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  • Roomy third-row seat
  • strong and efficient turbocharged V6
  • easy-folding rear seats increase interior flexibility
  • tows more than similarly sized crossovers.
  • Feels big from the driver seat
  • difficult to park
  • interior is looking dated.

Car-based crossovers are eclipsing body-on-frame SUVs in the market these days, but the 2016 Ford Expedition is our top recommendation for those shoppers demanding the utmost in passenger, cargo and towing capacities.

Vehicle overview

Sometimes, you just need a vehicle that can tow a trailer and haul a big load of passengers and gear all at the same time. A regular crossover SUV just won't do. That's when traditional, full-size SUVs like the 2016 Ford Expedition step in, providing three rows of seating for up to eight people, heavy-duty towing capacity and copious amounts of cargo space.

With its truck-based platform and available four-wheel drive, the 2016 Expedition can tackle dirt trails without issue.

The 2016 Expedition, with its 365-horsepower turbocharged V6, adjustable suspension and loads of seating flexibility meets expectations nicely when size and power do matter. This is one of the few vehicles that can handle most anything you can throw at it. It can tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped, and with the rear seating folded away, standard-length models can hold 108 cubic feet of cargo and extended-length models have up to 130.8 cubic feet of room for stuff.

Ford's decision to use its new Sync 3 infotainment system in place of the previous MyFord Touch system makes the 2016 Ford Expedition even more user-friendly than its predecessor. The only significant drawback to owning an Expedition is its sheer size. This is a big SUV, and some may find it a real beast in tight spaces and even on the open road. Plus, there's a difference between wanting a big SUV like this and actually needing one. We recommend looking at some easier to drive and more fuel-efficient crossovers (such as Ford's Explorer) if you don't need to haul house-sized trailers, battleship-sized boats or seven other folks and all their gear on a regular basis.

If big is high your list, though, the Expedition is the best of the breed right now. The Chevrolet Tahoe and Chevrolet Suburban (and their GMC Yukon twins) are quite capable, but we've found in testing that they aren't as quick and don't ride as comfortably as the Expedition. Their rear seating and cargo areas aren't as roomy, either. The Toyota Sequoia is also worth a look, though it's getting on in years. When all is said, the 2016 Ford Expedition is clearly a top contender.

2016 Ford Expedition models

The 2016 Ford Expedition is a full-size, body-on-frame SUV available in standard and extended-length (EL) body styles. The EL Expeditions are 15 inches longer overall than the standard models. Each body style is offered in four trim levels (XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum), and all trims can be had in two-wheel- or four-wheel-drive versions. All 2016 Expeditions come standard with seating for eight passengers, while optional captain's chairs for the second row reduce passenger capacity to seven.

Standard equipment on the XLT includes 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED foglights, running boards, a roof rack, parking sensors, a rearview camera, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, a six-way power driver seat with manual recline, power-adjustable pedals, a sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split second-row seat and a one-touch fold-flat third-row seat. There's also a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Ford's Sync voice-control system, a 4.2-inch screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, USB interface, auxiliary jack and rear audio controls.

The XLT 201A package adds a power liftgate, heated mirrors, leather upholstery for the first- and second-row seats (the third row has vinyl), a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a six-way power front passenger seat and a power-folding third-row seat.

The 202A package gets those items plus a heavy-duty trailer tow package, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, a 10-way power front passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen and an upgraded 12-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio.

The Limited trim includes all of the above items along with 20-inch wheels, front parking sensors, power-folding mirrors (with a driver-side auto-dimming mirror), automatic wipers and heated second-row seats. The 301A Package adds a sunroof, retractable running boards and a navigation system.

There's not a whole lot of daylight between luxury-oriented 2016 Expedition trim levels and the related Lincoln Navigator.

The Western-chic King Ranch Edition is equipped similarly to the Limited, but has special two-tone paint, special exterior styling details, a blind-spot monitoring system, premium leather upholstery and wood grain interior trim. The Platinum is similarly equipped to the King Ranch, but it loses the Western theme and gets a sunroof as standard.

