2004 Ford Expedition Review

Pros & Cons

  • Well thought-out interior with plenty of room for passengers and their belongings, handy fold-flat third-row seat, impressive handling for its size, great crash test scores.
  • Needs more power, ride quality suffers on rough roads.
List Price Estimate
$1,731 - $3,399

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Roomy on the inside and agile out on the road, the Expedition is a solid choice among full-size SUVs.

2004 Highlights

Redesigned last year, the Expedition offers few changes for 2004. Option packages and trim levels have been slightly revised, and in some cases, renamed. The XLS replaces last year's XLT Value trim level, while a new NBX trim level replaces the FX4 off-road package. And there is now an XLT Sport trim level. A tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on XLT, XLT Sport and Eddie Bauer, while the previously standard limited-slip rear axle is now an option.

Consumer reviews

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Safest Car Ever
Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I purchased my 2004 Expedition used with 20000 miles on it in 2006. I have enjoyed this vehicle every mile I've owned it. Unfortunately the other day I was rear ended by a commercial vehicle doing 45 mph. It was the end of the Expedition, but the quality of this vehicle saved my life. I would recommend this vehicle 100 times out of 100! Looking for a new one as we speak.
Will Buy AGAIN!!!
Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I purchased my 2004 Ford Expedition with 3 miles on it. (New). I still have it today (2014) with 235,000 miles on it. She still does long distance. I faithly performed oil changes every 3000. The mechanic said his died at 335000 miles. Worth the money.
2004 Ford Expedition XLT Sport 5.4L 4x4 review
XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this Expedition after saying I was done with Ford after 2 bad experiences with Ford vehicles in the past. I turned in my lease lemon 05 F150 in 06 and saw this Expedition on the lot and something told me to give Ford 1 more try. I'm glad I did. I bought it with 37k and 4 yrs later and with 76,XXX + miles it has been a great vehicle. Only issues I've had was a rear end whine and a sticky brake caliper. That's it. Both fixed under warranty years ago. It has been the best bad winter weather vehicle I've ever driven and that's saying a lot here in Michigan! It's made me a Ford Guy again. I think you should buy one.
One Tough SUV
Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
We bought our Expedition after having a Chrysler Town and Country mini van. I'll tell ya what.... I dont know why we didnt just buy a Expedition in the first place! Awesome truck. We have 3 kids and two Labrador retrievers that go everywhere with us. We have so much more room than we did with with the van. We can also tow our 29ft. camper no problem or our ATV trailer with three ATVs. We bought it with 122,000 miles on it and are going on 150,000 with no problems. We get about 15 in town and as high as 20 on the highway. I have a F250 superduty too, but its sure nice to have the option to take the comfortable truck now when we pull something. I'd recommend one to anybody. Good solid truck!


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2004 Ford Expedition Overview

The Used 2004 Ford Expedition is offered in the following submodels: Expedition SUV. Available styles include XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), Eddie Bauer 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLS 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), XLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), XLT Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLT Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), Eddie Bauer Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), XLT Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A), XLS Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A), and XLT NBX 4WD 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Ford Expedition?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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