Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Ford Expedition Is the Best Full-Size SUV This Year, Says Autotrader

While the Ford Expedition has been criticized by some as an “overpriced Kia Telluride,” it’s still one of the more popular options on the road. Even a comparison to the Telluride should tell consumers that the Expedition is checking out since the Telluride won the 2020 Motor Trend Car of the Year award. But the Expedition isn’t simply a prettier, more expensive version of Kia’s masterpiece. Ford has pushed the envelope even further this year, and the 2020 Ford Expedition is certainly worth a second look.

Autotrader ranks the best full-size SUVs

In mid-July, Autotrader posted their list of the best full-size SUVs for 2020. Autotrader put the Ford Expedition at the top. With a rating of 4.7 out of 5, it’s clear that the vehicle does enough to impress.

SUVs are built to do two things: carry a lot of people (or things) and drive like a truck. The Ford Expedition manages to build on Ford’s legacy of dependable trucks while also keeping the space expected for an SUV. Even if the Expedition isn’t out there beating Ferraris in a drag race, it still does a good job of representing for SUVs.

What the Ford Expedition does right

Autotrader praised the 2020 Expedition’s recent redesign. The V6 twin-turbo engine gives it the power to compete with anything on the road, and the Expedition Max package is also available for anyone whose full-size SUV isn’t “full-size” enough. Compared to the other options in its class, the Ford Expedition outclasses them all. It wins on safety features, power, space, and even the size of the vehicle itself. The Ford Expedition is a vehicle with its own solid history, and Ford nailed it again this year.

Another place where the 2020 Expedition shines is with the price tag. Not only did Autotrader rank it higher than the next three vehicles in the class, it also managed to come in at a lower MSRP. It’s not a huge margin, but the $48,900 tag on the 2020 Ford Expedition might be worth a look if the 2020 Chevrolet Tahoe ($49,000), the 2020 Chevy Suburban ($51,000), and the 2020 GMC Yukon ($50,500) are just a little too much. Even though it isn’t a huge discount over the other vehicles in its range, the small amount of money Ford Expedition buyers save can go a long way toward future purchases.

Potential downsides of this year’s Ford Expedition

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Although some models have experienced recalls, the issue appears limited in scope and Ford has done everything they can to quickly fix it. Additionally, the SUV isn’t perfect for everyone. Some critics even place the GMC Yukon (which notably was not redesigned this year) ahead of the 2020 Expedition. But Autotrader did a great job of ranking the vehicles, and it’s clear they put some thought into ranking the 2020 Ford Expedition at the top.

The bottom line on the 2020 Expedition

Autotrader has never been afraid to make bold calls, and their pick for the full-size SUV class makes sense. The Expedition is coming off the 2018 redesign in great shape, and it seems like Ford has finally hit their stride with the vehicle. Ford is building on a long history of successful vehicles, and the 2020 Ford Expedition is another home run. Full-size SUVs aren’t for every buyer but if you’re in the market, then your search should start with the Expedition.