Family of 6 swapped the Expedition for
the wagon. We had nothing to tow and
make up for the cargo space with a Thule
cartop carrier (when all 6 of us are in
the car). We avg 23 mpg hwy and 21 city
(10+ better than the EXP.) AWD (4matic)
is a must for us in Alaska and performed
great last winter in the snow and ice.
We used Nokian snow/alpine rated
studless tires. The kids love
it(11,9,5,6mo)it is wide enough that
there is none of the "He's touching
me!". The third row seat is big enough
for the 11 and 9 yr old to sit
comfortably. We'll drive it 'til it
Quiet power=Sneaky speed -- watch that
speedometer. 4matic (AWD) handling. No
SUV lean on the turns.
Better cup-holders in the front as
spilled coffee near the shifter goes
straight to the transmission electronics
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