2020 Ford Expedition vs. Ford Expedition Max: How They Are Different

2019 was a record-breaking year for sales of the popular Ford Expedition with 86,423 sold. While Covid-19 slowed down sales earlier in 2020, those numbers have started to pick back up again. That means more people are ready to buy, and Flint Hills Auto is here to help.

Some buyers aren’t sure if the Ford Expedition or the Ford Expedition Max is the better choice for them, so let’s take a look at the key differences between the vehicles.

There are more similarities than there are differences when it comes to the Expedition and the Expedition Max. Both come with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine that pushes out 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque along with a 10-speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission. You can bump up the power to 400 horsepower by opting for the Platinum model.

The technology is also the same between the 2020 Ford Expedition and the Ford Expedition Max. Enjoy features that make driving safer and more fun, such as Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology, SYNC® 3 audio systems, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and FordPass Connect.

Both have seating for up to 8 people and give you almost identical gas mileage. The Expedition delivers 17 city and 24 highway while the Max comes in at 17 highway and 23 city. You’ll also find impressive standard safety features on both models such as:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • AdvanceTrac®w/RSC® (Roll Stability Control)
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist (included on 4×2 and 4×4 models) and Hill Descent Control(included on 4×4 models only) 
  • Auto Stop-Start Technology
  • Rear View Camera with Backup Assist Grid Lines and Washer 

Fun fact: You’ll also find 15 cup holders on both models. Why do you need 15 cup holders in a vehicle that seats eight? That’s a bit of a mystery, but rest easy knowing those extra cup holders are there if you ever figure it out!

So for All That’s Similar, What are the Differences?

The differences may be few but, for some, they make the Max the better choice. 

  • Price
    The Expedition starts at $52,810, and the Expedition Max starts at $55,835. That $3,025 difference isn’t likely to stop most buyers from opting for the Max.
  • Length
    The Max is about a foot longer than the Expedition.
  • Cargo Space
    So far, the changes are small, but here’s the biggie: The Max gives you 15 more cubic feet of cargo space. That’s 34.3 cubic feet in the Expedition Max vs. 19.3 cubic feet in the Expedition. That extra space can hold 5 suitcases or a whole lot of kids’ sports gear. For many, that extra room is well worth the price of the upgrade to the Max.

Whether you’re looking for the Ford Expedition Max, a new Ford truck, or a head-turning muscle car, we have exactly what you want—and our fair prices and exceptional service make us the smart choice for your next vehicle purchase. Stop by Flint Hills Auto today to take a look at our large inventory and drive away with a great deal!