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The 2014 Ford Explorer has aged with the years, now looking like a remnant of past years of SUV glory. That's largely because it hasn't kept up with the F-150 truck on which it's based–where the F-150 has gone through several iterations and improvements over the several years, the Expedition has seen little change. It's rounder now than the F-150, which has much edgier, crisper lines.
Considering the Expedition's mammoth size, driving it is quite easy thanks to light but precise steering, as well as a suspension that does a good job in controlling all that weight. Yes, it's one of the biggest land yachts on the market, but it's manageable.
While other rival models have stepped up the game in power and torque in recent years, the Expedition remains powered by the same 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 that its had for years. It makes 365 pound-feet of torque and allows the Expedition to move quickly most of the time; but hitch up a trailer or load the Expedition near its limit (up to 9,200 pounds for towing) and this engine doesn't have the stout, unrelenting character of GM's current batch of V-8s—especially the larger V-8 in the Suburban.
The Expedition's front seats are captain's chairs, mounted high and affording a good view out, and a telescopic steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals allow for a vast range of body types (including smaller drivers). The expansive head and knee room continues in the second row of seats, and even adult passengers will find the third row spacious enough for short trips.
Both a well-designed power liftgate and the PowerFold third-row seat make living with such a large vehicle—and making the most of it—easier than you might think, especially again for smaller moms.
*This vehicle is Certified Pre-Owned and is eligible for our third party warranty program.