2018 Ford Expedition

Pros: Excellent road manners for such a large vehicle, satisfying acceleration, cavernous cabin space for passengers and cargo, 9200-lb towing capacity

Cons: Fuel economy, maneuverability in tight quarters

CG Says: Ford’s full-size SUV is redesigned from the ground up for 2018, gaining an aluminum body structure on a new high-strength-steel frame, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and a host of new features. As before, regular- and extended-length models are available, but the latter is now called MAX instead of XL. The lone engine is still a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, but in addition to the 10-speed transmission in place of the previous 6-speed, it gets a bump from 365 horsepower to 375 hp—or 400 hp on the line-topping Platinum model. The second-row seats now tilt and slide forward for easier access to the third row. Available features include a dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system, panoramic sunroof, hands-free foot-activated liftgate, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, active park assist, wireless device charging, Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote start. Like other full-size SUVs, the Ford Expedition isn’t cheap to buy or cheap operate. However, its excellent redesign for 2018 brings a higher level of all-around refinement and welcome new features, while also improving upon the already-impressive cabin space. If you need the capabilities of a true three-row, body-on-frame SUV, the Ford Expedition should be on your test-drive list.

The Facts
Class Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD XLT: $52,985
4WD XLT: $55,995
2WD XLT MAX: $55,670
4WD XLT MAX: $ 58,680
2WD Limited: $63,870
4WD Limited: $66,995
2WD Limited MAX: $66,560
4WD Limited MAX: $69,685
2WD Platinum: $74,225
4WD Platinum: $77,370
2WD Platinum MAX: $76,915
4WD Platinum MAX: $80,060

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
375 (400 Platinum)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
21-24

2018 Ford Expedition
2018 Ford Expedition
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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