Car-based crossovers are obscuring body-on frame Sport Utility Vehicles in the market nowadays, but for shoppers who want a vehicle with ample cargo and passenger space, and impressive towing capacity, the 2017 Ford Expedition is our top recommendation. Highlights include an impressive towing capacity, a spacious third-row seat, an easy-folding rear seat, efficient and strong turbocharged engine, and a plenty of standard features even for the base model. Its release date should be expected later this year.
The Sync 3 infotainment system is now available for the 2017 year model. People tend to have different priorities when it comes to buying a crossover. Others want a vehicle that is capable of hauling and towing a big load, while others prefer a vehicle that can perform routine everyday activities.
Whatever your priorities are, the new 2017 Ford Expedition should rank at the top of your shopping list. The full-size Expedition offers a heavy-duty performance, and provides three rows seating configuration that can accommodate up to eight adults comfortably. Interior wise, the vehicle comes with soft-touch materials, and lots of convenience and technologies to keep you engaged.
With its enormous size, the new and invigorated vehicle comes with a turbocharged V6 engine good for a powerful 365 horsepower that will guarantee its users of top performance. This is one of the vehicles that you should be certain will handle anything you throw at it. Indeed, the vehicle comes with a towing capacity capped at 9,200 pounds.
Exterior Changes & Interior Pictures – 2017 Ford Expedition
The body-on frame SUV should be expected to come in either standard or EL body configurations. The extended-length (EL) 2017 Ford Expedition is longer by 15” than the standard model. Additionally, all the configurations are provided with up to four trims: base XLT, mid-trims Limited and King Ranch, and top-of-the-line Platinum trim.
Buyers should also expect all variants to come with a standard seating configuration of up to eight-passengers, and seven for the optional captain’s chairs. Some of the standard equipment to expect from the base XLT include a 6-way power river seat, Ford’s Sync voice-control system, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, air-conditioning, running boards, 18” alloy wheels, six-speaker sound system, leather wrapped steering wheel, auxiliary audio jack, USB interface, a roof rack, automatic headlights, LED foglights, a 4.2” touchscreen display, a CD player, parking sensors, and an auto-dimming rearview camera.
Opting for the 201A package available for the XLT gets you driver memory settings, 110V power outlet, 8” touchscreen display, remote ignition, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, ventilated and heated front seats, 12-speaker sound system, automatic climate control, and telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel.
Getting the 202A package gets you a 12-speaker sound system, 10-way power front passenger seat, an 8” touchscreen display, driver memory settings, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control, Sync 3 interface, and a 110V power outlet.
Opting for the Limited trim gets you heated second-row seats, 20” wheels, power folding mirrors, automatic wipers, a navigation system, retractable running boards, front parking sensors, and a sunroof.
Similarly equipped to the above trim is the Western-chic 2017 Ford Expedition King Ranch. Expect it to sport wood grain interior trim, special exterior trim, premium leather upholstery, special two-tone paint, and a blind-spot monitoring system.
The top-of-the-line Platinum trim also comes with similar features to those of the King Ranch but adds a sunroof and loses the Western theme.
Engine Specs – 2017 Ford Expedition
Generating 365 horsepower and 420 pounds of torque is a 3.5L turbocharged V6 that comes fitted under the hood of every Expedition. Both the rear-wheel-drive and a six-speed auto transmission system are standard. But buyers can also opt for the low-range gearing all-wheel-drive.
The fuel economy ratings as per the EPA stats are 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the RWD Expedition. On the other hand, the all-wheel-drive Expedition returns 15/20/17 mpg.
Expect up to 9,200 pounds towing capacity for a full equipped 2017 Ford Expedition.
2017 Ford Expedition Price & Date Of Release
According to the available online Ford Expedition price catalogue, buyers should expect to pay an MSRP of $45,425 for the base XLT, and up to 63,985 USD for the plush extended-length Platinum.
As for the 2017 Ford Expedition release date, it should be expected later this year.