The Ford Expedition is a legend, dominating the full-size SUV market since its introduction in 1997. Its combination of a roomy cabin, premium features, and incredible performance make it the perfect choice for families and adventurers alike. Now, the 2023 Ford Expedition is taking this model to the next level with more advanced technology, more power, and more capability than ever before. Inside this three-row SUV, you will find best-in-class features ranging from its massive 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen to its 3.5L High-Output turbocharged engine with an unbeatable 440 hp.
Whether you are towing up to 9,300 lbs or driving hands-free with BlueCruise, the Expedition is sure to impress. If you are looking for a vehicle that can head off-road to explore the New York countryside, then be especially sure to check out the Expedition Timberline with its host of unique off-road features, ranging from best-in-class ground clearance to Ford’s advanced Trail Toolbox of electronic driver aids. No matter what you require from your full-size SUV, the 2023 Ford Expedition is up to the task.
As the largest SUV in the Ford lineup, you can expect the 2023 Expedition to offer plenty of room for passengers and cargo. This massive model offers three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, allowing you to accommodate your whole family comfortably. However, the Expedition is far more than a roomy people mover. This full-size SUV is designed to maximize room for cargo while treating your passengers to a first-class ride with plenty of premium features to travel in style. This is particularly true if you opt for the extended wheelbase Expedition MAX with its larger rear cargo area.
Since its recent refresh, the Expedition has offered an elevated driving experience with a higher-quality interior filled with fun features. Every trim of the 2023 Expedition offers you the choice between eight-passenger seating with benches in the second and third rows or seven-passenger seating with second-row captain’s chairs for greater comfort. The third-row seats are power-folding for easy use, and an eight-way power driver seat is also standard. For greater comfort, you can opt for heated and ventilated front seats with heated second-row seats in either durable ActiveX or premium leather. Multi-contour seats with Active Motion massage are even available for maximum luxury.
A unique feature of the 2023 Expedition is its XL STX trim. Unlike the other five trims, this version only comes with two rows of seats for a total of five passengers, providing a massive amount of cargo room at a reduced price. No other full-size SUV offers this option, making the Expedition a particularly good choice if you want to maximize cargo space. However, it is not like the three-row Expedition lacks cargo space. The standard wheelbase version offers up to 104.6 cu.ft. to stow large items, while the MAX extended wheelbase version provides an expansive 121.5 cu.ft. of cargo space.
One place where the 2023 Expedition excels is in its array of modern tech features. From infotainment to driver-assist options, the technology in this full-size SUV contributes to a relaxing ride, no matter how long the journey takes. Ford even made sure to include features designed for passengers in the back. The standard tri-zone climate control can be adjusted from the second and third-row seats, and USB ports are found in all three rows. There are even separate audio controls for the rear seats so passengers can adjust the infotainment themselves.
The Expedition comes standard with a massive 12-inch infotainment display, which is larger than the optional 10-inch displays that come standard in the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon. Not enough? Then opt for the unbelievable 15.5-inch touchscreen found in the King Ranch and Platinum trims. This is the largest screen in the segment, even surpassing the 14-inch display found in the new Toyota Sequoia. No matter which screen you choose, you will get the latest Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system, which offers over-the-air updates for up-to-date features. Built-in navigation is also an option on every trim, and you can occupy your rear seat passengers with the available dual-screen rear entertainment system with Amazon Fire TV.
While every 2023 Expedition comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced driver-assist features, the Platinum trim goes further with the standard Ford BlueCruise. This feature allows for true hands-free driving on over 130,000 miles of North American highways. When you enter a designated Hands-Free Blue Zone, simply engage the system and let your Expedition take care of the rest. While you will still have to keep your eyes on the road and monitor the system, BlueCruise can handle acceleration and steering, automatically adjusting to the flow of traffic and changing speed limits. It will even safely change lanes automatically when you activate the turn signal.
On top of the host of innovative technology equipped throughout the Expedition, Ford also offers you the ability to connect with your vehicle in a way unlike any other with the FordPass app. This feature seamlessly allows you to connect with your Expedition via the FordPass smartphone app. This gives you instant access to the vehicle and crucial information like fluid levels, service history, and even a copy of the owner’s manual.
But the FordPass offers more than just information; it gives you control over functions like door locks and the ability to start and stop your engine. You can even set up a schedule to automatically start the engine at a certain time, which is perfect for cold mornings, eliminating the need to go out until your Expedition is fully heated. The app also has you covered if you should encounter a flat tire or dead battery on the road, with an instant connection to roadside assistance through FordPass if you need help.
When you drive a full-size SUV, you expect performance equal to its size. Fortunately, the 2023 Expedition delivers incredible capability. Whether you are looking for an SUV that can haul a boat down to the river or want to head off-road for a wilderness adventure, this model has you covered. In fact, its 9,300 lbs of maximum towing capacity is nearly a half-ton more than the Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon can offer, and its ground clearance is best-in-class at 10.6 inches. Back this up with its incredible engine options, and it is clear that the Expedition is the most capable full-size SUV available.
The superior capability of the 2023 Expedition is rooted in its impressively powerful engine options. You have three flavors of Ford’s proven 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 to choose from. The standard engine delivers an already impressive 380 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, but the Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims have an upgraded version with 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there is the 3.5L High-Output, found standard on the Timberline trim and as part of the Stealth Performance package for the Limited trim. This engine delivers a best-in-class 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. That exceeded even the 437 hp of the Toyota Sequoia i-FORCE MAX hybrid, let alone the 420 hp of the Jeep Wagoneer Hurricane I-6 and Chevy Tahoe 6.2L EcoTec V8.
While the raw power of the 2023 Expedition is certainly impressive, the off-road capabilities of its Timberline trim will awe even experienced explorers. The Timberline starts things off right with its unique off-road suspension and 33-inch all-terrain tires, giving the Expedition its best-in-class 10.6 inches of ground clearance. Ford also added some behind-the-scenes upgrades, including an electronic limited-slip differential for enhanced traction and a heavy-duty radiator to keep the 3.5L High-Output engine cool under hard use. Finally, the Timberline includes a bevy of off-road electronics, from the seven-mode Terrain Management System to Trail 1-Pedal Drive. These features enhance the off-road experience, making it easier for newbies and veterans alike.