Ford's largest SUV has been redesigned from the ground up, with the military-grade aluminum and interior space to prove it.
2018 Ford Expedition
What's New for 2018?
Since this is an entirely new fourth-generation of the Expedition, it would probably be quicker and easier to state what isn't new for 2018. The Expedition is still the body-on-frame SUV you've come to expect, based on the same platform as the F-150 pickup. Other than that, the 2018 Expedition really is all new.
Perhaps the biggest change of all can't actually be seen with the naked eye. The four-door body is not constructed from aluminum alloy, while the frame is constructed from boron steel. The exterior and interior styling is new, Ford's excellent 10-speed automatic transmission in now on board, the engines have been revised to be more powerful and efficient than before, and you'll get more features and equipment than ever before too.
Why Buy an Expedition?
Buy an Expedition if you want Ford's biggest and most capable SUV ever, with as much interior space as a small condo, and enough features, equipment, and comforts standard and available to make it look and feel like a genuine luxury model.
If the standard Expedition still doesn't have enough room inside for your liking, a long-wheelbase EL version available as well. But, despite its size and ladder-frame construction, the 2018 Ford Expedition actually drives like something much smaller than it really is. Oh, and if you like a bit of performance, it's also seriously quick off the line for such a big vehicle.
Is the Expedition a Good SUV?
As long as you approach the Expedition with the understanding that this SUV is not a crossover, you'll soon realize that this is an excellent SUV by just about every measure. In fact, if you get into it expecting it to drive more like a truck than a car, you might be surprised by how well it mimics the easy driving of a crossover.
Because a lot of the competition in this segment is now pretty dated, this all-new and very modern take on the full-size SUV format is way ahead of its rivals. The 2018 Expedition doesn't just do everything you'd want and expect from such a vehicle--it positively excels in all areas. It's luxurious, comfortable, quiet, powerful, spacious, versatile, and flexible. If you can afford to go at least close to the top of the trim level spectrum this could be all the vehicle you're ever likely to need.
How Much Can the Ford Expedition Tow?
Towing is where the body-on-frame construction of the Expedition places it well ahead of its crossover rivals, and that's because this is basically a three-row F-150. We said this a vehicle that can just about do it all, and some pretty serious towing is included in that particular claim.
Obviously, it's not going to be able to tow quite as much as a properly equipped F-150 pickup, but it's hard to argue with a best-in-class maximum tow rating of 9,300 pounds. The 10-speed automatic transmission really comes into its own when towing, especially as the SelectShift features allows for manual upshifts and downshifts without a clutch. And to prove just how serious the Expedition is about towing, it even has features such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist and a 360-degree camera with a Split-View Display.