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By Corey
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2009 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I purchsed this 2009 expedition in 2016 with 147,000 miles on it. I was slightly worried about the high miles at first but it was a one owner vehicle with a clean car fax and all service done at the dealership it was purchased at. One month after we purchased it we took a 2500 mile road trip with no problems. I take it on 1000 mile round trips for work all the time with no worries or problems. The truck just hit 180,000 miles and is still going strong even after pulling 6-7,000 pound trailers. Only problem I have had was a shop used a fram oil filter that was limiting the oil pressure and causing cam timing problems. Fix was to replace the oil filter with a motorcraft filter. The interior is great but the front seat has a rip in it like almost every ford driver seat. 4x4 is amazing and this thing goes in any condition including 15 inch snow storms. At the end of the day if I was forced to sell this truck then I would buy another one but no one is getting this one from me any time soon.


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By Sam
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2009 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The best suv ever


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Good for towing
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By bcmichael
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2009 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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We bought this truck to tow our boat and travel trailer.
Overall it is a very capable tow vehicle, the extended wheelbase and weight help ensure a stable ride when towing large trailers.
The ride is very comfortable, so this is a good vehicle for long road trips.
There is a ton of interior space, plenty of room for people and luggage.
When both rows of passengers seats are folded flat you can fit 4x8 sheets of plywood/drywall flat on the floor with no problem.
Gas mileage is what I expected for a vehicle this size, love the FlexFuel option as we are in the midwest and E85 is usually much cheaper than gasoline.


Best Features

Heated/cooled leather seats Sync Interior capacity Towing capacity FlexFuel


Worst Features

Ford markets this as a tow vehicle but fails to provide a telescoping trailer tow mirror option for it. The standard mirrors just aren't enough when towing wide trailers. I had to buy mirror extensions, would much prefer to have telescoping mirrors like the F-series trucks. Ford should also offer a diesel engine option for this truck. The PowerStroke V8 would probably be overkill, but a 6 cylinder diesel would get great (relatively) gas mileage, making this an excellent tow vehicle.


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Good looks, but needs improvement
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By digerati
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2009 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The design of the vehicle inside and out are great and have a "tough" look and feel to it. There's lots of room, comfortable, and quiet inside. The power running boards integrates to the Expedition nicely, unlike the GM SUVs with the feature, which leaves unsightly gaps, unlike the Ford. Great comfort for all 8 seats. Plus the SYNC was easy to use. Build quality can be improved however. SYNC radio won't turn on using the power button, heated/cooled seats won't leave on, rear air suspension is noisy and vibrates, the power driver's seat rocks back and forth slightly, plastic chips and wood quality on steering wheel not good, chrome wheels has tarnish that was impossible to remove, etc.


Best Features

SYNC, power running boards, all roomy seats, cooled seats, quietness, foldable shelf in cargo area of EL models. However, the engine needs more pick up for passing on the highway...


Worst Features

Make front mud flaps compatible with power running boards, improve the plastic quality as well as the wood quality of the steering wheel, improve the chrome quality of the 20" wheels, make the rear air suspension quieter and vibration free, improve the smooth engagement of control-trac 4x4 in auto


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By Jason
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2009 Ford Expedition EL XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This is the best large SUV you can buy. For one the expedition el seems to have more interior space than the suburban, yukon xl , or the escalade esv. One other thing is that the ford feels more like a truck(which I like because I good off-road).


Best Features

Dvd, 4x4, Sync, Power folding 3rd row.


Worst Features

Make the shifter stronger o it doesn't feel so cheap, otherwise its a comfort, durable SUV.


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