2017-ford-expedition-review

The 2017 Ford Expedition is a large SUV that provides seating for 8 people. With three spacious rows of seating you’ll have plenty of room for passengers or cargo. The Expedition comes equipped with a powerful 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 365 horsepower.

The Ford Expedition is available as either all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and provides a smooth ride with its powerful engine. The EL trims have an extra large amount of cargo space although all models do suffer with lower than average fuel economy. Some of the interior cabin materials do appear to be of a low grade. For this reason the Expedition ranks about the middle of its class.

There have been no notable changes for the 2017 year model of the Expedition and the engine and features remain virtually the same.

Specs

As mentioned the 2017 Ford Expedition comes with a 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 365 horsepower. It’s a powerful engine that allows for quick acceleration on the road and plenty of towing power. This comes at the cost of lower fuel economy. All models get 15 mpg in the city and either 20 or 21 mpg on the highway.

Most large SUVs come with a V8 engine as standard. The Expedition uses a twin-turbocharged V6 that has plenty of power no matter the terrain or gradient. It has a towing capacity of 9,000 pounds, which is more than many of its rivals. Like many other large SUVs the Expedition has a poor turning arc and struggles to maneuvre in tight spaces.

As far as handling goes the 2017 Expedition is quite stable and takes corners effortlessly. It’s a large vehicle so don’t expect anything sporty but it does give a smooth ride and has an available upgrade to suspension to make the ride even more comfortable.

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Interior

The 2017 Ford Expedition has seating for up to 8 people in three rows of seat. Each of the trims comes with an EL(Extended Length) version for extra cargo space. The Expedition has a maximum cargo capacity of 130.8 cu.ft. of space with the second and third rows folded flat.

The driver’s seats are roomy and comfortable although some reviewers have complained about the lack of visibility due to the large roof pillars that get in the way. The Expedition comes with a voice-activated SYNC 3 infotainment system and an 8-inch touch screen. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth and SmartPhone integration.

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Price

The 2017 Ford Expedition comes in 4 trims and each of them have an extended length, EL, version. The base trim is the XLT and it has a starting price of $46,225. The XLTEL comes in at $48,936. At the top end of the range you have the Expedition PlatinumEL with a starting price of $65,957.

Alternatives

The 2017 Ford Expedition is a large SUV and competes against the likes of the 2016 Toyota Sequoia with its powerful V8 engine and lower starting cost. The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is probably one of the finest large SUVs with a high quality cabin design and plenty of soft-touch materials.