ABS standard. Side air bags available 2001-2002, standard from 2007. Head protection air bags and ESC available from 2003, standard from 2007.
In the plus-size SUV arena, the Expedition EL is the only other mainstream game in town to the popular Chevrolet Suburban/GMC Yukon XL twins. While the Expedition was freshened for 2015, it is still vastly outdated and outclassed compared to the competition.
This huge coach has some high points, but for a vehicle with a super-sized price (our extended-length EL Limited model rang in at $63,080), it falls short in some key areas. For example, it's noisy, comes with a low-rent interior, and has a frustrating infotainment system. Fuel economy of 14 mpg is also behind the GM competition; the gargantuan Suburban returned 16 mpg overall in our tests. That's not to say the Expedition has no strong points. Power delivery from the 3.5-liter turbo V6 is effortless, surpassing GM's general issue 5.3-liter V8. The third-row seat is as comfortable as the second row, and it is suitable for full-sized secret service personnel. And, yes, we got ours in covert government black, too.