2011 Ford Expedition EL
Review, Prices, Comparisons, Pictures
The 2011 Ford Expedition is available in several varying levels of trim, from the low end XL that starts out at $35,830 to the high end EL King Ranch, which tops out at $49,030 before you add any extra features. Among the models specifically identified as EL models, the EL XL level is the lowest; it starts at $39,355. It comes with a 5.4 liter V8 engine that may be paired either with a manual or an automatic transmission.
It is possible to get up to 14 miles per gallon in the city with the EL XLT, and up to 20 miles per gallon on the highway. The EL XL comes with four wheel drive, stability control, side and curtain air bags, and an mp3 player. You also get third row seats, traction control, and a host of optional features, including a DVD player, satellite radio, an iPod auxiliary input, and bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Beyond the EL XL trim level lies the EL XLT level, which starts at $41,150. For that money, you get a host of extra internal features that, while not necessarily related to the performance of the EL XL, should result in an increase in comfort and interior luxury. If you're willing to spend even more, you can opt for the EL unlimited trim level, which starts at $47,760. Finally, at the top level is the El King Ranch, which is the most luxurious version of the Ford Expedition you can buy without further customization.
In conclusion, the 2011 Ford Expedition EL is a smart choice for people looking to haul big loads and transport lots of people. The biggest drawback is the increasing impracticality of the vehicle in a world where the prices of fuel shall soon surpass $3, 4, and 5 a gallon.