2012 Ford Expedition EL  -  $51,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $51,815
Base Invoice: $48,242
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 4WD 4dr Limited
Doors: 4
Drive train: Four Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 18
Body Style: 4WD 4dr Limited
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 5.4L SOHC 24-valve V8 FFV engine

Pros

Smooth ride and interior comfort; excellent towing capability; spacious third-row available; 5-star safety ratings


Model Highlights

The Expedition comes in standard-length and extended-length EL from. Four different trims are available: XLT, Limited and King Ranch. All Expeditions are powered by a 5.4L Triton-V8 engine with Flex-Fuel capability and 3-valve variable cam timing technology. The engine can deliver 310 horsepower at 5100 rpm and 365 pound-feet of torque at 3600 rpm. The sole transmission is a 6-speed automatic and both rear-wheel and 4-wheel drive are available.

The Expedition has a tough, fully boxed frame for long-term durability in towing and hauling. It also has an independent rear suspension, which helps give it a better ride than many other truck-based SUVs. Variable boost power steering also improves maneuverability. The 6-speed automatic transmission, with a wider gear ratio, has smaller steps between gears than the commonly used 4-speed automatic and offers improved shift quality, faster acceleration and improved fuel economy. Ford's exclusive AdvanceTrac with RSC is now joined by standard Trailer Sway Control, and the two systems work together to detect trailer sway and apply precise braking or reduce engine torque as needed. The Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds when properly equipped.

Both standard and EL Expedition models feature 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 large rear doors. Both rows of seats fold flat with the touch of a button. The EL is nearly 15 inches longer than the standard-length model and rides on a wheelbase that is a foot longer. This translates into even more cargo space than the standard-length model.

Standard safety equipment includes seat-mounted front side air bags with head-protecting Safety Canopy side-curtain air bags. These features are part of Ford's Personal Safety System, which includes seat belt pre-tensioners, load limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing, SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System, Ford's SOS Post Crash Alert System, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control.

Standard equipment for 2012 includes an anti-theft perimeter alarm system and second-row heated seats.

The XLT trim includes cruise control, power heated mirrors, AM/FM single CD/MP3 player, audio input jack and auxiliary power outlet. The Limited trim adds as standard rain-sensing wipers, remote trunk release, power-folding mirrors, rear parking aid, power lift gate, backup camera, chrome wheels and passenger lumbar. On the King Ranch, standard equipment includes woodgrain interior trim and other luxury interior features, including high-quality Chaparral leather seats and trim.

Standout options across the lineup include a navigation system, power moonroof, second-row captain's chairs, Ford's SYNC system, illuminated entry with approach lamps, rear-seat DVD system and Power Code remote start.


Model News

The Ford's full-size SUV is virtually identical to the 2011 model. The Limited and King Ranch models now have 18-inch aluminum wheels standard and 20-inch wheels optional.


Value Writeup

The Expedition is Ford's largest full-size SUV. It stands out for its combination of smooth ride and quiet interior comfort, with full-size-truck hauling ability. The Expedition's 9,200-pound tow capacity is the best in its class.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.4

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1

Rear Door Type
Liftgate

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3700 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
4250 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
3091 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2987 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
609.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1263.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
6078.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1642.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1642.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
15000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
8700 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
1566 lbs

Frame Type
Fully Boxed

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Spring Capacity - Front
3700 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
4250 lbs

Axle Capacity - Front
3700 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
4250 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73

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

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.7 in

Front Tire Order Code
T8B

Rear Tire Order Code
T8B

Front Tire Size
P275/65R18

Rear Tire Size
P275/65R18

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
654

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
654

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
43.9 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
45.3 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 1.2 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.5 x 0.9 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
33.5 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
7950.00 lbs

Curb Weight
6078.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1872.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7720.00 lbs

Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
18 MPG

Cruising Range - City
435.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
603.00 mi

Engine Order Code
995

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8

Displacement
5.4L/330

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
310 @ 5100

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
365 @ 3600

Trans Order Code
446

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

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

Transfer Case Model
Borg Warner 44-06

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150

Total Cooling System Capacity
13.0 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
131.0 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

