Used Car: 2013 Ford Expedition Review
Test drivers were pleased with the 2013 Ford Expedition's composed ride and poised handling, but disliked its tepid engine power and cheap cabin materials.
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Several test drivers commented that while the 2013 Ford Expedition's V8 engine has adequate power in most situations, it feels less powerful than many rivals. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and handful of reviewers mentioned that it is responsive. The 2013 Expedition returns an EPA-estimated 14/20 mpg city/highway, which is a bit low for the class. Reviewers thought the Expedition has poised handling for a large SUV, and were pleased that the ride quality does not suffer over imperfect roads. Others added that the steering offers good feedback. The 2013 Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds.
Critics found that the 2013 Ford Expedition's cabin is spacious but constructed with low-rent materials. There is seating for up to eight, and some reviewers mentioned that the third row is accommodating for adults. The Expedition offers 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, which is typical for the class. The long-wheelbase Expedition offers up to 130.8 cubic feet, which is excellent for the class and rivals the space of other long-wheelbase SUVs like the Chevy Suburban and GMC Yukon XL. Auto journalists also liked that the third-row seats fold easily into the floor when expanding the cargo area, which isn't the case with competitors from GMC and Chevrolet. Ford's SYNC voice command system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB connection, is standard. Available features include leather seats, heated and cooled font seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and navigation. Some critics noted that the navigation's touch screen is small.
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Other SUVs to Consider
Test drivers said that the 2013 GMC Yukon has strong acceleration, and added that the Denali models are especially quick. The Yukon's fuel economy is a bit better than the Expedition's, and like the Expedition, the Yukon is available in both regular- and long-wheelbase body styles.
The 2013 Toyota Sequoia impressed reviewers with its strong V8 engine, as well as it small turning circle, which aids maneuverability in tight spaces. Test drivers added that the Sequoia offers spacious seating in all three rows.