2009 Ford Expedition EL Consumer Review: Good for towing

2009 Ford Expedition EL - Consumer Review

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Good for towing
By bcmichael on


2009 Ford Expedition EL Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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