It's hard to go wrong when buying a full-size sport-utility vehicle these days. It appears that there are neither clear winners nor any dogs in this class. That's comforting to keep in mind given a bewildering number of choices. The field of full-size SUVs is expanding with new and redesigned models available for 2004, but the Ford Expedition remains a benchmark against which all of them are judged.
The Ford Expedition features a smooth ride and handling for passengers. It can haul a big load of cargo on its flat cargo floor and it can tow heavy trailers. Clever features such as the power folding third row make it enjoyable to live with.