2003 Ford Expedition Ratings

Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.

Choose Your Vehicle -
Search Car Ratings for Ford
Ford Expedition 2003
    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - XLT 5.4L Popular (130B) 4x2

    Pros: third row seating room and how it goes flat.

    Cons: tire noise at lower speeds

    Advice: make sure you have the remain warranty and/or the blue oval certification

    Based on ~1400mi. round trip, we avg. 17.89mi/gal and the vehicle ran fine. We did have some minor difficulties. The gauge cluster went out (speed, tach, temp, press, fuel, batt)and the weather stripping around the front windshield came off. Cruise control and everything else was working.

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - XLT 5.4L Popular (130B) 4x2

    Pros: the body style/ great mean and hungry looking suv

    Cons: for a big car, reverse censor should be standard on all

    Advice: have the dealer add a either a free dvd player or 22' wheels without additional cost like gm on most of their suv's as an incentive for their buyers/leasers

    it's time to trade in that yukon/tahoe...2003-04 expedition will not disappoint you. just lease it!

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - XLT 5.4L Popular (130B) 4x2

    Pros: fold down 3rd seats

    Cons: tires are very generic looking

    Advice: drive the others and then see what a great value this is

    Very comfortable ride. handles the curves far better than my 99 suburban.

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - Eddie Bauer 5.4L (400B) 4x4

    Pros: The color

    Cons: Amount of time it spends in Fords service Dept. The Tires,Headlights, unreliable drive train etc....

    Advice: DONT DO IT YOU WILL BE SORRY

    Involuntarily switches between 2Wheel dr. and AWD, causing a loud hum and vibration throughout vehicle. Rack and pinion changed at 400 miles,2rear axle replaced at 6500 miles. Power mirror drivers side doesnt hold preset and randomly adjusts itself.(great for star gazing) Engine is loud and slightly underpowered for a vehicle of this size. Great from a stop nothing left for passing at highway speeds. Low beams are insufficient high beams are as bright as the sun. Leather seating is thin and cheap looking door paneling and dash are tawdry. The vehicle drives nice and handles ok on dry roads at moderate speeds. Wet roads are another story due to Fords choice of rubber. You figure they would have learned after the Bridgestone recall...nope they outdid themselves this time. They slapped Continental Contracs on them this time bad on wet roads. Had to replace one the dealer couldnt balance it with less than 6 ounces of lead after several attempts. They had to take a tire from another Expedition on the lot. Transmission is slow downshifting on turns and then shifts prematurely on acceleration.

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - XLT 4.6L Premium (120B) 4x2

    Pros: new suspension

    Cons: radio

    Advice: test drive

    my first second i'm start driving it justloved it,and i didn't want to let it go i just buy it,

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - XLT 5.4L Premium (140B) 4x2

    Pros: Captain's chairs, sound system, 3rd row seat, love

    Cons: gas mileage, door cupholders are too small

    Advice: the safety of this vehicle is incredible. Mine was recently totalled & all passengers were unscathed.

    As soon as I got in, I knew I wanted this car. It was comfortable, and incredibly easy to drive. I did a U-turn and it felt like I was in a small car... that pretty much sealed the deal right there. I tested an '00 Expedition, and the difference between the two was amazing. I really didn't want an SUV, and not all that interested in a Ford, but this vehicle changed my mind instantly.

    • Overall
    • Comfort
    • Performance
    • Quality
    • Appearance

    2003 Ford Expedition - Eddie Bauer 5.4L (400B) 4x4

    Pros: Solid ride,Climate control,Comfort.

    Cons: Plastic outside moldings.

    Advice: Sit back and enjoy the ride.

    We've owned an Expedition before and we were just satisfied. We traded it for an 03 EB X and can't believe it still has the same name. Nothing about this EB X is the same as the 01 we owned. We fell in love with it at first sight, then we test drove it and O my God I did'nt want to get out!!!!!!! The only thing I might have a complaint about down the road is that the plastic moldings on the outside of the doors don't sound solid when you shut them. We love the steering wheel mounted controls, the power third row seats and it has a great sound system. We went on a trip and our 4 children watched a dvd. We arived at our destination and the kids were so comfortable they did not want to get out until the movie ended. My advice BUY ONE.....