Not long ago, Ford made a big change to America’s favorite pickup by giving the F-150 a heavy-duty aluminum body. This innovative strategy allowed the Ford F-150 to shed serious pounds, leading toward higher fuel efficiency and a more powerful performance.
Knowing the success of the aluminum-body Ford F-150 makes it extra exciting to announce that the new 2018 Ford Expedition will be receiving the same treatment. This full-size SUV has been a staple in the Ford lineup since 1997, but the 2018 model year will be a pivotal moment in its timeline. The aluminum body actually gains three inches in its wheelbase plus one inch more in both length and width, all while still dropping roughly 300 pounds. That means that this eight-passenger SUV will be offering a better performance than ever before.
Performance will also be enhanced by Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission, which will work with the 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost® engine. The 2018 Ford Expedition will also offer the Terrain Management System which can be paired with the available four-wheel drive, making almost any weather or terrain an easy feat to conquer.
The 2018 Ford Expedition will also feature nearly 40 new safety and technology features, including SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2018 Ford Expedition may still be a standard favorite, but the new version is anything but standard. Stop in at Shults Ford Wexford this fall to check out the new Ford Expedition.
Venturing off-road seems to be something Ford drivers tend to love, even if the vehicle isn’t specially designed for rough terrain. As it turns out, the return of the Ford F-150 Raptor was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to more off-road-oriented vehicles. The Ford Expedition FX4 has also returned in style, with more capability than the standard model.
The Ford Expedition FX4 returns for the first time since 2003 and brings a vast array of updated equipment. Under the hood lies a twin-turbocharged V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that produces 375 hp. Four-wheel drive comes standard as well.
The upcoming off-road SUV boasts a retuned suspension and standard limited-slip rear differential for optimized traction and comfort. Seven protective plates cover vital components as well. The whole SUV rolls out on standard 18-inch wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires.
More than 20 percent of Ford Expedition owners travel off-road in their SUV. As a result, the automaker expects the upcoming Expedition FX4 to appeal to the enthusiast in us all and make up 10 percent of Expedition sales. Pricing has yet to be announced, but stay tuned for more information.
We here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford are ready to hit the trails behind the wheel of the new Ford Expedition FX4!
When great things stay around long enough, they tend to get celebrated—just think of anniversary parties of all kinds. Well, the Ford Expedition will be celebrating two decades of excellence in a couple years, and the Blue Oval wants to be sure their popular full-size SUV is the belle of the ball. Therefore, based on customer demand, they’ve created the 2015 Expedition Platinum Edition, which features an all-new engine as well as an improved interior full of advanced technology.
The new SUV runs on a 3.5L EcoBoost engine which replaces the current 5.4L V8 engine option. The new EcoBoost will be the only engine offered in North America, but that’s ok with us here at Shults Ford Lincoln of Wexford—the engine is smaller yet more powerful and efficient than its predecessor.
The new Expedition sees all kinds of updates inside the cabin. We recommend you visit us at Shults for the full run-down, but some of our favorites are the 8 inch touchscreen, the all-new power assisted steering feature, and even the rearview camera and Blind Spot Information System. With room for eight passengers, the new Expedition is just waiting for you to come start the party.