Engine Performance and Towing
Ford has started to shift away from the larger V8 in many of its SUVs and pickups in favor of a twin-turbo V6. The 2020 Ford Expedition is no different. The EcoBoost V6 is a 3.5L engine that produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque with twin air-to-air intercooled turbochargers. It also comes with a 10-speed automatic with SelectShift.
Depending on the trim and drive option, the maximum conventional towing for the 2020 Ford Expedition is 6,600 lbs. With an upgrade of the Heavy-Duty Trailer Towing Package, that maximum jumps up to 9,300 lbs.
Some of the upper-tier trim packages of the 2020 Ford Expedition do use the same V6, although they offer several upgrades to air-intake and several other minor tweaks, bringing the horsepower up to 400 and the torque to 480 lb-ft.
As a family-oriented large SUV, there are a number of standard safety features found on the 2020 Ford Expedition. Keeping the driver and passengers safe is a top priority in any vehicle, so Ford has been introducing their Ford Co-Pilot360 as standard on many models, including the new Expedition.
The base trim package comes with a driver, front head, front side, passenger, the Safety Canopy System, and rear head airbags, plus 4-wheel ABS and 4-wheel disc brakes. On top of this, it comes with brake assist, daytime running lights, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, electronic stability control, lane-keeping assist, a rearview camera, and child safety locks.
Nearly all of the same safety features are found standard across trim packages of the 2020 Ford Expedition. If there is one thing Ford doesn't skimp on, it's safety features. The Platinum packages come with all the same safety features as the base, but also provides a 360-degree camera with split view, inflatable rear safety belts, and the Advanced Security Package, which is optional on other trims.
Interior and Entertainment
Whether driving on your own or driving with a cabin full of passengers, having the right entertainment features will help make any drive easier and more enjoyable. The base trim package of the 2020 Ford Expedition comes standard with an AM/FM stereo, the SYNC 3 Entertainment System, FordPass Connect, SiriusXM Radio, and several smart-charing USB ports. The Limited and King Ranch trims offer even more features such as a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, HD Radio, a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, and wireless charging capabilities.
With the Platinum packages, the Ford Expedition comes standard with all the same entertainment features, plus multicontour seats with Active Motion. The leather-trimmed captain's chair help reduce fatigue on long drives with customized settings and heating and cooling features. A dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system is an optional upgrade on all trims fo anyone who needs a little bit extra to entertain the entire family.
The 2020 Ford Expedition comes loaded with dozens of comfort features. Even the base trim is packed to the brim with all kinds of helpful features designed to make riding and driving within the Expedition a little more comfortable. This includes fog lamps, keyless start, rear parking aid, auto-off headlights (so no more worrying if you turned the lights off after parking), an anti-theft system, a back-up camera, remote engine start, universal garage door opener, heated mirrors, and steering wheel controls. On the XLT trim, you also have the option of including a hands-free liftgate, power-folding mirrors (which is helpful when trying to fit into a tight space and you need the mirrors folded in), a heated steering wheel, remote trunk release, luggage rack, and power liftgate.
Also worth noting on the 2020 Ford Expedition is that there is 20.9 cubic feet of cargo room with all seats up, 63.6 cubic feet if the last row is pushed down, and 104.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the front row. On the MAX models, those numbers bump up to 36, 79.6, and 121.5 cu.ft, respectively.
If you decide to go with the Platinum packages, just about every feature you might want will come standard. This includes a heads-up display, fog lamps, keyless start, automatic parking, power liftgate, luggage rack, auto-off headlights, back-up camera, adaptive cruise control, anti-theft system, seat-massage, hands-free liftgate, remote engine start, a heated steering wheel, heated mirrors, keyless entry, rain-sensing wipers, and universal garage door opener, and much more.
Should you go with the upper-tier King Ranch and Platinum trims, many exterior features will come standard. They feature LED lights and a Panoramic Vista Roof, which is perfect for when you want to let additional air in on during nice weather, or simply want to enjoy the sunlight (or the stars). They also feature power-retractable running boards, so you can easily offer a step-up to the cabin and then have it fold back under the vehicle to be out of the way while driving. Both trims also include 22-inch painted and machined-face aluminum wheels with a 6-spoke design and full-size spare.
On the XLT trim, platform running boards do come standard, but are able to be upgraded to a tubular chrome style. However, the power-retractable running boards are not an available option on the XLT trim. If you're interested in upgrading the roof, it is possible to get the Panoramic Vista Roof. 18-inch painted and machined-face aluminum wheels are standard on the XLT, with options to upgrade to multiple different sizes and styles. A Black Accents Package and FX4 Package are available on the XLT to give it a sportier look as well.
The Limited and King Ranch trims feature many of the same standard and available options, with differences in the styles and coloring. A few components come standard on the King Ranch, such as LED lights and the Panoramic Vista Roof, which need to be upgraded on the Limited. However, the Limited trim is available with a Stealth Edition Package or a Texas Edition Package, and several optional wheel upgrades.