2008 Ford Expedition EL  -  $35,795


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $35,795
Base Invoice: $33,128
Destination Charge: $925
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD 4dr XLT
Doors: 4
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 12 | Hwy: 18
Body Style: 2WD 4dr XLT
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 5.4L SOHC SEFI 24-valve V8 engine

Model Highlights

The Ford Expedition comes in two sizes for 2008--standard-length, and the extended-length EL, which allows more cargo and seating space in the back. There are also four different models, XLT, Eddie Bauer, Limited, and King Ranch, ranging from well-equipped to very luxurious. All four models are available in standard or EL length and with either rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

The four-wheel-drive system, one that's oriented toward truck duty, has a low range and optional shift-on-the-fly capability; in low range, the electronic throttle recalibrates to allow more precise throttle control.

The Expedition has a tough fully-boxed frame for long-term durability in towing and hauling, yet also has an independent rear suspension, which gives it a better ride than many other truck-based SUVs. Variable boost power steering also helps with maneuverability.

In all trims, the Ford Expedition is powered by a 5.4L "Triton" V8 engine making 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds, while the six-speed automatic allows a taller top gear and improved fuel economy.

Both Expedition models have three rows of seating, and the second row is available either in a 40/20/40-split bench or two captain's chairs. On the EL the third row is not only roomier but easier to access, thanks to larger rear doors. Overall, the EL is nearly 15 inches longer than the standard-length model and rides on a wheelbase that's a foot longer. The EL also has more cargo space behind the third row--24 cubic feet more than the standard-length.

The Expedition has seat-mounted front side air bags plus head-protecting Safety Canopy side-curtain air bags with rollover detection for front and rear occupants. AdvanceTrac with RSC, an electronic stability control system, is standard across the model line as well.

Both the Limited and King Ranch models are loaded with luxury features, but the new King Ranch model, which slots above the Limited at the top of the range, provides additional luxury items inside, especially in the way of high-quality Chaparral leather seats and trim. Also, a total of seven wheel designs are available across the Expedition line, including chrome-clad 20-inchers.

Standout options include the new rearview camera system, power-deploying running boards, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a navigation system, a power moonroof, a power liftgate system, power adjustable pedals, heated and cooled front seats, second-row captain's chairs, and the power-folding third-row seat.


Pros

Smooth ride; interior comfort; towing capability; spacious third-row arrangement (EL).


Model News

A new King Ranch model is the big news for Ford's 2008 Expedition. The new model brings an image of "rugged sophistication," with unique machined aluminum wheels and special badging outside, plus Chaparral leather trim and upholstery on all rows, wood trim, and a power-folding third-row seat inside.

After being redesigned for 2007, the Expedition receives a wider range of standard equipment, and some newly available features, for 2008. Most notably, an available rearview camera system helps with visibility when backing up or towing a trailer. Power running boards are also being introduced as an option across the line. Keyless keypad entry, an electrochromic mirror, heated power mirrors, an overhead console, illuminated visors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are now standard across the model line. Power adjustable pedals, power rear quarter windows, a universal garage door opener, and a reverse sensing system are standard on the top Limited and King Ranch models. There's also a new chrome-clad, 18-inch wheel option on XLT models, and a chrome exhaust tip has been added to the Eddie Bauer model.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Ford Expedition stands out for its combination of smooth ride and interior comfort and quiet with full-size-truck hauling ability, making it a good choice for those who frequently tow. Ford says that the Expedition's 9,200-pound tow capacity is the highest in its class, and that the six-speed automatic transmission allows better fuel economy than with rivals. The Expedition was rated the top Large SUV in Strategic Vision's Total Quality Index, which measures new-vehicle owner satisfaction.


Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3500 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
4250 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2885 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2948 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
615.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1302.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
5833.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1792.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1792.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
12200 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
6000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
600 lbs

Frame Type
Fully Boxed

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Spring Capacity - Front
3500 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
4250 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Independent

Axle Capacity - Front
3500 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
4250 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
34.9 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
34.9 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.4 in

Front Tire Order Code
T5G

Rear Tire Order Code
T5G

Front Tire Size
P265/70R17

Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17

Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17

Front Tire Capacity
2305 lbs

Rear Tire Capacity
2305 lbs

Spare Tire Capacity
2305 lbs

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
654

Front Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 8.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.93 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
45.26 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.5 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
33.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
7750.00 lbs

Curb Weight
5833.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1917.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7625.00 lbs

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG

Cruising Range - City
402.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
603.00 mi

Engine Order Code
995

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
5.4L/330

Fuel System
SEFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3750

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
13 qts

Passenger Capacity
8

Front Head Room
39.5 in

Front Leg Room
41.1 in

Front Shoulder Room
63.2 in

Front Hip Room
60.2 in

Second Head Room
39.7 in

Second Leg Room
39.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
63.7 in

Second Hip Room
59.9 in

Third Head Room
38.0 in

Third Leg Room
37.7 in

Third Shoulder Room
67.1 in

Third Hip Room
51.8 in

Wheelbase
131 in

Length, Overall w/rear bumper
221.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.8 in

Height, Overall
77.7 in

Overhang, Front
39.2 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
35.3 in

Ground Clearance, Front
8.7 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
8.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Rear Door Opening Height
34.1 in

Rear Door Opening Width
56.7 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
98.3 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
60.2 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
28.9 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
51.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
130.8 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
85.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
42.6 ft³

Rear Door Type
Liftgate

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V058000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 04, 2008

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Potential Number of Units Affected
123632

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING 123,632 MY 2007-2008 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR VEHICLES. THE DOOR HANDLE HOUSING EMBOSSMENT RETAINING THE BOTTOM OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE SPRING ON ALL SIDE DOORS MAY FRACTURE DURING NORMAL CUSTOMER USAGE. THIS CAN RESULT IN INSUFFICIENT SPRING FORCE TO RETURN THE HANDLE TO THE FULLY CLOSED POSITION. THE HANDLE MAY BE LOOSE CAUSING A RATTLE OR NOISE AND THE HANDLE MAY NOT RETURN TO THE FULLY CLOSED POSITION. THIS CONDITION MAY ALSO PROVIDE A DELAYED RESISTANCE WHEN ACTUATING THE HANDLE PRIOR TO OPENING THE DOOR.

