Car Review: 2009 Ford Expedition

Car Review: 2009 Ford ExpeditionThe Ford Motor Company has built it’s business on the foundation of giving the customer what they want, and they continue this with the 2009 Ford Expedition. Stylish, durable and comfortable, the 2009 Ford Expedition is what an SUV should be, and at a competitive price to boot. Starting at only $28,470 the Expedition XLT gets 15 miles per gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway, which is pretty good for a vehicle of this size and power.

The performance of the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT is superior to most in this class, with a 4.0 Liter, V-6 engine that puts out 210 Horsepower at 5,100 RPM’s. A 5 speed automatic transmission, 4 x 2 rear wheel drive, trailer sway control system, and class II towing hitch are standard features. The 2009 Ford Expedition XLT offers independent front and rear suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars, heavy duty gas shock absorbers, and rack-and-pinion steering to complete a more than adequate performance package.

The exterior look of the 2009 Ford Expedition is not your typical box shaped SUV. With sporty and sleek design lines, the 2009 Ford Expedition offers 16 inch painted aluminum wheels, fog lamps, a chrome 4 bar grille, and a roof luggage rack with crossbars. A one piece lift gate with flip open rear window, solar tinted windshield and front door windows, and full grip ergonomic door handles make the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT sure to turn some heads.

The 2009 Ford Expedition XLT has an interior that is comparable to the comfort of a sedan, but make no mistake, this is a tough vehicle. With power windows and door locks, a leather wrapped steering wheel with a tilt column, and driver and front passenger cloth covered visors with illuminated vanity mirrors The 2009 Ford Expedition is a creation of comfort. A front overhead console, and center dome light with map lights in the first row proves the extent of forethought put into this vehicle at the design level.

The safety package on the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT is more than adequate to handle most situations. Driver and front passenger airbags and side airbags are augmented by an SOS post-crash alarm system. Lower anchors and tethers for children help protect youngsters better, and the tire pressure monitoring system can let the drive know of a potential problem well in advance. These measures are completed with a competent anti-theft system.

With all of the aforementioned features it is easy to understand why the 2009 Ford Expedition XLT was born to be a leader in this class.