Big, powerful and capable - the 2017 Ford Expedition is these things and more. Relatively unchanged from last year's model, the new Expedition is a throwback from the large SUVs that made this niche popular. This great SUV is offered in four feature-packed trims, and it boasts performance from a turbocharged V6 that provides ample acceleration and great towing power. Drivers are passengers can enjoy numerous convenience features including Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system for managing music, navigation, phone calls and more. Even better, the Expedition gets a host of high-tech safety features (and great crash-test scores from the NHTSA) to add peace of mind on the road. Thinking of visiting your local Ford dealership about taking this rig for a test drive? If so, read on for information about the 2017 Ford Expedition and to learn more about its top options.
What is the transmission type and seating capacity?
The 2017 Expedition has a seating capacity of eight, and a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift.
What kind of gas mileage does the Ford Expedition get?
The 2017 Ford Expedition gets EPA fuel ratings of 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, while the four-wheel drive version gets ratings of 15/20 mpg. That is comparable with other SUVs in this class.
What are the trim levels for the 2017 Ford Expedition?
The new Expedition is available in four trim levels: XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. Each trim is available in four-wheel drive and with extended beds.
What are the engine options on the new Expedition?
The new Expedition is available with just one engine -- a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that pumps out 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. That's enough power to move this SUV to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, which is near the top for this class.
How are the Expedition Platinum and King Ranch trims different?
The King Ranch Expedition model features the King Ranch logo on its seats and embroidered floor mats. It also has Mesa Brown colored seating and steering wheel insert, Kingsville colored seat accent piping, and Caribou colored bumpers, running boards, wheel-lip moldings, and lower fascia. Other features unique to the King Ranch edition are perforated leather-trimmed 10-way power adjustable bucket seats with heating/cooling, and a leather-wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls.
What is the best sound system in the 2017 Ford Expedition?
The Expedition Limited features a Sony digital audio system, and SiriusXM satellite radio. The 390-watt audio system has twelve speakers, including a subwoofer behind the second-row seats. It has speed-compensated volume control, as well as HD radio available. The SiriusXM satellite radio offers over 150 channels of commercial-free music, live sports broadcasts, news, and entertainment. The new vehicle provides six-month trial subscription to the All Access SiriusXM package.
What kind of navigation technology does the model provide?
The purchase of a 2017 Ford Expedition comes with a five-year complimentary SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link trial subscription. These features use Global Positioning System (GPS) technology, 3-D mapping, and voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. They also provide detailed traffic information, current and forecasted weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and movie theater locations with show listing and times.
How are the model's safety features?
A rear view camera is one of the 2017 Expedition's safety features. The model also has ultrasonic forward and reverse sensors in its bumpers, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alerts, Control Trac 4-Wheel Drive and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.
Which features are in the base trim?
The Expedition's base XLT trim features 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, a rearview camera, a power-adjustable driver's seat, air conditioning, automatic headlights, split-folding rear seats, the Ford Sync voice controls, Bluetooth connectivity, a 4.2-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker CD system and more.