Stand-alone options for the 2016 Expedition, depending on the trim level, include many of the items in the pre-packaged equipment groups, plus a load-leveling rear suspension, 22-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, second-row captain's chairs, power retractable running boards, a dual-screen rear seat video entertainment system and a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle.

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2016 Highlights

The 2016 Ford Expedition gets Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system, which replaces the underwhelming MyFord Touch system.

Performance & mpg

All 2016 Ford Expeditions are powered by a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 making 365 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is rear-wheel drive. But buyers can opt for four-wheel drive with low-range gearing. Properly equipped, the Expedition has a maximum tow rating of 9,200 pounds.

The EPA estimates that the RWD Expedition will deliver 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway), or 17 mpg combined (15/20) with 4WD. Going for the EL versions drops those numbers by about 1 mpg. On our evaluation driving loop, we matched the EPA's 17 mpg combined estimate in a 4WD Expedition.

At the Edmunds test track, that same Expedition proved to be one of the quickest trucks in its class, as it made the dash to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, easily trouncing competitive full-size SUVs equipped with traditional V8 engines.

Safety

The Ford Expedition comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. At the Edmunds test facility, a 4WD Expedition came to a controlled stop from 60 mph in 126 feet, an average distance for its class.

Ford's programmable MyKey system, which allows parents to specify maximum speed limits and stereo volumes for secondary drivers, is standard. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are also standard across the board, and the Limited and King Ranch also have front sensors. A blind-spot monitoring system is standard on the King Ranch and Platinum trim levels and optional for the others.

In government crash testing, the Expedition received a top five-star rating for overall protection, with a five-star rating for both frontal and side-impact protection.

Driving

Although the Ford Expedition is a sizable beast, its four-wheel independent suspension gives it exceptionally smooth ride qualities for a traditional full-size SUV. This cannot be said of similarly sized SUVs with live-axle rear suspensions. Opting for the 2016 Expedition's three-way adaptive dampers makes its excellent manners even better. Precise and responsive steering also contributes to an easy-to-drive nature, but the Expedition's considerable bulk is a notable limitation when negotiating tight spaces.

The 2016 Expedition drives quite well for such a sizable beast, and the 365-hp V6 makes quick work of passing and merging maneuvers.

The turbocharged V6 engine is surprisingly well suited for this big SUV. The turbocharger lights quickly, and the immediate shove it produces will convert even the most stubborn critic bemoaning the loss of the V8.

Interior

There's plenty of room and an attractive look inside the 2016 Ford Expedition. The Limited, King Ranch and Platinum models are especially classy, but there are a few low-budget surfaces that don't fit the upscale cabin theme. This year's Expedition gets the Sync 3 interface as an option on the XLT and as standard equipment on trims above the XLT level. With Sync 3, Ford ditches the old MyFord Touch touchscreen that caused so much user dissatisfaction in favor of a new, easier-to-use interface. It can be a powerful tool for configuring and controlling the vehicle and your smartphone.

The new-for-2016 Sync 3 infotainment system is a huge improvement, delivering fast and user-friendly functionality.

Everyone in a 2016 Expedition, regular or EL, has a good amount of room to stretch out. The standard 40/20/40-split second-row seat both slides and reclines for greater comfort, and includes a center section that can be scooted forward to put small kids within reach of mom or dad. The available second-row captain's chairs are a small luxury, even though they drop seating capacity to seven passengers. The third-row seat also folds flat into the floor when you need more cargo room, useful for any family going on a luggage-heavy vacation.

Speaking of cargo room, there's no shortage of it here. The standard 2016 Expedition offers 18.6 cubic feet behind the third row, while the Expedition EL sports 42.6 cubic feet. Fold down both rows of rear seats and you get a flat load floor with 108.3 cubic feet in the regular-size Expedition and 130.8 cubic feet in the Expedition EL. For comparison, that's about 10 cubic feet more than the Sequoia and Suburban.


