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MSRP: $41,975 - $58,855
Invoice: $39,142 - $54,883
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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Ford Expedition Interior

Test drivers like the 2014 Ford Expedition's roomy cabin and logical control layout, but some critics agree that interior materials are of poor quality, even on upper trims. Some auto writers say that the Expedition’s interior design is contemporary, while others claim that the button and gauges look outdated. Reviewers say the 2014 Expedition's seats are comfortable and the third-row seats provide plenty of head- and legroom for adult passengers. 

  • "… this generation of Expedition Ford was among the first to incorporate truly contemporary design themes into a truck-based architecture." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Inside, the Expedition boasts a sizable and comfortable cabin, although some of the materials feel a bit low-rent." -- Left Lane News
  • "Inside the 2013 Ford Expedition you'll find a passenger cabin that's both attractive and spacious. Limited and King Ranch models are especially classy, though some low-quality materials take away from the otherwise upscale atmosphere." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Moreover, there are some low-quality materials used on the dash and in other areas of the cabin, and they can be quite disappointing to see, considering the cost of a premium car model." -- Motor Trend (2013) 

Seating

The 2014 Ford Expedition seats up to eight in three rows. When equipped with second-row captain’s chairs, seating is reduced to seven. Cloth seats come standard, while leather seats and power-folding third-row seats are optional. The Expedition is also available with heated front- and second-row outboard seats and heated and cooled front seats. Reviewers agree that all of the Expedition's seats are comfortable and offer plenty of space. Some test drivers say the third-row seats can comfortably accommodate adults, while others note that the Expedition offers more head- and legroom in the third row than rivals like the Nissan Armada and Chevrolet Tahoe.

  • "In any of the 2014 Expedition's three trim levels, seats are comfortable and provide enough seat travel to comfortably accommodate passengers of virtually any size. As a bonus, the Expedition's third row provides room for real adults." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "When the seat is in place, the Expedition offers more headroom and legroom for its third-row passengers than the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Toyota Sequoia or the Nissan Armada." -- AutoTrader
  • "With a passenger cabin this size, everyone -- even third-row occupants -- has a good amount of room to stretch out. The standard 40/20/40-split second-row seat both slides and reclines for greater comfort, and includes a center section that can be scooted forward to put small kids within reach of mom or dad." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Space is plenty for adult passengers on all three rows of seats." -- Motor Trend (2013) 

Interior Features

The base Ford Expedition comes equipped with a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Ford’s voice-controlled SYNC system with Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable foot pedals and an auxiliary audio jack. Optional features include a rearview camera, remote start, navigation, HD Radio, front parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control and blind spot monitoring.

Test drivers agree that the 2014 Ford Expedition's gauges and controls are easy to read and logically arranged, but some reviewers write that the switchgear could have a higher-quality feel. Additionally, a few reviewers say that the available navigation system could use a larger screen.

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  • "No matter which trim level you go with, however, you'll find gauges and controls that are simple in design and easier to use than those in Ford's more recently designed vehicles." -- Edmunds (2013) 
  • "The overall functionality and appearance of the controls are very similar to those found in the F-150 pickup truck, which is not a good thing either. The navigation system has a very small touchscreen, and this is even worse considering that even smaller crossovers offer bigger and better screens." -- Motor Trend (2013)
  • "Expedition has large, easy-to-read gauges. ... The dashboard design is otherwise similar, with most controls logically placed, though the switchgear lacks a precision feel. …" -- Consumer Guide (2012)

Cargo

The Ford Expedition has 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row. There are 55 and 18.6 cubic feet behind the second- and third-row seats, respectively. The Expedition EL has 130.8 cubic feet of space behind the first row of seats and 85.5 and 42.6 cubic feet of space behind the second- and third-row seats, respectively. While the regular Expedition’s cargo space is good for the class, it offers less space than the Toyota Sequoia and Chevrolet Suburban. Still, reviewers say cargo space is plentiful, especially with the third-row folded flush with the floor.

  • "Cargo space is abundant in the Expedition, especially with the power-folding third-row seat lowered." -- AutoTrader
  • "And when not in use that third row folds flush into the floor, a benefit of the Expedition's fully independent rear suspension." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The third-row seat folds flat into the floor when you need more cargo room, which is a major advantage over the Suburban's heavy, awkward seats that have to be completely removed to free up that same space." -- Edmunds (2013)
  • "Cargo space is a healthy 18.6 cubic feet, increasing to 55 cubic feet with the 3rd row seats folded." -- Left Lane News (2013)
Review Last Updated: 5/13/14

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