Ford Expedition Max

Editors' Review

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At 221.9 inches long, the 2019 Ford Expedition Max is about a foot longer than the standard Expedition SUV, making it one of the largest -- if not the largest -- non-commercial vehicles in Ford's fleet. And in top-of-the-line Platinum trim, the $84,000 example that recently rolled into Roadshow HQ is also one of Ford's most expensive.

It's so expensive because Platinum, in Ford parlance, means "every bell and every whistle." Choosing this trim level gets you every luxury and tech amenity in the Expedition's arsenal. There are even a few upgrades unique to the Platinum model, such as a significant power and torque bump.

Meet 'Max'

That extra stretch on the outside pays off inside, with a huge helping of cargo space. The Expedition Max boasts 15 additional cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row compared to its shorter-wheelbase sibling, growing to 34.3 cubic feet total. Fold the last row flat to expand the hold to 73.3 total cubic feet.

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The Good The 2019 Ford Expedition's EcoBoost V6 and 10-speed transmission are a great combo, boasting strong torque delivery and smart gear selection. The Platinum trim level is loaded up with every tech bell and luxury whistle in Ford's portfolio and benefits from a horsepower bump.

The Bad The longer Max model sacrifices a touch of off-road capability, towing capability and fuel economy.

The Bottom Line Loaded for bear with every feature in Ford's arsenal, the 2019 Ford Expedition Max Platinum is so well-appointed that it could be considered a low-cost alternative to luxury heavy-hitters like the Navigator or Escalade.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 8
  • Features 9
  • Design 8
  • Media 8.5

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