When comparing the Ford Expedition's and the Ford Explorer's specifications and ratings, the Ford Expedition has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Ford Explorer has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Ford Expedition's and the Ford Explorer's specifications and ratings, the Ford Expedition is a better car than the Ford Explorer.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Explorer Pricing
For a new model, the Ford Expedition's price is between $65,377 and $89,249, with the Ford Explorer priced between $42,492 and $61,725.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Explorer Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Expedition loses 52.4 percent of its value and the Ford Explorer loses 46.2 percent of its value. This means the Ford Explorer retains 6.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Expedition.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Explorer Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Expedition is 8.6 out of 10 while the Ford Explorer's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Ford Expedition being ranked 5 out of 30 Best SUVs with 3 Rows and the Ford Explorer being ranked 9 out of 30. Out of 55 Best 5-seater SUVs, the Ford Expedition is ranked 9 and the Ford Explorer is ranked 18.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Explorer Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Expedition is 9.0 out of 10. For the Ford Explorer the reliability rating is 8.6 out of 10. This gives the Ford Expedition a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Explorer.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Expedition’s base engine makes 380 horsepower, and the Ford Explorer base engine makes 300 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are fullsize SUVs, the Ford Expedition has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Ford Explorer, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Ford Expedition and the Ford Explorer have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.