The 2023 Ford Expedition is a solid family hauler with updated tech and beefy styling. We recently spent a week in the SUV carrying kids, dogs, and gear to the beach and across northern New England, and we came away from the experience with a few things we think you should know.
Pricing for the 2023 Ford Expedition starts at $53,875 for the base XL STX model. Other pricing includes:
- Expedition XLT: $57,940
- Expedition Limited: $67,115
- Expedition Timberline: $70,705
- Expedition King Ranch: $77,170
- Expedition Platinum: $79,620
Most trims are available in an extended Expedition Max format with more cargo space for $2,000 more.
The 2023 Ford Expedition is powerful and capable
The Expedition comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes up to 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, depending on the configuration. Ford pairs it with a smooth ten-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. The powertrain is refined and exceptionally powerful, moving the large SUV with authority. Though it’s not a hulking V8 like the ones offered by its rivals from GM, the Expedition’s twin-turbo V6 delivers on power and acceleration, making a good noise while doing it.
There’s massive interior space
Both 2023 Ford Expedition models offer great cargo space inside. The standard SUV features 19.3 cubic feet of space with all three rows of seats in use. The space grows to 57.5 cubic feet with the third row folded flat and 104.6 cubic feet with all rows folded flat. The Expedition Max has 34.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 121.5 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded flat. Trailering is equally as strong with the Expedition. With two-wheel drive and the available max towing package, the Expedition can tow up to 9,300 pounds. Without the tow package, the SUV is rated to tow 6,600 pounds, and the Max models top out at 9,000 pounds with the options group.
Ford equips plenty of luxury features
The 2023 Ford Expedition isn’t that much cheaper than the Lincoln Navigator’s hefty MSRP, so it gets plenty of luxury and high-end features to help justify the price. Cloth upholstery is standard, but top trims add leather, heating and ventilation, and massage for the front seats. The massive SUV offers an expanse of second-row passenger space, and there’s plenty of head and legroom for even tall adults. Seating for eight is available, but the second-row captain’s chairs are better for parents with kids in car seats. Additional space between seats helps keep kids’ hands to themselves and prevents an unwanted conflict in the car. It also creates a walkway in the center of the SUV that allows easy access to the third-row seats.
There’s plenty of intuitive tech
Ford’s SYNC infotainment interface is one of the easiest-to-use and most intuitive systems out there, and it runs on a massive touchscreen. The standard display is 12 inches, but Ford offers a 15.5-inch touchscreen that allows two apps to run side by side and works well with the touch interface. All the regular tech goodies are here, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, and more. When paired with the available B&O sound system, the Expedition’s sound system can rock the block, but even the basic stereo sounds great.