Quick Facts to Know: 2018 Ford Expedition

June 19, 2018 by Jack Nerad

In its first complete redesign in over a decade, the all-new gets close to stealing the thunder from the class-leading Chevrolet Tahoe. Ford’s full-size SUV that accommodates up to eight passengers now offers turbocharging and a variety of tech and comfort features in both its short- and long-wheelbase versions. The all-new Expedition also sports the weight-shaving aluminum-alloy body like the top-selling Ford F-150 pickup.

  • The 2018 Ford Expedition full-size SUV is currently available for purchase.
  • The new Ford Expedition and the longer Expedition MAX have tastefully conservative exteriors that prioritize functionality over flash.
  • The 2018 Expedition is available in XL, XLT, Limited and Platinum trims.
  • All versions have an aluminum-alloy body that is 300 pounds lighter compared with the model it replaces.
  • A separate body-on-frame vehicle, the Expedition is based on the same platform as the Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck.
  • The 2018 Expedition has a 122.5-inch wheelbase, 210-inch overall length and an 83.6-inch width with mirrors folded. The longer, roomier Expedition MAX has a 131.6-inch wheelbase, 221.9-inch overall length. The width with mirrors folded is the same.
  • The Expedition’s standard powertrain is a 375-horsepower 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • The powertrain for the Platinum trim has the same engine, but tuned to put out 400-horsepower. It also is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
  • Maximum payload is 1,757 pounds and maximum towing capability is 9,300 pounds.
  • EPA fuel economy estimates for the base Expedition are 17 city, 24 highway and 20 combined mpg.
  • EPA fuel economy estimates for the Expedition MAX Platinum are 16 city, 21 highway and 18 combined mpg.
  • There are no hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full electric powertrains available.
  • The base Expedition is rear-drive. A four-wheel-drive system is available as an option.
  • The engines have direct fuel injection and are turbocharged.
  • The FX4 off-road package includes electronic limited-slip rear differential, off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, seven skid plates, 18-inch cast-aluminum wheels, chrome running boards, FX4 badging and rubber floor liners.
  • The optional Terrain Management System available with four-wheel drive offers seven drive modes to adapt automatically to different traction conditions. Drivers also can manually select either rear drive or four-wheel drive in a given mode.
  • Segment-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes it easier for drivers to manage back up a trailer.
  • An active park assist system with side parking sensors aids in a variety of parking situations.
  • The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes electronic stability control, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, massaging seats, voice-activated navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link and Bang & Olufsen B&O Play 12-speaker audio system.
  • The Platinum also has active safety features such as blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert/trailer tow monitoring, active park assist, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beams, lane-keeping, pre-collision assist and active noise control.
  • Standard safety equipment includes three-point safety belts for all seating positions, electronic stability system, three-row safety canopy airbags, traction control, trailer sway control, post-crash alert system and rear-view camera system with washer.
  • Optional safety equipment includes adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, blind spot information system, lane-keeping system and four-wheel drive.
  • The standard audio system is an AM/FM stereo with single-CD player. It has MP3 capability and six speakers.
  • USB ports are accessible in every row.
  • The optional audio/infotainment system is SYNC 3 with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen. There are two charging USB ports that also connect with the SYNC 3 system. It offers AppLink, which lets the driver use voice commands to activate apps on their smartphone. 911 Assist will also use a Bluetooth-connected device to initiate an emergency call.
  • An available Wi-Fi hotspot supports as many as 10 devices up to 50 feet from the vehicle.
  • An available dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system allows passengers to watch live TV via SlingPlayer on either of two video screens. SlingPlayer requires a Slingbox account.
  • Notable comfort-and-convenience features include second-row tip-and-slide seating that moves with a car seat installed, wireless charging, rear-seat entertainment that can stream live cable or satellite television and hands-free foot-activated liftgate.
  • The base 2018 Ford Expedition XL has a starting price of $49,485 including a $1,295 destination charge.
  • A heavily optioned 2018 Ford Expedition MAX Platinum trim version has a price of $84,625 including a $1,295 destination.
  • The base 2017 Ford Expedition XL had a starting price of $43,795 including a $1,195 destination charge.
  • 2018 Ford Expedition. (All photos: Ford)
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