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2018 Ford Expedition

The 2018 Ford Expedition enters into its Fourth Generation with an all new model. It’s a smidgen bigger, but 300 pounds lighter due to its aluminum body and boron steel frame, and it is among the first Ford models to receive an all new transmission as well. A new state-of-the-art 10-speed automatic transmission is standard with the 2018 Expedition, which debuted with the 2017 Ford F-150 Limited and the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor.

Production of the 2018 Ford Expedition will begin in September of 2017. The following models will be available: XLT, Limited and Platinum. The Platinum model has earthy wood accents, leather diamond stitched seat edging and numerous creature comforts. The XLT and Limited models offer upscale comfort and style. Any way you choose, you can’t lose. If you want a cavernous full-size SUV that can haul eight people and all their stuff while driving in high style, then you’re covered.

The new 2018 Ford Expedition offers three rows of comfortable adult-size seating. Even the back row features reclining seats for those long road trips or for when you have over-indulged at one of your favorite Alpharetta restaurants and just need to lie back and rest. The third row is now easier to get to due to the power-sliding and folding second-row seats. They also tip and slide so you don’t have to remove child safety seats anymore. If you need even more room, the Expedition Max will offer more cargo space with its extended wheelbase version.

Production of the 2018 Ford Expedition will begin in September of 2017 and they will house a 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Towing capacity is slated to be best-in-class with this generation. Rear-wheel drive is standard with an available all-wheel drive 4X4 capability that can take you anywhere and everywhere you want to go. All of this will come in handy should we have an all-out zombie invasion.

Ford’s Sync Connect is available and allows you to use the FordPass to unlock, lock, and remotely start the Expedition while keeping track of your mileage and fuel consumption from your smartphone. The following are available for a more enjoyable ride:

  • Terrain Management System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist
  • Hands Free, Foot-Activated Liftgate
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Active Park Assist
  • A 360-degree Camera

There are personal charging devices in all three rows of seating, six USB plugs and a 110-volt outlet and there is a first-ever wireless charging pad on the front center console. Entertainment consists of dual headrest screens for rear-seat movie watching, and an upgraded 12-speaker sound system. A Wi-Fi hotspot that is capable of connecting up to 10 devices is included along with connectivity perks.

*The 2018 Ford Expedition will be one of the very first vehicles in the U.S. to use a new next-generation CAN-3 (Controller Area Network 3) system which is similar to that of a human nervous system. Microprocessors and electronic vehicle control systems will communicate with each other via electronic data, allowing the Expedition to actually learn and react to your driving conditions. It’s pretty safe to say that the future is now.

So, “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” If you want to take a road trip, the 2018 Ford Expedition is the way to go and you can see it up close and personal at Angela Krause Ford Lincoln in Alpharetta this November.

References:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1105914_2017-ford-f-150-with-10-speed-automatic-to-arrive-at-dealers-next-month

https://www.ford.com/suvs/expedition/2018/

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus