Ford's Expedition EL is a huge SUV capable of carrying nine passengers, their luggage and still tow a heavy trailer. For the most part, the EL succeeds. It has a roomy third-row seat, it handles reasonably well, and it accelerates strongly while towing our 5,000-pound test trailer. However, the Expedition's ride is stiff, it gets low fuel economy and the engine frequently sounds coarse and strained.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Had to get new tires at 60,000 miles. Car still in perfect alignment."

JAY C., SC (2013 Ford Expedition)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Extremely comfortable for long journeys."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford Expedition)

"Driver's seat trim (by seat controls) chronically breaks off tabs holding it on if you "slide" out of seat rather than lifting yourself out/in seat. Have had trouble with controls that auto-fold both side mirrors."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Expedition)

"Automatic stepless fan speed works perfectly whether heating or cooling. Dual zones works very well."

JAY C., SC (2013 Ford Expedition)

"The seats in this vehicle are by far the most comfortable of any vehicle I've owned. Terrible fuel mileage, but take this vehicle on long trips due its comfort."

TIMOTHY H., VA (2013 Ford Expedition)

"Heated and Cooling seats; Driver 1 & 2 memory seats for driver's seat; seat adjustments (forward back up and down)"

BEATE C., VA (2013 Ford Expedition)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Poor handling all over road if you look away for an instant"

JAMES K., CA (2013 Ford Expedition)

"The mpg is too low"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Ford Expedition)

"It was a good deal - runs great and is very comfortable"

STEPHEN K., CA (2013 Ford Expedition)

"As a large vehicle that I use for our family and for hauling a boat this is one of the smoothest, quietest, and best vehicles available. Love the ride and the handling and the capabilities."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Expedition)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford Expedition)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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