2017 Ford Expedition – These days, car-based crossovers are eclipsing body-on frame crossovers in the market, but for shoppers who are demanding laudable cargo, passenger, and towing capacities, the 2017 Ford Expedition is our top recommendation. Its release date should be expected this August if online rumors are to be trusted.
Some of the highlights for the new model include a peppy and efficient turbocharged V6 engine, a spacious third-row seat, interior flexibility, and a feature galore. Just as other Ford vehicles, the Expedition has also replace the MyFord Touch system with the more responsive Sync 3 infotainment system.
Most of the times, we just need a vehicle that can handle passenger and trailer towing and gear concurrently. To be frank, a conventional crossover just won’t do. This where our conversation begins, the Ford Expedition with its copious amounts of cargo space, heavy-duty towing capacity, and three rows of seating is by default the vehicle you should be looking for.
Under its hood is a peppy turbocharged V6 engine rated at an impressive 365 hp and comes with all the performance tuning to enable the vehicle achieve a remarkable highway performance. With a towing capacity of 9,200 pounds, we are looking at a vehicle that can virtually tow anything thrown at it effortlessly. According to Ford, the cargo volume can be increased to a maximum of 130.8 cubic feet with the extended-length models.
Interior wise, the vehicle offers a feature and technology galore even for its basic trim. At this point, the only flipside we’ve found to owning an Expedition is its sheer size. Many people nowadays have known there is a difference between want and need, and therefore we recommend that you first take a deeper look at your priorities first before writing that cheque.
If driving big is atop your priority list, the Expedition is your perfect bet. Some other alternatives worth considering include the 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, 2017 GMC Yukon, and the 2017 Chevrolet Suburban.
Available Trims – Ford Expedition
It is offered in standard and extended-length (15-inches more) body styles. Each is further offered in four trims: XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and the fully-loaded EL Platinum trim. Each trim can be had with a 2WD or 4WD system.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Ford Expedition
The XLT trim comes standard with a reclining and sliding 40/20/40-split second row seat, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, LED foglights, 18” alloy wheels, a roof rack, a six-way power driver seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 4.2” display, air-conditioning, parking sensors, Ford’s Sync voice control system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, rear audio controls, a six-speaker sound system, auto-dimming rearview mirror, auxiliary jack, a one-touch fold flat third-row backseat, and heated mirrors.
The Limited trim adds a heated second-row seats, automatic wipers, 20” wheels, a navigation system, automatic wipers, power-folding mirrors, front parking sensors, a sunroof, and heated second-row seats.
Opting for the King Ranch – a Western-chic gets you a blind-spot monitoring system, a special two-tone paint, wood grain interior trim, premium leather upholstery, special exterior styling details, and a sunroof.
Stand-alone options available for every trim includes second-row captain’s chairs, adaptive suspension dampers, a 3.73 limited-slip rear axle, 22” wheels, power retractable running boards, a load-leveling rear suspension, and a dual-screen rear seat video entertainment system.
Exterior colors to look forward to include Shadow Black, Blue Jeans, Bronze Fire, Ingot Silver, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Oxford White, Magnetic, Green Gem, and Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat.
Engine Specs – 2017 Ford Expedition
A turbocharged 3.5L V6 powerplant good for 420 lbs. of torque and 365 horsepower comes fitted under the hood of every 2017 Ford Expedition SUV. The output is transferred to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
When properly equipped, expect the vehicle to achieve a maximum towing capacity of 9,200 pounds.
According to Ford, the fuel economy estimates should be expected to be 22/16/18 mpg in the highway/city/combined with the rear wheel drive, and 20/15/17 mpg with the four wheels. Easily trouncing other competitive full-size SUVs in the segment is its impressive 0-60 mph acceleration which was achieved in a record 6.5 seconds.
Wheelbase: 119.0 in
Length: 206.0 in
Width: 78.8 in
Passenger/cargo volume: 162/18.6 cu ft
Curb weight: 6155 lb
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6.4 sec
MPG: 15/20 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Blue Jeans, Bronze Fire, Green Gem, Ingot Silver, Magnetic, Oxford White, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Shadow Black and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 9200 lbs.
Price & Date Of Release – Ford Expedition For 2017
The classy and appealing full-size 2017 Ford Expedition SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $45,435. Online sources indicate that the vehicle will probably go on sale this August.
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