For the 20th anniversary, Ford could bring new Expedition. This full-size crossover stands between Explorer and Excursion. For almost 20 years now, it has been selling in big numbers, and it was easy for company to decide to continue with this vehicle. The Expedition reached 200.000 sold units after just few years, and now 2017 Ford Expedition could make same impact. Recent years were hard for this crossover, but new generation could shake things up. For fourth generation, it is rumored that Ford is preparing some special things and features. The biggest could be 2017 Expedition hybrid.
2017 Ford Expedition price, release and competition
According to schedule, 2017 Ford Expedition should be launched during 2016, probably in mid-year. Premier could happen earlier at some big car show. Experts predict price between $40,000 and $60,000 for top trims models, probably Platinum EL version. Main competitors are Chevrolet Tahoe and Toyota Sequoia, but there will be more vehicles from other companies which won’t let go the market so easily.
2017 Ford Expedition engine
New generation, with more power and torque of current 3.5-l EcoBoost powertain will be planted under the hood of the 2017 Ford Expedition. Many upcoming vehicles will get same option for new generation. This one will produce closer and probably over the 400 hp and 450 lb-ft. Also, transmission system is going to be replaced with new 10-speed SelectShift intelligent manumatic transmission. Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive systems are offered. Fuel consumption should be reduced, so current 16/23 mpg rate should rise. There are no information about intention for how much will engineers try to do that. Four-wheel driven models will get slightly less efficient rate. Also, new 2017 Expedition could be shown later as Hybrid model, which would be the first time for this SUV.
2017 Ford Expedition trims
Total of eight trim levels will be offered for 2017 Ford Expedition. All buyers will have a chance to choose between XLT, XLT EL, Limited, Limited EL, Platinum, Platinum EL, King Ranch and King Ranch EL models. From first to last, new generation Expedition will be loaded with more equipment. However, cabin will be spacious for all eight passengers, which is the number that SUV can take. Also, comfort will be significantly boosted with enough leg and head-room.
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