Ford Expedition vs. the Competition | Orlando, FL
When you’re shopping for a family vehicle, getting the right fit for your family can be difficult. If you’re looking for an option with three rows, then it’s likely you’re considering the 2020 Ford Expedition and 2020 Honda Pilot. This comparison looks at these two options, comparing them to determine which is the best choice to get your family around Orlando with ease.
Performance and Capability
Though the 2020 Expedition and 2020 Pilot are both equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, they differ greatly when it comes to power and capability. The Ford Expedition sports an EcoBoost® engine that’s more powerful, asserting its presence with a solid 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque; the Pilot only offers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
The Expedition can also tow more than the Pilot when it’s properly equipped. It has a maximum towing rating of 9,300 pounds — best-in-class among full-size SUVs — while the Pilot can only tow up to 5,000 pounds.* For the 2020 Ford Expedition, this towing capability is also enhanced by the available Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, which helps make towing easier. Better yet, the Ford Expedition is also more off-road ready thanks to the available FX4 Off-Road Package — something that the Pilot doesn’t offer.
When you have a family, your vehicle’s interior can help make your hectic schedule a bit easier. The Expedition and Pilot are both spacious, seating up to eight passengers with ease. When it comes to cargo space, though, the Expedition comes out on top. This large SUV can fit up to 104.6 cubic feet when its second- and third-row seats are folded down, whereas the Pilot can only fit up to 83.9 cubic feet. You can opt for even more cargo capacity from the Expedition if you choose the larger MAX model, which offers a maximum cargo capacity of 121.5 cubic feet.
Along with its larger cargo area, the Expedition also comes standard with a Cargo Management System to keep you organized on the go. And, if you’re looking for premium appointments to enhance your passenger’s comfort, the Expedition King Ranch trim is a solid option. The Pilot does offer premium trims, but their features don’t include heated second-row seats and lush Del Rio leather upholstery like the King Ranch option.
Technology is a great way to stay connected and entertained on the go. While the Expedition and the Pilot offer a wide range of technologies throughout their lineup, the Ford option offers more as standard. It comes with a standard SYNC®3 infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. You won’t receive these smartphone integration systems as standard on the Pilot. The Pilot also doesn’t come standard with a Wi-Fi hotspot, while the Expedition comes with FordPass Connect™ 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities built in.
If you want to keep your children entertained on the go, then the Expedition’s Dual-Headrest Rear Seat Entertainment System is a solid option, since it comes with Slingbox compatibility, which Honda’s available system doesn’t offer. Add the fact that the Ford model’s premium B&O sound system comes with 12 speakers, compared to the Pilot’s 10, and the Expedition will likely keep you better entertained on the go.
Need more convincing? The best way to be sure that the 2020 Ford Expedition is the right choice for you and your family is to visit Sun State Ford in Orlando, Florida, and take one for a spin. Check out our selection of Expedition SUVs and call or email to schedule your test drive.
*All trims: 4 x 2 SWB 9,300lbs, LWB 9,000lbs, 4×4 SWB 9,200lbs, LWB 9,000lbs. Class is Extended Utilities based on Ford segmentation. Max towing varies based on cargo, vehicle configuration, accessories, and number of passengers.
When you want your presence known out on the road, then you likely want a large SUV. These family-friendly rides combine power, utility, and comfort to make them solid options for your family. Two options to consider in this segment are the 2020 Ford Expedition and the 2020 Land Cruiser. This comparison looks at these two models to determine which option is best to get you around Orlando with ease.
Performance and Utility
When it comes down to the numbers, the 2020 Expedition is more powerful and offers better utility. It comes equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine, which puts out more torque than the Land Cruiser’s 5.7-liter V8. It also gets better EPA-estimated fuel economy with 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, compared to the Land Cruiser’s 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.*
If that’s not enough, the Ford Expedition can also tow more than its Toyota competitor and carry more cargo. It offers a maximum towing rating of 9,300 pounds and can fit up to 104.6 cubic feet of cargo when its second- and third-row seats are folded down. The Land Cruiser can only tow up to 8,100 pounds and fits only 82.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo.
Finding the right SUV for your lifestyle isn’t always easy. That’s why the 2020 Expedition comes available with four trim levels to choose from. With the Ford Expedition, you can even opt for one of two special-edition models — either the Texas Edition, which pays tribute to Texas with unique badging and exclusive features, or the Stealth Edition, which is a stylish option with gloss black accents and other unique styling cues. The 2020 Land Cruiser is only available in two trim options — the Land Cruiser and Heritage Edition.
If you’re hauling your family around, you want a vehicle that is spacious and comfortable — not to mention filled to the brim with technology. While both of these models offer ample space, the 2020 Expedition actually comes with best-in-class second- and third-row legroom, allowing your passengers to stretch out as much as possible. With the Expedition, you can also opt for premium comfort with the King Ranch trim. This trim level comes with premium, exclusive appointments like Del Rio leather seating and Ziricote wood veneer. Its second-row seats are power-folding and are heated for superior comfort. This type of luxury isn’t available with the Land Cruiser.
The massive and mighty 2020 Ford Expedition is a great choice if you want to pack up the family and go for a cruise around Orlando. If you’re ready to upgrade to a family-friendly SUV that does more than the competition, visit Sun State Ford and we’ll set you up with a test drive.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.