2003 Ford Expedition Overview


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2003 Ford Expedition Overview

The 2003 Ford Expedition was launched with great fanfare. A complete redesign (long overdue, according to some reviewers) gave the exterior a more streamlined, aerodynamic look. Reengineering of the suspension made this big full-size SUV a lot easier to handle. And flashy new features drew buyers in an ever-more-competitive sport-utility vehicle marketplace.

One of the most popular new features was power-down third-row seating: with the press of a button, the split third-row seat folded into the undercarriage, increasing cargo space with ease. New flexibility in the second-row seats, with a center seat that could be brought forward, was another innovation in the 2003 Expedition.

Two trim lines were offered for the '03 Ford Expedition, XLT and Eddie Bauer. As always, the baseline XLT was comfortable, while the higher-end Eddie Bauer offered touches of rugged, outdoorsy luxury, like leather upholstery and standard captain's-chair seating. An off-road options package called FX4 was available for the XLT; with features like 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, and shocks tuned for off-road performance, this package was designed for the four-wheel drive adventurer.

When it came to engines, buyers could choose from a Triton V-8 4.6 liter overhead cam with 240 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, or a Triton V8 5.4 liter overhead cam that delivered 260 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. That kind of power enabled the Expedition to tow up to 8,000 pounds.

Not surprisingly, the '03 Expedition wasn't quite so impressive when it came to fuel economy. Getting from 13 to 14 mpg city, and from 17 to 19 mpg highway, depending on model, it was pretty thirsty. But plenty of drivers overlooked its gas-guzzling ways in favor of the roomy comfort and safety the Expedition provides.


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    Mary Adams

    2003 Ford Expedition

    Asking whats wrong when i park my expedition n the Over drive light came on n wont go off n it start dragging it wont move but it cranks good.

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    2003 Expedition Stops Running

    The low oil pressure and high temp light comes on and the engine stops running. The oil gauge reads normal though as does the water temperature gauge. The oil level is also correct. The car has 16...

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    Im Trying To Find And Place A Sensor In The Rear Of My 2003 Expadition Byth...

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    2003 Ford Expedition Instrument Cluster And Tail Lights Not Working

    I have a 2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6. I read previous post. The instrument cluster and tail lights stop working . Checked all fuses and cannot find blown fuses. The headlights, brake lights...

    27 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Coolant Leak Underneath The Back Of The Engine

    My 03 expedition 5.4L will not hold coolant, its leaking from underneath the back of the engine. I use my garden hose to fill the reservoir with water to see exactly where it was coming from, and i...

    18 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)