It’s 18.5 anxiety long!
The aboriginal affair you apprehension about the Ford Expedition Max is appropriate there in the name: It’s huge. It’s as abutting to a Canyonero as you can get these days. But thankfully, that big-and-tall ability is accessible to alive with acknowledgment to a acceptable agenda of disciplinarian abetment tech and a able twin-turbo punch.
With its 222-inch breadth and 131-inch wheelbase, the full-size, three-row Expedition Max is absolutely beneath than a four-door F-150 SuperCrew auto truck. But it feels absolute massive from abaft the caster acknowledgment to its alveolate interior. Spec the second-row bank bench and there’s allowance for eight central the Expedition, and because of the Max’s added length, there’s a abounding 36 cubic anxiety of amplitude abaft the third row, compared with aloof 21 cubic anxiety in the accepted Expedition. Fold both aback rows collapsed and this affair will booty an absorbing 121.5 cubic anxiety of cargo.
My King Ranch tester is a actively comfortable thing, too, with covering everywhere and second-row captain’s chairs that accept an accessible tip-and-slide affection for accessible admission to the third row. I adulation the advanced use of open-pore copse central the Expedition King Ranch and there are affluence of little accumulator cubbies, including one on top of the dashboard. All told, there are 15 cup holders, so feel chargeless to accompany forth a accomplished case of Diet Dr. Pepper.
On the tech front, Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment arrangement is standard, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. This is one of the best infotainment systems on the market, with easy-to-navigate airheaded and quick acknowledgment times. The 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot can accumulate 10 accessories affiliated at the above time. That’s added accessories than seats! You’ll be able to accumulate them all charged, too, acknowledgment to a wireless charging pad, three 12-volt outlets, bristles USB Type-A ports, one USB-C anchorage and a three-prong, 110-volt plug. You could apparently ability Las Vegas with this thing. (OK, not really.)
The accepted blind-spot ecology makes it accessible to barometer back it’s safe to change lanes on the highway, admitting acknowledgment to the open, aerial greenhouse, there aren’t absolutely abounding dark spots to allege of. That’s in accession to the added niceties included in Ford’s accepted Co-Pilot 360 disciplinarian abetment suite, including lane-keeping assist, automated emergency braking and automated aerial beams. My King Ranch tester additionally comes with full-speed adaptive cruise control, and the above blind-spot ecology can awning the breadth of a trailer, if you’re the towing type.
The adorned King Ranch trim has badges everywhere.
Speaking of towing, the Max can cull 9,000 pounds, which is 300 pounds beneath than the accepted Expedition. Alike so, that’s way added than you can cull with a Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Nissan Armada or Toyota Sequoia.
The King Ranch trim is new for 2020, and it adds gray-painted lower bumpers, different 22-inch auto and the requisite badges all over the exoteric and interior. Ability comes from Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine, blame out 375 application and 470 pound-feet of torque, akin to a 10-speed automated transmission. The gearbox is great, bearing bland accouterment and mostly crumbling into the background. Acceleration is able and the Expedition Max is decidedly quick, admitting its about 5,800-pound barrier weight.
Of course, annihilation this big and this able is activity to choke bottomward fuel. The EPA gives the 2020 Expedition Max a accumulated ammunition abridgement appraisement of 18 afar per gallon but I’m seeing about 16.8 mpg in my four-wheel-drive tester. Still, that’s bigger than a lot of the Expedition’s competitors.
The Expedition drives about as you’d apprehend for an SUV this size, admitting it’s accessible to action acknowledgment to its absorbing axis circle. There are Sport, Tow/Haul, Mud and Ruts, Sand, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Eco and Normal drive modes to accept from, all of which adapt the chiral and burke programming, and there’s alike a chiral alive approach area you can move up and bottomward through the apparatus via buttons on the accessory selector.
Haul all your accompany and all their things at the above time.
If off-roading is your thing, Ford offers an FX4 off-road amalgamation on four-wheel drive XLT and Limited trims, which adds drift plates, a beyond radiator for bigger cooling, off-road shocks, all-terrain tires and a limited-slip differential. Alike after the another amalgamation the Expedition has a rear locking cogwheel and a four-wheel-drive auto accessory in accession to four-wheel-drive aerial and low gears. Two-wheel-drive models are accessible for association who don’t charge the four-wheel grip.
The 2020 Ford Expedition ambit starts at $54,505, including $1,695 for destination. Step up to the Max and you’re attractive at $57,530. My fancy-pants King Ranch tester comes in at a whopping $81,680, but you can save a lot of money if you opt for article a little beneath decadent. Besides, if you’re activity to absorb top-dollar on an Expedition, you’d be acute to attending at its Lincoln-badged alternative, the Navigator. With the Lincoln you get abundant bigger administration and a bit added power, and a abuse accomplished autogenous to boot.
The Expedition’s added capital competitors are the new General Motors SUVs, including the Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and GMC Yukon, which action agent powertrain options and alike an air abeyance on baddest models. But with its solid tech offerings and abundant functionality, the Expedition can added than authority its own in this large-and-in-charge chic of SUVs.