The 2007 edition altered the front row configuration into two bucket seats, thus the traditional 9 passenger listing for the Expedition was changed to 8. Without the aforementioned change the explorer could seat up to 9 passengers across 3 rows of seats and still carry 18.6 cubic feet of cargo in the rear so there's room for the entire brood and groceries too. If you need more room for transport, kick out a few passengers from the comfortable rear rows and fold the second and third rows flat to expand cargo capacity to 108.2 cubic feet. The 2013 Expedition was downsized slightly so if you did not pick up the XLT trim it only came with two rows of seat capable of seating 5. However, the 2014 extended length (EL) edition provides a total of 130.8 Cubic Feet, 22.5 cubic feet more than the base model.
When considering towing needs the Expedition is rated to tow between 8700 and 9200 pounds, this amount depends upon whether it is a regular or EL Chassis model and if the buyer opted for 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive.
The Eddie Bauer trim level was retired in 2011. However, the Expedition remains available in four trim levels XL, XLT, Limited, and King Ranch. The 2012 Expedition was the Large Crossover SUV Quality Award Recipient for J.D. Power and associates