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2013 Ford Expedition XLT EL SUV

2013 Ford Expedition Review

(0 Stars)  An old-school SUV.

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New For 2013
The XL is now available only as a fleet vehicle. New this year, the trailer brake controller is included with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, and the Limited and King Ranch models offer dual-head-restraint DVD systems for rear passengers and optional twenty-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels. The King Ranch gets a chrome roof rack and side mirrors. There are three new paint colors.
Overview
If ever a vehicle was due for a redesign, it’s the Ford Expedition. The current-generation Expedition went on sale in 2007 and hasn’t seen many changes since. Available in three trim levels and with several different equipment packages, the Expedition can be had in regular or extended-length (EL) versions and with rear- or four-wheel drive. The EL is 14.8 inches longer than the regular Expedition and offers even more cargo-carrying capacity—up to 130.8 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded flat. The only engine option is the tried-and-true 310-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 paired with a six-speed automatic. The Expedition handles fairly well for a large SUV, thanks to its independent rear suspension, which helps to smooth out rough surfaces. Sync and satellite radio are standard, as are trailer-sway control, a capless fuel-filling system, and keyless entry. Available options include navigation, HD Radio, second-row bucket seats, power running boards, and a power moonroof. Another useful feature is MyKey, an optional programmable key system that allows parents to limit top speed and stereo volume, among other parameters, when their teenage children are driving. Full-size-SUV sales continue to lag, and the Expedition is due for a redesign, which means there should be room for negotiation if you’re in the market for Ford’s biggest SUV.

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2013 Expedition XLT EL Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.4L V 8 OHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Multi-point fuel injection
33.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 310 hp @ 5,100 rpm; 365 ft lb of torque @ 3,600 rpm

'13 Ford XLT EL SUV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Hitch
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