The Expedition isn’t just surviving; it’s thriving with twin-turbo power. The new generation model, 2017 Ford Expedition keeps the all the virtue while bringing in an annual life cycle refreshment in design as well as performance.
The new Ford Expedition is presented in 4 different trims viz. XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. Likewise, buyers also get to choose between various exterior color options which include:
- Oxford White
- Ingot Silver
- Shadow Black
- White Platinum
- Ruby Red
- Blue Jeans
- White Gold
- Bronze Fire
- Race Red
EcoBoost technology is at the heart of the brawny performance in this Ford Expedition. There’s a 3.5-liter EcoBoost direct injection gasoline engine under the hood of this 2017 Ford Expedition which produces 365 HP at 5,000 RPM and 420 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 RPM. Twin air-to-air inter-cooled turbochargers help in achieving surges of instantaneous power.
With 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, this engine also makes up for 0 to 60 mph sprint to clock at less than 6 seconds which makes this new generation Ford Expedition pretty quick. Fuel economy has gotten even better with ratings going as 15 mpg in city, 21 mpg on highways and 18 mpg on combined basis.
2017 Ford Expedition Performance
Ford Expedition is the company’s 1st model to get the CCD (Continuously Controlled Damping) system which consists of electronic sensors to monitoring 46 different links of the suspension system, body motions, braking and steering.
This CCD also works with 3 different settings – comfort, normal and sport for adjusting stability with the damping system. This feature is optional on the King Ranch and Limited while Platinum trim offers it as standard. 2017 Expedition also uses the independent multi-link rear suspension which enhances ride quality and control.
Exterior and Interior Design
Being one of the biggest SUVs in the market, 2017 Ford Expedition boasts a fine body work. This SUV offers 2 different body sizes viz. Regular and EL. The latter gains 14.8 inches and therefore incorporates longer rear fender and window.
Although both of these models offer a van-like interior, 3rd row seats and cargo space is much easier to access in EL. Design wise, 2017 Expedition retains its predecessor’s robust styling that’s all part of Ford’s modern design language. What’s changed is the wheels as they now range up to 22 inches.
As this SUV has been receiving updates to its interior cabin every annual life cycle, everything is up to date. For this 2017 year model, the dashboard is revised with Sync 3 infotainment system. There are 3 displays in this cabin; one 8.0 inch screen on the center console and two 4.2 inch units on the driver’s gauge cluster.
This cabin is designed to be highly safe as it incorporates safety features like a backup camera, dual-stage driver and passenger airbags, side impact beams, roll stability control and seat-belt pretensioners.
Competitors and Price
This new 2017 Expedition comes in competition with 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2017 Toyota Sequoia. Pricing for 2017 Ford Expedition starts from $47,000 on wards and reaches till $66,000. Note: Pricing also varies with additional accessories.