Great big truck that can seat up to nine passengers and still fit inside a regular garage. Interior ergonomics are outstanding, and a nice standard equipment list make it competitive with other full-size utes.
Engine could use a bit more oomph
even the optional 5.4-liter has difficulty accelerating beyond speeds of 70 mph. The transmission could also use some refinement
upshifts are rather abrupt and downshifts should happen a bit quicker.
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1997 ford expedition SUV Gas Mileage
1997 ford expedition XLT 4dr SUV 4WD, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 14 combined MPG 12 city MPG/17 highway MPG
1997 ford expedition XLT 4dr SUV, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 15 combined MPG 14 city MPG/18 highway MPG
1997 ford expedition Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD, 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded 14 combined MPG 12 city MPG/17 highway MPG
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The used 1997 Ford Expedition SUV is offered in the following styles: XLT 4dr SUV 4WD, XLT 4dr SUV, and Eddie Bauer 4dr SUV 4WD. Pre-owned Expedition SUV models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 215 hp, depending on engine type. The used 1997 Expedition SUV comes with four wheel drive or rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.
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Review I bought her when my second son was born, traded in the 4 Runner. Towed the boat many miles and slept in the back camping many days. Snow, mud, rain did not slow her down. No major maintenance issues beyond a stuck shifter, compressor and alternator. Approaching 200,000, hot in winter, cold in summer. in a foot of snow and pulling a hill, nothing can stop her. I wanted to jump on the Obama $4,500 clunker deal but I couldn't bring myself to dumping her, they were going to seize her engine. It would be like putting my dog down, could not do it. I will drive her until she dies which will probably be around 280,000 to 300,000 miles.
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Available Ford Expedition 1997 SUV Trims: Limited, EL XLT, EL Limited, Eddie Bauer, EL Platinum, MAX Limited, Platinum, MAX XLT, King Ranch, EL King Ranch, EL Eddie Bauer, MAX Platinum, XL, XL Fleet, XLT, XLT Popular, EL XL, XLS, XLT Sport
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Oxford White, White Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Magnetic, Black Clearcoat, Ingot Silver, Magnetic Metallic, Medium Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Black, Blue Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Redfire Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Jeans, Sterling Gray Metallic, White Sand Tri-Coat Metallic, White Gold Metallic, Bronze Fire, Red Fire Clearcoat Metallic, Royal Red Clearcoat Metallic, White Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic/Pale Adobe Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Aspen Green Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Sterling Grey Metallic, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Autumn Red Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic, Blue Jeans Metallic/Pale Adobe Metallic, Carbon Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic/Pale Adobe Clearcoat Metallic, Estate Green Clearcoat Metallic, Golden Bronze Metallic Clearcoat/Pale Adobe Clearcoat Metallic, Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat, Pewter Clearcoat Metallic (Late Availability), Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic, Autumn Red Clearcoat Metallic/Pale Adobe Clearcoat Metallic, Autumn Red Metallic/Pale Adobe Metallic, Cashmere Tri-Coat Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Copper Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Stone Clearcoat Metallic, Dark Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Wedgewood Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem, Kodiak Brown Metallic/Pale Adobe Metallic, Stone Gray Metallic, Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic, Tuxedo Black Metallic/Pale Adobe Metallic
Interior Colors: Ebony leather, Charcoal Black premium leather, Ebony premium leather, Dune leather, Medium Parchment, Camel leather, Ebony cloth, Stone premium leather, Medium Stone leather, Stone leather, Medium Stone cloth, Camel cloth, Medium Parchment leather, Stone cloth, Mesa Brown w/Ebony leather, Camel premium leather, Charcoal Black leather, Medium Flint Grey , Black, Chaparral premium leather, Charcoal Black w/Camel Accent leather, Charcoal Black w/King Ranch Red premium leather, Medium Flint Grey, Medium Flint Grey vinyl, Medium Flint Grey (Late Availability) leather, Medium Parchment cloth, Camel w/Grey Stone Accent leather, Dark Graphite, Flint Grey, Medium Flint Grey cloth, Medium Prairie Tan
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Towing Hitch, Third-row seating, Power Driver Seat, Tire Pressure Warning, Alarm, Stability Control, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, Auto Climate Control, Parking sensors, Post-collision safety system, Bluetooth, Back-up camera, Leather Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, USB Inputs, Cooled Seats, Heated seats, 8000lb Towing Capacity, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Remote Start, 10,000lb+ Towing Capacity, Blind Spot Monitoring, Sunroof/Moonroof, Navigation, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Pre-collision safety system, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, 360-degree camera, Rear Entertainment System, Upgraded Stereo, 5000lb Towing Capacity, 6000lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Upgraded Engine