The Expedition goes from big to biggest with its extra-large cargo space and towing capacity. We look at trim levels, interior options, and more in our review.   

What’s New for the 2024 Ford Expedition?

The Expedition is Ford’s biggest SUV with the option to go even bigger in Max form, which competes with the Chevy Suburban as we look at here. It’s been on sale in its current 4th-gen trim since 2018 and continues to stand out from the crowd with big-time towing figures and potent turbocharged powertrains.

Updates for the 2024 Ford Expedition include a new Wild Green exterior finish and the addition of front tow hooks to the trailer tow package. This latest giant SUV now includes a 1-year connected navigation subscription versus 3 years with the 2023 Expedition, which we review here. Otherwise, it’s business as usual at the big end of Ford’s SUV lineup.

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

2024 Ford Expedition – ford.com |  Shop 2024 Ford Expedition on Carsforsale.com

Carsforsale.com Score
8/10
Powertrain
Score
8.5/10
Interior
Score
7.75/10
Technology
Score
8/10
Value
Score
8/10
Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $58,165

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

RWD / 4WD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

17 City / 23 Hwy

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 8

The Breakdown

Potent V6 engines

Big or bigger infotainment screens

Impressive towing figures

What’s fuel efficiency?

More than $90,000 fully loaded

Parking lot anxiety

An all-American giant SUV

2024 Expedition Specs

Trims & Pricing

XL STX - $58,165
XLT - $62,230
Limited - $71,050
Timberline - $74,340
King Ranch - $81,105
Platinum - $83,335

2024 Ford Expedition Powertrain 8.5/10

2024 Ford Expedition 3.5L V6 - carsforsale.com
2024 Ford Expedition 3.5L V6 - carsforsale.com

Under the hood of every 2024 Ford Expedition is a 3.5L twin-turbo V6. In most models, it makes 380 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. A high-output variant, found on the Timberline trim or as part of the Stealth Performance package, generates up to 440 horses and 510 torques. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels unless you opt for 4WD, which is a $3,000 option on most Expeditions.

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

Fuel efficiency is predictably unimpressive given the power figures and 2 ½-ton-plus curb weight. In RWD, the 2024 Expedition earns 19 mpg combined, adding 4WD brings that figure down to 18 mpg. The Timberline’s high-output setup comes in at 17 mpg combined, which is not helped by the 33-inch all-terrain tires.

Towing is a strong point of the Ford Expedition, which can pull 6,000 pounds in base spec or a maximum of 9,300 pounds with the optional trailer towing package. It costs about $1,000 and includes a trailer brake controller and Pro Trailer Backup Assist to go with the lineup standard trailer sway control and Class IV hitch.

2024 Ford Expedition Interior 7.75/10 

Ford offers the 2024 Expedition with two rows and room for 5 in the base XL STX model or up to 8 seats in the rest of the lineup. Optional captain’s chairs bring that number down to 7 and include a tip-and-slide feature for third-row access.

Triple-zone automatic climate control is standard as is cloth upholstery. Moving through the trim hierarchy unlocks access to leather, climatized and massaging front seats, a panoramic moonroof, and a power-folding third-row bench.

Cargo space is plenty huge with 105 cubic feet on tap when the 2nd and 3rd-row seats are folded flat. Sliding the third row forward opens up 21 cubes in the rear cargo hold. But for those who need all the space, the extended-length Expedition Max increases overall cargo space to 121 cubic feet with 36 behind the third row.

2024 Ford Expedition Technology Features 8/10 

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

Accessing the gigantic 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen on a 2024 Expedition requires King Ranch or Platinum grade, but even base models come with a 12-inch display. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are lineup standard as is a Wi-Fi hotspot and connected navigation. Audiophiles should seek out the 22-speaker “Unleashed” stereo system from Bang & Olufsen.

As for safety, Co-Pilot360 comes standard on the latest Expedition. It includes forward collision mitigation, a lane-keeping system, automatic high beams, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control and BlueCruise hands-free technology is also available. Though the IIHS has yet to test it, the 2024 Expedition earned a 5-star overall crash-test rating from the NHTSA.

