While getting only about 14 MPG in city, the XLT does better than predicted on the highway, with most average rates running around 20MPG (with no air conditioning running). Expect to drop 2 MPG for the air. It is comfortable and highly maneuverable on the road.
Economy (for a large SUV, it isn't bad).
Paint job is pitiful in some areas on my 2003 (the "other" car). Rust in front spoiler started within a couple months. Ford said they weren't responsible. Paint was thin on doors and window trim. Should be thicker or more durable.
2006 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Wanted one for a long time and finally could afford it. Love the size. I'm a big guy so it is very comfortable for me. Love the sound system. Subwoofer is great. DVD player is great too. Mine is loaded. Being a big guy, the A/C & heated seats take a while to feel them working but it's a nice feature. I'm realistic about gas mileage. It's a big truck, what do you expect? Stock tires are TERRIBLE! BEWARE! Mine cupped at 13,000 miles! Also, there's an annoying ticking noise coming from around the moonroof. Dealer said they need to schedule a day to find it. Overall, love my truck. Wish Ford would sell with suitable tires. I'm upgrading to 24" rims and tires anyway.
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
The Expedition is a solid ride, and with the King Ranch package feels like a luxury car, but with all the SUV advantages. It also has power to spare and handles really well for its size. It's a great looking vehicle!
The special leather seats, the wood grain steering wheel (with audio and climate controls), the sunroof, and the automatic third row seat controls.
A third cup holder in the second row seats, and a built in phone system like Onstar.
2006 Ford Expedition XLS 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
Shopped for tow vehicle. Compared Yukon and Tahoe. For the price, it was a "no brainer". Upgraded ugly stock rims and added step bars and floor mats (all aftermarket). The vehicle handles great for a big SUV. Engine is adequate and tows better than others in its class. The whining about fuel mileage on a vehicle this size is pointless. It's what you can expect. Overall a very good choice for towing and a large interior.
Road handling, towing ability, seats, basic sound system is very good.
2006 Ford Expedition Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
After trading a 2004 Trailblazer I was delightfully impressed with the Expedition's driveability and handling. The turning radius and tracking are very impressive for a vehicle this size. It is very assuring to know of the vehicles impressive safety record as well as the curtain air bags. Very good visibility due to height of vehicle and the large foldable mirrors. Heated and cooled seats are comfortable and very adjustable. Great versatility with auto folding rear seats and manually folding mid seats. Hauled large patio set with ease. Gas mileage is better than expected with 17.5 MPG in mixed driving. Have not done trip only yet. So far I love the overall size and comfort of the 2006 Expy!
Foldable mirrors (helps to get it into garage), stereo system - but Sirius on backorder, foldable seats, info center, driving stability, and backup safety system.
Sirius on backorder, running boards too narrow, no OnStar-like system, and a little choppy on uneven terrain.