Just when you thought the Expedition was plush enough as it is, Ford pulled the covers off an even more luxurious version of their full-size SUV. Dubbed the King Ranch Edition, it turns the Expedition leather-lined cruise ship on wheels.
The King Ranch variant isn't totally new to Ford's full-size offerings. First introduced in 1999, this 2020 edition continues its tradition of bringing in even more leather and luxury in the big Ford SUV. It even has several exterior upgrades exclusive to this model.
Instead of chrome detailing on the grill, it gets painted slats finished in a shade of dark brown. The claddings on the front and rear bumpers, as well as the side mirror claddings, are also painted the same way. It then rides on 22-inch alloy wheels with a unique, six-spoke design with King Ranch center caps. And for those feeling a little more adventurous, Ford even threw in a skid plate as standard plus roof rail cross bars for those who need to load even more cargo.
As for the interior, it is blanketed in leather. Instead of a soft-touch material, the King Ranch gets a genuine leather-lined dashboard. The same goes for the steering wheel, door panels, and, of course, the seats. Also, there's King Ranch logos on the arm rests, floor mats, and back rests, reminding the owner that they have the range-topping Expedition. Making the cabin even cozier are the back seats. Instead of the usual bench, the King Ranch's rear accommodations consist of individual captain's chairs with arm rests. Third-row seating is standard.
It also comes with heaps of technology. For instance, it comes standard with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 mobile devices, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the aspect of safety, it's packing Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support; Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert; a Lane-Keeping System; rear backup camera with built-in lens washer; and auto high-beam headlamps.
Seeing all the upgrades and standard features, it's a whole lot more than the Expedition Limited we have over here. But if that's still not impressive enough for you, you can always go for the Expedition's ultra-lux equivalent, the Lincoln Navigator.