Road Test: 2018 Ford Expedition Limited

Road Test: 2018 Ford Expedition Limited

Story by Jordan Allan, photos courtesy of Ford



Price: $83,394 (price as tested)

Engine: 3.5L twin-turbocharged DOHC 24-valve V6

Trans: 10-speed auto

Power: 375 hp@ 5,000 rpm

Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 2,250 rpm

Curb Weight: 5,624 lbs./ 2,551 kg

Fuel Consumption: (L/100km – City/Hwy) 13.8/10.7


New for 2018: The Ford Expedition was completely designed for the 2018 and features an all-new look both inside and out, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, increased horsepower and torque and new available options and packages.

Segment Competitors: Chevrolet Tahoe, Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia, Infiniti QX80

The Skinny: The Ford Expedition is one of the few remaining SUVs to still retain the body-on-frame design, which gives it a truly truck-like feel however it does feature the modernized aluminum body as found on the new F-series pickups. This maintains its towing capacity (9,000 lbs.) but has allowed it to also shed some weight in order to be more efficient which is what it’s all about these days. The Expedition provides a smooth ride and is easy enough to maneuver in the city but highway cruising speeds are where it will truly shine thanks to a smooth operating twin-turbo V6 and independent suspension. The Expedition is offered in a longer wheelbase Max version, but even our standard wheelbase Limited model offered tons of room for passenger and cargo inside while producing a luxurious feel that was missing from the previous model.

Pros: The third row seat is large enough for adults and the towing capacity is rated at higher than many of its competitors.

Cons: The price seems to be a little steep as you get into the Limited and Platinum models.

The Verdict: The Expedition offers a nice step between a full-size pickup and a regular SUV. It feels more rugged than most SUVs and its towing capacity is more like a pickup than most other SUV offerings. The good looks and well-designed interior still give you a sense of luxury while the standard and only engine offering, the twin-turbocharged V6, won’t break the bank at the gas pump. If you’re a fan of SUVs but also don’t want to lose the ruggedness and capability of a pickup truck, the Expeditions is most definitely worth taking a look at.

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