2017 Ford Expedition Release Date and Info

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.

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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.

2017 Ford Expedition front angle, grille and headlights

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.

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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

2017 Ford Expedition spy shots

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.

2017 Ford Expedition steering wheel, dashboard and gear shift knob

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.

2017 Ford Expedition interior, leather seats

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.

2017 Ford Expedition exterior, black color

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.

2017 Ford Expedition engine

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

2017 Ford Expedition exterior, alloy wheels

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.

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2017 Ford Ranger Release Date, Review and Specs

The new model offers customers improved design, cutting-edge technologies, and improved fuel efficiency than before. According to Roelant de Waard – Vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service – the new Ranger provides unbeatable combination of premium features such as SYNC 3 connectivity, stand-out styling, four-wheel drive capability, class-leading wading capability, optimized payload and towing capacity, and fuel efficiency. More details such as the Ford Ranger release date, price, and redesigns are covered below.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, side view, alloy wheels

Since it was introduced in Europe five years ago, the new Ford Ranger generated rapid sales. In fact, Ranger’s market share rose to just over 24% as of 2016 in Ford’s traditional European markets, placing it ahead of its traditional rivals such as the Toyota Hilux. For 2017, Ford hopes to even better its appeal through features such as upscale connectivity, infotainment and convenience technologies, fuel efficiency, and stylish designs.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, white color, rear view, taillights

Some of the available technologies include a voice-activated SYNC 3 connectivity system that features an eight-inch display. It is intuitive, crisp, and quick to respond. Driver assistance technologies include traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera, trailer sway control, electronic stability control, front and rear park assist, lane-keeping alert, and lane-keeping aid. Others include emergency brake assistance, adaptive load control, hill launch assist, and hill descent control.

2017 Ford Ranger spy shots

The exterior has been updated with a more modern look with stylish exterior cues lending the new Ranger a more powerful presence on the road regardless of whether it is stationery of at speed. It stands out thanks to the imposing projector headlights, the strong new trapezoidal grille, and the more muscular hood.

2017 Ford Ranger exterior, red color, front view, headlights

“The new Ford Ranger 2017 maintains Ranger’s traditional excellent aerodynamic characteristics by emphasizing ‘Built Ford Tough’ design elements like the outboard nostrils. We saw an opportunity to give the design extra tension that can withstand tough working conditions. Therefore it was important the new Ranger functions as a tough, dependable tool,” said Dave Dewitt, exterior design manager, Ford Asia Pacific.

2017 Ford Ranger Release Date & Price

2017 Ford Ranger release date

The new model has changed much from the existing model, and as such, pricing isn’t expected to change much. According to Ford, pricing for the existing model is provided as follows: Ranger XLT Double Cab (manual transmission) – $54,390, Ranger XLT Double Cab (automatic transmission) – $56,590, Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab (manual transmission) – $57,890, and the Ranger Wildtrak (automatic transmission) – $60,090. It is too early to speculate about the release date, however, rumors say we should expect the new model sometime in mid-2017. And so you know, the Ranger is available in the USA as the Ford Raptor.

2017 Ford Ranger Exterior

2017 Ford Ranger front angle, headlights and grille

The exterior has been mildly updated. Several stylish cues such as redesigned headlights, grille, taillights, and front bumper should be expected. The result is a contemporary-looking pickup that makes an assertive statement even while standstill. Three body-styles are offered: regular cab, super cab, and double cab. With a ground clearance of 230 mm, and 800 mm of class-leading ability to wade through water, the new Ford Ranger has been engineered and designed to handle even the most extreme terrains with relative ease.

2017 Ford Ranger auto show, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

The 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the quintessential model in terms of style, and performance. The taillights, load-bed rails, side mirrors, and side air vents feature a unique dark, liquid metallic grey finish, for a sporty, bold appearance. Unique features available include machined eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a unique sports hoop, rectangular foglights, and bold Wildtrak graphics.

2017 Ford Ranger Interior

2017 Ford Ranger interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob, dashboard and lcd screen

The updated exterior combined with a new stylish interior to create an even more car-like, contemporary, and comfortable environment for both the passengers and driver. Some of the standard features available in the cabin include air-conditioning, pre-wired trailer connections, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, smartphone app connectivity via SYNC3, and a four-speaker radio.

2017 Ford Ranger interior, leather front seats

Available Trims

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Ford Ranger: XLT and Wildtrak.

Engine Specs

2017 Ford Ranger engine

Beneath the hood of the based model are three engine choices with four output levels, while the top-of-the-line 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak comes with a high-output 2.2L TDCi four-cylinder and a 3.2L TDCi five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. The 3.2L five-cylinder offers an output if 197 horsepower, while the 2.2L four-cylinder offers 158 horsepower. For fuel savings, both engines come with an Auto Start/Stop feature.

Safety

2017 Ford Ranger safety

The safety systems’ list is extensive. Features include lane-keeping aid, lane-keeping alert, adaptive cruise control, driver impairment monitor, electronic stability control, and forward alert. The government is still conducting the crash impact assessment for the new Ford Ranger 2017, results will be posted on this space on its release date.

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2017 Ford Ranger front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

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2019 Ford Kuga

News about the Release Date of the 2019 Ford Kuga

The 2019 Ford Kuga will try to make things work better, compared to its predecessors. This is still not a new generation model and we are in the second-generation of the Kuga models still. The first incarnation of the car did not work so well.

Even though it was attractive and smart to drive, it really did not work to the potential it had. It all translated to the selling numbers which were poor at best. The second generation made things a lot better, but still it was not at the level that they wanted things to be. They are searching for the right formula which would launch the Ford Kuga to the position that it deserves.

