NEW FOR 2011:

– Reduced number of trim levels
– Available headrest-mounted rear-seat DVD system replaces overhead rear-seat DVD system
– Limited adds standard 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
– 20-inch premium painted aluminum wheels optional on XLT with Premium Package
– New available XLT Premium and XLT Leather Seating packages
– Exterior colours: Golden Bronze added; accent colour Pale Adobe Metallic added; accent colour Pueblo Gold Metallic discontinued
– Interior colours: Charcoal Black with Camel inserts discontinued

For 2011, changes to the Ford Expedition and Expedition Max are in trim, and there are fewer levels this year. The King Ranch is not available. The regular-wheelbase Expedition comes in XLT and Limited Trim, while the long-wheelbase Expedition Max comes only in Eddie Bauer trim.

The Limited exchanges polished aluminum wheels for chrome-clad ones, and the available rear-seat DVD system now has its screens in the front head restraints, rather than overhead.

Two new packages are available for the XLT. The Premium Package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, premium single CD stereo with subwoofer, ten-way power heated and cooled leather-trimmed seats, driver’s side memory, third-row 60/40 power-folding seat, power liftgate, Pale Adobe exterior accent colour, leather-wrapped shifter knob, woodgrain interior accents, 110-volt power outlet, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, rearview camera, and rain-sensing wipers. The Leather Seating Package adds ten-way driver and six-way passenger power leather-trimmed seats, and third-row 60/40 power-folding seat.

The Expedition is available in regular wheelbase or in an extended model, called the Max. Both versions use a 5.4-litre V8 with six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive with electronic transfer case. All have three rows of seats.

Features on the XLT include 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear air conditioning, black heated mirrors, front tow hooks, roof rack, trailer hitch receiver, cruise control, auto up/down windows, keyless entry, exterior keypad, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, power-adjustable pedals, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, garage door opener, cloth seats with power driver’s adjustment, floor mats, cargo light, CD/MP3 stereo, Sync, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, variable intermittent wipers, rear wiper, trip computer, outside temperature display, and reverse sensing system.

The Limited adds 20-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated body-colour mirrors with integrated turn signals, power liftgate, sunroof, driver’s side memory, 110-volt power outlet, heated and cooled leather seats, heated rear seats, power passenger seat, second- and third-row split-bench seats, digital signal stereo processor, rain-sensing wipers, and compass.

The Eddie Bauer Max adds cargo tray and organizer.

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