2000 Expedition New Car Test Drive
Ford's Expedition is selling like hot cakes at least partly because it does everything it was designed to do and it does it well. Its good looks certainly don't hurt.
For 2000, power adjustable pedals are standard, while a new sonar Reverse Sensing System alerts drivers to objects behind the vehicle when backing up. Optional side-impact airbags are also available.
Two trim levels, XLT and Eddie Bauer, make up the Expedition model range. With little demand for plain, entry-level vehicles in this class, Ford equips the XLT well and the Eddie Bauer even better. Visual differences between XLT and Eddie Bauer are confined to paint and trim. Checking off items from a long list of optional equipment for the XLT blurs equipment level distinctions between the two.
XLT and Eddie Bauer trim levels are available with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The Expedition derives much of its chassis and mechanical hardware from Ford's F-150 pickup.