The Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is the first major rework of this full-size passenger SUV since the 2007 model year, with changes including improved interiors, updated navigational technology, and a more powerful and fuel efficient engine.

The four trim levels (XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum) feature new standard interior comforts like power-adjustable foot pedals, a reverse sensing alert system, rearview cameras, and Sirius Satellite Radio. A center console 8-inch touch screen displays customizable navigational, climate control, and communications information while two dash-mounted full color 4.2-inch LCD screens supply system conditions and alert notifications.

The expedition has substantial cargo space in the extended length (EL) model and ample 3 row, 8 passenger seating in all trims. A 2nd row, split bench features a standard forward-sliding center seat allowing for easier reach to buckle up little ones and class-exclusive push-button power fold-down 3rd row seating in the cargo bay. Newly available adjustable dampening and a fine-tuned suspension system deliver a more comfortable ride than ever before.


Higher trims feature keyless entry, push button start, soft leather seating, and customizable ambient lighting. Even with all these amenities, U.S. News and World Report named the 2015 Ford Expedition #4 in Affordable Large SUVs, where it also garners a Critic's Rating of 8.9/10.

In addition to the standard six airbags, front seat dual-stage bags and side-curtain bags for rear passengers, new blind spot monitoring detects and alerts the driver to unseen vehicles on either side of the car. 

The Expedition boasts a new standard 3.5-liter V6 (replacing a less efficient V8) that outstrips the previous engine in terms of horsepower and torque. The twin-turbo EcoBoost generates up to 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque (best-in-class), up from the previous year's 310 and 365 numbers, respectively. In terms of reliability, J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study (which looks at owner-reported problems) gave the powertrain a 5 out of 5 rating for mechanical quality.

EPA estimates in the standard 2WD Expedition are improved over last year with 16 mpg (city) and 22 (highway), while the 4WD extended (EL) model receives an estimated 14 mpg (city) and 20 mpg (highway), respectively. 

For an SUV nearing its twentieth year, the spacious redesigned Ford Expedition is still going strong with substantial improvements and safety features, and a new more efficient and more powerful engine.