The Ford Expedition is a full SUV. The Ford Expedition eventually replaced the Ford Bronco in the Ford lineup.
The Ford Expedition came out in 1997. The Ford Expedition replaced the Ford Bronco, which was phased out by 1991. The second generation of the Ford Expedition came out in 2003. The third generation of the Ford Expedition came out in 2007.
The Ford Expedition is essentially a car built on a truck body, and the Ford Expedition shares many components with the Ford F-150 truck. Until the 2015 model year, the Ford Expedition actually shared a frame with the F-150. The Ford Expedition differs from many SUVs with its independent rear suspension.
The Ford Expedition seats eight. The Ford Expedition has rear wheel drive by default. The 2015 model year was the first to add continuously controlled damping or CCD.
The Ford Expedition is larger than the Ford Explorer.
The 3.5 Ecoboost V6 3.5 liter engine generates 365 horsepower.
The Ford Expedition XLT is the basic trim line. The XLT EL has more features. The Ford Expedition Limited and Limited EL is the intermediate trim line. The EL trim line has a longer wheel base and greater cargo room. The regular version has a 119 inch wheel base in 2015 while the EL comes with a 131 inch wheel base. The Limited trim line used to be the best trim line with the most features.
In 2015, a new trim line was introduced. The Platinum trim line is a luxury level, including features like power running boards, moon roof, Sony sound system, blind spot information system (BLIS), HD radio, and leather seats.
The Ford Expedition gets 16 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway. The Ford Expedition has a top speed of 113 miles per gallon.
The 2015 Ford Expedition received a five star overall vehicle score from the NHTSA.
The basic version of the Ford Expedition, the XLT, cost $44,500 new in 2015. You pay more for the “EL” design with the longer wheel base. The XLT EL cost around $47,000 new in 2015. The Limited started at around $54,000. The Platinum Ford Expedition cost around $59,000. The Platinum EL Ford Expedition starts at $62,000 in 2015, and can cost even more with add-ons.
The Ford Expedition is a rival to the Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, GM Silverado, and Toyota Sequoia. The Ford Expedition premium line is intended to rival the similarly priced Infinity QX80, Lexus LX570, and Mercedes Benz GL.
The Ford Expedition is related to the Lincoln Navigator; Ford makes a number of Lincoln cars, but the Lincoln has more luxury features like fancy infotainment systems and leather seating and almost no exposed plastic on the interior.
Unlike the Ford Focus, the Ford Explorer and other Ford vehicles, the Ford Expedition had no recalls from 2010 to 2015.
There is a King Ranch version of the Ford Expedition. The King Ranch is one of the largest ranches in the world, larger than the entire state of Rhode Island.
The Ford Expedition's development along with that of other SUVs was driven by CAFÉ gas mileage standards that required cars to get better gas mileage, nearly extinguishing the station wagon, while exempting trucks.