2020 Ford Expedition

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2020 MODEL
$52,810 - $77,085
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2020 Ford Expedition Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 14, 2020

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The Ford Expedition lives up to its promises when we call it a large SUV. The greatness in its design and comfort can be judged within a few minutes of riding in this vehicle. Expedition is designed to haul 7 people with comfort even for longer journeys. The engine that is equipped in this vehicle is more fun and enjoyable to drive.

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Pros

Huge interior space and roominess

Steady acceleration

Luxury Plush cabin, trimmed in Platinum

Performance oriented ride and handling for its size

In-car SlingTV

Cons

Costlier Price draws it to Range Rover territory

Body dimensions won’t find easy parking spots

Fuel economy's is average

Huge price difference between trim lines

What's New?

Addition of new trim the “King Ranch”.

King Ranch trim has a lot of loaded safety and drives features.

Ford’s SYNC 3 Infotainment

New driver-assist features

Optional 22 Inch wheels


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$52810

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

375 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

470 lbs.-ft. @ 3500 rpm

transmission

10 Speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

67.6/67.2

dimensions

wheelbase

122.5 in.

length

210 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

76.6 in.

curb weight

5368 lbs.

ground clearance

9.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

171.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

104.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

9300 lbs.

payload capacity

1750 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg

ev range

425 mi.

highway range

600 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr. / 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr./ 60000 mi.


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Videos
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Styles

 2020 Ford Expedition in Agate Black color  2020 Ford Expedition in Aegean Blue Metallic color  2020 Ford Expedition in Alloy Silver Metallic color  2020 Ford Expedition in Magnetic Metallic color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.9

Interior

8.2

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OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT

power
375 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$52,810 - $55,820


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $52,810 MSRP (17/20/24) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8
XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $55,820 MSRP (17/19/22) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8

 2020 Ford Expedition Limited

Limited

power
375 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$63,345 - $66,470


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $63,345 MSRP (17/20/24) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8
Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $66,470 MSRP (17/19/22) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8

 2020 Ford Expedition King Ranch

King Ranch

power
375 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$72,895 - $76,025


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
King Ranch 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $72,895 MSRP (17/20/24) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
King Ranch 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $76,025 MSRP (17/19/22) 375 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

 2020 Ford Expedition Platinum

Platinum

power
400 hp @ 5000 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$73,935 - $77,085


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $73,935 MSRP (17/20/24) 400 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 8
Platinum 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $77,085 MSRP (17/19/22) 400 hp @ 5000 rpm, 3.5L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 8

Expert Review

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Overall Rating


The 2020 Ford Expedition is a great choice for a three row SUV. And above all the association of Ford adds value to its ownership. On can rely upon the car’s safety and drive assist features. The vehicle boasts great ride and handling alignments and has a powerful engine that is good in acceleration and best in towing capacity. Interiors are spacious and nicely designed to give it a class. The new trim King Ranch which got introduced for 2020 packs a whole lot of new features but is quite highly priced than its standard XLT version.

The Ford Expedition is a charmer in true sense but that charms does not fit on narrow lanes. Its huge size is a drawback on the outside while an advantage on the inside. There are a lot of creature comfort features making it an add on for the vehicle, but you need to pay a huge price to enjoy them. After riding this car you will surely notice the Big hearted car pampers the entire crew within it.

2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Rear View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Rear View

8.9/10
Features

 
 
 

8.2/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2020 Ford Expedition Features

8.9/10

2020 Ford Expedition comes in 4 trims. The best thing about the Huge SUV is that even the standard XLT comes loaded with features that make to top models of some of the cars. Ford Expedition comes with added features with every elevation of its trim line while all the basic features remain the same in all the trims. The King Ranch Trim will include all the features that come in Limited trim and the Limited trim already carries the features that are there in the Standard XLT trim.

Trims

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

Platinum

Price

$52,810

$63,345

$72.895

$73,935

Key Features

Intermittent Front and rear wipers

Bang and Olufsen sound system

360-degree camera with split-view

3.5L EcoBoost engine

 

Body-colored door handles

Power Deployable running boards

Ebony Interior with Del-Rio leather-trimmed seats

Panoramic Vista roof

 

Halogen Fog lamps

Leather-trimmed seats in both the row

22 Inch six-spoke aluminum wheels

MultiContour seats with active motion

 

Center high mounted stop lamp

20 Inch painted wheels

Particulate air filter cabin

Selectable drive modes

 

Single Exhaust

Liftgate with liftglass manual

Carpeted floor

Heated seats

 

Power reclining 60/40 Third row seats

Advanced security package

Wi-Fi hotspot

HD radio

 

10-speed select shift Automatic transmission

Heated Seats

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Sirius XM radio

 

Capless Fuel Filler

LED taillamps

Cruise control

Adaptive cruise control

Why trim to buy?

