2019 Ford Expedition: A Trim Comparison
The 2019 Ford Expedition is the aluminum-bodied SUV you’ve been waiting for. A tri-zone system has replaced the dual-zone automatic climate control. And, there’s also a new Special Edition Package which includes a 360-degree camera, active park assist, and a heavy-duty tow package. If you’re in the market for an Expedition, our trim comparison will help you decide which model suits you best.
The XLT Expedition is the base trim, starting at $52,130. It comes with a 3.5L Ecoboost V6 engine that’s capable of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which allows it to tow up to 9,300 pounds according to Ford. This large SUV is great for someone who needs a vehicle for work or to fit a larger family. Drivers can manually let down both the second-row seating and power let down the third-row seating for maximum cargo space or leave them up for enough room to seat eight passengers.
If safety is a worry, the 2019 Ford Expedition features a SYNC 3 911 Assist alert system, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, a rear-view camera, and a Blind Spot Information System (with cross-traffic alert, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go). The infotainment system is on par with other larger SUVs with the addition of SYNC 3, a 4.2-inch LCD cockpit monitor, and also an 8-inch display monitor. It also features three USB ports and six speakers around the cabin.
Still, need more room? The Expedition XLT MAX is the better choice due to it being about a foot longer than the regular model. This provides an additional 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space. All the other features are the same. This trim has a starting MSRP of $54,815.
The Limited trim starts at $63,015 and adds a touch of luxury. On top of everything that comes with the XLT Expedition, the Limited trim adds heated second-row seating and leather-wrapped steering wheel with dark parchment euro stitching. The sound system is also upgraded to include B&O PLAY and a premium audio system which installs 12 speakers in the cabin and features HD radio. A sixth month trial of satellite radio is also included.
Safety-wise, the Limited Expedition also has a forward-sensing system. If you need more cargo space, the Limited Expedition also has a MAX option as well, which starts at $65,705. The Limited MAX adds 16.9 cubic feet of cargo space and includes everything that the regularly sized Limited Expedition has.
Lastly, the Platinum Expedition is the most luxurious option and starts at $73,365. It comes with everything the Limited trim has and so much more. The most significant improvement is the power upgrade, which increases the horsepower to 400 and torque to 480 lb.-ft. The exterior adds aluminum roof-rack side rails and a power-deployable running board for easy entry. On the inside, it has chrome accents, which beautifully accompany the luxurious feel of this trim. Leather accents continue on the door trim, and leather seating adds a truly superior feel throughout the cabin. The final touch is a panoramic vista roof with power open and close for sunny days or starry nights.
Like the other trims, the Platinum MAX is also an option for those who crave more cargo space. For $76,060, you can get the Platinum MAX with an extra 16.9 cubic feet of space to carry whatever you need.
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