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2008 Ford Expedition Review

This review was written when the 2008 Ford Expedition was new.

The Expedition competes effectively with Chevrolet's Tahoe and Suburban, thanks to a powerful engine and best-in-class passenger and towing capacity.

The 2008 Ford Expedition is well liked for its cargo capabilities and interior comfort, but its size contributes to a bland driving experience. Despite the lack of driving excitement, the Expedition is a good choice for comfort,  safety, and for the power of its V8 engine. For 2007 the Expedition added the new extended length (EL) trims, adding 15 inches and giving competitors like the Chevrolet Suburban a run for their money. While the Expedition is a viable alternative to full-size SUVs from GM, buyers should note that Chevrolet and GMC's offerings get better gas mileage. 

  • Motor Trend says the EL  trim "simply beats a comparable [Chevrolet] Suburban at its own game." -- Motor Trend
  • "Sure, you might want to think about something that uses less fuel if all you're buying it for is getting to work and back, or picking up the kids from school and driving them to T-ball practice and gymnastics, but for those who need to tow or haul eight adults around, there's no substitute for mass." -- Automobile
  • "Ford's redesigned Expedition may have F-series roots, but it is far from trucklike in terms of civility, ride and handling." --Kansas City Star
  • "If you must have a three-ton vehicle to carry eight people and tow 9200 pounds, the Expedition is a good choice."-- Car and Driver
Review Last Updated: 3/10/09

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