2024 Ford Expedition Trims & Pricing

2024 Ford Expedition XL STX - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition XL STX - ford.com

XL STX – $58,165

The entry-level Expedition XL STX comes with 18-inch wheels, LED headlights, and heated side mirrors. Cabin amenities include triple-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and a 6-speaker audio system.

2024 Ford Expedition XLT - carsforsale.com
2024 Ford Expedition XLT - carsforsale.com

XLT – $62,230

XLT models add a third row of seating, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an optional High package. For about $3,800, it brings ActiveX upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a wireless phone charging pad, and a power-operated tailgate.

2024 Ford Expedition Limited - carsforsale.com
2024 Ford Expedition Limited - carsforsale.com

Limited – $71,050

Limited models get dressed up with 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, and full LED lighting outside. Inside, it’s leather upholstery, climatized front seats, heated middle seats, and ambient lighting that spruce things up. There’s also a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen stereo system, adaptive cruise control, and 4 USB ports.

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

Timberline – $74,340

Timberlines are the off-roaders of the Expedition lineup. They come with skid plates, all-terrain rubber, an off-road-tuned suspension, more ground clearance, Trail Turn Assist tech, and tangerine-colored accents throughout.

2024 Ford Expedition King Ranch - carsforsale.com
2024 Ford Expedition King Ranch - carsforsale.com

King Ranch – $81,105

In King Ranch spec, the Expedition dons a Western theme that includes two-tone paint, special Del Rio leather, and King Ranch logos galore. These high-end models also come with a surround-view monitor, a fully digital gauge cluster, and 22-inch rims.

2024 Ford Expedition Platinum MAX - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition Platinum MAX - ford.com

Platinum – $83,335

The range-topping 2024 Expedition Platinum is loaded with goodies like adaptive dampers, zone lighting, massaging front seats, exclusive Carmelo leather upholstery, a self-parking system, and BlueCruise 1.0.

2024 Ford Expedition Overall Value 8/10 

Chevy’s Tahoe is the Expedition’s most obvious competitor and the Ford stands tall against it. Pricing is in the same ballpark, but the Ford earns 2 more mpg combined on base models, has much larger infotainment screens across the board, and can tow nearly 1,000 more pounds of stuff.

Our money would go to the Limited model as it offers most of the best content as standard fare with plenty of options for those who want more. As for Ford’s warranty, it’s nothing special with 3 years or 36,000 miles of basic coverage and a 5-year/60,000-mile term on the powertrain and roadside assistance. There is no complimentary maintenance.

CarsForSale.com Overall Score 8/10 

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

2024 Ford Expedition – ford.com |  Shop 2024 Ford Expedition on Carsforsale.com

In the full-size SUV game, few options do it as well as the 2024 Ford Expedition. It has all the things shoppers of this genre seek – space, power, towing capacity, and a heaping helping of modern tech from infotainment to driver assistance aids.

It does get expensive and it would be nice to see Ford add a hybrid variant to improve the Expedition’s fuel efficiency. However, it offers something for everyone including the extra-long Max model. Before you hit the dealership, be sure to check out the latest new car incentives for deals on the latest Expedition.

2024 Ford Expedition FAQ

2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com
2024 Ford Expedition - ford.com

How much can a Ford Expedition tow? 

With the optional trailering package, a 2024 Ford Expedition can tow 9,300 pounds.

How many seats are in a Ford Expedition? 

The 2024 Expedition seats 5 in base XL STX trim and 7 or 8 in the rest of the lineup.

Is the Expedition Ford’s largest SUV? 

Yes, the Expedition sits atop Ford’s SUV lineup with the extended-length Max variant as the very biggest option.

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Niel Stender

Niel Stender grew up doing replacement work on his 1990 Cherokee and 1989 Starion, so it’s not surprising that he would put his mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Hampshire to use in the car world as a vehicle dynamics engineer. Now engineering sentence structures, his writing infuses his auto experience with his time in marketing and his sales experience. Writing about cars for close to a decade now, he focuses on some of the more technical mechanical systems that are found under the hood and throughout a vehicle.

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