It has nowadays become a norm for SUVs to have car-based underpinnings over the previous body-on frame crossovers. The new 2017 Ford Expedition is however not among those ditching the old platform for the new one due to these elements like improved cargo and interior space as well as towing ability, which it would not want to let go of yet. Its release date is slated for August 2017.
And with an increased interior flexibility, spacious third-row seating, easy-folding rear seats, and efficient yet potent turbocharged V6 engine, it will undoubtedly be poised to be a top choice for most buyers looking for a capable SUV. Rumors also allege the vehicle has slimmed up a bit as a result of the extensive use of aluminum in its construction.
Interior wise, you get plenty of space and upscale technologies. The Platinum, Limited and Limited trims, for instance, are very classy. These models offer anything ranging from the Sync 3 interface to the leather upholstered seats. And driver-oriented, and premium designed push buttons somewhere in between.
In terms of the cargo room, there is no shortage here. You will get anything from between 18.6 cubic ft. to 42 cubic ft. depending on the trim level, and up to 130.8 cubic ft. when the seats in the EL trim are fold. That’s about 10 cubic ft. more than the Suburban and Sequoia in terms of comparison.
The only notable drawback we have noticed in the new 2017 Ford Expedition is its unapologetic size, which would be particularly a nuisance when trying to fit in tight spaces like parking lots or in traffic. Other than that, you are looking at an “A” rated vehicle that delivers in almost every facet. We however recommend our readers to look at their priorities first before heading to the showrooms to make a purchase.
If riding big is atop your priorities, the Expedition is a sure choice for you. Other alternatives you could check out include the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2017 GMC Yukon, the 2017 Chevy Suburban, and the 2017 Toyota Sequoia.
Trims Available – Ford Expedition Review
This body-on frame 2017 Ford Expedition SUV is offered in XLT, Limited, King, Ranch, and EL Platinum trim. These models come in either standard or extended-length body styles.
Exterior Images & Interior Spy photos – 2017 Ford Expedition
As you can see from the exterior images, the Expedition is indisputably redesigned. The XLT’s list of standard features includes a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, air-conditioning, 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, a six-way power driver seat, a one-touch fold-flat third-row seat, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a six-way power driver seat, running boards, and a 40/20/40-split second-row seats.
Standard equipment includes rear audio controls, auxiliary jack, a CD player, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Sync voice-control system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a 4.2-inch screen, satellite and HD radio, and USB interface.
The Limited trim comes standard with a navigation system, a sunroof, power-folding mirrors, 20-inch wheels, front parking sensors, retractable running boards, and automatic wipers in addition to the XLT’s features and equipment.
The king Ranch offers a blind-spot monitoring system, a sunroof, wood grain interior trim, premium leather upholstery, special exterior styling details, two-tone paint, and a blind-spot monitoring.
Standalone options available for all the trims include adaptive suspension dampers, a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, a dual-screen rear seat, power retractable running boards, 22-inch wheels, driver memory settings, a 110V household power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, heated and ventilated front seats, an 8” touchscreen display, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system.
2017 Ford Expedition Engine Specs
Beneath the skin of the Ford Expedition for 2017 is a 3.5L V6 Diesel engine. A standard six-speed automatic transmission system transfers the power – 365 hp and 420 lbs. ft. of torque to the rear wheels.
9,200 pounds is the maximum towing capacity achievable by a fully loaded Expedition regardless of the trim.
Recent news indicate the rear wheel drive Expedition will return fuel economy ratings of 22/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, while its 4WD counterpart will offer 20/15/17 mpg.
A time of 6.5 seconds is what you’ll need to accelerate from 0-60 mph. this, considering its sheer size, is quite commendable.
2017 Ford Expedition Price & Date Of Release
August 2017 is the scheduled release date for the new 2017 Ford Expedition. Once available, provisional data in our possession indicates a window sticker of about $45,435.