The standard XLT version carries many features that are practical for any American household. Limited Edition features look fancy and you can skip this model for the King Ranch trim. The King Ranch comes with better add on features along with more safety add ons and stability of drive. However, the King Ranch trim is highly-priced than the XLT version and paying just 1000 Dollar more will buy you the top trim of the Expedition lineup with more interior features on board. You can go for the standard version XLT trim which matches a lot of features that value your pocket.

2020 Ford Expedition Engine and Performance

The Huge SUV packs a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine inside the hood. The lighter engine is more powerful and has better towing power than many other rivals. It belts 375hp of horsepower and 470lb ft of torque. The 3.5 L V6 is more capable than any other engine and pulls the vehicle with more authority in any terrain. The Limited edition model is tuned to give 400 hp.

Models

Ford Expedition XLT

Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Nissan Armada SV

GMC Yukon SLE

MSRP

$53,425

$49,195

$48,185

$50,795

Engine

3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded

5.3L V8 Gas/Ethanol

5.6L V8

5.3L V8 Gas

Transmission

10 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

7 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

Horsepower

375 hp@ 5000rpm

355 hp@ 5600rpm

390hp@ 5800 rpm

355 hp@ 5600rpm

Torque

470 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

383 ft-lbs@ 4100rpm

394 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

383 ft-lbs@ 4100rpm

How is the Acceleration ?

Acceleration of the engine is greatly desirable for a car this size. You can cruise over speeds easily and skip to 3 figures in the speedometer much faster. However, the long wheelbase and the bulky front, delay its speed pre 60 miles. However, post 60 miles the vehicle maintains its pickup and accelerates quite well.

Ford Expedition SUV Front View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV 0-60 MPH in Just 6.7 sec

Models

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS SUV

Nissan Armada SUV

GMC Yukon SLE SUV

0-60 MPH

6.7 sec

6.7 sec

6.5 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter mile

15.1 sec

15.2 sec

15 sec

15.3 sec

Engine

3.5L V6

5.3L V8

5.6L V8

5.3L V8

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

10.4

11

N/A

What about the Drive and Handling of this Vehicle ?

 

The Ford Expedition is a true expedition vehicle, it has superior driving capabilities in any terrain situation. RWD and 4WD are available on all trims that provide more grip for off-roading and balances the power output of the vehicle in muddy terrains. The 4WD allows switching between all-wheel drive, as front and rear-wheel drive. The vehicle is equipped with driver-assist features that allow the driver to cruise effortlessly on highways.

Ford Expedition SUV Front View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View

Ford vehicles do get the best ride handling capabilities in the market. Going in contrast with the size of the vehicle its has a light steering feel but is surely responsive on freeways. Steering the vehicle easier even at low speeds. The vehicle does not lose traction until you drive it on a muddy track. Its heavyweight keeps it stuck to the road while cruising at higher speeds.

How is the Braking ?

Braking goes ok. You won’t find it responsive like the Ford Focus but it runs on the same line with many of Ford’s pickup. That does not bring down the confidence of driving this huge SUV. The Expedition performs decently in the braking part until you are not expecting a lot from them. Even the stability of the vehicle is decent and Ford has synchronized the braking behaviour with the suspension.

Ford Expedition SUV Brakes
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front Brake is 13.9 in.

Model

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS SUV

Nissan Armada SUV

GMC Yukon SLE SUV

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

N/A

13.8

13

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

N/A

13.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5815

5355

5822

5379

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

121

128

125

 

There are brake assist features that allow more responsibility on the vehicle mechanism while braking. As a part of safety automatic braking in the 2020 Ford Expedition now comes standard.

How much Towing Capacity does Ford Expedition has ?

The 2020 Ford Expedition has a better towing capacity because of the V6 chambered in it. There’s more power than any other Inline 4 in a V6 for towing loads. Ford claims that it can tow up to 9300lbs of weight. It’s also more than many mid-range pickups. The desirable power figure and additional towing facilities help it achieve great towing capacity.

Ford Expedition SUV Towing
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View

Model

Ford Expedition SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe SUV

Nissan Armada SUV

GMC Yukon SUV

Engine

3.5L

5.3L

3.5L

5.3L

Drive Train

4WD

AWD

4WD

AWD

Capacity (lbs.)

9300

8600

8500

8500

Maneuvering the Expedition with a trailer attached at the back is made easy with drive assist safety features such as trailer sway control and the 360-degree camera which aids the safety of the vehicle.