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5 out of 5 stars
Thinking about a new Expy?
Andrew Cohen,04/22/2016
XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
I replaced my 99 when it had 233k miles. It served us well, but it was time. I recommend you rent each car you are looking at. A day should be enough. Make sure you drive on the highway. I was almost sold on a Durango until I drove it on the highway in a cross wind. The newer Ford technology, independent rear, etc. is all good. Comfort is excellent. Gas mileage is 50% improved. Sometimes there is a little turbo-lag but when it sets in, it boogies pretty fast; much faster than the v8 (yes, believe it or not). Plenty of power. The voice recognition is pretty darn good. Making calls by voice command is pretty easy. The nav responds very fast & it's good. There is only 1 fairly major and unexpected complaint; wind noise. My 99 had this 16 beat. Once you pass 45mph, air entering the compartment or if there is a/c or heat on, pressurizes the cabin and pushes the driver and passenger doors out at the top. The end result is wind noise, and it's significant because otherwise this vehicle is like a quiet living room on 4 wheels. My 99 had weatherstrip on both the frame and the door. The 16 only has it on the frame. I am sure that is a factor. I made sure to get the XLT because the power floorboards are clearly a mistake that has gone on far beyond being recognized as such. The steering ratio is clearly different than my 99. It takes a little more turning to aim where you want to go, but you get used to it easily. The tilt-tele works well, but the wheel should go lower. It stops mechanically while still on quite an angle. My Chrysler 300 goes lower and that makes driving more comfortable. Dashboard visibility is excellent. The seats are not quite as comfortable as those in my 99, but I think that is because of all the mechanisms inside this one. Powerfold seats and mirrors get my vote. 4x2, 4awd, 4x4hl all shift well, quietly and solidly. Brakes are good but pumping them a bit makes them great. In rush hour stop and go, you need great brakes. Shifting and orchestration of lockout clutch are excellent. Control of gears is intuitive. Limit of up-shift can be set by buttons on shifter. Heat and cool operations work very, very well and I did notice that the reaction time of the system to respond to a change in the temperature setting is the fastest I've ever seen. Very responsive and cabin temps were very good; no swings beyond the high or low temperature thresholds for comfort. It zeroes-in on the temp you set very nicely. I did notice that water lodged on the roof after a rain and it was a significant amount. This is surprising because my driveway is sloped down, but each time after a rain, when I would back up or come to a stop, down came the river. The 99 didn't do that. So far, build quality is good and solid. Starts easily and idles quietly. Remote start enables the hvac to make if comfortable when I get in. I like that. The turn signal and warning/status chimes are a pleasing tone. Moonroof is solid, no rattles (unlike panoramic sunroofs - rattleboxes; stay away from those) The mechanism works nicely. Back side vent windows work nicely too. Entertainment system is pretty darn good, but lacks an SD card slot, which makes no sense in this day and age (I don't want to load my phone up with music). The wireless system works to contact passing open public wi-fi, but updates require that you permit it to blindly contact Ford for I/O. I can understand that it may need to download updates, etc., but there is a definite privacy issue. What other information goes back to Ford? Driving habits? Locations? Phone lists? Who knows??? I just left updates disabled for now. 110volt ac outlet was not sought after but turns out to be a nice feature which I used to charge a video camera battery on the way to my daughter's softball game. The addition of a driver's side grab handle seems like an obstruction at first but soon yields to function. It's great when standing in the doorway to get something on the roof or to clean the roof (and moonroof glass). Expect that many of the surfaces on the new one are squared-off whereas the older ones were rounded-out. There is no cargo net in these and no fasteners if you wanted to add one. My 99 had a nice net which worked great when carrying things that you don't want to roll around. The backup camera is excellent; day and night. The warning system is a bit nervous, but once you get used to it, it will help. Between the two, I can park the battleship within 4" of the curb, go back and forth and never touch a car ahead or behind. All in all, I'm happy but the wind noise thing really bugs me. There isn't any reason for that noise to be present in a vehicle like this. If you're coming from a trusted old Expy, you will like this but expect some changes; many, many good... some that are good but take time to adjust to, and a couple that are not so good. Overall, it's the kind of vehicle that you look forward to driving.
5 out of 5 stars
How did Ford do it?
Joe McWilliams,05/31/2017
XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Ok, bought the car to two a 7,000 pound travel trailer, compared to a Yukon/Tahoe and selected the Ford since it was 10 grand less expensive and towed more on paper...in practice the twin turbo engine didn't hiccup at all towing the trailer about 3,000 miles from sea level to 7,000 feet. Gas mileage without trailer at 80 is about 22 on the highway, with the trailer at 65, drops to 15. Other than that, which I suppose is to be expected when towing a big box that weighs more than the truck, the truck is a hoot. Great features, options, stupid quick when not towing a trailer. First Ford I bought since 1978. If something happened to it I would trot down and buy another one.
5 out of 5 stars
Real deal
Bolfer,09/09/2019
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Had my 2016 expedition limited for about 3 years now. Use it for vacations, around town, towing ski boat. Absolutely fantastic. Quiet. Big. Powerful. Decent mpg considering - 17 - 18 combined, 20 mpg towing 5000lb at 60mpg, well over 20 mpg normal highway. Nice large gas tank means 500mi between fill-ups on long trips. Can tow in the mountains so easily that we use cruise control up and down. Great turning radius, easy to park ... but like all large vehicles best to back in so easier to pull out. The V6 is amazing, if you haven’t driven one definitely try it. Rear seat really folds, unlike Suburban/ Tahoe where the rear floor is artificially high to accommodate the folding seat, on the Expedition the the rear floor is at normal load height. This is because of the independent rear suspension which also gives a better ride. And compared to 2018 and newer Expeditions, the 2016-2017 model years have the same engine but easier to use shift and trailer mode, and better outward visibility. If you can’t find a 2016 - 2017 the newer Expeditions are still great. One other Ford-only feature I LOVE is the door code entry. Can lock the key in the vehicle woth a 2-number code, then just open w a 4-number code. So convenient- I love that I don’t even need to carry or touch a key if simply keep one hidden in the glove box, use the door code jump in and hit the start button and go - never have to worry about losing the key while hiking or boating or skiing, and can leave the vehicle for somebody at the train station or etc. Apple Car Play is a must have, and can be added easily by the dealer. Sit high, extra safe, does it all. No issues at now almost 80k mi. Absolutely love it. Update 9/2021 now over 90k miles, no issues whatsoever, still runs and looks new. Towed our 20 foot ski boat from Chicago area to Tennessee and back through the mountains, weekly towing to the local ramp, all effortless.
5 out of 5 stars
Believe it - 6 banger with turbo is better than V8
Steve,08/03/2016
EL Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
I have owned 3 Suburbans, 2 Escalades, and now 2 Expeditions. Upgraded from 2010 with 105,000 miles on it to 2016 and was reluctant due to no V8 anymore. The turbo 6 is great - it accelerates better than V8 and gets 18 mpg on a long trip fully-loaded at high speed. The 2010 was better than any GM product I had owned and the 2016 is better than the 2010. Only thing that is not better is the Doppler radar on the navigation system - the 2010 was better.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

5 out of 5 stars
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover21.2%

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Used 2016 Ford Expedition Overview

The Used 2016 Ford Expedition is offered in the following submodels: Expedition SUV. Available styles include Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), King Ranch 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL King Ranch 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), XL Fleet 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), EL XL Fleet 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), XL Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and EL XL Fleet 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned Ford Expedition models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 365 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2016 Ford Expedition comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2016 Ford Expedition comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2016 Ford Expedition?

Price comparisons for Used 2016 Ford Expedition trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 Ford Expedition XLT is priced between $21,477 and$30,995 with odometer readings between 60174 and137383 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Expedition EL XLT is priced between $25,495 and$32,995 with odometer readings between 77620 and103600 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Expedition EL Limited is priced between $31,500 and$32,000 with odometer readings between 95244 and102111 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Expedition Limited is priced between $29,599 and$29,998 with odometer readings between 87418 and109521 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Ford Expedition Platinum is priced between $32,999 and$32,999 with odometer readings between 103955 and103955 miles.

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