Ford has announced what it calls the most trail-ready premium version of the Ford Expedition it has offered. The new package builds on the upscale 2020 Ford Expedition Limited trim and is called FX4. Ford uses the same FX4 designation for off-road packages that it offers on its Ranger and Ford F-150.
The 2020 Expedition Limited FX4 is a package Ford says is aimed at off-road ruggedness and capability for the big seven-seat SUV. The FX4 package adds 32-inch all-terrain tires on 18-inch metallic gray painted cast-aluminum wheels. The package also includes off-road-tuned shocks.
Other FX4 package additions include seven underbody skid plates, including a sand shield to protect the turbocharger intercooler. Steel plates protect the steering gear, engine, transmission and transfer case, and a full-length guard for the fuel tank. The front chin spoiler is shortened to allow the Expedition improved approach angles for climbing over obstacles.
FX4 buyers also get chrome-plated running boards with angular step bars for off-road protection and passenger convenience. The FX4 package uses the same 375 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost paired up with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a two-speed, electronically controlled four-wheel-drive transfer case. The vehicle has neutral towing capability.
To increase off-road capability further, the FX4 also includes 3:73:1 electronic limited-slip diff and heavy-duty engine radiator. Adding the FX4 package doesn’t delete any of the other niceties that the Expedition Limited offers. It still features the premium leather seats and wood accents. It also has standard Co-Pilot 360 and an advanced Terrain Management System. The 360-degree camera provides a split-view to allow drivers and passengers to see the terrain around the vehicle more clearly. Ford is offering the package on the Expedition and the Expedition Max with both at dealers now. Ford is also bringing the Expedition King Ranch trim back.