The 2018 Ford Expedition, which is around 300 pounds lighter than that of its predecessors, uses the exact aluminum-intensive architecture as is used in the present generation Ford F-150. It is an amazingly spacious car, to say the least. The only other vehicle to have used the aluminum-intensive architecture apart from the Ford F-150 and the 2018 Ford Fusion is the Super Duty trucks.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to be a bit on the quicker side from that of its predecessors due to its light-weight. It would also be adding as many as 4 inches to its length. There is also another model known as the Expedition Max. It is a long wheelbase variant which is available as well. The 2018 Ford Expedition is almost certain to have greater cargo capacity and the potentiality to tow more payload.
2018 Ford Expedition – Redesigned Front Fascia
The 2018 Ford Expedition is ideally designed for those who want to live life in a kingly fashion and want more out of their cars rather than just a ride. It is indeed a very big car with attention being paid to the minute details. The cargo space available for accommodating various goods and other stuff is quite phenomenal. The Expedition MAX has got the capability to accommodate an extra 16.9 cu. ft. of cargo.
The new C-shaped headlight is applied by the Ford and is integrated into the grille. The grille continues to be horizontal but with different patterns and much smaller gaps depending on the trim level. Both the grille and headlights look larger and so does the logo of Ford. The look is more aggressive as a result of the angular redesigned hood.
Getting to the rear end, the SUV assumes a hardier look owing to the boxier design. The rectangular lights of the last-generation model are replaced by C-shaped taillights. The rear bumper looks larger highlighting the bulk of the car when seen from behind.
The Ford has gone with the dashboard of F-150 inside the 2018 Expedition spending a whole lot of money and time in creating it to perfection. Ergonomics have been preferred over aesthetics in the making up of the dashboard.
The design of the center console is different having drivetrain controls and a new rotary gearshift knob. Metal finishing and original wood are available. Furthermore, the leather-wrapped dash together with contrast stitching and perforated leather seats with ventilation and heating. Dual-zone climate controls are definitely present as well.
The Expedition would also be offering Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature. The Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 12-speaker B&O Play sound system, a rear seat entertainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a new advanced cargo manager featuring a shelf and allows owners customize the space behind the third row and a panoramic sunroof are some of the features that come with the 2018 Ford Expedition.
Active safety features include technology that would be assisting the driver immensely such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control are available.
EcoBoost Twin-Turbo V6 Engine
An updated EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 having more torque and power will certainly power up the new 10-speed unit. The Ford has tuned the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost. It will come with 420 pound-feet of torque and 365 horsepower. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 15/21 mpg (2WD), 15/20 mpg (2WD, EL model), 15/20 mpg (4WD), 15/19 mpg (4WD, EL model).
Price and Debut Date of the 2018 Ford Expedition
The 2018 Ford Expedition starts at a base price of around $47,500. The higher trims go up to even $70,000. As regards to availability, the car would be available in showrooms for sale from the end of the year 2017.
There is simply no denying the fact that the 2018 Ford Expedition takes a massive leap forward from the perspectives of design, amenities, safety systems, powertrain and overall appeal when compared to its predecessors.