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More and more family buyers are going for pickup trucks these days, but plenty of people still prefer the huge capability of a full-size SUV like the Ford Expedition. While a full-size pickup truck can probably tow more, it can't seat up to eight people in some comfort and haul a load of their belongings at the same time. The Ford Expedition XLT is the entry point to the Expedition lineup of full-size Ford SUVs, so here are some details about what you get for your money with a 2019 Ford Expedition XLT.

Exterior styling

Of course, being the entry-level model in the range means the XLT doesn't come with the extra bling and big wheels of higher trim level, but it does come standard with some very smart 18-inch machined-face alloys with Magnetic-painted pockets. As for the shape of the Expedition, there's no getting away from the fact this is a no-nonsense, full-size SUV. There are no overtly sporty pretentions here, and the rear-end is undeniably functional rather than futuristically styled. The front fascia is quite the opposite though, as the front fascia with its wrap-around chrome grille and headlights pushed right to the edge presents a very contemporary look.


All versions of the Expedition come with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine, which is seriously good news for those going for the entry-level XLT. With the top Platinum trim level, the EcoBoost engine gets an extra 25 horsepower and 10 lb.-ft. of torque, but that's not a huge deal when the standard unit already boasts an impressive 375 horsepower and a massive 470 lb.-ft. of torque. All that power is sent to the rear or all four wheels through Ford's superlative ten-speed automatic transmission.


At more than 5,400 pounds, the Expedition XLT is a big vehicle with an engine to match, but its capability is of equal proportions. As well as being able to carry up to eight people and their stuff, the Expedition also has a class-best maximum tow rating of 9,300 pounds*. That's getting close to some full-size light-duty pickups, but they can't transport eight people at the same time. An XLT with four-wheel drive can also be specified with the optional FX4 off-road package, which gets even more from the Expedition's superb traction-control systems.

Features and equipment

Standard equipment in the Expedition XLT includes a full set of power features, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a power-folding third-row seat, cruise control, climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, an AM/FM/satellite/CD audio system with a number of USB ports and nine speakers, and an LCD touchscreen control interface. The XLT also comes with hill start assist and a reverse sensing system, trailer sway control, auto on/off headlamps, ABS brakes, and models specified with four-wheel-drive also get hill descent control.


The huge door makes getting in and out of the Expedition incredibly easy, and you'll soon be even more comfortable when you climb inside. In standard XLT form, the Expedition seats up to eight people, but the level of comfort is surprisingly close to a true luxury model. Nobody is likely to be moaning about leg and headroom, and your luggage doesn't get a raw deal on space either.

For more details about the 2019 Ford Expedition XLT and to try one out for yourself on a test drive, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at Southern California Ford Dealers, the number one choice Ford dealers for the Expedition and the rest of the Ford vehicle lineup.

*When properly equipped.



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