As drivers, we ask a lot of our SUVs. We need them to be comfortable yet rugged and capable to handle . They need to have a fresh, clean interior yet be technologically advanced enough to take on all the challenges our families toss their way.
More than anything, we need them to be adaptable. We need our SUVs to adapt to our lives, not the other way around. Enter the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition, the most capable, most technologically advanced, most adaptable Expedition ever.
Where to start? How about with the hard facts? The 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine combines with the new, class-exclusive 10-speed transmission to make a formidable towing machine, boasting the greatest towing capacity of any full-size SUV.
But while the technology under the hood is formidable, it’s the driver assist technologies that really make it sing. Combine that towing capacity with class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist and you have a recipe for perfect parking, no matter what you’re towing. When we asked Expedition drivers, 50% told us they value towing, and 15% tow regularly. The 2018 Expedition is more than up to the challenge.
Inside the vehicle, it’s the same high standard drivers expect from Ford and from the Expedition nameplate. Available connectivity technologies and convenience features like wireless charging, power in every row (in the form of four 12-volt power points and six USB chargers), SYNC 3, SYNC Connect, in-vehicle Wi-Fi (in select markets) and the powerful 12-speaker B&O premium audio system, mean the Expedition travels in style, at home and on the road.
It also travels safely, with a host of available driver assist technologies like enhanced active park assist (as well as an available 360º camera), lane-keeping aid, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, Blind Spot Information System, standard auto start-stop – and the list goes on. This vehicle is designed from the inside out to get you and yours from A to B, safely and efficiently, hauling whatever you need, all while staying connected the whole way.
Sometimes that “A to B” trip takes you interesting places with varied terrain. The all-new Terrain Management System lets drivers select their optimal vehicle handling for the conditions. From tow/haul mode when you’re pulling weight, to eco mode when you’re looking to get the most distance on the least amount of fuel, to adjusting to uneven surfaces like snow or gravel, the 2018 Expedition is eager for drivers to set their own course.
With adjustable storage compartments to sliding second row seats, the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition is about getting drivers the space they need when they need it. If additional legroom is the goal, the second-row seats slide away with tip-and-slide functionality.
Both the second and third row seats lay flat with the push of a button, opening up a cargo area large enough to handle 4×8 sheets of plywood with the liftgate closed. No need to fumble for your keys when approaching the vehicle with a large cargo load, the hands-free liftgate makes loading easy.
The 2018 Expedition is the full-size SUV ready to take on whatever Canadians can throw its way. Where would you take your Expedition, and what would you take with you? Share your thoughts with on the Ford Canada Facebook page or in the comment section below!