2017 Ford Expedition EL Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
My wife and have been hardcore European and Japanese car fans since college (Volvo, Audi, Honda). As an active couple in our late thirties with three rapidly growing children, a large steep mountainside driveway in Alaska and recreational activities which include mountain biking, skiing and pulling a travel trailer; a large 4X4 SUV seemed to be in order. I looked carefully at the Toyota Sequoia, Yukon XL/Suburban and then happened to drive a rental Expedition while on a business trip. I was thoroughly impressed with the drivability/handling, interior layout/space and the overall package despite being an older platform. We ended up purchasing a lightly used 2017 EL Limited for a steeply discounted price. The front seats are just as comfortable as any Volvo we have owned. The space utilization is exceptional and the technology integration is an added bonus. It is quiet and composed on the highway. With the responsive steering and relatively small turning radius, my wife has no issues driving this into the tighter parking lots in town which she frequents. We are looking forward to using the 4WD (on dedicated snow tires) this winter. I can’t express how impressed we are with this vehicle! Excellent job Ford. You have won over some difficult, foreign car biased customers!
2017 Ford Expedition Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
This is a great land yacht for local and extended travel. Great center seat for my Grandson, third row has been folded down since day one. Comparing to previous Eddie Bauer 2007 Explorer it gets better mileage, faster off the line with a touch of the petal, and suspension comfort settings make for easy bumps. Super Siruis radio. Back up camera works well. I SHOULD HAVE BOUGH THE EL MODEL. AS I USE IT THE BACK SEATS ARE NOT UP TO PROVIDE FOR CARGO ROOM.
2017 Ford Expedition EL Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
so far the gas mileage is not even close to what the manufacture rates it, when we drove it home it had a wind noise on the drivers side that came from poorly installed weather stripping, our dealer fixed it perfectly but it shouldn't have come from the factory that way, raising and lowering the center seats to get in the back is not that easy, must always remember to tilt the headrest in or they dig into the front seats. On a positive side, it has a lot of room particularly in the third row where you wouldn't expect much which is the only reason we bought it vs the GMC Denali model. At this point we only have a 1000 miles on it so tough to do much more rating.
2017 Ford Expedition Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Sync3 specifically navigation is terrible, maps 3+ years old. Not acceptable in today'sworld. Voice interaction borders on very bad. If you buy just before you sign ensure a free sync3 update when it is out. Use Google maps.