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2017 Ford Expedition Overview

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The 2017 Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV capable of seating up to eight and towing loads beyond what even mid-size trucks can handle. In fact, its top-of-the-class cargo, towing, and passenger capabilities make it a top choice for customers still seeking to buy an old-school SUV rather than a crossover, for which they’ll be rewarded with nigh-unparalleled utility. Old-school doesn’t mean outdated, however, as the Ford Expedition is as modern as vehicles get when it comes to amenities and technologies, especially if you’re willing to invest a little extra.

The 2017 Ford Expedition is available in four trim levels: XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum. Each trim is available with an EL (“extended length”) version.


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What’s New for the 2017 Ford Expedition?

Not much has changed for the 2017 Ford Expedition other than a few technology updates. Compared to the 2016 model, it now gets built-in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility with the SYNC 3 infotainment system as well as standard HD Radio on the base XLT trim.

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2017 Ford Expedition Exterior

The 2017 Ford Expedition is a big, boxy, and brawny SUV that continues to embrace the dimensions and style of generations past, putting an emphasis on utility and cargo capacity. That’s not to say it’s not attractive, but if you’re looking for the same massive grille that every competitor seems to be slapping on its vehicles, the Expedition’s more dignified front end might not be to your liking. That’s probably because the Expedition doesn’t need an over-the-top, in-your-face grille to make itself noticed. It’s already quite imposing at 206 inches of length, and the EL version adds another 15 inches to make it even more intimidating (and, of course, accommodating to cargo).

The 2017 Ford Expedition is available in the following exterior colors: Magnetic, Race Red, Bronze Fire, White Gold, Blue Jeans, Ruby Red, White Platinum, Shadow Black, Ingot Silver, and Oxford White.

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Exterior available on XLT:

  • Front and rear wipers, Liftgate with flip-up glass, Color-keyed lower bumpers and cladding, Chromed exhaust and door handles, LED front fog lamps, Quad-beam reflector headlamps, Black luggage rack side rails, Black luggage rack crossbars, Black running boards, Easy Fuel® capless fuel filler, Body-color lower bodyside cladding and wheel-lip moldings, Bright Chrome grille with Magnetic painted inner accents, Platform running boards, Trailer hitch receiver, Black power-adjustable heated mirrors with security approach lamps, Privacy glass in rear quarter/rear doors/liftgate glass, Solar-tinted windshield and front door windows, Integrated blind spot mirrors

Exterior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on XLT):

  • Rain-sensing front wipers, Power liftgate, Halogen project-beam headlamps, Chrome luggage rack side rails, Body-color running boards, Bright Chrome grille with Thunderstorm painted inner accents, Platform running boards, Body-color power-adjustable/power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors with security approach lamps and with signal feature and memory feature

Exterior available on King Ranch (adds to or replaces features on Limited):

  • Caribou two-tone bumpers and lower fascia, Bright Chrome grille with Caribou painted inner accents, Power-deployable running boards, Caribou-color lower bodyside cladding and wheel-lip moldings, Unique King Ranch® exterior and interior badging, Caribou-color running boards, Chrome power-adjustable/power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors with security approach lamps and with signal feature and memory feature

Exterior available on Platinum (adds to or replaces features on King Ranch):

  • Power-deployable running boards, Power moonroof, Satin aluminum grille with bright chrome inner accents, Polished Stainless running boards, Chrome power-adjustable/power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors with security approach lamps and with signal feature and memory feature

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2017 Ford Expedition Performance

Every 2017 Ford Expedition model is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 that makes 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque with a good chunk of help from twin-turbocharging. Not only does this provide more than enough grunt to haul around the driver and seven passengers, it also contributes to the Ford Expedition’s best-in-class maximum towing capacity of 9,200 lb when properly equipped. A six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD) are standard while four-wheel drive (4WD) with a low-speed transfer case is available on all trims. Despite its size, the 2017 Ford Expedition accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in around 6.5 seconds, making it not just the best vehicle in its class for towing and hauling but also one of the quickest.

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2017 Ford Expedition Efficiency

Despite having the same engine across the board, the 2017 Ford Expedition’s efficiency will depend on drivetrain and whether it is an EL model. The standard-length Expedition with RWD is rated at an EPA-estimated 15/22/18 mpg city/highway/combined, while the 4WD model and the Expedition EL FWD are both estimated at 15/20/17 mpg. The Expedition EL 4WD gets just 15/19/16 mpg. Total range on a single tank varies between an estimated 476 miles and 570 miles depending on configuration.

