Help catch the Ford Expedition. He’s taking a drop! It used to top charts as the best three-row giant SUV you could buy. However, the 2023 Ford Expedition has experienced a bit of a dip. Let’s see why the king is falling.
Is the 2023 Ford Expedition the best SUV?
That depends on who you ask. Some reviewers rank the 2023 Ford Expedition as the best SUV you can buy, and others don’t. for example, in the US News list of the best SUVs for 2023, the Expedition is tied three-way for second place with a score of 8.2 out of 10.
The 2023 Chevy Suburban and 2023 Chevy Tahoe share the silver medal with the same points. But the 2023 Jeep Wagoneer took the top spot with a score of 8.5 out of 10.
USNews rankings are based on an average score from respected automotive critics and their reviews found in newspapers, magazines and online outlets. Scores represent an industry average.
Factors such as ride quality, comfort, interior, build quality, capacities, cargo space, safety ratings, reliability ratings and awards are considered for each score. The Expedition stayed on top for years until the Jeep Wagoneer managed to topple it.
Is the 2023 Expedition worth buying?
Yes, despite not being the number one choice in the rankings, the 2023 Ford Expedition packs a lot of value. It ranks high for available robust turbocharged engines, roomy seats in all three rows, a well-appointed cabin, robust towing capacity, and good fuel economy for its class.
Possible reasons to avoid the Ford Expedition include its mediocre cargo space and uninspired handling. It has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and up to 104.6 cubic feet in total.
With the 2023 Wagoneer, you get 27.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row with up to 116.7 cubic feet total.
The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer ranks high because it has powerful engine options, a spacious upscale interior, a smooth ride, and solid towing capacity. Reasons to avoid the Wagonner include its high price and its difficulty in maneuvering in tight spaces.
The Wagoneer has a 19-foot turning radius, while the Expedition has a 20-foot turning radius. We found the Expedition extremely easy to park and maneuver and we need to try the Wagoneer.
When properly equipped, the 2023 Expedition can tow up to 9,300 lbs. and carry a payload of up to 1,758 lbs. The Wagoneer can tow up to 9,850 lbs. and haul a payload of 1,360 lbs.
How much does Expedition 2023 cost?
Pricing for the 2023 Ford Expedition starts at $52,905, and the top-spec Platinum trim brings the cost up to $79,620.
You can start with a 2023 Jeep Wagoneer for $58,995, while the luxurious Series III model bumps the price up to $71,200.
The Expedition has the advantage of being more affordable. In addition, it has six trim levels available. But the Platinum trim is significantly more expensive than the taller Wagoneer model.
It seems the Wagoneer beats the Expedition for a more comfortable ride, higher towing capacity, and higher interior quality. But it could be more difficult to maneuver.
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