2018 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition has long been a popular option for consumers looking for a full-size SUV, and with the new improvements in the 2018 model, it is likely that it will continue to be a top choice The main enhancements include utilizing more aluminum in the body, which equals a loss of about 300 pounds! The lower weight is appealing to many who dislike the lower fuel efficiency of heavier models.
Further upgrades include the infotainment and safety systems, bringing the 2018 Expedition closer line to its competitors. The SUV comes standard rear-wheel drive while all-wheel drive is available for additional cost.
The Eco-Boost engine has been updated and improved and now offers a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6.
The six-speed automatic is now a 10-speed which is currently used in the Raptor. 2018 upgrades will allow for a higher payload and a bigger cargo carrying capacity. If you are looking for upgrades, there are plenty, with an impressive panoramic sunroof and improved utilization of the empty space behind the third row with a customizable shelf new features for 2018. Entertainment seekers will enjoy Ford's Sync 3 system that provides a top-of-the-line infotainment system, while the 12-speaker sound system from B&O Play can be fully integrated with Apple CarPlay or the Android Auto systems. A wifi hotspot is also available as an add-on, as is a rear seat entertainment system.
While the NHTSA or IIHS have not yet crash tested the 2018 model, there are some important safety features in the Expedition: adaptive cruise control, lane guidance and alerts, forward collision mitigation, and auto emergency brakes.
These active safety features are fairly typical for vehicles in this class and Ford is not offering anything over the top or innovative for this SUV. With the lighter weight, this model does handle more easily than its predecessor and allows for greater control.
Full-size SUVs are a favorite of larger families that require a third-row seat and consumers looking for cargo space or towing ability.
The 2018 Expedition, especially with its changes in this model year, meets or exceeds the requirements for those profiles. With the 300-pound decrease in weight, this full-size option now offers greater handling ability and improved fuel efficiency. If the previous models were too unwieldy or did not offer a satisfactory driving experience, with the current changes the Expedition definitely warrants another look. And it is expected that full-size SUVs will continue to move toward providing a better handling experience.
The 2018 Ford Expedition has captured the interest of many auto reviewers and publications, and while the updated model is generating a lot of excitement, there have not been a lot of published test drives and in-depth reviews that offer in-depth and firsthand experience with the vehicle.
If you are interested in learning more about the new Expedition it is a good idea to visit your local dealer for a road test and thorough look under the hood. The changes in the 2018 edition are keeping the Expedition on many people's list of SUVs to watch.