Compared to most other full-size, truck-based SUVs, the 2013 Expedition doesn't at all look fresh. And part of the reason is that it hasn't kept pace with the F-150 pickups on which it's based. Instead, Ford has left the Expedition to carry over unchanged for many years now as the F-150 has seen more incremental tweaks and improvements. The result is that while the latest F-Series trucks have a crisper, edgier look, the Expedition has stayed more rounded in its details—which haven't been significantly changed since its last 2007 redesign.
Inside, it's a bit worse; because Ford has come so far in such a short time with respect to interior design, the Expedition's cabin really is the relic of another era. There are quite a few subpanels and trim pieces meeting at squarish and straight edges, punctuated with round vents, and a shelf running full length across the dash. Of note is the now-dated mix of faux-wood, dull plastics, and matte-metallic surfaces that are used as trim.