The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV constructed by Ford. Introduced in 1996 for the 1997 model year as a replacement to the Bronco, it was previously slotted above the smaller Explorer. It is Ford’s biggest and final truck-based, off-road and tow-capable SUV. The Expedition is determined by the Ford F-150 pickup and shares various components. It comes in a regular-size and in the longer EL/Max version (2007-present) that replaced the Excursion which was discontinued in 2005.
Ford’s 2017 Expedition dominates an admittedly small segment with its body-on-frame construction, turbocharged powerplant, surprisingly comfortable ride, good looks, and wealth of standard features.
Ford has, having said that, delayed a extensive overhaul of this outsized ute: a redesign was scheduled for 2017 but is now slated for the 2018 model year alternatively. The new 2018 Expedition should really feature military-grade aluminum elements on its frame and body, equivalent to the current full-size F-150 pickups. In reality, the next-gen Expedition is anticipated to be, primarily, an F-150 reconfigured as a people-hauler as an alternative to a work truck. But for 2017, the Expedition is anticipated to carry over fairly a great deal the similar as the present version, though there are hints of a few tweaks to the Sync infotainment and telematics features, which could include upgrades to smartphone apps and WiFi Hotspot capability.
Look for the Expedition to come in both standard-length and EL (extra-length) versions for the upcoming year. Standard-length trims provide 206 inches (17 feet, 2 inches) of all round length in addition to a 119-inch (9 foot, 11 inch) wheelbase, whilst the EL stretches to 220.8 inches (18 feet, 4.8 inches) in overall length, with a 131-inch (10 foot, 11 inch) wheelbase. There are four trim levels: the XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum, every single supplied as either a standard-length or EL vehicle.
2017 Ford Expedition Engines
The 2017 Ford Expedition steady employs a standard rear-wheel-drivetrain (RWD), with part-time shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive (4WD) obtainable on all trims for all those who envision snow-covered highways or off-road travels.
It’s also anticipated that the 2017 Expedition lineup will keep its current turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, managed by a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission. Look for 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque from this combo, with mileage in the RWD trims returning at 16 mpg city/22 highway/18 combined for standard-length and 15/20/17 for EL versions, whilst mileage for 4WD trim levels in each lengths drops by about one mpg across the board. In one test, the present Expedition scooted from 0-60 mph inside a respectable 6.5 seconds, and towing capacity should really max out at 9,200 pounds with the proper equipment.
2017 Ford Expedition Price and Release Date
The 2017 Ford Expedition is nevertheless in the procedure of development and it will not be released before second half of 2016. When it comes to price, it’s still early to talk about it, but it will likely be about $42,000 for the base model. The most costly trim, Platinum EL really should expense about $61,000.