The Ford Expedition has been one of the long-standing full-sized that has helped shape the entire SUV market to bring it to where it’s today. The changes to the Expedition concept has been something that other auto manufacturers have tried to emulate, only to see Ford remaining ahead of the pack. Now, as we look towards the future it sounds like there are more changes in-store for the new 2018 Ford Expedition.
The 2018 Expedition will look to reclaim the luster it helped create as the competitive nature of the automotive industry has helped diminish its prowess. With changes in-store including enhancements over the current model to include better handling, more room on the interior, improved electronics, and less fuel consumption it’s easy to see why we’re so excited.
This preview details everything you want to know on the upcoming 2018 Ford Expedition specs, features, price, and release date for all models expected including the XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum.
2018 Ford Expedition Specs and Features – XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum Model
The 2018 Ford Expedition specs and features will be centered on the luxury concept of all models which will give consumers plenty of options to choose from. Even the XLT which will be priced nearly $20,000 less than the Platinum will be a higher-end SUV when comparing it to other manufacturers such as the 2018 Navigator and 2018 Escalade.
We’re hearing a redesigned front-end will be seen in the 2018 Expedition which has been a long time coming. The biggest difference will be seen in a wider wheel base, lighter aluminum materials, and a wider and thinner grille. The redesign will help give the new Expedition a more modern appeal while also improve handling, performance, and precision. The turning radius should also be improved which is something that we’ve been waiting for.
Some of the most notable features will include dual zone climate control, hands free liftgate, power rear folding seats, LED projector headlights, 22” polished wheels, HD towing package, cargo management system, heated and cooled ventilated seats, and more. Technology features will be typical for a SUV in its class including a high definition touchscreen monitor with a backup camera, SiriusXM satellite radio, enhanced voice recognition with Sync 3 technology, hands-free calling, Bluetooth, music streaming, smartphone controls, and more.
Rumors on the 2018 Ford Expedition engine specs suggests we’ll see a 3.5 liter V6 with nearly 370-hp and standard will be a 6-speed automatic with selectable auto-manual transmission. Unfortunately, gas mileage will be similar coming in around 16MPG/city and 22MPG/highway.
2018 Ford Expedition Price and Release Date – XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum Model
We’re already hearing some info on the price of the 2018 Expedition to include the XLT which will be the cheapest model and the Platinum model fully loaded which will set you back well over $60,000. Below we have all details on the expected launch price for the XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and the premium Platinum model.
|2018 Ford Expedition XLT Price
||Starting at $45,900
|2018 Ford Expedition Limited Price
||Starting at $55,500
|2018 Ford Expedition King Ranch Price
||Starting at $59,900
|2018 Ford Expedition Platinum Price
||Starting at $60,900
When looking at the 2018 Ford Expedition release date we fully expect it to be made official during the summer of 2017. With any luck, we should see the first arriving shipments at a local Ford dealer near you if you reside in the US by October of 2017. Those in other markets globally will have to wait until the winter months of 2018 which is pretty consistent with all other 2018 Ford cars, trucks, and SUV’s.
We’ll continue to update this review with all rumors and confirmations on the 2018 Expedition specs, features, price, and release date info as soon as it comes in.