLY, and the black with charcoal leather interior makes for one nice truck.
A little better fuel mileage would be nice, but the power is worth the couple of MPG less.