Although truck-based crossovers are fast becoming overshadowed by car-based crossovers, the redesigned 2017 Ford Expedition remains a solid choice in its segment thanks to its interior flexibility, impressive towing and cargo capacities, spacious third-row accommodations, and easy-folding rear seats. Its release date should be expected sometime in the latter half of 2017, at least for the U.S consumers.
Are you looking for a crossover that provides remarkable hauling and towing capacities? Spacious interior accommodations? Or/and one that balances between power and size? If you’re the one dealing with the above questions, rest assured the 2017 Ford Expedition has got you covered. It provides ample space with its third-rows of seating configuration, impressive hauling and towing capacities, and laudable output to get you anywhere faster and comfortably. The cargo department is also voluptuous and will probably bundle everything you throw at it.
Under its hood is a brawny turbocharged V6 engine rated at 365 horsepower that enables the Expedition offer an exciting cruising regardless of whether you on dirt of asphalt. 9,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity the Expedition can offer when fully loaded, while 130.8 cubic ft. is the maximum volume the extended length model can stuff.
The newest Expedition also makes use of the upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system that not only offers faster response times but is also feted for being user-friendly even for those who are often beleaguered by smartphone apps. Owning the Expedition needs a thorough assessment as it may not be an ideal vehicle for anyone. It sheer size means it will often be difficult to pack in compact city spaces. Its massive curb weight also means dieting isn’t one of its priorities, and, therefore, the fuel economy ratings aren’t impressive by any measure.
That said, you’d probably want to ask yourself whether you actually want it or you need it. In case the latter suffices then the Expedition is highly recommended but if the former is true, then we’d suggest you check what the competition offers first. Some of its rivals include Toyota Sequoia, 2017 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and the GMC Yukon.
Trim Options – 2017 Ford Expedition
Four trims are offered for the body-on-frame 2017 Ford Expedition: Platinum, XLT, Limited, and King Ranch. All are offered in both standard and extended-length body styles.
2017 Ford Expedition Exterior Review & Interior Changes
Standard equipment offered for the Expedition XLT include a six-way power driver seat, a Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a roof rack, automatic headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a CD player, a 4.2” screen, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, power-adjustable pedals, a roof rack, rear audio controls, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a second-row 40/20/40-split sliding and reclining seat, LED foglights, and Ford’s Sync voice-control system.
The Expedition Limited bundles everything available on the Expedition XLT plus a sunroof, automatic wipers, a navigation system, front and rear parking sensors, 20-inch wheels, retractable running boards, and heated 2nd-row seats.
The Expedition King Ranch adds a premium leather upholstery, a special two-tone color paint, wood grain interior décor, a sunroof, and a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert.
Options include a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a rear-seat video entertainment system, adaptive suspension dampers, a load-leveling rear suspension system, 22” wheels, retractable power running boards, and suspension adaptive dampers.
2017 Ford Expedition Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Motivation for the 2017 Ford Expedition is offered by a 365-horsepower- and 420 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine mated to a rear-wheel drive system and a six-speed automatic transmission system.
When we come to the fuel economy ratings, expect the 4WD Expedition versions to check in at 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 16/22/18 mpg with the 2WD versions.
Zipping from 0-60 mph with the Expedition takes 6.5 seconds – a rarity in this segment known for posting average acceleration ratings of about 7.3 seconds.
Its top speed was unavailable during the writing of this Ford Expedition review, so kindly keep checking back as its release date nears.
Wheelbase: 119.0 in
Length: 206.0 in
Width: 78.8 in
Passenger/cargo volume: 162/18.6 cu ft
Curb weight: 6155 lb
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 15/20 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans, Bronze Fire, Green Gem, Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 9200 lbs.
2017 Ford Expedition Release Date & Price
The Expedition SUV price should be expected to start from an MSRP of $45,435. It should go for sale sometime in the second half of 2017.