2011 Ford Expedition Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Cabin Noise, Cargo Space, Power
What they didn't
Fuel Economy, Cabin Noise, Power

Expedition is a very big car with great mileage

At first I was apprehensive about trading my trusty 2003 honda pilot with more than 280k miles for this big Ford SUV. However, my kids are much older, and bigger, and so we need more room. My biggest concern was the mileage. I saw that the sticker for the 4WD say 13/18, and that scared me a bit. However, I was VERY pleasantly surprised that the mileage is much better. On freeway, I would drive from San Jose to Los Angeles on hwy 5 with average speed of about 70mph, and the average mpg based on the Expedition display is about 22mpg. When I am driving in the city, picking up the kids from school, it averages around 16.5. Mixed driving is about 18-19mpg. Believe it or not this is BETTER than my Honda Pilot! How can that be? I suspect it is because of the better gearing on the Ford Expedition. On the freeway, at 65mph, the Expedition is going along at about 1600 rpm! As to comfort, this is much better than the honda pilot that we had. The kids are able to lean their back seats back and sleep. The middle seat can actually move up 11" so if you have a baby, the baby can be up close nearer to the front. Performance wise, it's a mix. Generally, I wish there was a bit more power, especially going from a complete stop. Also, when climbing hills, I don't why, but the car refuse to upshift unless you gas it a bit. I generally just manually pull the shift to 3rd gear. Of course, if there were more power, the gas would not be that great. Overall, for the price, I think you get great compromise between economy and comfort. I would highly recommend this car. By the way, we looked at the Tahoe/Yukon and did not like the fact that the third seats were very low to the ground. It's like an afterthought. Your kids would not be able to sit long. On the Expedition, the third row seats fold all the way back, and when up, it is almost as nice as the second seats of our Honda Pilot. We also looked at the Armada, and did not like the third seats either. We did not have a chance to look at the Toyota Sequoia because that was out of our price range.

Would recommend to a friend

I haven't owned this vehicle very long, but so far I am very happy with it.

This vehicle is everything I expect in a vehicle, with a few conveniences I didn't expect. It drives well, parks easily, has plenty of power, and tows my travel trailer well. General Motors is missing out by requiring owners to remove their 3rd row seating. Ford 3rd row folds flat, not requiring owners to remove and store the seating, and whenever needed the seating is in the vehicle.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Technology and Entertainment

Vehicle is very well appointed

Cons

Fuel Economy

No surprise, the fuel economy is not good. It seems to be on par with my '05 Suburban. I was expecting it to be a little better.

Smooth ride and lots of room!

Interior is spacious. My husband is 6'5" and is finally comfortable in my car. I got the LTD premium edition so it's loaded with features, including 4WD with 4auto. My kids love the 3rd row seating too. A great family vehicle all around.

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Ride and Handling
Cabin Noise
Cargo Space

Cons

Fuel Economy
Power
Value

FORD

Love this van good on gas run great big tires nice Color

Would recommend to a friend

Love Expeditions. Have had several serious problem

Roomy and able to pull 21' boat with ease

Would recommend to a friend

Pros

Safety

Above the traffic

Power

Pulling power

Visibility

Can see several cars ahead in traffic

Cons

Fuel Economy

Poor mileage 16mpg at best

Reliability

Issues with transmission and drive train

Cabin Noise

Noisy when windy

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