New 2018 Ford Expedition Release Date, Review and Specs

 

For 2018, expect the invigorated Ford Expedition to come with several highlights including interior flexibility, spacious third row seat, easy-to-fold rear seats, and an agile and fuel efficient engine. Its release date should be expected before this fall.

Most of the time, buyers only require a vehicle that is capable of just towing a trailer or hauling people around. This is what the Expedition does best. The vehicle comes with copious amounts of interior space to accommodate up to eight people within three rows of seats. For its size, Ford also equipped the vehicle with a robust engine able to provide 365 hp from a turbocharged V6. Other add-ons include loads of seating flexibility and an adjustable suspension tuning that have nicely been combined to offer better handling and convenience.

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The vehicle is popular for its ability to handle just about anything. When properly equipped, expect the vehicle to have a maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds. Additionally, the vehicle achieves a cargo space of about 108 cubic feet when the rear seats have been folded away.

Also for 2018, the vehicle now comes with more entertainment features in comparison to the model it is replacing. Ford has brought in the new Sync 3 infotainment system to replacing the aging and outdated MyFord Touch system.

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On the flipside, though, the vehicle isn’t that convenient when maneuvering in tight spaces due to its massive size. Our recommendation is to get a fuel efficient and easier to handle vehicle that a big SUV like the Expedition. Other alternatives to consider include Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe for 2018.

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Exterior Photos & Interior Colors – 2018 Ford Expedition

The full-size Ford Expedition for 2018 will come available in either extendable length or standard body styles. Each of the body style will be provided with up to four trims: base XLT, Limited, King Ranch and top-of-the-line 2018 Ford Expedition Platinum model. Additionally, every Expedition will come in either FWD or AWD system. The seating design can accommodate up to eight passengers.

Some of the standard features to expect from the base 2018 Ford Expedition XLT include 6-way power driver seat, USB interface, voice control system, heated mirrors, parking sensors, 18” alloy wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air conditioning, automatic headlights, auxiliary jack, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, 40/20/40-split second row seat, a roof rack, satellite radio, power adjustable pedals, parking sensors, LED foglights, 4.2” touchscreen interface, and Ford’s Sync voice control system.

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The model above gets some optional packages to complement those offered as standard. Expect the XLT to come bundled with the 201A package that comes with reclining front passenger seat, leather upholstery, power liftgate, and power-folding 3rd row seat.

Another one is the 202A package that bundles 110-V power outlet, 12-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, driver memory settings, 8” touchscreen interface, remote ignition, ventilated front seats, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and heavy-duty tow package.

As for the 2018 Ford Expedition Limited trim, expect a sunroof, auto-dimming mirrors, 20” wheels, a navigation system, automatic wipers, heated second-row seats, and front parking sensors.

Next is the King Ranch trim that comes bundled with special exterior styling, a sunroof, special two-tone color paint, retractable running boards, leather upholstery, blind-spot monitoring system, and wood grain interior trim.

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Other optional features offered include a rear seat entertainment system, a road-leveling rear suspension system, suspension dampers, power retractable running boards, a limited slip differential system, and second-row captain’s seat.

2018 Ford Expedition Engine Specs

Expect every 2018 Ford Expedition to come with a 3.5L V6 under the hood. The aforesaid engine should be able to crank out 365 horsepower and 420 pounds of torque. The RWD comes standard, as is the 6-speed auto. When the Expedition is fully equipped, expect a maximum towing capacity of up to 9,200 pounds.

As per the EPA ratings, the vehicle should be able to return 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the RWD system, and 15/20/17 mpg with the all-wheel-drive system.

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During its test drive, the vehicle went from zero to 60 mph in an impressive 6.5 seconds.

Date Of Release & Price – 2018 Ford Expedition

Buyers should expect the base XLT to come featuring an MSRP starting from $45,435, and $62,985 for the top-of-the-line 2018 Ford Expedition Platinum trim.

As already mentioned at the beginning of this comprehensive review, the vehicle’s release date should be expected not later than this fall.

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