Better than ever, the next generation 2016 Ford Expedition represents the best of what Ford can offer. Top of the line SUV Expedition came as a redesigned and improved version, first model within the sixth generation. It is expected that the new model offers three rows of seating, increasing the passenger number to 8 passengers. As the majority of the redesigned models come out lighter, the same is expected from the new Ford Expedition 2017. Overall size is expected to stay within current dimensions. In addition to this, the redesign should bring us improved selection of engine and drive train options.
2016 Ford Expedition exterior review
Prominent front grille dominates on the new Expedition front fascia. Both grille and front fascia come in different finish styles that are depending on the model chosen. The same principle is applies to the power deployable running boards and chrome tipped exhaust. The whole exterior design is more daring and aggressive, which is more evident in the front part of the SUV. Power lift gate is one of the features available; it can be operated by a button from the cabin or via the key fob. Selection of wheel choices goes from 18 inch bright machined aluminum ones to 20 inch polished aluminum. It is available in eight different models – four trim levels (XLT, Limited, King Ranch, Platinum) with two different wheelbase length (Standard and EL). Standard model comes with three rows of seats and it has a 119-inch wheelbase while EL model comes with 131-inch wheelbase.
Ford Expedition 2016 interior
The standard cabin configuration is for eight passengers but a seven one is available, in that case there will be 2 bucket seats in the second row. For creating more cargo space, third row bench can be folded flat down. Special configurations are available within various model option levels. For instance Expedition King Ranch level offers trim in minimally processed Mesa Brown leather that exudes in rugged natural and original feel with cooled and heated front seats and a 10 way power adjustment. Sync with MyFord enables voice activated commands alongside steering wheel mounted controls, designed to operate audio system and to assist with hands free calls. Connectivity solutions encompass Bluetooth and USB options. Standard 8 inch touch screen represents an interface towards the infotainment system. All in all there are eight model versions of the new Ford Expedition 2017 available to choose from.
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2016 Ford Expedition specs and price
The most radical change within the 2016 Expedition redesign is its future powertrain. The current engine will be replaced with a 3.5 liter direct injection twin-turbo EcoBoost engine that offers better fuel efficiency as well as increased power and torque. It is reported that the expected output related to this new engine is 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. All models will be matted to a six speed automatic transmission and have the rear-wheel drive as standard. All-wheel drive will be optional. When properly equipped the 2016 Ford Expedition towing capacity goes up to 9,200 pounds.