– New available mechanical load-leveling system replaces outgoing air-based system

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” seems to be the mantra at Ford with the 2014 Expedition. The full size SUV, available in two different lengths, receives a solitary update: mechanical load-leveling replaces the old air-based suspension setup.

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 rearview 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 models add 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated body-colour mirrors with integrated turn signals, power liftgate, sunroof, driver’s side memory, front park assist, 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.

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