The Expedition’s entire steering wheel hub sounds the horn, facilitating hitting the horn in an emergency. The LR4 has two small center buttons. These buttons can be hard to reach in an emergency.
The Expedition offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The LR4 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Expedition’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The LR4 does not have an oil pressure gauge.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Expedition’s exterior PIN entry system. The LR4 doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.
To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Expedition has a standard rear variable intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the LR4 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.
The Expedition Limited/King Ranch/Platinum has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The LR4 has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.
Optional air conditioned seats in the Expedition keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The LR4 doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.
The Expedition has a standard center folding armrest for the middle row passengers. A center armrest helps make middle row passengers more comfortable. The LR4 doesn’t offer a middle row seat center armrest.