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2018 Ford Expedition Review: An SUV, A Minivan And A Tow Truck In One Package

By James Yu , Feb 11, 2017 11:08 AM EST
The 2018 Ford Expedition may just be the most versatile vehicle in the market today as it shows characteristics of not just an SUV but also that of a minivan and a tow truck in one package. (Photo : YOURCAR/YouTube)

The 2018 model of the Ford Expedition has finally been unveiled and it combines aspects from an SUV, minivan and a tow truck in one vehicle. To cut the long story short, the 2017 Ford Expedition is basically one vehicle that you can take for all kinds of drives, from family hauling to trailer pulling. Family trips are bound to be more enjoyable if you have a vehicle like this.

2018 Ford Expedition: The SUV

First of all, the 2018 Ford Expedition is literally the biggest version of this model yet. With that being said, the interior is also bound to be spacious and we all know what that means. You basically have an SUV that can haul not just many people but big persons as well.

According to report, the 2018 Ford Expedition provides comfortable seats not just in the second row but in the third row too. In fact, it's more than comfortable because you basically have a sofa-like seat at the back. In addition, you also have nothing to worry about in terms of access as the 2018 Ford Expedition provides easy access to the third row seats.

2018 Ford Expedition: The Minivan

Here's why the 2018 Ford Expedition has minivan characteristics. First, because you can find two USB ports in each row along with four outlets for 12 and 120-volt household items. In addition, the 2018 Ford Expedition also has a twin-screen rear entertainment system and tablets that can be connected through the built-in Wi-Fi of the 2018 Ford Expedition. You can also watch cable TV from the 2018 Ford Expedition. It's basically a house in the 2018 Ford Expedition.

2018 Ford Expedition: The Truck

Thanks to the exterior updates made in the 2018 Ford Expedition, it now looks a bit like a truck rather than a conventional SUV. Despite being bigger however, the 2018 Ford Expedition has been made lighter thanks to the automaker's decision to make use of aluminum for its body.

In order for it to be a hauler, it has to be powerful and that is exactly what the 2018 Ford Expedition is. According to Consumer Reports, the 2018 Ford Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that is expected to deliver an output greater than that of the previous model, which is at an already impressive 365 horsepower. Ford however, has not yet released any official numbers in this regard.

We do know however, that the 2018 Ford Expedition's powertrain will be paired with the automaker's new 10-speed automatic transmission as reported by Car Scoops. We also know that the 2018 Ford Expedition will be capable of towing more than 9000 pounds of weight behind it. That being said, the 2018 Ford Expedition is proving itself to be a very versatile vehicle for its size.

2018 Ford Expedition: The Trims And Price

The 2018 Ford Expedition will be available in three trim levels. First is the base trim XLT, followed by Limited and Platinum. An XL model and an Expedition MAX will also be available. According to report, the price for the 2018 Ford Expedition will start at $47,125. If you prefer to go to higher trims, you will just have to shell out more money for the 2018 Ford Expedition.

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