NEW FOR 2015:
– Revised exterior styling
– Electric power steering replaces hydraulic assist
– Available continuously adaptive dampers, blind-spot monitoring system
– New premium Limited trim level
– EcoBoost 3.5-litre V6 replaces outgoing 5.4-litre V8
Ford’s full-size Expedition hasn’t seen much change over the years, but for 2015 it gets a thorough revision that brings it up to speed against the latest Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
While the Expedition gets slightly revised exterior styling including a new grille, projector beam headlamps, new wheels, a revised rear hatch, and LED fog lamps, the biggest change is what’s under the hood. The archaic 5.4-litre three-valve V8 finally gives way to a truly modern powerplant: Ford’s 365-hp, 420 lb-ft of torque 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6. A six-speed automatic and four-wheel drive comes standard. For those worried that the move to a V6 engine might compromise the Expedition’s ability to haul, rest assured that it still can lug up to 9,000 lbs when properly equipped.
Elsewhere, the Expedition has been upgraded with electric power steering, and available continuously adaptive dampers with three ride modes (normal, comfort, sport), the MyFord Touch interface, plus an instrument cluster with dual 4.2-inch TFT displays.
The Expedition is available in XLT, Limited, and Platinum trims. Limited and Platinum trims are offered in regular and MAX long-wheelbase forms.
Features on the XLT include 18-inch wheels, cloth upholstery, 40/20/40 split folding second-row seating, 60/40 split third-row seating, six-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar, single-zone climate control, rear air conditioning, six-speaker AM/FM/CD player, satellite radio, USB port, Aux-in jack, Sync, overhead console with conversation mirror and sunglass holder, 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster display, power windows with one-touch up/down for driver’s window, power rear quarter windows, carpeted floor mats, power adjustable pedals, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, rear parking sensor, rear-view camera, four 12-volt power outlets, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt and telescoping steering column, cruise control, garage door opener, flip-up tailgate glass, MyKey programmable key, keyless entry, alarm, SecuriCode keyless entry pad, privacy glass, trailer hitch, running boards, capless fuel filler, black side rails and cross-bars, LED fog lights, chrome door handles, chrome grille with grey painted inserts, chrome exhaust, and body coloured bumpers.
Equipment Group 201A adds heated and cooled front seats with 10-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, heated second row seats, power folding third-row seat, power tilt and telescoping steering column, memory function for driver’s seat, steering wheel, and pedals, remote starter, dual-zone climate control, Sync with MyFord Touch with 8.0-inch infotainment screen, dual USB ports, SD card reader, and dual 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster displays, Sony audio system, ambient interior lighting, sideview mirror with integrated turn signal indicators, and power tailgate.
Key options include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, second-row bucket seats, 3.73 non-limited slip differential, blind-spot monitoring system, rear-seat entertainment system, power moonroof, rear load-leveling suspension, and navigation.
Limited adds 20-inch wheels, body colour power folding and heated mirrors, auto-dimming driver’s side mirror, body-colour power folding running board, chrome accent bar on bumper, chrome grille bars, chrome tailgate trim, chrome roof rack side rails, front parking sensor, power tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, proximity key with push-button start, remote starter, 10-way power heated and cooled front seats with driver memory, heated second-row seats, leather upholstery with perforated inserts, power folding third-row seat, ambient interior lighting, 110-volt power outlet, Sony audio system, compass display, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped shift-knob and steering wheel, power moonroof, power adjustable pedals with memory, power tilt and telescoping steering column, MyFord Touch with 8.0-inch infotainment screen, dual USB ports, SD card reader, and dual 4.2-inch TFT instrument cluster displays, navigation, and wood interior trim.
Limited MAX adds cargo management system.
Key options include second-row bucket seats, 3.73 non-limited slip differential (non-MAX), blind-spot monitoring system, rear-seat entertainment system, power moonroof, and rear load-leveling suspension.
Platinum builds on the Limited with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, premium leather upholstery, Platinum seat embroidered logo, Platinum scuff plate logo, premium leather upholstery for arm rest, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring system, chrome front tow hooks, chrome mirror caps, Platinum exterior badging, polished stainless power running boards, satin-aluminum tailgate and grille trim.
Platinum MAX adds cargo management system.
Key options include 22-inch polished aluminum wheels with continuously controlled dampers, second-row bucket seats, 3.73 non-limited slip differential (non-MAX), rear-seat entertainment system, power moonroof, and rear load-leveling suspension.