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

HD trailer tow pkg -inc: class IV hitch receiver, wiring harness w/4-pin & 7-pin connector, HD aux trans oil cooler, HD radiator, electronic braking wiring kit

5.4L SOHC 24-valve V8 FFV engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD

3.73 axle ratio

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

4-wheel drive

Trailer sway control

Front tow hooks

Double wishbone front suspension

Multi-link independent rear suspension

Pwr variable assist steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Chrome single exhaust

P275/65R18 all-terrain OWL tires

18" machined aluminum wheels

Chrome roof side rails w/black crossbars

Body-color platform running boards

Body-color bumpers & wheel lip moldings

Chrome grille

Blacked-out complex reflector headlamps -inc: auto lamps, rain lamps

Fog lamps

Body-color heated pwr folding mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, memory, spotter mirrors, driver side auto-dim

Solar tinted front glass

Privacy tinted rear glass

Front rain sensing windshield wipers

Rear intermittent windshield wiper

Chrome door handles

Easy Fuel capless fuel filler

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: premium sound system w/(6) speakers, subwoofer, speed sensitive volume, aux input jack, rear audio controls

SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic, AppLink

SIRIUS satellite radio

Perforated leather heated & cooled front bucket seats -inc: 10-way pwr front seats, pwr lumbar & recline, driver seat memory

Perforated leather 40/20/40 split-folding heated 2nd row seat -inc: CenterSlide, recline

PowerFold 3rd row seat

Center console -inc: large floor storage, trans shifter, coin holder, (2) headphone jacks, pen/pencil holder

1st & 2nd row floor mats

Wood & leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/audio controls

Instrument cluster -inc: tachometer, trip odometer, compass, outside temp display, message center

Olive ash black wood trim

Pwr windows w/1-touch driver up/down

Pwr rear quarter windows

Pwr door locks w/auto lock

Pwr adjustable pedals -inc: memory function

Remote keyless entry

SecuriCode keyless entry keypad

Universal garage door opener

Cruise control

Perimeter alarm

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Climate control w/dual zone electronic automatic temp control -inc: rear aux controls

Rear window defroster

Glove box storage

Cigar lighter

Cupholders -inc: (4) in 1st row, (2) in 2nd row, (3) in 3rd row

Pwr points -inc: (2) in 1st row, (1) in cargo area

110V pwr outlet

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Overhead console -inc: sunglass holder, conversation mirror

Sunvisors w/dual illuminated mirrors

Grab handles -inc: 1st row, 2nd row, liftgate

Lighting -inc: 1st row reading lamps, 1st row/cargo area dome lamps, delayed accessory lighting, illuminated door switches

Illuminated entry

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Coat hooks -inc: (2) in 2nd row, (2) in 3rd row

Rear cargo management system

Pwr liftgate

AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control (RSC)

Traction control -inc: brake assist & engine braking

Dual-stage front airbags -inc: driver seat position sensor, crash severity sensing, seat belt pretensioners & load-limiting retractors

Safety Canopy -inc: front side-impact airbags, front/rear side curtain airbags

Reverse sensing system

Rear view camera *In rearview mirror unless navigation is ordered on-screen*

Front park assist

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute

Child safety rear door locks

LATCH system on rear outboard seats

S.O.S. post crash alert system

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

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

 
5.4L SOHC 24-VALVE V8 FFV ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
300A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
301A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$1,990

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP DISCOUNT
$-500

 
P275/65R18 ALL-TERRAIN OWL TIRES
$0

 
P275/55R20 ALL-SEASON BSW TIRES
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GREY METALLIC
$0

 
AUTUMN RED METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$495

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
STONE, PERFORATED LEATHER HEATED & COOLED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, PERFORATED LEATHER HEATED & COOLED FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
40/20/40 SPLIT-FOLDING 2ND ROW SEAT
$0

 
2ND ROW BUCKET SEATS
$795

 
REAR LOAD LEVELING AIR SUSPENSION
$485

 
20" POLISHED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$1,395

 
PWR MOONROOF
$995

 
PWR RUNNING BOARDS
$995

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
INVISION HEADREST REAR SEAT DVD ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,995

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$345

 
VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATION W/HD RADIO
$2,105

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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