The newest 2019 Ford Kuga will update the changes which were introduced with the facelifted version of 2016. The second generation has been improving slightly with each new model. The debut was in 2013 and the release date of the 2019 version is set for the end of 2018.

The car is going to be one of the more expected additions to the Ford roster and the segment as well. But more information about the exact release date are going to be revealed soon. We do know that the vehicle will be released in all of its respected markets.

What is the Potential Price of the 2019 Ford Kuga?

What a lot of people are concerned with the 2019 Ford Kuga is that its cost is too high compared to what it has to offer. If we take a look at all the competition models that the Kuga is going against, they do have a substantially advanced offer which would make most people wonder.

But when it comes to these new versions, the cost does not go in the same direction the design does. There are lower grade parts which do not justify the figure the Kuga is getting. Although this is fixed with the higher trims, we fear that because of this no one would actually want to go with the base model.

The starting price is at 22,340 pounds for the base model. This figure goes all the way to 34,740 for the higher trims which have much more appropriate price. SO you will have to take a good and long look before you decide which model you will actually decide to choose. Unfortunately, US prices are still not available. They will be probably release them with the release date in the US.

Next Gen 2019 Ford Kuga Rumors

The announcement of the coming 2019 Ford Kuga promoted a lot of people guessing that a new generation vehicle was in line. But these rumors were quickly dropped with the car coming near competition. They have decided to go against marking a next gen model so soon and will rather spend more time in developing it. Ford will most likely output the third generation of the Ford Kuga in a few years, but until then we have the 2019 version to play with.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2019 Ford Kuga is similar but has changed just enough. The designers have taken an evolutionary approach to designing this vehicle. The window line is all but the same as the original model and is the part of the car which has withstood the passage of time the most. The front end of the Kuga has features that were previous seen on the Edge model.

Transferring these elements to the Kuga will only help with the production and make this model easier to build. The overall look is now more aggressive which greatly differentiates this car from its rivals. All in all, things have not been changed so much and the 2019 Ford Kuga remains a recognizable model. It will be just fresh enough to get over the next period until the newest generation model is designed.

Color Variations for the Latest 2019 Ford Kuga

The color choices that we were hoping to get for the newest 2019 Ford Kuga are scarce. There are going to be some new additions, but not in the manner that we actually expected it to be. Color choices will be the same as for the previous model. As an addition there are going to be some standard options that all newer Ford versions are getting. They will update the vehicle to be more aesthetically pleasing and we were hoping that the new exterior colors were going to add to that. Instead, we are only getting a mildly retooled version.

Dimensions and Size of the 2019 Ford Kuga

There are no surprises in terms of the size of the latest 2019 Ford Kuga. This vehicle will continue with the same setup that we have been used to before. There have been talks of extending the model, but they were quickly dropped and were mainly viewed as rumors. The updated versions of vehicles rarely get to tamper with the size of the car and since it is mostly necessary to have them change, they will keep the size to the same level as before.

All in all, if you are familiar with previous Kuga cars, you will know that the full length of the car is 4,541mm. The height of the car is 1,749mm while the width, including mirrors, is 2,086mm. The wheelbase geos all the way to 2,690mm and it allows the occupants inside to have some stellar seating capability. The boot offers 442 liters of cargo with the seats up. While with the seats folded it goes to 1,928 liters.

2019 Ford Kuga Interior Refinement

Even though they changed the inside of the 2019 Ford Kuga, it does not match the price that the car demands. The inside still feels stale and low-rent. They have decided to change and update this car as much as possible, but they have not gone too much away from the design and the way everything looked in the previous model. Higher trims of the car manage to fix this and are capable of giving you the worth for your money. But the standard version will most likely only fly under the radar.

At least the infotainment part is not going to be a disappointment. The standard equipment for every Kuga model will include a DAB radio, a multi-function steering wheel, Bluetooth, and various USB sockets. But the infotainment system includes a tiny 4.2in screen which does not have a very good arrangement of buttons. Upgrading to larger trims will fix that impairment as they use the 8.0in color touchscreen which also includes a sat-nav. This will be offered in all Titanium and higher trims.

2019 Ford Kuga Engine Choices

The 2019 Ford Kuga car will get the same engine linkup as it did the last time. Unfortunately, there were no changes here, but some would deem them unnecessary. Actually the engines were fine, but could have do with a little bit upgrading themselves.

But since you have more choices to choose from, there is something for everybody. First of all, the 2.0-litre (TDCi) diesel engine is available in two modes, one that can provide 148bhp or the other which goes to 178bhp. Both can be a little bit flat, but turbocharging actually makes a lot of a difference for it. The entry level 1.5-litre diesel is probably the best choice which provides you with maximum miles to the gallon. It can deliver 118bhp, but it can struggle with a fully loaded vehicle.

The 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine is also available in three modes, making 118bhp, 148bhp or 180bhp. The less powerful versions come with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, while the more powerful ones include a four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Generally speaking, things could have been better. But it still manages to work this way.

0-60 mph and Top Speed of the Newest 2019 Ford Kuga

When it comes to the performance of the 2019 Ford Kuga, it has not advanced so much. It still depends on the type of the engine that you use in order for you to get the best performance. The fastest engine is still the 2.0 TDC one which is capable of reaching 0-60 mph in just 9.2 seconds.

The cheapest engine is the EcoBoost one with a speed up of 12.5 seconds to 60 mph. While the greenest engine is the 1.5 TDC which will similarity reach 0-60 mph in about 12.7 seconds. The top speed for all of the versions is still 115 mph.

What are the Fuel Economy Specifications Like?

The fuel economy of the 2019 Ford Kuga would do with a bit of an improvement. On average, the figure stands at 35 mpg as a combined rating. This is not half bad. But when you consider the constant improvements that the competition is making, you are probably wondering where this model will go. For now there are no signs of them changing the rates and the car will continue this way.