Differences between the 2016 Ford Explorer and Expedition

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford Expedition, Ford Explorer, Model Comparisons, Vehicle Comparison on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 7:48 am
Ford Explorer vs Expedition Differences

If you’re looking for a full-size SUV, Ford has some great options for you depending on your particular needs and budget. You’ve probably heard of the Ford Explorer and Expedition – you might even have knowledge of which one is bigger – but if you want to really dive into the differences between the 2016 Ford Explorer and Expedition, this side by side comparison will serve as your go-to source for deciding which one of these two models makes more sense for your purposes.

Basic Similarities Between the Explorer and Expedition

Let’s get the major similarities out of the way so you know what you’re getting either way. Both the Explorer and Expedition have competitive fuel economy for vehicles of their size, and when it comes to the standard engine you’ll find that efficiency is pretty neck-and-neck for these two: 17 city/24 hwy for the Explorer and 16 city/22 hwy for the Expedition. So when it comes to choosing one or the other based on savings at the pump, there’s not a big enough discrepancy to make a difference – though it may be worth pointing out that the Expedition’s fuel tank, at a much larger 28 gallon capacity than the explorer’s 18.6, will certainly have you filling up less often. Both the Explorer and Expedition take regular unleaded fuel.

Both models also come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift Sequential Shift Control, multi-link rear suspension, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control, and 18” aluminum wheels.

How are the Ford Explorer and Ford Expedition Different?

Now we move on to some ways in which the 2016 Ford Explorer and 2016 Expedition are distinguished from one another. We tried to pick a variety of areas that might be important to you as you shop:

 
2016 Explorer
2016 Expedition
Seating
7 passengers
8 passengers
Max Luggage Volume
80.7 cu. ft.
108.3 cu. ft.
Horsepower/Torque
290/255
365/420
Max Trailer Weight
2,000 lbs
6,000 lbs
Length/Height
198.3”/70.0”
206.5”/77.2”
Base MSRP
$31,050
$45,435

Explorer Inventory                                                      Expedition Inventory

Ford Explorer and Expedition interior differences

Simply put and plain to see, the Ford Expedition is more vehicle. It’s physically larger, seats more people, can hold and tow more of your stuff, has significantly more power, and yes, costs more.

Your decision to go with the 2016 Explorer or Expedition will depend entirely on your needs and budget, and the friendly staff here at Western Slope Auto are on hand to help you go over your options, take a test drive, and figure out what works best for you. Give us a call today or stop in!

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