Ford Expedition (1996 - 2003)
We say:
Broke the Japanese stronghold on the premium SUV market, the Ford Expedition demands respect, and it does. It was a lot of metal for the buck back then, and the case is the same now. Petrol costs will surely drain your resources, but this one actually rides better than the newer Exped. Of course, the plush ride trades off on handling.

Makes a great pre-owned buy.
Assuming you're willing to swallow the gas bills.

Ownership XLTPremium SportLimited
Price DiscontinuedDiscontinuedDiscontinued
Classification Luxury SUVLuxury SUVLuxury SUV
Warranty Phased OutPhased OutPhased Out
Under the Hood
Engine 4.6 SOHC 16V V84.6 SOHC 16V V84.6 SOHC 16V V8
Maximum Output (bhp @ rpm) 232 @ 4750232 @ 4750232 @ 4750
Maximun Torque (Nm @ rpm) 393 @ 3450393 @ 3450393 @ 3450
Fuel Type / Recom. Octane Gasoline / 93~Gasoline / 93~Gasoline / 93~
Fuel System / Aspiration EFI / NAEFI / NAEFI / NA
Fuel Mileage (km/L) 4.51 (test)Not Avail.Not Avail.
Transmission 4 AT4 AT4 AT
Cruise Control NoNoNo
Dimensions and Weights
Length (mm) 519751975197
Width (mm) 199619961996
Height (mm) 199119911991
Wheelbase (mm) 302330233023
Curb Weight (kg) 235823582358
Body Type 5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV
Engine / Drive F/RF/RF/R
Seating 101010
Suspension and Tires
Front Suspension Independent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double WishboneIndependent, Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension Rigid Axle, 4-Link with Coil SpringsRigid Axle, 4-Link with Coil SpringsRigid Axle, 4-Link with Coil Springs
Front Brakes Vented DiscVented DiscVented Disc
Rear Brakes Solid DiscSolid DiscSolid Disc
Tires 255/70 R 16 (f & r)275/60 R 17 (f & r)275/60 R 17 (f & r)
Wheels Alloy 16 x 8.0 (f & r)Alloy 17 x 8.0 (f & r)Alloy 17 x 8.0 (f & r)
Safety Features
Airbags 222
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) YesYesYes
Traction / Stability Control NoneNoneNone
Other Safety Features NoneRear parking sensorsPremium Sport Plus: none
Exterior Features
Fog Lamps FrontFrontFront
Other Exterior Features Chrome bumper grille side mirrors and rear step board; illuminated side step board; roof rails; rearXLT Plus: body-colored bumper wheel lip and side mirrors; hood deflector clear-type headlamps; revisPremium Sport Plus: body-colored bumper with chrome insert fender flare
Interior Features
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt, manualTilt, manualTilt, manual
Steering Wheel Material LeatherLeatherLeather
Seating Adjustment Electric (driver)Electric (driver)Electric (driver)
Seating Surface FabricLeatherLeather
Other Interior Features 60/40 split-fold-tumble 2nd row; 50/50 split-fold 3rd row (side facing)XLT Plus: wood accents; molded floor matsPremium Sport Plus: none
Convenience Features
Power Amenities Steering, door locks, windows and mirrors; pedalsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrors; pedalsSteering, door locks, windows and mirrors; pedals
Climate Control Auto, dualAuto, dualAuto, dual
Audio System Stereo/cassette/6-discStereo/cassette/6-disc VCD; rear LCD monitorStereo/cassette/10-disc DVD; rear LCD monitor
No. of Speakers 444
Hands-Free Phone NoNoNo
On-Board Computer YesYesYes
Keyless Entry YesYesYes
Alarm and Immobilizer YesYesYes
Our Take
Rating *******
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