2008 Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 6-speed Automatic Consumer Review - Better real world MPG than
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2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

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Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (5.4L V8 6-speed Automatic)

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Better real world MPG than our Tahoe
By rustinn on

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2008 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

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We own an '07 Tahoe alongside an '08 Expedition. I don't know how the EPA got their MPG figures but in the similar driving, I am getting slightly better MPG in the Expedition and I believe it is because of its 6 speed transmission as opposed to the Tahoe's abysmal 4 speed. The Tahoe has better off the line torque but its 4 speed logic makes downshifting a "forget about it" scenario. The transmission in this car is beautiful, upshifts/downshifts at precisely the right times and it doesn't quarrel with the driver. This car rockets along at higher speeds but lacks the punch of the Tahoe at low speeds. Interior noise is pin-drop quite at low speeds but picks up a lot of wind noise on the highway

Favorite Features

Buttery smooth "crown-vic" like handling makes road imperfections go unnoticed, cooled seats, the perforated leather on the leather seats, good light offroad capability, although visibility is excellent in this car, the backup camera is a very welcome option

Suggested Improvements

Brakes are less reliable than that of the Tahoe's but are easier to modulate, low end torque, steering feel could be better, seats aren't as comfortable as the Tahoe's, wind noise needs better insulation on the highway, mediocre paint job, door sills are too heavy and don't have that holding feature that is executed perfectly on the Tahoe
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