Rugged power and family-friendly cabins were never so luxurious as in the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch and Platinum. Which of these three-row SUVs should you choose? Our comparison guide gives you the low-down on each model.
Why choose the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch or Platinum models?
Drivers come to the Expedition for supreme towing and people-hauling capabilities, and drivers look to the King Ranch and Platinum models to add luxurious comfort. As the line’s top trim models, the King Ranch and Platinum are fully loaded with upscale features, like rich leather upholstery and savvy infotainment gear.
2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch Highlights
New to the Expedition lineup, the 2020 King Ranch sets itself apart with its exclusive Western style. This SUV’s saddle brown leather seats, special stitching, and King Ranch badging are a nod to the famous Texas ranch of the same name.
In addition to the King Ranch’s all-American style, drivers can count on smartphone connectivity and on-road safety. The features lineup includes the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety aids, which gives you features like pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking and the blind-spot information system. You’ll also love the Sync 3 infotainment system, which includes an easy-to-use 8-inch color touchscreen and smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2020 Ford Expedition Platinum Highlights
For even more in luxury, convenience, and power, check out the Platinum. This Expedition adds to the standard safety and infotainment features with a style all its own.
The Platinum is the only model to come standard with a more powerful version of the Expedition’s turbocharged V6, giving you a total of 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque for some seriously sporty driving. If you prefer a speedy ride and could use a little extra towing power, that’s reason enough to choose the Platinum.
But you’ll also love the Expedition Platinum’s exclusive style. As the top-trim model, it’s extra shiny, with satin-aluminum exterior trim. Inside, special wood trim and unique leather seating set it apart from other models. The Platinum also adds upscale convenience features, like power running boards to help you step into the cabin. When you require extra cargo space, the power-folding second- and third-row seats offer modern versatility.
Which should I choose, the 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch or the Platinum?
It’s a tough decision, but you can only fit one of these Expedition trim models into your garage. So how do you choose between them?
The first factor you might want to consider is price. But both models are similarly priced. The King Ranch starts at $72,895. The Platinum is only slightly more expensive, with an MSRP of $73,935.
Really, much of the decision between these luxury SUVs comes down to personal style. With its Western theme, the King Ranch appeals to the rugged at heart. The Platinum is for the Posh Spices and GQ men of the world, with its sleeker, polished look.
However, if you can’t do without the more powerful version of the engine, you’re going to need the Platinum. It’s the only Expedition model that makes 400 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque, giving you a little extra heft for hauling people and towing heavy toys.