2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Ford Expedition 

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Ford Expedition

When shopping for a new three-row SUV, there’s no ignoring the Blue Oval’s dependable entries. The 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Ford Expedition both offer the flexibility and earthquaking power SUV owners want. There’s really no wrong choice when shopping between the Explorer and the Expedition, but finding the right fit is key to getting the most out of your new vehicle investment.

In terms of feature availability, Ford remains vigilant in keeping its SUV entries updated with the latest in multimedia, convenience and driver-assistive technologies. But if a truly upscale tech package is in your line of sight, the all-new Explorer eagerly meets the challenge with a set of rare and class-exclusive features. If power and practicality takes precedence, the Expedition makes a good case for itself.

2020 Ford Explorer  


2020 Ford Expedition 

$36,675  Starting MSRP $52,810 

2.3-liter turbo
(300 hp, 310 lb-ft)

Base Engine

3.5L twin-turbo V6
(375 hp, 470 lb-ft)

21 city / 28 hwy  Fuel Economy (mpg)  17 city / 24 hwy 
18.2 ft³  Cargo Volume   20.9 ft³ (36.0 ft³ Expedition MAX)  

Main Differences Between the 2020 Explorer and 2020 Expedition 

Another main difference between the sibling three-row SUVs is in cabin space. The 2020 Ford Expedition packs a more spacious seating arrangement for rear passengers with 41.5 inches of second-row legroom and 36.1 inches of third-row legroom. The 2020 Ford Explorer measures in at 39 inches and 32.2 inches, respectively.

Unless you opt for the larger Expedition MAX, the Ford Expedition offers just over one cubic foot more cargo space than the Ford Explorer. The difference in towing potential is more significant. The Explorer has a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 lbs., while the Expedition rates up to 9,300 lbs.

The 2020 Explorer is powered by either the base 2.3-liter turbocharged engine or a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. The 2020 Expedition accommodates its size with an immensely powerful 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6.

So, the Expedition is larger and more powerful, making it a great fit for drivers that need lofty capability ratings and plenty of cabin space. The Ford Explorer, however, is nimbler, more fuel-efficient and still immensely powerful for its size.