The ’23 Expedition is made in six trim levels: XL STX, XLT, Limited, Timberline, King Ranch, and Platinum. An extended-length Expedition Max is offered for all trims but the XL STX and Timberline. On top of its expanded cargo space, the Max’s get a more substantial 30-gallon fuel tank (which is five gallons greater than the fuel tank in the regular Expedition).
Regarding what’s under the hood, the XL STX, XLT, Limited, and King Ranch come with a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that makes 375 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The Platinum gets the same engine, but it produces 400 hp and 480 lb.-ft. of torque instead. Meanwhile, the high-output Timberline receives a zestier twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that entices a class-leading 440 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. All engines pair up with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. While rear-wheel drive is standard in most trims, four-wheel drive is optional; if you opt for the Timberline, 4WD is standard. The ‘23 Expedition can tow up to a class-best 9,300 lb. with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package. With the Max models, towing caps at 9,000 lb.
The two-row, five-passenger XL STX has a medley of notable features. On the outside, these include automatic high beams, heated side mirrors, roof rails, rear privacy glass, a Class IV trailer hitch, 18-inch wheels, and keyless entry. Its cabin consists of push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power driver’s seat, three-zone automatic climate control, an overhead console sunglasses holder and conversation mirror, a universal garage door opener, illuminated vanity mirrors, 15 beverage holders, and a 40/20/40-split folding and reclining second-row bench seat. For tech, the XL STX gets four 12-volt power outlets and two front and rear smart-charging USB ports. The XLT comes with running boards and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, as well as seating for up to seven thanks to its 60/40-split power folding and reclining third row seat.
The Limited gains numerous upscale appointments, such as LED headlights and fog lights, power-folding and driver’s side auto-dimming side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a hands-free liftgate, 20-inch wheels, proximity entry (Intelligent Access), rain-sensing wipers, ambient interior lighting, a power front passenger’s seat, leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, and second-row captain’s chairs (which reduce seating to seven). On the tech side of the equation, the Limited comes with a wireless phone charger, two third-row smart-charging USB ports, and a 110-volt power outlet. This trim also gets position memory settings for the side mirrors, driver’s seat, and power-adjustable pedals.
The intrepid Timberline is essentially a more off-road oriented version of the XLT given that it receives several performance-enhancing attributes, such as a heavy-duty engine radiator, an electronic limited-slip differential, an armored underbody, a two-speed transfer case, off-road shocks, 10.6 inches of ground clearance, Trail Control (which uses the braking and throttle systems to offer more control on rugged terrain), and 18-inch wheels with 33-inch all-terrain tires. On top of all that, it comes with many of the Limited’s swanky amenities (like the LED headlights and fog lights, rain-sensing wipers, hands-free liftgate, Intelligent Access, power-adjustable pedals, position memory settings, heated steering wheel, wireless charger, third-row USB ports, and 110-volt power outlet), plus exclusive interior and exterior trim. The King Ranch comes with the captain’s chairs, as well as unique badges, Stone Gray exterior trim, 22-inch wheels, special leather upholstery, a 12.4-inch digital gauge cluster, and a panoramic glass roof.
The Platinum gets many of the same deluxe items from the King Ranch and adds satin aluminum exterior trim, a continuously controlled damping suspension, front seats with massaging capabilities, and active noise control. Several of those upscale amenities are available for the more entry-level trims, and every trim is eligible for the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package which supplies an upgraded radiator, trailer backup assist, and a trailer brake controller.
The ‘23 Expedition comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, which contains pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keeping assist. The Limited and Timberline both get the more advanced Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist+ suite with adaptive cruise control, navigation, front parking sensors, evasive steering assist, and blind-spot assist. The King Ranch welcomes Ford CoPilot Assist 2.0 (includes a surround-view camera system and active parking assist), while the Platinum tops the range with BlueCruise, Ford’s exclusive hands-free highway driving system. Many of those driver assists are orderable in the lower-end trims.
All ’23 Expeditions receive the up-to-date Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system. In the base XL STX, the components are a 12-inch touchscreen, navigation, voice recognition, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a six-speaker audio system, and FordPass Connect with a Wi-Fi hotspot. The XLT and Timberline gain SiriusXM satellite radio, while the Limited is issued a high-end 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen (B&O) stereo system along with HD radio. The King Ranch and Platinum get the upmarket SYNC 4A system, which contains a 15.5-inch touchscreen and a best-in-class 22-speaker B&O audio system.