2018 Ford Expedition
- Starting at price
- Improved Fuel economy
Modern, refined, comfortable, powerful, tech forward
1. Its Wi-Fi hotspot can support 10 devices
At max capacity, all eight passengers can be on the Wi-Fi -- and two of the kids can have two tablets going at once. It also works in a 50-foot circle around the car, so when you're camping, or hunting, or fishing, you can still have access. Expedition also comes optioned with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Expedition has two USB charging ports in the front row, two in the second, two in the third, a 12-volt outlet in every row - plus the all-important 110-volt standard plug. It’s also available with a wireless phone charging pad for front-seat riders.
Towing capacity of up to 9,300 pounds. That’s good enough to earn it the title of best in class.
Massaging front seats, as well as heating and cooling. If you've driven a car with these types of seats, you'll never want to go back.
Increased noise and vibration silencers like structural adhesives, foams and pads. So, it promises to be far quieter on the road than the previous generation.
Independent front and rear suspension and continuously controlled damping. In a class where most trucks still use a solid rear axle, this design allows for a lower floor and better ride comfort.
5. Flat load floor
With the second and third row folded down, the Expo gets a flat load floor more than 4 feet in width. That means with the Expedition Max (the longer one), you can carry sheets of plywood or sheetrock without them hanging out the back.
The Expedition comes optioned with:
- Active park assist that can steer the SUV into and out of parking spaces while the driver operates the pedals and transmission
- 360-degree camera
- Forward-collision warning system with pedestrian detection
- Blind-spot monitoring system
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure (which can be tuned to either alert you with a sound or a wheel vibration)
- Complete stop-and-go functionality for adaptive cruise in heavy traffic
Upgraded trucks come with a Bang and Olufsen sound system with 12 speakers. Ford says the system was setup by acoustic engineers so anything you play -- be it concerts, epic movies or "Sanford and Son" -- will sound great.
8. Off-road ability
Ford's terrain management system found in the Explorer (and Raptor) to include normal, sport, tow, eco, sand, snow/grass/gravel, and mud settings for the various driving conditions. A two-speed transfer case and electronically locking rear differential should help the Expedition crawl out of particularly difficult situations.
FX4 off road package
For the first time, Ford now offers an FX4 off-road package in the XLT-trim Expedition. For $2,000, you get specifically tuned dampers from Hitachi, skid plates, a heavy-duty radiator, 18-inch all-terrain tires and an electronic limited-slip rear differential with 3.73:1 gears and a fully-locking function.