That same height, however, can make it difficult to move and secure items to the roof rack. It competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and Dodge Durango. Ford has moved the mechanism away from the ceiling, eliminating the hump that could obscure the driver's vision while backing up. This is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission that is responsive and smooth, driving either the rear wheels or all four wheels depending on the model. While we weren't overwhelmed by the 5. The suspension does a splendid job of soaking up irregularities while keeping the back wheels glued to the road over rough surfaces, with none of the nervous hopping that characterizes solid-axle designs. The ride of the Expedition is certainly no match for the newer generation of car-based crossovers, but it rides better than other body-on-frame trucks.
With the recently updated enhancements made to structure, suspension, steering and braking, the 2011 Ford Expedition is far removed from its truck-derived predecessors. The AdvanceTrac stability control system with Roll Stability Control modulates braking and engine power to help maintain driver control in marginal conditions, particularly those involving slippery surfaces. The only major criticism, other than the lack of engine power, is the Expedition's rather spongy brake feel and plentiful nosedive in hard stops. A standard MyKey system allows parents to impose vehicle restrictions on teen drivers. New for 2011 There are no significant changes for 2011.
If you use all three rows most of the time, and park it when it's just going to be the driver, the 2011 Ford Expedition can be a reasonably green vehicle. While the Expedition is quite different from the F-150 pickup on which it's based, the similarities from the front are undeniable—although with respect to design details, the more rounded sheetmetal of the Expedition looks less up-to-date than that of the F-Series. The Suburban also gets better fuel economy. We called him Monday morning and by Tuesday we drove out with the car we wanted. While the Expedition is quite different from the F-150 pickup on which it's based, the similarities from the front are undeniable—although with respect to design details, the more rounded sheetmetal of the Expedition looks less up-to-date than that of the F-Series.
The ride of the Expedition is certainly no match for the newer generation of car-based crossovers, but it rides better than other body-on-frame trucks. The pick of the bunch is the King Ranch edition, which offers a special trim and a unique leather interior. Exterior The front features a squared-off four-bar grille and angular headlights, and the rear window can open independent of the liftgate. The only letdown across most of the model line is the cheap plastic panel that covers the top of the dash. Vehicle Details The Expedition's seats offer excellent support, with improved contours, big side bolsters we'd still hope for a little more lateral support , soft cushions and, on Limited and King Ranch models, upgraded materials. Most would agree that the Expedition is mammoth, trucklike, and rather conservative, but that doesn't seem to limit the appeal of its design.
There are quite a few subpanels and trim pieces meeting at squarish and straight edges, punctuated with round vents, and a shelf running full length across the dash—and an odd mix of matte-metallic, dull plastic, and faux-wood trim. This is a humble opinion from someone one that drove 4 hours to look at the red Ford expedition xlt. This is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission that is responsive and smooth, driving either the rear wheels or all four wheels depending on the model. Keyless Entry Keypad No more worrying about where to hide your keyfob; with the keyless keypad entry system you can simply lock your keys and other items safely inside the vehicle. There's also an optional backup camera, which we strongly recommend due to the Expedition's poor rear visibility. Also on offer are Ford's MyKey system and a nav system that includes live traffic and weather information. With the auto industry slowly recovering, those willing to take a risk that fuel prices won't spike again may find now is the best time to make a great deal.
It competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and Dodge Durango. Before you set out to purchase your new Expedition, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which shows what others in your area are paying for their new vehicles. A power-folding mechanism for the third-row seat is optional on lower trims and standard on higher ones. Currently the Ford Expedition has a score of 7. A preset combination entered via the door-mounted keypad unlocks the doors.
The Expedition might share a lot with the F-150 pickup, but it's no utilitarian workhorse. The second row has adequate headroom and legroom for taller adults, and most passengers will find the third row accommodating for short trips. The Expedition's big, boxy exterior is handsomely adorned in chrome, color-keyed trim and a lot of glass. Other standard safety features include side-impact airbags and a three-row Safety Canopy rollover detection system with stability control. Last year, the Expedition gained Ford's Trailer Sway Control as a standard feature; it works in conjunction with the Expedition's stability control to detect trailer sway through the motions of the vehicle and to take measures—such as applying precise braking and reducing engine torque—to bring both vehicle and trailer under control. He was honest and answered every question we had about the vehicle, and he did everything he could to give us a great deal and have us leave happy.
A keyless entry keypad, heated power mirrors, air conditioning, an electrochromic rearview mirror, illuminated visors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are all standard across the Expedition range. Unprofessional service ranting on on how much experience they have when a simple call can save someone a lot of driving. New for 2011 There are no significant changes for 2011. Despite the tall seating position, the driving impression feels connected to the road, helped in no small part by steering with a good degree of precision. A power-folding mechanism for the third-row seat is optional on lower trims and standard on higher ones. Comfy front captain's chairs are standard on all models, and thanks to a wide range of adjustability in the steering wheel and pedals, folks of widely varying sizes should have no problem.
Over-the-road comfort is good and the handling feels balanced. They especially liked the features on the Limited trim, which include an adult-sized third-row seat that folds flat into the floor at the touch of a button. The pick of the bunch is the King Ranch edition, which offers a special trim and a unique leather interior. An optional power liftgate is also available. A single piece rear hatch can be ordered with a power lift feature. It competes with the Chevrolet Suburban.
The 2011 Expedition's most prominent feature is its recently acquired nose job, where Ford's now-signature four-bar grille sits front and center. . The design and location of controls is quite simple. Ford has moved the mechanism away from the ceiling, eliminating the hump that could obscure the driver's vision while backing up. Its tall ride height requires side running boards to make entry and exit easier, not to mention graceful. Sure its a clean car on Carfax but it does not detail what's really wrong with it.