Ford's 2018 Expedition has just made its debut and it revealed a bigger but lighter body and basically a better version than any of its previous models. It appears that Ford has heard the consumers' voices that demanded for an SUV with aluminum body and the result is a 2018 Ford Expedition that will definitely be welcomed with wide-open arms and big smiles.
2018 Ford Expedition: Bigger In Every Way
The 2018 Ford Expedition has been made bigger not just in appearance but also in terms of making its passengers more comfortable. According to report, the 2018 Ford Expedition has a new sliding second-row seats that allows for more legroom for passengers both in the second and third row. The second-row seats have what is referred to as a tip-and-slide function, which means you no longer have to fold the second-row seats in order to gain access to the third row. In addition, the third-row seats can also be folded if you need an extra room for cargo.
2018 Ford Expedition: Lighter Than Ever
According to Motor Trend, the 2018 Ford Expedition has a new frame that has a wheelbase longer by three inches than the previous model. In addition, its overall width and length has been added one-inch each and the automaker threw in about 40 more tech features into the 2018 Ford Expedition but at the end of the day, Ford was still able to make the 2018 Expedition lighter by 300 pounds. This is thanks to the weight-saving strategies used in pickups like the Ford Raptor being applied to the 2018 Ford Expedition. The 2018 Ford Expedition now has an aluminum body just like its pickup sibling.
Lighter vehicles can mean a lot of thing. For one, lighter means faster. On the flipside however, it can also mean the vehicle is less structurally sound. But given the fact that we are talking about Ford here and not just any automaker, you can bet that you will not get anything less than you deserve. Most automakers these days make use of plastic materials in places where there shouldn't be any but not with Ford.
2018 Ford Expedition: Improved Performance
One thing that can always be expected from Ford is the fact that it always brings us better versions of its models each time. The 2018 Ford expedition is no exemption. The 2018 Expedition will now be powered by a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine that has been tuned to put out more power. This will be paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission that can also be found in the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. Reports state that the fuel economy and performance of the 2018 Ford Expedition has been thoroughly improved but the automaker has not yet revealed the specifics on this. In any case, we can expect the 2018 Ford Expedition to be one heck of a road-warrior.
2018 Ford Expedition: Trims And Prices
Reports state that the 2018 Ford Expedition will be offered in three trims starting from the base XLT followed by Limited and Platinum. An extended-length edition will also be available for the three trims depending on your preferences. The price will start at $47,125 and you can expect this to go higher as you move to the upper trim.