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

"For a big suv, it gives one of the smoothest ride. Has the feel and acceleration of a luxury car."

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"The 3.5 turbo is an incredibly strong motor. Very surprising the acceleration it has. It is not much slower than my BMW M-5! Handling is waaaaay better than my other full size Ford pickups."

Anonymous, DE (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Moderate oversteer Handles well for its size."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Expedition)

"We enjoy the pick up and exceleration. It rides smooth and quiet."

Elodie S., LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Acceleration could be better but this is a heavy vehicle."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Expedition)

"The Ford Expedition has excellent rxcelleration, handles likes an auto, giving a very smooth ride."

Elodie S., LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"MY 2014 EXPLORER HAS A 3.5 LITER ENGINE WITH TURBO CHARGER WHICH PROVIDES EXCELLENT POWER AND IS VERY STABLE AND LEVEL ON TURNS AT HIGH SPEED."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"this vehicle rides very hard, it needs a ride control system. acceleration and handling are great."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Expedition)

"I just like every thing about it"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The 2014 Fusion Titanium AWD is as good as any luxury car out there."

GREGORY N., NJ (2014 Ford Expedition)

"It is very noisy"

MATT A., TX (2014 Ford Expedition)

"comfortable seats good ride for suv"

ARTHUR B., FL (2014 Ford Expedition)

"I love the seats because they are so comfortable to sit on. A road trip of more than an hour, the seats are still soft and as comfortable on your butt and back. I tried sitting in most of the other SUV's at the car show only to find the seats were too hard, like my 2011 Enclave that I traded in because they were like sitting on bleachers at a ballgame. I retold my story to a car detailer at a dealer and asked him to sit in the car and experience the feel of the seat and he was surprised how much"

R B., FL (2014 Ford Expedition)

"This vehicle is quiet and smooth riding. It handles very well on both city and highway roads. Road noise is low and the audio system is superb.There is ample space for a lot of cargo and the rear seats fold down completely flat."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Seats are very accommodating and comfortable adding support very smooth quiet ride"

ARLENE C., MA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Seats and ride, drives like a car.smooth ride"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"We enjoy the excellent ride, it rides like a big sedan. We find it quiet, no road noise."

Elodie S., LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"For the size of the vehicle, we get amazing comfort ride, little road noise. It smoothies out the ride on bumpy highways."

Elodie S., LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"The ride is very comfortable, and quite,very little road noise. The drivers leather seat is begining to show some wear."

Steve P., NY (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Easy entry space seat folding dn comfort in front seats roominess"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Reason I bought it. I’m big. It is too. Sturdy. Holds up. Great comfort features re seats . . . positions!!!, hot/cold, etc."

George M., FL (2014 Ford Expedition)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Best driving & the most comfortable I have had."

FRED C., LA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Rides and hanldes like a truck"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Ford Expedition)

"Suburbans where outrageous priced in 2014, plus I do not want to buy government motors (GM) because of the bail out."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Ford Expedition)

"We purchased this as a leftover, and saved over $10,000.00. If you can find a model you like, leftover is the way to go."

Anonymous, DE (2014 Ford Expedition)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It's all good!"

FRED C., LA (2014 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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