2018 Ford Expedition Max Platinum
2018 Ford Expedition Max Platinum – After a long moment of waiting, Ford finally turned to Expedition. This long-awaited for a wide family vehicle has finally arrived this year, and Ford Expedition 2018 gets more than just what it wants. The new Ford will be available in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims in rear configurations. A long expedition will be offered and called Expedition MAX, which is a new name for the American chaplain.
The new Expedition go on sale in the fall and will be offered in Limited, and Platinum trim levels for regular customers and an for fleets.
Like its pickup sibling, the Ford F-150, the 2018 Expedition has switched to an aluminum-intensive architecture for weight reduction. With its aluminum body panels attached to a redesigned steel frame, the new vehicle is said to be up to 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model. And yet the Expedition is bigger—the 2018 short-wheelbase version is four inches longer than before, while the extended-wheelbase Expedition L is one inch longer than the previous model.
2018 Ford Expedition Interior
Ford also add a lot of safety and convenience technology to the Expeditions, including Sync 3 and Sync Connect with Apple Car Play and Android Auto capabilities, wireless device charging in the center console, and an available Wi-Fi hotspot with a 50-foot range. Six USB ports (two per row), four 12-volt power sources, and a 110-volt AC outlet are standard, while a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and a second-row headrest-mounted entertainment system is optional.
Ford claims the 2018 Expedition has 40 new-to-the-model features and optional driver-assist technologies. Maneuvering is made easier with a 360-degree camera, parking sensors, and trailer backup assist. It also will offer lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning with automatic braking, and blind-spot monitoring.
2018 Ford Expedition Engine
The Expedition retains Ford’s EcoBoost-branded turbocharging and direct fuel-injection technologies, but the old twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 has been replaced with an updated, second-gen version found in the 2017 F-150, equipped with both port and direct fuel injection. In the F-series it makes 375 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 470 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm, but no output has been confirmed for the Expedition yet. Given that Ford says the engine was tuned differently here, the peak ratings may change.
The 2018 model car over the 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost enginees with auto stop-start, but it has been tweaked to squeeze out more power and is mated to Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission operated via a rotary knob.
In place of the outgoing truck’s six-speed automatic transmission, the redesigned version uses the new 10-speed automatic also found in the F-150 and co-developed by Ford and General Motors. Ford ditched the traditional shift lever for a rotary gear selector. Just below it is a drive-mode switch that offers Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Eco, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Sand, and Mud/Rut settings. An available electronic limited-slip differential also is new.