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2018 Ford Expedition: Big Just Got Bigger

By Sue Mead, November 25th, 2017

Ford unveils its all-new 2018 Expedition, a family-hauler that holds up to eight passengers. It's bigger and better with updated looks that mesh with Ford's fleet of trucks and sport utility vehicles and is on sale in XLT, Limited and Platinum trims, as well as an XL version for fleet customers, such as law enforcement and emergency services.

Manufacturer photo: The Expedition's all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame enhance off-road and towing capabilities
Manufacturer photo: The Expedition's all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame enhance off-road and towing capabilities

The new Expedition joins five new Ford sport utility vehicles in North America over the next four years, as global sales for large SUVs has grown 80 percent. Sales of SUVs has now outpaced sedans.

"When Expedition was introduced 20 years ago, it set the standard for active families who simply needed a big and strong SUV to take them places," say Joe Hinrichs, Ford's President of the Americas. "Today's families want even more smart technology to help them cover more ground safely, more efficiently and more comfortably -- all while staying connected to friends and family."

Ford says the 2018 Expedition has more driver-assist technology than any other full-size SUV, with more than 40 features and driver-assist technologies, such as class-exclusive enhanced active park assist; a 360-degree camera; lane-keeping; adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go; a collision avoidance system; and Blind Spot Information System.

The Expedition's all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame enhance off-road and towing capabilities and bring a weight savings of 300 pounds. Power comes from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, with standard Auto Start-Stop that's mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The V-6 produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, and has a trailering capacity of 9,300 pounds.

Manufacturer photo: The Expedition's all-new high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame enhance off-road and towing capabilities

A newly available electronic limited-slip differential comes on models with Intelligent 4WD and brings improved off-road capability by sending power where it's needed; both front-to-back and side-to-side along the axles. The all-new Terrain Management System is geared with drive modes that include normal for around-town driving, sport for more spirited trips, tow/haul for improved towing and hauling performance, eco for enhanced fuel economy, grass/gravel/snow for loose terrain, sand for low traction situations, and mud/rut for uneven surfaces. Also new is Pro Trailer Backup Assist for ease with towing.

The 2018 Expedition is the first full-size utility to have a sliding second-row seat with a tip-and-slide feature that provides easy access to the third row without the need to first remove a child safety seat. The third row has more legroom and reclining seats. When second- and third-row seats are folded flat, the cargo area can accommodate handle 4x8-foot sheets of plywood.

Impressive is a collection of new connectivity technologies and convenience features that include Wireless charging; Wi-Fi hotspot that supports as many as 10 devices at once, up to 50 feet away from the vehicle; dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system that allows passengers to view their home cable programming on either of two video screens or hand-held devices; SYNC 3, with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability and SYNC Connect lets owners connect remotely to start, lock, unlock and locate their Expedition from anywhere and have access to important vehicle diagnostics.

The three-row vehicle has power at each row with four 12-volt power points, six USB chargers and a 110-volt power outlet. A new 'cargo manager' creates a storage space that can be customized and a Panoramic Vista Roof spans two rows, a unique feature in its class.

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