Consequence
IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE IMPACT CRASH, THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE THE DOOR LATCH TO OPEN INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO A VEHICLE OCCUPANT.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE INTERIOR HANDLE SPRING ON ALL SIDE DOORS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673.

FORD RECALL NO. 08S03. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
To Be Rated

Side Rear Passenger
To Be Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

5.4L SOHC SEFI 24-valve V8 engine

Engine block heater *Standard on non-fleet vehicles in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY*

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.73 axle ratio

AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control (RSC)

Rear wheel drive

Maintenance-free battery w/battery saver feature

150-amp alternator

Integrated Class IV trailer towing receiver-inc: 4-pin connector

Front skid plates

Double wishbone front suspension w/coil-over shock

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P265/70R17 all-season BSW tires

17" spare tire w/steel wheel

17" x 8.0" aluminum wheels

Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering w/cooler

4-wheel pwr disc brakes w/anti-lock & brake assist

Black roof rails

Painted body-color bumpers

Black running boards

Body-color lower body-side cladding

Body-color wheel lip molding

Body-color front/rear fascias

Chrome grille

Complex reflector headlamps w/autolamp feature

Rainlamp feature

Fog lamps

Black pwr heated mirrors w/security approach lamps

Privacy glass

Speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers

Rear window intermittent wiper w/washer

Chrome rear license plate brow

Chrome door handles

Rear liftgate w/flip-up glass

Cloth low back front captains chairs-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/pwr lumbar, 2-way adjustable headrests

Cloth 2nd row 40/20/40 split bench seat-inc: sliding center portion, recline, fold flat feature, carpeted seatbacks

Cloth 3rd row 60/40 split-bench seat-inc: fold flat feature

Head restraints at all outboard seating positions

Floor console-inc: storage bin , coinholder, rear passenger audio controls, headphone jacks, tissue holder, padded cover, front/rear pwr points, auxiliary HVAC controls, pen holder

Color-keyed floor carpeting

Carpeted floor mats for 1st/2nd row

Color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel w/cruise controls

Tilt steering column

Analog instrumentation-inc: voltmeter, oil pressure, water temp, tachometer

Warning lights-inc: door/liftgate ajar, fasten seat belts, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, engine check, charge system, air bag, high beams, parking brake, TPMS, fuel cap, low fuel/washer fluid, turn signal, OD off, check gauges, suspension system, brake fluid gauge

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch-down

Pwr door locks-inc: auto lock

Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fobs, illuminated entry, keypad

Cruise control

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Pwr accessory delay

Manual air conditioning w/auxiliary rear climate controls

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, 160-watt amp, speed-compensated volume, RDS, partitioned audio, rear seat controls, MP3 capability

Concealed antenna in RH quarter glass

Cup holders-inc: (2) front/(2) rear in front console, (2) door trim panels, (3) rear quarter trim panels

Black instrument panel-inc: cigarette lighter, pwr point w/cap, auxiliary audio input jack

Front/rear door map pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Full-length overhead console-inc: front/rear map lights, sunglasses holder, conversation mirror

Color-keyed cloth headliner

Color-keyed cloth sunvisors w/auxiliary visors, dual illuminated mirrors

Assist handles-inc: color-keyed (2) front, (2) second row

2nd & 3rd row coat hooks

Lights-inc: glove box, front door approach, front dome/map, rear cargo, 2nd row map lights, illuminated entry, theater lighting

Cargo organizer

Cargo area pwr point

4-wheel pwr disc brakes w/anti-lock & brake assist

Personal safety system-inc: crash severity sensor, dual-stage front airbags, driver seat position sensor

Safety Canopy

Side thorax air bags

Front 3-point seat belts-inc: adjustable shoulder harness, load limiting retractors, pretensioners

3-point seat belts in rear outboard seating positions

Beltminder system

Child safety locks on rear doors

LATCH system on rear outboard seats

AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control (RSC)

Adaptive stroking steering column

Side intrusion door beams

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
5.4L SOHC SEFI 24-VALVE V8 ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
XLT SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P265/70R17 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
P265/70R17 ON/OFF ROAD OWL TIRES
$250

 
P255/70R18 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$495

 
2ND ROW 40/20/40 SPLIT BENCH SEAT
$0

 
2ND ROW CAPTAINS CHAIRS
$530

 
CLOTH CAPTAINS CHAIRS
$0

 
LEATHER TRIMMED LOW BACK CAPTAINS CHAIRS
$1,295

 
CLOTH 40/60 SPLIT BENCH FRONT SEAT W/COLUMN SHIFTER
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
HD TRAILER TOW PKG
$395

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$600

 
REAR LOAD-LEVELING AIR SUSPENSION W/MESSAGE CENTER
$485

 
REAR SEAT DVD VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM W/ WIRELESS HEADPHONES
$1,295

 
3RD ROW POWERFOLD SEATS
$495

 
PREMIUM AM/FM STEREO RADIO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$300

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
18" X 8.5" CHROME CLAD ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
PWR MOONROOF
$995

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
$45

 
1ST & 2ND ROW RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$55

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
BLACK LUGGAGE RACK W/CROSSBARS
$115

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$385

 
TRIP TUNES ADVANCED
$365

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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