2018 Ford Expedition
It may seem like the 2018 Ford Expedition is playing catch up with the competition. After all, it’s been 2-years since Chevrolet updated the Tahoe and Suburban. But, Ford’s largest 3-row SUV is now all new, and it looks to close any gap quickly.
The all-aluminum body in regular and MAX lengths, is in step with the latest Ford F-Series pickups. It still sits on a full perimeter frame, but tips the scale 300 pounds lighter thanks to high strength lightweight steel.
Under the huge hood, the 3.5-Liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 found in other Fords produces 375 to 400 hp depending on model. It cranks out a ton of torque too which came in handy during our drive around Malibu. The 10 speed automatic transmission also appears in other members of the Ford Family.
GREG CARLOSS: “I think it works well with this specific engine really smooth up through the gears. It’s doesn’t seem to hunt around a lot. Leaving it in SPORT mode holds the gear a little bit longer, not so much so that you’re just waiting for it to shift.”
JOHN DAVIS: The ride is much smoother than any full-size pick-up. And inside the 8-passenger cabin its nearly luxury car quiet. All seats are comfortable, with generous second row legroom. Yet, it still we be hard to convince adults to ride in the third row for very long. So while Ford may be making up for lost time, they’ve certainly pulled out all the stops with the 2018 Ford Expedition, and it’s even more gilded Lincoln kin, the Navigator.
In dealerships now, Ford Expedition prices starts at under $52,000.
Engine: 3.5 liter
Price: Starts under $52,000