2018 Ford Expedition Gets Five Stars for Safety from NHTSA
The 2018 Ford Expedition has been a significant boon for Ford in 2018, commanding an average of $61,400 per transaction in May — up $12,300 from the average take in 2017 — and taking only 19 days to turn. A big reason for its popularity is its appeal to families, which is confirmed by the Expedition earning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 5-Star Safety Rating.
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“As a father of four and longtime Expedition owner, safety was a top priority when engineering the entirely new Expedition,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Expedition chief program engineer. “We are proud of the many features Expedition offers today that help keep our customers safe on the road.”
The 2018 Ford Expedition 4×2 earned its rating from NHTSA by earning perfect marks in nearly every crash test administered. The next-generation Expedition incorporates high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy in the body to cut as much as 325 pounds from curb weight, and it utilizes a new fully boxed steel frame for increased safety and stability.
In the frontal crash test, the Expedition scored five stars overall and for both the front driver side and front passenger side. In side crash testing, the Expedition earned five-star Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings for both the front and rear seats, five-star Side Barrier scores for driver and rear passenger, and a five-star Overall Side Pole Star Rating. In rollover testing, the Expedition earned three stars with 20.8 percent Rollover Resistance.
NHTSA recommends the optional Driver Assistance Package, which adds driver-assist technologies including Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and forward collision warning, and auto high-beam headlamps.
The 2018 Ford Expedition 4×4 also earned five stars in NCAP testing.
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