This week we're taking a look back at the 2014 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4 full-size SUV to see if the third generation is worth your hard-earned used car dollars.
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The third generation Ford Expedition is new enough that some models are still available to buy certified pre-owned in 2020, while others are as old as my Ford Focus. The third generation ran from 2007 until 2017 and had a mid-cycle facelift for the 2015 model year. Our Spotlight, review, and full tour is on this 2014 Ford Expedition XLT 4x4. There were two other trims available, the Limited and King Ranch, along with a number of options and packages. Our test model is a base model in the truest sense, but one that has been incredibly well kept over the past 6 years, looking as if it just rolled off the assembly line and into our garage.
We go over the technical specifications of the Ford Expedition including what makes this differ from the Ford F-150 this vehicle's platform is based off of, what sort of options were available on the Expedition, and what sort of price you should be looking at in the used market for one of these. We go over the exterior features along with some history on the Ford Excursion and how the Expedition EL/MAX come into play.
We jump inside to go over the XLT's interior design and features, including three-zone air conditioning, a Bluetooth/MP3/SiriusXM radio system, power locks, windows, and mirrors, and power driver seat controls. Other features include an aftermarket backup camera paired with the factory rear park assist. We demonstrate how the third row egress works along with the second row cargo mode, and overall interior space.
We then take the 2014 Ford Expedition on a real world road test to go over how this full-size SUV handled, performs, and drives on the road, including the 5.4L Triton V8 engine, 6 speed automatic transmission, 4x4 mode, and the fully independent long-travel suspension. We go over the pricing between the different years available on this including the original MSRP for this vehicle.
We then conclude with a buyer's guide on the 3rd generation Expedition, with common problems and issues to look out for, what sort of complaints owners have had with these vehicles over the years, and some tops to better prepare yourself if you're in the market for one of these SUVs.
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