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The 2024 Ford Expedition offers several trims and two body lengths. This flagbearer of Ford’s full-size SUVs delivers the drive, size, and quality desired when ferrying family and friends for fun weekends or towing a trailer to the job site. However, because it’s a large SUV, it carries a hefty price tag. Still, one 2024 Expedition trim under $70,000 has found favor with shoppers.

What are the 2024 Ford Expedition trims?

2024 Ford Expedition Platinum trim
2024 Ford Expedition Platinum| Ford Motor Company

Ford offers the latest Expedition in 10 trim levels. These trims and their starting MSRPs are as follows:

  • XL STX — $55,525
  • XLT — $59,590
  • XLT MAX — $62,590
  • Limited — $68,410
  • Limited MAX — $71,410
  • Timberline — $71,700
  • King Ranch — $78,465
  • King Ranch MAX — $81,465
  • Platinum — $80,695
  • Platinum MAX — $83,695

The base XL STX and Timberline are the only 2024 Expedition trims unavailable in the extended MAX body style. Under the hood of every model is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing 380 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. It mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission, providing smooth shifting and easy driving manners.

Climbing the trims, the 2024 Ford Expedition becomes more luxurious. The Platinum and Platinum MAX models offer significant improvements over the XL STX via upgraded features, including:

  • Sync 4A infotainment system
  • 15.5-inch touchscreen
  • Panoramic Vista Roo
  • 360-degree overhead camera view
  • CCD adaptive suspension
  • Active Park Assist 2.0
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 22-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system

What is the most popular trim?

2024 Ford Expedition Platinum touchscreen
2024 Ford Expedition touchscreen | Ford Motor Company

According to Edmunds, the most popular 2024 Ford Expedition trim is the MAX XLT. It’s a step up from the base model and has a longer wheelbase, increasing cargo and passenger space. The MAX XLT includes the following:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Third-row USB charging points
  •  SiriusXM Satellite Radio

This upgraded trim also offers several packages with many additional features that still stay under the $70,000 price point. It could be the combination of the other features and extended cargo space that makes the 2024 Ford Expedition MAX XLT the most popular trim so far.

However, the best-selling trim has changed each of the past three years. For 2022, the most popular was the standard-length XLT, and the preferred 2023 Expedition trim was the Limited.

Which 2024 Ford Expedition trim is the best buy?

In this writer’s humble opinion, the Limited MAX is the best buy among the 10 2024 Ford Expedition trims. The Limited MAX maintains the extended wheelbase and additional passenger space. It also adds the contents of the 202A package, which includes the following:

  • Heated and ventilated power front seats
  • A heated steering wheel
  • Power-folding second-row captain’s chairs
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Power liftgate
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Power-folding side mirrors with heated glass

In addition to those upgrades, the Limited trim also adds the following:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Panoramic Vista Roof
  • Foot-activated power liftgate
  • Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist
  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system with active noise cancellation

The Limited’s upgraded powertrain delivers 440 hp and sporty features in the Stealth Performance Edition Package. Of course, this package has a substantial price increase over the standard Limited model.

The 2024 Ford Expedition Limited MAX barely breaks the $70,000 price barrier and includes many improvements that make it this writer’s choice for the best value.