Jumbo truck-based sport-utility sales made up less than 3 percent of the overall new-vehicle market last year. But for buyers looking for something that can handle up to eight passengers and their gear and the ability to tow a big travel trailer, boat or some horses, possibly over rough terrain requiring four-wheel drive, there really isn’t anything else suitable for the task.
The 2020 Ford Expedition is on a short list of full-size SUVs with the goods to deliver in this space. Competitors include the sales-leading Chevrolet Tahoe, plus the Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Nissan Armada, and Toyota Sequoia. The 2020 Expedition is available in standard- and long-wheelbase versions, the latter dubbed the Expedition Max. The Max competes with the Suburban and Yukon XL. Including the $1,395 destination charge, the 2020 Expedition lineup includes the base XLT at $54,205, the well-contented Limited at $64,740, the just-added King Ranch trim for $74,290, and the range-topping Platinum at $75,330. Moving up to the extended-wheelbase Max or upgrading from two-wheel to four-wheel drive each add about $3,000 more, depending on the trim level.