2020 Ford Expedition Fuel Economy

The twin-turbocharged motor is tuned for more power than providing fuel economy. The MPG figures will not make you complain and is better than rivals who offer less power and fewer miles per gallons. Ford has employed a sensible engine that manages between power and economy.20 MPG on the city roads is surely an amazing no for a huge SUV.

Model

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS SUV

Nissan Armada SUV

GMC Yukon SLE SUV

MPG (city)

17

15

13

15

MPG (highway)

24

22

18

22

MPG (combined)

20

18

15

18

Range (miles) (city/highway)

418/590

390/572

338/468

390/572

Tank Capacity (gal)

24.6

26.0

26.0

26.0

However, the 4WD will technically provide lesser miles on road than the rear-wheel drive. To boast mileage Ford Expedition also comes with drive modes that boast the fuel economy and power as per necessity. Maximum Fuel efficiency touches 22 MPG on the highways.

2020 Ford Expedition Interior

8.2/10

The Ford Expeditions does offer a lot of features to its passengers. It’s an expensive affair inside the car. The expedition gets a square dashboard and large sporty air vents, the materials have improved and the new addition in its trim line the King Ranch gets ebony interiors along with leather-trimmed seats. The roominess inside the cabin has improved and now has more practical spaces inside it.

2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front Seats
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front Seats

The Platinum model which is top of its trim gets the most number of interior features, although some of the features do sound fancy for a 7 seater. The Platinum gets such features that will blow your mind such as multi-contour front seats with a massage function.

Model

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS SUV

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon SLE SUV

Passenger capacity

8

8

8

8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

42/64.9/43.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

40.9/63.8/41.9

42.8/64.8/45.3

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40/64.8/41.5

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/63.4/41.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

37.3/64.2/36.1

38.1/62.6/24.8

36.4/60.5/28.4

38.1/62.6/24.8

What about Seating and Comfort inside the Ford Expedition?

However in spite of the atrocities, it gets you for the money, it misses in the intrusion of plastic. You can feel the cheap plastic at some places even at the top Platinum version. The otherwise fine interiors do not lack quality and space in any terms. This 7 seater with 3 rows of seats can even fit one or two more people inside with ease, although we won’t recommend that.

The headroom, legroom and knee room will impress you for a 3-row seater. The doors are huge and climbing is easy with running boards. The grab bars and handles are within reach and convenient to use.

What are the Infotainment Features on offer ?

Infotainment of this vehicle is seriously built to challenge its rivals. There are numerous connectivity features that make it an entertainment ballroom inside. There is an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Ford’s Sync 3 feature. The Infotainment feature also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto making it an updated car for the infotainment.

The King Ranch and Platinum trims also get a 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Ford’s Navigation plus feature informs about the weather and real-time traffic. There is also a rear-seat infotainment feature on and above the Limited trim edition. Not to miss the Bang and Olufsen sound system that runs on limited and above trims has a superbly enhanced sound experience inside the vehicle.

Some Notable Infotainment features are :

  • Android Auto and Apple Car Play Compatibility
  • USB Ports on each Row and 4 12V Power points and a 110V/150W AC power outlet
  • Voice Recognition
  • Ford Sync 3 Connect
  • Navigation with Pinch to Zoom
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
  • HD Radio and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bang & Olufsen audio with 10 Speakers
  • Wireless Charging pad for Compatible phones
  • Rear View Camera with Adaptive Guidelines

How much Cargo Capacity does it have ?

The Lengthy body of this car surely offers good cargo space even when all the seats are fixed in their places. Even the second-row seats fold to make space for your property. Power-folding third-row seats come standard in all the models.

2020 Ford Expedition SUV Cargo Capacity
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Cargo Volume is 20.9 cu ft.

Model

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Chevrolet Tahoe LS SUV

Nissan Armada SUV

GMC Yukon SLE suv

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

20.9

15.3

16.5

15.3

The levelled floor makes it easier to load cargo by removing both the second and third row of seats.

What are the Creature Comfort features on offer ?

There are leather-trimmed door accents and wood crafted center console. The leather-wrapped heated steering wheel comes with the platinum version. Here is a list of features that carry come in standard XLT trim.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Perforated Leather Trimmed, Heated and Ventilated Bucket Seats
  • Heated, Sliding and Flat folding 2nd Row Seats
  • Flat Folding 3rd Row Seats
  • Rotary Gear Shift Dial and Real Wood Accented Center console
  • Dual Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control
  • Center Console Armrest with large Storage Bin and Lid
  • Cargo Protector and Cargo Net
  • Power Adjustable Brake and Accelerator Pedals
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror
  • 360 Degree Camera with Split View and Front/Rear Washer
  • Heated, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheels with Audio Controls
  • Ambient Lighting and Push button start
  • Dual Second Row Coat hooks and Dual 3rd Row Coat hooks
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Interior

2020 Ford Expedition Exterior

The long huge design of this car gives it greatness in all aspects. There is a bold simplicity in its design. The design tweaks made in the 2018 model carry to the day and nothing really changed in its front grille. It’s more bright and glossy now. There’s a completely new model on offer the King Ranch which features new 22 inch spoked aluminum wheels. The vehicle has a sharp design yet it does not feel edgy and curves make an enjoyable appearance on its silhouette.

