Thursday, September 27, 2007

2007 Ford Expedition Review

The 2007 Ford Expedition starts at $29,995 for the XLT and moves through the EL XLT ($34,475), Eddie Bauer ($36,395), Eddie Bauer EL ($39,045), Limited ($37,845), and Limited EL ($40,495).

The Expedition is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 with 300 horsepower. Estimated gas mileage for the six-speed automatic (with overdrive) is 14 mpg city and 20 highway. The Expedition is capable of handling a trailer of as much as 6,000 lbs., a figure that can climb to 9,200 when the vehicle has been equipped with the optional package for heavier towing loads.

Posterior to the first row of seating volume in the nine-seat Expeditions ranges from 108.3 to 130.8 cubic feet. On the XLT and EL XLT captain's chars in the front are covered in cloth with leather standard in the Eddie Bauer and Eddie Bauer EL. The Limited and Limited EL have perforated leather trimmed captain's chairs that are both heated and cooled.

A combo audio unit with the ability for MP3 playback includes a jack for auxiliary input and plays across six speakers in the XLT and EL XLT. The remaining models carrying a six-speaker AM/FM Audiophile system with a changer in the dash capable of handling six discs. The Eddie Bauer and Limited models have optional navigation based on DVDs and SIRIUS Satellite Radio is available across the line.

All models of the 2007 Ford Expedition have systems to control the vehicle in the event of a potential roll over. Both the driver and front occupant are covered by a two-stage air bag array with sensors to read the severity of an impact. The beams in the doors guard against intrusions into the cabin from the side and all-wheel disc brakes with anti-locking technology are standard.

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