When we compare the Ford Expedition's and the Ford Flex's specifications and ratings, the Ford Expedition has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. The Ford Flex has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Ford Expedition's and the Ford Flex's specifications and ratings, the Ford Expedition is a better car than the Ford Flex.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Flex Pricing
A used 2019 Ford Expedition ranges from $29,998 to $51,000 while a used 2019 Ford Flex is priced between $19,899 to $31,987.
Ford Expedition vs. Ford Flex 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 Flex loses 47.7 percent of its value. This means the Ford Flex retains 4.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Expedition.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Expedition’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Ford Flex base engine makes 287 horsepower. The Expedition is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 559 miles. The Flex is rated to deliver an average of 19 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 428 miles. This gives the Ford Expedition the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Flex. Both models use regular unleaded.
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, and cargo space. The Ford Flex, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Ford Expedition has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.