2018 Ford Explorer Dimensions Colors, Release Date, Redesign, Price

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some people need a big SUV maybe they’ve
got a big family maybe they’ve got big toys to haul if your life is big maybe
you need a big SUV too like that Ford Expedition right there
the Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV that looks the part
long straight body lines and an imposing headlight slash grille treatment give it
a strong hulking presence that belies a substantial drop in weight versus the
previous Expedition like the f-150 the Ford Expedition rides on a strong steel
frame it features a light aluminum body inside that aluminum body is space for
up to eight passengers divided between three completely un-cramped rows yes even
the third row unlike the Chevy Tahoe the Ford Expedition uses an independent rear
suspension that allows a lower floor and consequently more comfortable rear seat
accommodations notice my feet are nowhere near my butt with a wide
pass-through and an integrated grab handle reaching that spacious third row
is no problemo a task made even easier with optional automatic side steps and
One-Touch second row seat releases speaking of the second row these seats
slide and recline you can move them forward for access to the third row with
the child seat installed and the center seat slides really far forward giving
fussy children easier access to their Guardians upfront or fussy journalists
easy access to empty seats behind this rare but cool lift up rear
window hides nearly 21 cubic feet of luggage space expandable from the rear
via standard powerful-fold 3rd row seats second row seat releases are also
available making it incredibly simple to switch from people to cargo hauling
mode all seats folded capacity increases to one hundred and four point
six cubic feet that’s good but only six cubic feet larger than the mid-size
Chevrolet Traverse and the Traverse actually offers more space behind the
third row if you like to avoid being upstaged by a midsize SUV the $2,700
pricier long-wheelbase Expedition Max boasts 36 cubic feet behind the third
row making it the superior choice for hauling people and their stuff
aesthetically speaking the interior has an upscale vibe especially on the
range-topping platinum trim check out that stitching premium materials extend
to the second row but in the back seats hard plastic dominates on the
functionality front the cabin provides a massive lockable center console dual
glove boxes five child seat latch points intuitive knobs and switches 15
cupholders and lots of storage bins front and center a basic Sync
infotainment unit comes on the lowest XLT trim but we suggest upgrading to the
latest Sync 3 system that’s standard on all other trims sporting an eight-inch
touchscreen smartphone integration by way of apple carplay and android auto
and a straightforward layouts Sync 3 is a joy to use and now I will use it hmm
turned up all the bass or visceral joys can be found with the
EcoBoost 3.5 liter v6 that moves all Expeditions before decrying the lack of
the v8 note the output figures go ahead I’ll wait choose the Platinum trim and Ford dials
those already stout figures up a touch I mean really that should be enough
power right to maximize that output ford teamed the v6 with a 10 speed automatic
transmission that’s controlled with this rotary knob and these gear selection
buttons you might think the constant gear changes of a 10 speed would be
annoying but they actually just fade into the background
the result is smooth strong acceleration for a large SUV the Ford Expedition is
quite efficient supplementing that efficiency is a defeatable engine
start/stop system that saves gas when you’re stationary rear-wheel drive is
standard but as you’d expect four wheel drive is an option and a great way to
exploit nearly ten inches of ground clearance
though at $3,000 it is pricey thanks to an independent rear suspension the
Ford Expedition rides with more refinement than its truck-based chassis
would suggest at the same time if you hit a big bump like this one you will
experience a fair bit of bounce but I mean given its rugged capabilities the
Ford Expedition drives pretty great where are we? based on its size you might think
tight maneuvers with the Expedition would be tricky but that’s really not
the case okay yes it would be easier with the Mini Cooper but you have a good
sense from the driver’s seat of the vehicles dimensions and light steering
though it could benefit from a quicker steering ratio
thanks to pretty easy to squeeze into spots there’s no need to fear the
parking lot nonetheless a full-size SUV is a great platform for for its
excellent optional one-button automatic parking technology nervous about
squeezing in or out of that spot let the car do the work tack on the optional 360
degree camera system and who knows how much parking related carnage you’ll
prevent one thing people love when driving an SUV is a commanding view of
the road that’s definitely true in the Expedition at least been looking forward
but when you look over your shoulder not so good
what’s crazy I’m talking about my left shoulder
this super wide grab handle equipped b-pillar is placed near the driver’s
head blocking much of the view left once more technology intervenes an optional
blind spot warning and lane keep assist making it easier to stay in your lane or
when you want move to another For a base price just shy of 53,000 dollars a
regular wheelbase rear-drive expedition XLT trim includes six airbags USB ports
in the first and second rows power adjustable pedals backup sensors a backup
camera with its own washer and push-button start if you want passive
entry that costs extra but this little keypad does not that’s not the code other
added cost niceties include a foot activated tailgate 22 inch wheels
deeply-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats a panoramic roof dual
headrest rear seat entertainment 2nd row captains chairs USB ports in the third
row wireless phone charging full-speed adaptive cruise control pre-collision
warning with active braking and pedestrian detection and a $1600 FX4 off-road
package with an electronic limited slip differential underbody protection and
upgraded shocks spend recklessly and you can spec an
Expedition Max platinum trim to the tune of $83,000 dollars
lastly do you wanna tow good news the expedition can tow a hefty 9,300 pounds but do so and you’ll want the heavy-duty trailer tow package
bundles a heavy duty radiator integrated brake controller and an electronic
limited slip differential with Ford’s Pro Trailer backup assist a clever system
whose knob controlled steering makes backing of a trailer almost foolproof
while well equipped in base form price wise the Expedition and Expedition Max
slot an above their most direct competitors the Chevy Tahoe and its
larger suburban sibling as well as the Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia though
perhaps a bigger question than price is whether you need a full sized SUV at all
be honest you plan to tow big loads or venture offroad if not there are several
midsize SUVs that while smaller offer 8-passenger seating for thousands less
than an Expedition but if you really do live big and you need a big SUV to match
the Ford Expedition is a very capable choice .

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