Ford’s largest utility vehicle, the 2017 Expedition

Ford’s largest utility vehicle, the 2017 Expedition

Ford Expedition, which debuted in 1996, is the company’s largest utility vehicle, with seating for up to eight. It’s powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which is also featured in the Ford F-150 pickup.

As a full-size SUV, Expedition’s cargo space is very generous. The extended-length, 131-inch-wheelbase version features three rows of seats and 130.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The standard version sits on a 119-inch wheelbase – making it a little more than 6 inches longer than Ford Explorer. The standard version features three rows of seats and up to 108.3 cubic feet of cargo space.

Dimensions are generous for both second and third rows, especially in the 131-inch wheelbase model, whose proportions include rear legroom of 39.1 inches in the second row and 37.7 inches in the third row; rear hip room of 59.9 inches in the second row and 51.8 inches in the third row; and rear shoulder room of 63.7 inches in the second row and 67.1 inches in the third row.

Under the hood

Powering the 2017 Ford Expedition is the aforementioned 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy for 119-inch wheelbase models is 15 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg combined for 4x2 models, while fuel economy for extended-length, 131-inch wheelbase models is 15 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined for 4x2 models.

Expedition highlights

In addition to the generous interior accommodations, other amenities include available dual-zone automatic temperature control, Sirius XM Radio, available wood grain appliqués, available keyless entry with push button start, and much, much more.

Exterior features include chrome accents and up to nine exterior colors, including hues such as Blue Jeans, Oxford White, Ruby Red, and White Gold.

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With a starting MSRP of $47,125, the Ford Expedition is available in eight models — XLT, XLT EL, Limited, Limited EL, King Ranch, King Ranch EL, Platinum and Platinum EL — and is built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky. To learn more visit, your local Southeast Texas Ford dealer or log on to www.ford.com.

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