Experience the 2018 Ford Expedition For Sale at Zeck Ford

March 5th, 2018 by

2018 Ford Expedition

Introduction

One of the stars of the 2018 Ford SUV lineup is the Ford Expedition. After spending years improving the model and adding new features, the 2018 Expedition is a great vehicle for a variety of uses.

The 2018 Ford Expedition has been rated highly because of a number of things. The car has a 9,300-pound towing capacity that is in the same range as some pickup trucks. Even with that power, the independent suspension and improved steering allow for the Expedition to feel small while driving. The large passenger area and good handling of the Expedition also come with a long list of equipment, both standard, and optional choices. If you want to go way out of the box, you can even watch live TV in your car.

In order to reduce weight, the 2018 Expedition has moved to an architecture made up of large amounts of aluminum. With these aluminum panels fastened to a brand new, redesigned solid steel frame, the new Expedition is potentially as much as 300 lbs. lighter than last year’s model. That being said, the new model, both the short and extended-wheelbase versions, are longer than last year’s versions.

The new Expedition keeps the company’s EcoBoost direct fuel-injection and turbocharging technologies, but a replacement has been made as the previous 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine has been swapped out for a second-generation version that can also be found in the 2017 F-150. This engine has both direct and port fuel injection technology. When installed in the F-150 pickup, it can create 375 hp at 5000 rpm and 470 lb-ft of torque around 3500 rpm.

A brand new automatic transmission is another new feature that was previously found in the F-150 line. The 10-speed transmission was developed in cooperation between Ford and General Motors. Ford has decided to use a rotary gear selector instead of the traditional shift lever. A drive-mode switch that sits just below the gear selector allows drivers to choose between different modes ranging from Mud, Normal, to Sport. Another related new feature is the electronic limited-slip differential that aims to avoid sliding and slipping.

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Performance

Drivers now have the option of comfort with the reliability and stability of a four-wheel drive vehicle with the new upgraded Expedition SUV. Ford’s release of the 2018 Expedition has reviewers wondering what is new for drivers in the upcoming year, and there’s certainly a lot to take in for those looking for a 2018 Ford Expedition for sale in Leavenworth, Kansas City.

Ford has chosen to stick with the basics of the previous Expedition package with the 3.5-liter engine. This engine is a twin-turbocharged V6 but is now available with a 10-speed automatic transmission. With the 10-speed automatic transmission, the Expedition impresses drivers with its balanced towing capacity and quick acceleration. In fact, reviewers have been blown away by the new 10-speed transmission that has really put Ford ahead of all others in the pack. Drivers will marvel at how this two-ton sized vehicle can handle the Lansing, Atchison, Gladstone and Shawnee roads efficiently with an excellent towing capacity to boot. With a balanced ride from quick steering racks and upgrades to the rear suspension, the Expedition will bring pleasure to all drivers.

The 400-horsepower motor with 480 lb-ft torque ratio (available in the Platinum edition) allows the engine to keep rpms at a most effective range for driving or towing. The twin turbochargers give drivers a ramped-up experience with an early wave of torque, giving the Ford Expedition a sound of pure power and a feeling reminiscent of the F-150.

The transition from one gear to the next is so indistinct drivers will not notice the shift. The transmission is so smooth it transitions to downshifting with multi gears without backfiring.

An upgrade option on the four-wheel drive models is the FX4. The FX4 is an off-road package that gives the Expedition capacity that blows away that of its competitors. Included in the Expedition’s new terrain management system, Ford has chosen a standard drive mode selector, allowing the driver to utilize a twist knob system for situations where four-wheel drive is just not enough to handle the terrain. While driving at places like the beach or in muddy regions around Merriam or Mission, the terrain management system will employ traction control over soft earth situations. Actually any soft earth situation will inspire four-wheeling with this sport utility, empowering the driver to do more off-roading and sport driving than any other Ford SUV.

Utility

The passenger and cargo room beg the driver to bring family and pets along for the ride. Pulling that camper into the mountains for the weekend will be a breeze once you’re hooked up to the Expedition for its towing capabilities. Applying Ford’s innovative standard independent suspension system gives the Expedition a more precision-based handling experience than most two-ton sport utility vehicles. Drivers will enjoy the ease of the precision of the Expedition and have confidence in its handling capabilities.

Also included in the 2018 version is the electric power assisted steering system, which takes away the full-size vehicle feel, helping drivers to dominate behind the wheel.

Features

The Expedition has a wide range of options available for it that not only include options for safety but for comfort as well. The options range from simple blind-spot mirrors to more advanced options like the full-speed automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go ability. Some of the comfort features that can be included with the new Ford Expedition are things like a large sunroof, heated/ventilated seats, up to 15 cup holders, six different USB ports, and a large 12 speaker B&O Play audio system. If you really want to load up your Expedition you can build an amazing vehicle at a great price for a vehicle that can haul so many people with ease and comfort.

The Expedition can be compared to a minivan with the fact that it has so much to offer. The six USB ports are for each outboard seat, there is a ProTrailer Backup Assist, and Sling TV service is offered so that the occupants can watch live TV on two separate screens in the vehicle. The 2018 Expedition is a great vehicle, especially for family road trips.

One of the great things about the SlingPlayer is that the streaming TV service is moving to the road and is great on road trips because it allows occupants to stream live TV from the internet. It is comparable to Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV apps. When looking at having SlingPlayer in the Expedition the consumer must know that it relies on the 4G Wi-Fi system to stream shows to the two screens that are mounted in the headrests of the two front seats. The customer will need to have a Slingbox in their home so that the system in the vehicle can match up with it. They will also, most likely, have to purchase an additional plan over the one Ford offers with the new Expeditions. The trial that is offered will only cover the first 3GB of data streamed or the first three months, whichever one comes first. SlingPlayer comes as part of a rear-seat entertainment system on the Limited and Platinum Expeditions.

Options

There are three available trims for the 2018 Expedition. Like with other Ford vehicles the higher the package the more additional features are available.

The XLT has a few different options. The 201A Equipment Group offers 10-way power front seats, leather upholstery, and a power-folding third-row seat. The 202A Equipment Group offers a lot more including all the luxuries from the 201A group in its price. This option will add a hands-free liftgate, blind-spot monitors, rear cross-traffic alert, Sync 3 infotainment system, heated/cooled front seats, keyless ignition, heated steering wheel, remote start, an 8-inch instrument cluster display.

The XLT is the only way you can get the FX4 Off-Road Package. This package adds a two-speed transfer case, off-road shocks, an electronic limited-slip diff, all-terrain tires on 18-inch wheels, an updated radiator, underbody guard for the gas tank, chrome running boards and FX4 badging.

Moving to the Limited, the 303A Equipment Group has adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and rain-sensing wiper blades. There are also a few additional features added in addition to the Driver Assistance Package. These include navigation for Sync 3 and a panoramic sunroof.

The 302A Equipment Group includes everything in the previous package as well as an automatic parking system, 22-inch alloy rims, and LED headlights.

Most of the other options that are available are options that are available on all trims. The long-wheelbase Mas body is available on both the SLT and Platinum.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Expedition

To experience the performance and grace of the 2018 Ford Expedition, come to Zeck Ford in Leavenworth, Kansas. We’ll get you a test drive in no time.

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