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The 2017 Ford Expedition SUV Review

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Besides being one of the biggest three-row crossover SUVs in the game today, the 2017 Expedition can tow almost as much as a half-ton truck… Well, almost. With a towing capacity of 9,200 lbs., room for eight and a performance output worthy of a big-rig (365 horsepower), the Expedition is a great choice for families who need the room and the power.

2017 Ford Expedition

MSRP: Starting at $52,199

Engine and Transmission: 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with Ti-VCT | 6-speed automatic with SelectShift®

Fuel Economy: 15.9, 12.0 L/100km City, Hwy

Passenger Volume: 160.3, 4539 (Cu.ft, Liter)

Seats: 8

Standard Features: Rear view camera, Reverse Sensing System, air conditioning, Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control, power windows, cruise control, liftgate, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Front cloth bucket seats and more.

Trims: XLT ($52,199), Limited ($66,299), Platinum ($68,299), Limited MAX ($69,299), Platinum MAX ($71,299)

2017 Expedition Review

Ford’s decision to replace the Expedition’s previous V8 with their 3.5L Eco Boost V6 was a calculated one; with 365 horsepower, the three-row SUV doesn’t skip a beat in terms of performance. The smaller engine makes for a better fuel economy (15.9, 12.0 L/100 km City, Hwy) too. When equipped with the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package, the Expedition also delivers a hefty 420 lb.-ft of torque. That means owners can tow everything from a boat to a large trailer.

The 2017 Expedition comes in two lengths — Standard and EL. The EL has a 12-inch longer wheelbase and almost 15 inches of additional length.  This makes a huge difference if you need all the cargo capacity they can get. In fact, it’s almost double that of the standard Expedition’s back row. Plus, the additional space makes third-row access even easier.

Ford also decided to beef up the Expedition’s driver-assist technology game for 2017. The all-new SUV offers more of these features than any other option in the full-sized segment. In fact, more than 40 features have been added, including Trailer Sway Control, AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control and available Integrated Trailer Controller, the latter of which integrates both the vehicle’s and trailer’s brakes for seamless stopping.

Class-Leading Space

Inside the 2017 Expedition, you’ll find nothing but space (no seriously, it’s unbelievably roomy). There’s enough space in all three rows to accommodate both children and adults. Parents will also love that sliding second row so they can keep their little ones within reach. There’s also cubbies and space throughout the interior perfect for diaper bags and backpacks. Finally, the second- and third-row seats fold flat so when put down together, there’s a massive amount of space for clunky, long or awkwardly shaped cargo.

There’s also cubbies and space throughout the interior perfect for diaper bags and backpacks. Finally, the second- and third-row seats fold flat so when put down together, there’s a massive amount of space for clunky, long or awkwardly shaped cargo.

5-Star Safety Rating

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), responsible for rating vehicles based on crash tests and safety features awarded the Expedition 5-Stars. In terms of safety features, a backup camera, ABS and Driveline Traction Control, Front and Rear Parking Sensors and Rear Child Safety Locks are all included.

Ford’s also introduced BLIS into this year’s model which uses sensors inside the rear quarter panels to let you know if a vehicle is in your blind spot. One thing people often forget about when buying a vehicle of this size is visibility; in the Expedition, it’s clear there’s lots of it thanks to tall windows and unobstructed side views.

Who Should Be Driving a 2017 Ford Expedition?

Ford based the 2017 Expedition on the same platform as their pick-ups – The F-150 and Super Duty — which means it uses the automaker’s all-new high-strength, aluminum alloy for the body. That cuts down almost 300 pounds from last year’s model making a difference at the pumps and on the road.

Verdict: The Ford 2017 Expedition is a great choice for families that need the extra space but want something that’s built tough. Starting at $52,199, it’s also one of the more affordable large SUVs out there.

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Want To Know More? Download the 2017 Ford Expedition Brochure Here. 

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