2018 Ford Expedition Specs, Price, Release Date – Rougher than a regular three-line crossover, the 2018 Ford Expedition is the best choice for traditional truck-based SUVs if you need a vehicle that can carry a family, toy or both. It seats up to eight passengers, has a powerful V6 engine and can tow more than 9,000 pounds.
Offered in three trim levels, many optional features, the 2018 Ford Expedition can be made as easy as a family sedan. The expansive interior gets renewed with more modern-looking ventilation, dial, and faceplates, responding to previous complaints about interior elements in sharp settings. The cabin also matches the calmness of the journey, which provides a lot of stability and comfort.
Trim, Features and Specification
The 2018 Ford Expedition is three-row crossover SUV offered in three trim levels: XLT, Limited and Platinum. There also an extended-wheelbase edition which has a bigger cargo area called the Max and only available for the XLT and Limited.
Standard equipment for the 2018 Ford Expedition XLT includes 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, roof rack rails, running boards, push-button ignition, a rearview camera, air-conditioning, heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a six-way power driver seat, power-adjustable pedals, a reclining and sliding 40/20/40-split second-row seat, a 60/40-split fold-flat third-row seat, a 4.2-inch central display, Ford’s Sync voice-control system, Bluetooth connectivity, second-row USB charging ports, a nine-speaker sound system with CD player, USB interface, satellite radio, rear audio controls and auxiliary jack.
The 2018 Ford Expedition XLT offers three optional packages: 201A, 202A and FX4 4×4 Off-Road. The 201A package adds eight-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery for first and second row and a power-folding third-row seat.
The 202A package adds chrome running boards, a hands-free power liftgate, remote engine start, keyless entry, power-folding mirrors, a heated steering wheel, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ambient cabin lighting, ventilated and heated front seats, driver memory settings, rear cross-traffic alert, dual-zone automatic climate control, blind-spot monitoring, an 8-inch touchscreen, the Sync 3 tech interface, Sync Connect and a 110-volt household.
The FX4 4×4 Off-Road package adds off-road shocks, all-terrain tires, skid plates and a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle. Stand-alone options include a heavy-duty trailer tow package, 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, roof rail crossbars, a navigation system, driver assistance features.
The 2018 Ford Expedition Limited includes the 202A package plus 20-inch wheels, roof rack rails, front parking sensors, retractable running boards, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated second-row seats, a premium Bang & Olufsen 12-speaker audio system with HD radio.
The optional packages same like the XLT: 301A and 302A. But also includes the driver assistance, panoramic sunroof, and navigation for 301A, while the 302A adds adaptive suspension dampers, 22-inch wheels, LED foglights and headlights, an automated parking system and a 360-degree view parking camera.
The 2018 Ford Expedition Platinum models includes the Limited and 302A content plus active noise cancellation, massage front seats, interior wood accents, leather door trim and upgraded leather for the steering wheel.
Ford give the 2018 Expedition with a new second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This is the same EcoBoost V-6 found in the F-150. In both applications, the twin-turbocharged, all-aluminum engine produces 375 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 470 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm. It’s pairs to a 10-speed automatic transmission and a choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
The Platinum models even gets an even bigger power. Ford tuned the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost to produces 400 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 480 pound-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm. In performance testing, it runs from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds.
The 2018 Ford Expedition interior is roomy and classy, especially at Limited and Platinum levels where the cabin looks well-trimmed and attractive. New updates on switches, dials and vent adding a modern feels. Ambient lighting, leather and seating surfaces, and sharp technology interfaces provide an edge over competitors.
Regardless of whether you choose standard or extended, the 2018 Ford Expedition still offers plenty of room for stretch out in all the rows. The second row seats slide and lies down and includes the center that shifts forward to make the child into the front passenger’s reach. In addition, the optional second-line captain’s seat is a luxury.
The Sync 3 infotainment system that is standard Limited and Platinum trim has a rather plain graphics, but the system is quick to respond. It has a large virtual button and the ability to swipe the menu. For 2018, the new Sync Connect adds Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless device charging.
Folding both rows of back seats, the 2018 Ford Expedition will provide flat floor loads and 108.3 cubic feet, more than Sequoia and Suburban. At the Max model, the cargo room generates 130.8 cubic feet. And folding the third row seats onto the floor will increase the cargo capacity.
Release Date and Price
According to news, the 2018 Ford Expedition will sold with starting price at $52,890. The Expedition MAX will priced for $55,580. Moving to the Expedition Limited priced start at $63,780, or $66,465 for the MAX model. The Platinum trim will cost $73,905 and $76,595 for the larger Platinum MAX model.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is expected to begin production in September. Currently anticipate an on-sale date in November.