2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Front View

Model

Ford Expedition XLT suv

Chevrolet Tahoe LS suv

Nissan Armada

GMC Yukon SLE suv

Curb weight (lbs.)

5815

5355

5822

5379

Length(in)

210

204.0

208.9

203.9

Width(in)

79.9

80.5

79.9

80.5

Height(in)

76.6

74.4

75.8

74.4

Ground clearance (in)

9.8

7.9

9.1

8.0

Wheelbase (in)

122.5

116.0

121.1

116.0

You can love this car for its simple design and respect it for the huge parasol which packs sensibility and intelligence.

What are some notable features on the exterior ?

The 2020 Ford Expedition gets some of the best in class exterior features in it. These features add more sense to the SUV’s design. Not all features are design tweaks but is sensible showcase the use of technology on the car’s body.

  • Auto high beam headlamp
  • Class 4 Trailer hitch receiver
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 22" Aluminum Alloy Wheels
  • Heated and powered Exterior Side Mirrors with Turn Indicators, memory Function and Blind Spot assist and Drivers Side Auto Dimming functionality
  • LED Headlights, Fog lamps, Tail Lamps and configurable DRLs
  • Hands Free Foot Activated Liftgate
  • Rear Window Defogger and Washer
  • Rain Sensing Front Wipers
  • Satin Aluminum Finished Roof Rails
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior
2020 Ford Expedition SUV Exterior

2020 Ford Expedition Safety

The Safety features that come in this vehicle are fair enough to handle day to day safety of the vehicle. The car scores a good rank on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) scoreboard. A total of 5 stars and that is enough to prove its greatness on American roads. However, the evaluation of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) is pending for the car. But we believe it will earn more respect to its safe design and stiff chassis when done.

  • Safety Canopy System
  • Dual Stage Front and Side Impact Airbags
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SOS Post crash alert system
  • Second Row Inflatable Safety Belts
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • ABS with ESC and Roll Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control
  • Auto high beam headlamp
  • LATCH and Child Door Lock for all doors
  • Personal Safety System

2020 Ford Expedition Competition

2020 Ford Expedition Vs Chevrolet Tahoe

The Ford Expedition is a great vehicle. Its greatness does come for a very high price that not all can afford. The market has more options that come from rival brands, hence giving buyers a run for their money. Chevrolet Tahoe is one such car that has clear competition over the Ford Expedition. Tahoe is a well equipped SUV and has huge body dimensions. But it is not spacious on the inside as the Ford Expedition. What wins everyone’s heart is the design curves and power of this vehicle over any vehicle.

2020 Chevrolet Tahoe
2020 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020 Ford Expedition Vs Nissan Armada

The Japanese have also got a big size SUV to compete with the Ford Expedition. On skipping the infatuation for American Brands you may find it a valuable decision to buy a Nissan for the price it comes. Well, it performs quite well in engine figures, is even fuel-efficient and has more practicality inside. But the Nissan Armada won’t stun your senses and is too curvy on the outside making it look bulky over its own chassis.

2020 Nissan Armada
2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Ford Expedition Vs GMC Yukon

Ford Expedition does not fall short on rivals. There is one other competitor in the race that surely needs a look.The GMC Yukon is an extra long SUV by General Motors Commercial unit. The Yukon is more gigantic but lacks roominess inside. Apart from that it loses over features and is less capable in towing than the Ford Expedition. The GMC equipped with a 6.0 L V8 is too thirsty and sounds less efficient when compared to the Ford Expedition.

2020 GMC Yukon
2020 GMC Yukon

 

2020 Ford Expedition Final Verdict

At the end of the day, you will find that the 2020 Ford Expedition is a large family SUV which can take care of 8 passengers with responsibility. The great towing capacity this vehicle has is a plus point for the vehicle.The vehicle is stylish and has a confident appearance on its exterior. Three rows of spaces means a lot and above all the interior features are simply the best in its segment even in the standard XLT trim.

However, you may find it costly over all its competitors but what you get inside its package does worth it. Expedition is one of the most capable American SUVs on the road. Only hectic thing you will face with a vehicle is the huge size which will not allow you to drive on tight lanes and make it sometimes impossible to park it. Otherwise it's an SUV that is hard to beat.