Choosing between the 2020 Ford Expedition XLT and Limited trim levels is tricky enough. Add in the Expedition Max models and you’ve got yourself something of a conundrum. Luckily, our Jones Ford comparison guide is here to help you figure out which version of the 2020 Expedition is right for you.
Price Tags: XLT and XLT Max vs. Limited and Limited Max
One of the biggest differences between these Expeditions is how much they cost. The entry-level model, the Expedition XLT, starts at $52,810. The extended-wheelbase version of this model, the XLT Max, has an MSRP of $55,835. The midgrade Limited Expedition models offer increasing comfort and convenience, and are therefore a little bit more expensive. The Limited starts at $63,345, and the Limited Max at $66,375.
Comfort and Convenience Features: XLT and XLT Max vs. Limited and Limited Max
Besides price, the difference between the XLT and Limited Expedition comes down to standard features. Consider each model’s lineup carefully before you decide which is right for you.
Both the entry-level XLT and the XLT Max are handsomely equipped, offering roomy comfort for up to eight passengers. The Sync 3 infotainment system is also standard. It includes an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of safety aids is also included in the 2020 lineup. Every Expedition comes standard with this package, which helps keep you safe with technology like the blind-spot alert and lane-keeping systems. Adaptive cruise control adds a little luxury to your daily commute, automatically adjusting your speed to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
When you upgrade to one of the 2020 Ford Expedition Limited SUVs, you get a lot more bang for your buck. The Limited’s 20-inch wheels are flashy enough, but this model also adds leather-trimmed seats and an upgraded 12-speaker stereo system. Power-adjustable pedals help you get even comfier behind the wheel.
Power and Performance: XLT and XLT Max vs. Limited and Limited Max
All of the 2020 Ford Expedition models feature the same powertrain. Their 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 uses a 10-speed automatic transmission to power the rear wheels. This rugged engine puts 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque at your disposal. Use it to power over off-road terrain or tow up to 9,300 pounds.
Interior Space: Standard Wheelbase vs. Max Models
While we’re at it, we might as well discuss the difference between regular Expedition and Expedition Max models. The latter feature an extended wheelbase, effectively maximizing cargo space as well as elbowroom.
The standard Expedition offers 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. Fold down the rear seats for 104.6 cubes of maximum cargo space. Compared to standard wheelbase models, the XLT Max and Limited Max feature 36 cubes behind the rear seats. When you fold down the rear seats, the Expedition Max features an incredible 121.4 cubes of maximum cargo space.
Still wondering which 2020 Ford Expedition is more your speed? Visit us at Jones Ford in North Charleston to test-drive any and all of these full-size SUVs.