2020 Ford Expedition

Interior


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2020 Ford Expedition Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 8.5

The 2020 Ford Expedition has a generally upscale interior with plenty of passenger and cargo space. It has a long list of standard and optional features, which are modern and user-friendly.

  • "The interior depends, of course, on trim level, but overall we like what Ford has done here. There are hard plastics in a lot of places, but they don’t dominate the interior landscape, and there are nice materials available. The design is shared with the F-150, meaning its blocky and truck-ish, but there are enough differing surfaces and shapes to keep things interesting (especially on luxurious upper trim levels like the new King Ranch)." -- Autoblog
  • "It may not be a luxury sedan, but the Expedition does a fair impression of one. Interior panels and parts were squeak-free on our test vehicle and exhibited excellent fit and finish. Leather quality erred on the side of durable versus supple. But given the application, we think it's the right move." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • Inside, as is traditional for the Expedition, its cabin borrows heavily from the F-150 parts bin, which suits the SUV's trucky personality. The use of two rotary knobs close together on the center console—one for the gear selector, the other for the drive modes—isn't an ideal setup, but there's nothing to complain about visually or functionally." -- Automobile Magazine (2018)

Seating

The Ford Expedition seats up to eight. A second-row bench seat is standard, and captain's chairs are optional. Cloth upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are also standard.

Options include synthetic leather upholstery, genuine leather upholstery, upgraded Del Rio or quilted leather, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, multicontour front seats, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and power-adjustable pedals.

All of the Expedition’s seats have plenty of room for occupants, and the seats are comfortable. The driver enjoys good outward visibility and views of the road.

For securing child safety seats, the Expedition has a full set of LATCH connectors for each second-row seat, whether you stick with the bench or go with separate captain’s chairs. The third-row outboard seats also have a full set, with an additional tether anchor for the middle seat. All of the anchors are easy to find and access.

  • "The seating is spacious and comfortable for long drives. … Passenger space and comfort approach minivan territory. Even tall adults will fit perfectly well in the third row." -- Autoblog
  • "Thanks to the Expedition's tall ride height and seating position, drivers get a commanding view of the road. The wide range of adjustability for the driver's seat and the steering wheel ensures most drivers will find an ideal position." -- Edmunds (2019)
  • "Second-row passengers get an equally delightful experience, with comfortable seats that adjust fully; 3rd-row passengers get plenty of room." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2020 Expedition include tri-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a universal garage door opener, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, voice recognition, four USB ports, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Standard driver assistance features include automatic high-beam headlights, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors. Ford’s MyKey is also standard. This system includes additional seat belt reminders, and it encourages safe driving by letting you do things like set speed and audio volume limits for secondary drivers.

Optional features include an 8-inch digital instrument cluster display, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a panoramic roof, two third-row USB ports, a household-style power outlet, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, wireless device charging, HD Radio, and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Rain-sensing windshield wipers, front parking sensors, stop-and-go adaptive cruise control, a surround-view parking camera system, and automatic parking assist are also available.

The SYNC 3 infotainment system is user-friendly and functions well, though some critics say the graphics look a little plain. The system’s physical controls are ergonomic and easy to use.

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  • The Expedition comes standard with Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system, which is one of the easier systems to use. It comes with a standard 8-inch touchscreen, which responds well to inputs and swipe gestures. Navigation is available, but annoyingly gets locked out when you're utilizing the standard Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Besides that, both systems work well with Sync." -- Autoblog
  • "The volume-control, drive-mode selector and temperature-control knobs all feature a knurled surface that looks and feels premium. The gear selector for the 10-speed automatic is a similarly knurled knob that's easy to use, with manual-control buttons below. There's no shortage of features, especially in the high-end Platinum model." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "The Sync 3 infotainment system['s] … graphics are a little plain but the system is quick to respond, has big virtual buttons and the ability to swipe through menus." -- Edmunds (2018)

Cargo

The Ford Expedition has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 104.6 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. The Expedition Max has 36 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 79.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 121.5 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.

These are some of the highest cargo volumes in the large SUV class. A power-folding third row is standard, while power-folding second-row seats and a hands-free power liftgate are optional.

  • "The Chevy siblings do win more cargo comparisons apart from space behind the third row, where the regular Expedition aces the Tahoe. It's important to note that the Expedition has a lower lift-in height (even if it's still quite high), and in general is the more versatile vehicle." -- Autoblog
  • "There's good cargo room, and if you need more, power-folding 3rd-row seatbacks are available, albeit with a slightly confusing interface." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "The upside is massive cargo space." -- Autotrader (2019)
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