The horsepower of the Ford Expedition I is 3 horsepowers bigger in comparison to the Lexus LX 450. Because the difference is not big it should not affect the vehicles performance largely.
The Ford has 5 percent more torque in comparison to the Lexus LX 450 4.5 215HP manual 4x4. Although a great deal of drivers do not appreciate the maximum torque when buying a car, it presents the best how a car acclerates. As far as these two vehicles are concerned the difference is not really big and for that reason you probably will not feel the difference.
With more trunk space the Ford Expedition I 4.6 i V8 16V XLT 218HP automatic will have much more room for carrying things and be more usefull one than the Lexus LX 450 4.5 215HP manual 4x4. If the capacity of the boot is appeals to you, the Ford Expedition I will be better choice because it is around 395 l larger than the trunk of the Lexus.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The maximum velocity of the Ford Expedition I is greater than of the Lexus LX 450 4.5 215HP manual 4x4 by 9 kilometers per hour, which allows the Ford Expedition I to travel quicker long distance of highway. The difference at the level of 9 kilometers/hour is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
The width of the car influences on passanger's inner room as well as driving stability. The Ford Expedition I is 3 % wider when compared to the Lexus LX 450. It is often clearly felt by driver and passenger in front, who have more room for their elbows.
The Lexus LX 450 loses with the Ford Expedition I 4.6 i V8 16V XLT 218HP automatic in the category of fuel tank capacity. The Ford Expedition I is able to carry by 3 percent more fuel than its rival.
Ford Expedition I has 6 percent longer wheelbase in comparison to the Lexus. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also gives more storage space. However, cars with a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Ford Expedition I has 3 % bigger engine displacement in relation to the Lexus LX 450 4.5 215HP manual 4x4. For the reason that the difference is small, the Ford Expedition I should accelerate only a bit faster, if other paramerters are the same.
The Ford Expedition I is 8 % longer than the Lexus LX 450 4.5 215HP manual 4x4. Long vehicles have roomy cabin and usually provide more storage space. Although the Ford Expedition I 4.6 i V8 16V XLT 218HP automatic seems to be better option for families or drivers who love the idea of comfortable rides, the Lexus may appeal to city drivers because it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
If you are a tall man or you tend to carry in the trunk stuffs of large dimensions, the Ford Expedition I, which is by 1 % higher than the Lexus LX 450, would be better choice for you. However, compared vehicles do not vary much when it comes to its height and it should not be much observable.
Automatic gearbox which is in the Ford Expedition I 4.6 i V8 16V XLT 218HP automatic in spite of having a few disadvantages gives much more better comfort of driving. After a long time spent at the steering wheel you probably would be less exhausted. Also automatic puts less strain on the engine thanks to the factory settings of changing gears in specific revs range.