2018 Ford Expedition

For fans of the previous Ford Expeditions, the 2018 model doesn’t disappoint. New fans will rejoice in the dependable and sturdy build of this full size eight passenger SUV that’s bigger and more powerful than previous models.

Exterior

The star of the 2018 Ford Expedition is its aluminum frame. This lightweight design saves weight, which makes this one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs on the market. The frame also allows the chassis to be bigger, with a wheelbase that’s an extra 3 inches wide. And still the entire vehicle is 300 pounds lighter than before. While the overall look hasn’t changed materially, the 2018 Ford Expedition is visually more aesthetically pleasing, featuring a C-pillar design. The chrome grille area nicely hides the headlamps until they’re lit. 22-inch polished aluminum wheels put the finishing touch on.

Interior

On the inside, contoured seating fits nicely into the cabin, with extra room coming from the additional full 12 inches of length. With all that extra space comes an additional 16.9 cubic feet of cargo capability. Three rows of seats fold down, tip and slide to accommodate the larger luxuries in life. The push button operation enables storage of a 4 by 8 sheet of plywood, according to the manufacturer. Three trim levels are available to choose from, including XLT, Limited, and Platinum.

Technology

In-cabin Wi-Fi stretches for up to ten devices, as well as 50 feet beyond for camping scenarios. Charging outlets are located at each seat with an additional four 12-volt power outlets, six USB ports, a 110-volt outlet, and even wireless charging. Headrest screens are mounted on the back of the front seats for rear passengers. The 2018 Ford Expedition comes with Sync 3, and is also compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It Sync Connect uses FordPass on a smartphone for remote starting, locking, and locating the vehicle in a crowded parking lot.

With all these safety features, plus the bevy of technology perks, it’s certain that the 2018 Ford Expedition will be a frequent sight on the roads near you.

Performance

An optional, on-board Terrain Management System gives drivers the power to personally optimize powertrain performance and handling to fit whatever conditions they encounter. Three towing modes include eco, normal and sport. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine includes a start/stop feature that can actually switch the engine off during stops in order to save fuel at long traffic lights, while waiting for a train, or in standstill traffic. The turbo-charged engine has a 10-speed automatic transmission, new with this model, and making it the most powerful Ford Expedition yet.

Safety

With an aluminum frame, concerns about safety are understandable. Safety features are in abundance, including:

  • 360-Degree Camera And Park Assist System
  • Optional Camera And Radar Functionality
  • Automatic Braking
  • Lane-Keep Assist
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Monitors

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