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2017 Ford Expedition Interior

Every 2017 Ford Expedition model comes standard with three rows of seating and eight-passenger seating capacity. If you don’t mind removing a passenger out of the equation, the standard three-person bench can be swapped out with two bucket seats for additional comfort. Customers should keep in mind that the EL model does not increase rear legroom (though it is already a hefty 37.7 inches for the third row—nothing for even adults to moan about) but rather adds an enormous amount of cargo space behind the passengers, increasing it from 18.6 cubic feet on the standard model to 42.6 cubic feet. When the second and third row are folded down, cargo space increases to 108.3 cubic feet on standard models and 130.8 cubic feet on EL models.

The 2017 Ford Expedition also comes with lots of comfort, convenience, and technology features to enjoy, even on the base XLT trim. Check out the full breakdown of these just below.

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Interior available on XLT:

  • Features: Single-zone electronic air temperature control, Rear auxiliary climate control, Overhead console with sunglass holder and conversation mirror, Large front floor console, Cupholders, Analog instrumentation with tachometer and single 4.2-inch cluster display, Power door locks and rear-door child-safety locks, Power windows with one-touch-up/down driver’s window, Power rear quarter windows, Carpeted floor, Carpeted first- and second-row floor mats, Illuminated entry lighting, Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, Message center, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Reverse Sensing System, 3 powerpoints, Floor shifter, Leather-wrapped manual tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, Universal garage door opener, Dual illuminated vanity mirrors on front visors, Passenger-assist handles , Front cloth bucket seats, Second-row 40/20/40 split bench reclining fold-flat seat with CenterSlide®, Third-row 60/40 split bench fold-flat-to-the-floor seat, Power driver’s seat
  • Radio and Technology: Cruise control, SYNC®, SiriusXM® Radio, Audio input jack, AM/FM Premium Sound System with a single-disc CD/MP3 player, Truck Apps

Interior available on Limited (adds to or replaces features on XLT):

  • Features: Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, Memory feature for the driver’s seat and power-adjustable foot pedals and exterior mirrors, 110-volt AC power outlet, Woodgrain appliqués, Leather-wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, Central speedometer with dual 4.2-inch cluster displays on either side, Ambient Lighting, Front perforated leather-trimmed and heated/cooled bucket seats, PowerFold® third-row seat, Heated second-row outboard seats
  • Radio and Technology: Keyless Entry with Push-Button Start, Forward Sensing System, SYNC® 3, Premium Audio System by Sony®

Interior available on King Ranch (adds to or replaces features on Limited):

  • Features: Carpeted first-and second-row floor mats with King Ranch® logo, Leather-wrapped power tilt/telescoping steering wheel with Mesa Brown leather insert and audio controls, Front Mesa Brown perforated leather-trimmed heated/cooled bucket seats
  • Radio and Technology: Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert, Available Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link®, HD Radio™

Interior available on Platinum (adds to or replaces features on King Ranch):

  • Features: Same as Limited
  • Radio and Technology: Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with cross-traffic alert, Available Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link®, HD Radio™

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2017 Ford Expedition Safety

The 2017 Ford Expedition earned the highest possible five-star score for overall safety in government crash tests and comes standard with various safety features, including full-length side curtain airbags and trailer sway control. In performance testing by Edmunds.com, the Ford Expedition came to a stop from 60 mph in 126 feet, an average distance for its class. It has yet to be tested by the IIHS as of this time.

The SUV also comes standard with rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, as well as front sensors on the Limited and King Ranch. The King Ranch and Limited get standard blind spot monitoring, which is optional on the other trims. Additionally, the 2017 Ford Expedition comes standard with a programmable MyKey system, which allows owners to set maximum speed limits and stereo volumes for secondary drivers, aimed at monitoring teen drivers and valets behind the wheel.

Standard Safety Features

  • Rear View Camera
  • Dual-stage front airbags
  • Three-point safety belts at all seating positions
  • Safety Canopy® System
  • Front-seat-mounted side airbags
  • Rear-door child-safety locks
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • Power four-wheel disc ABS with brake assist and electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  • MyKey®

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