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Is the Ford Expedition FX4 Good for Off-Roading?

It’s easy to pass up the Ford Expedition as an off-roader. If you want to take your entire family off-roading, there’s the Toyota Sequoia or Chevy Tahoe. However, the Ford Expedition FX4 may be the perfect three-row SUV to go adventuring in. Let’s see if it can keep up with the competition.

Is the Ford Expedition FX4 Good For Off-Roading?

Now to go off-roading in the Ford Expedition, you will have to spend some money. The FX4 off-roading package is only available with the Ford Explorer Limited trim, which begins around $72k. To add the FX4 package that will cost an extra $2k.

2018 LGE-CTS Motorsports SEMA Ford Expedition
2018 LGE-CTS Motorsports SEMA Ford Expedition | Bring a Trailer

Now you’re up to about $74k, so this Ford Expedition better have some luxury comfort and the ultimate off-roading capabilities. The Ford Expedition base model begins around $52k, so we hope that the Limited FX4 trim comes with a variety of extras.

What Comes With the Ford Expedition FX4 Package?

The Ford Expedition Limited FX4 is the most premium off-roader in Expedition history. It comes with a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that provides 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This build can tow up to 9,200 lb, which is more than any other vehicle in its class. With the ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, this is one fast beast.

The FX4 package includes off-road-tuned shocks. This is all we can find about them. We would love to know more about the suspension. The Ford Raptor has Fox shocks, so maybe the Expedition does too.

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You also get seven underbody skid plates to protect the undercarriage, including a sand shield to protect turbocharger intercoolers, steel plates to protect the steering gear, engine, and transfer case, and a full-length guard for the transfer case.

2019 Ford Expedition Platinum parked in sand
2019 Ford Expedition Platinum | Ford

A chin spoiler is beneath the front bumper to improve the approach angle, and chrome-plated runner bars provide protection and allow for passenger convenience. The patented 3.73:1 electronic limited-slip differential and heavy-duty radiator help improve the off-roading experience as well.

The advanced terrain management system helps automatically adjust the torque and braking power for a variety of situations, and the 360 camera views allow you to see exactly where each tire is going.

Ford Expedition FX4 Features

The interior is wrapped with leather for a comfortable ride and includes durable, rubber floor mats to keep it nice and clean. It also has the best in class legroom, so your entire family will be comfortable.

The Ford Expedition FX4 also comes with all the bells and whistles, including a built-in LTE Wi-fi hotspot and wireless charging for your smartphone. The wi-fi works up to 50 feet away from the vehicle, keeping you connected while you’re off the grid.

2020 Ford Expedition outside in field.
2020 Ford Expedition

Use Alexa to command your vehicle. Also, the climate control will automatically adjust to the most comfortable temperature. You get a variety of safety features too, including rear-cross traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, emergency braking, and much more. So, it seems like the Ford Expedition FX4 is delivering on its promise. It’s well equipped to climb over obstacles and offers refined luxury.