2017 Ford Expedition

Starting MSRP: $47,125 - $66,860

Estimated MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy

2017 Ford Expedition Review

SUVs don't get much bigger and brawnier than the 2017 Ford Expedition. The Expedition is Ford's largest utility vehicle, and it's a solid bet if your journey involves towing big loads and accommodating lots of passengers and cargo.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 07/05/2017

The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV that seats up to eight passengers. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission are standard, and four-wheel drive is available. Four trims are offered: XLT, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. All four trims are available in regular and extended-wheelbase body styles.

For 2017, the Ford Expedition adds an available Limited Appearance package that features 20-inch wheels, unique door switch plates and dark gray and black accents throughout the interior and exterior. Also, Platinum models add continuously controlled damping and 22-inch wheels as standard equipment.

Exterior

Exterior

The 2017 Ford Expedition has a broad-shouldered heft that speaks to its capabilities as a powerful family hauler. Base models feature a bright chrome grille with painted inner accents, with angular quad-beam reflector headlamps lighting the path ahead. An imposing profile is also present, with body-colored cladding and platform running boards giving it a look that suggests capable utility. A rear view reveals chromed exhaust, a liftgate with flip-up glass and a standard trailer hitch receiver.

Base models come with 18-inch wheels, LED fog lights, chrome exterior door handles, black luggage rack side rails and crossbars, a capless fuel filler, power-adjustable heated mirrors and rear privacy glass. Available upgrades include 20- or 22-inch wheels, a sunroof, a power liftgate, a satin aluminum grille with chrome inner accents and power-folding side mirrors.

Interior

Interior

The Expedition's cabin won't shortchange you with regards to spaciousness. All models come with three rows of seating, and all three rows provide roomy accommodations. A sliding and reclining 40/20/40-split second-row seat is standard. Second-row captain's chairs are available, but keep in mind that they reduce capacity from eight to seven. With the regular wheelbase, the Expedition provides 18.6 cubic feet of cargo capacity, while extended-wheelbase versions serve up 42.6 cubic feet for your belongings. With the second and third rows folded, cargo capacity swells to 108.3 cubic feet with the standard wheelbase and 130.8 cubic feet for extended-wheelbase models.

All base models are equipped with cloth upholstery, a 60/40-split folding third-row seat, a power-adjustable driver's seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a manually adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column. You can dress up your Expedition with available leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column.

Performance

Performance

Look to the 2017 Ford Expedition for smooth ride quality and an abundance of power. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and the vehicle is governed by a six-speed automatic transmission. Four-wheel drive with low-range gearing is available.

All models are motivated by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. With rear-wheel drive, the Expedition achieves fuel economy of up to 15/21 mpg city/highway, while four-wheel-drive models get up to 15/20 mpg. The Ford Expedition is capable of towing up to 9,200 pounds.

Technology

Technology

Ford's Expedition is equipped with a healthy array of technology amenities. Base models come with a rearview camera, a universal garage door opener, a 4.2-inch display, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and music streaming and a six-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a CD/MP3 player and an audio input jack. Ford's MyKey is also standard, and this feature allows parents to set maximum speed limits and stereo volumes for their teen drivers. Expedition buyers can upgrade their vehicles with a 12-speaker sound system, navigation, a blind-spot information system and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.