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2017 Ford Expedition
Select a Different Model (16 Available): EL King Ranch 2WD
Fair Market Price $ 36508
MPG (EPA) 15 CTY /21 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 43/131 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 8/7
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2017 Ford Expedition MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Powerful twin-turbo V-6
  • Comfortable ride
  • Spacious cabin

You Won't Like

  • Dated-looking interior
  • Not very efficient
  • King Ranch and Platinum models get expensive

New for 2017

The 2017 Ford Expedition gets a new Limited Appearance package that adds Magnetic-colored 20-inch alloy wheels, grille, side mirror covers, and liftgate applique, and black roof racks. Platinum grade models get the Continuously Controlled Damping Suspension as standard.

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2017 Ford Expedition is a full-size three-row SUV that slots above the smaller Explorer and can seat up to eight passengers. In addition to the standard-wheelbase version, there's a long-wheelbase variant called the Expedition EL. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional.

Expedition XLT: The base trim of the Expedition comes with cloth upholstery, a power driver's seat, split-folding second and third rows, Ford's Sync infotainment system, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Expedition Limited: Jumping to the Limited grade adds heated and ventilated front seats, leather upholstery, heated second-row seats, dual-zone climate control, a Sony premium audio system, Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, keyless entry/start, two 4.2-inch displays flanking the speedometer, and a power liftgate.

Expedition King Ranch: The first of the two luxury-oriented trims, the Expedition King Ranch adds unique Mesa Brown leather upholstery, power-folding third row seats, navigation, 20-inch alloy wheels, and front parking sensors.

Expedition Platinum: Slotting in as the range-topping variant, the Platinum adds a power moonroof, 22-inch alloy wheels, and perforated leather upholstery plus the same features found on the King Ranch.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2017 Ford Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy ratings for the regular length Expedition are 15/21 mpg city/highway for rear-drive models and 15/20 mpg with four-wheel drive. Long-wheelbase models are rated at 15/20 mpg for rear-drive models or 15/19 mpg with four-wheel drive.

Safety

The NHTSA gave the 2017 Expedition a five-star overall score (out of a possible five stars). Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is available as an option on the XLT and Limited trims, and standard on the King Ranch and Platinum grades.

Utility

When properly equipped, the 2017 Expedition can tow up to 9,200 pounds on all but the four-wheel-drive-equipped Expedition L model, which tops out at 9,100 pounds. Cargo space in the standard-wheelbase model is 18.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 55 cubic feet behind the second row, and 108.3 cubic feet behind the front seats. The long-wheelbase Expedition EL have 42.6 cubic feet behind the third row, 85.5 cubic feet behind the second row, and 130.8 cubic feet behind the front seats.

What We Think

In a 2015 First Test, we said that the Expedition, even in the heavier long-wheelbase EL model, offers strong acceleration thanks to its twin-turbo V-6, making it easy to pass at highway speeds. Despite its size, it's also easy to maneuver in traffic thanks to its accurate steering. Ride comfort is excellent because of its independent suspension setup instead of the usual live rear axle found on rivals like the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. However, its age is showing because the interior doesn't look as modern as its key competitors.

Cool Fact

The 2017 Expedition was the first Ford vehicle to utilize an upgraded version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 that features more torque.

Key Competitors

2017 FORD EXPEDITION SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.5 Liter EcoBoost
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift 6 Speed Automatic (446)
Trim
EL King Ranch 2WD
Class
Premium Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
365@5000
Standard MPG
15/21
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
8/7
Package Invoice Retail

King Ranch Monotone Appearance Package

INCLUDES: Monotone Paint Scheme; Power Deployable Runing Boards Monoton; Steps, Power Retractable Platform
N/C N/C

Engine: V6 Turbo 3.5 Liter EcoBoost

Std Std

Transmission, SelectShift 6 Speed Automatic (446)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Bronze Fire Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Coat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Shadow Black

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Gold Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

N/C N/C

Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

$375 $395

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Dual-zone climate control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [91D] Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [91D] Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Pedals

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Navigation System, with SD Card and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Sync, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.310

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 33.5 Gallon

Std Std

Power Supply, Mains

Std Std

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Toned

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

License Plate Bracket

N/C N/C

Moonroof, Power

INCLUDES: Delete: Child Mirror; Sunroof, Glass Power
$945 $995

Power Deployable Runing Boards Monoton

CONTAINED IN: [951] King Ranch Monotone Appearance Package
Pkg Pkg

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Rear Door

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Step, Power Retractable Side Platform

Std Std

Steps, Power Retractable Platform

CONTAINED IN: [951] King Ranch Monotone Appearance Package
Pkg Pkg

Sunroof, Glass Power

CONTAINED IN: [43M] Moonroof, Power
Grp Grp

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Opening Rear

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Floormats, Rubber, 1st & 2nd Row - King Ranch Logo

$70 $75

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood & Leather On Console And Doors ; Wood/Woodgrain Instrument Panel; Alloy & Leather Shift Knob

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

Chrome heated driver power door mirrors with turn signals, chrome heated passenger power door mirrors with turn signals

Std Std

Delete: Child Mirror

CONTAINED IN: [43M] Moonroof, Power
Grp Grp

Foldable Mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Monotone Paint Scheme

CONTAINED IN: [951] King Ranch Monotone Appearance Package
Pkg Pkg

Paint, Metallic Two-Tone

Std Std

Tri-Coat Paint, White Platinum

$565 $595

Advancetrac With RSC

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

CONTAINED IN: [21B] Second Row Captains Chairs Leather
Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Forward Sensing System Radar, Reverse Sensing System Camera and Radar

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Roll Stability Control

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

CONTAINED IN: [21B] Second Row Captains Chairs Leather
Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Rear Seats, 40/20/40 Heated 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Rear Seats, Captain's

CONTAINED IN: [21B] Second Row Captains Chairs Leather
Grp Grp

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony with Mesa Leather

N/C N/C

Seat, Power Folding Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

CONTAINED IN: [21B] Second Row Captains Chairs Leather
Grp Grp

Seating, 8

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Ventilated 10-Way Power Climate Controlled Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Second Row Captains Chairs Leather

INCLUDES: Head Restraints; Rear Seats, Captain's; Seatbelts, Rear; Seating, 7
$755 $795

Antenna

Std Std

Audio System, Sync® 3 AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD/DVD Player, Digital/Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [91D] Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Grp Grp

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [91D] Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)
Std Std

Invision Headrest Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen
$1895 $1995

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Twelve Sony Speakers Subwoofer and Surround Sound

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Rear Loading-Leveling Suspension

$266 $280

Responsive Suspension

CONTAINED IN: [64H] Wheels, 22" Polished Aluminum Wheel with Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD)
Grp Grp

Suspension, Front Wishbone/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P275/55TR20 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 20" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 22" Polished Aluminum Wheel with Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD)

INCLUDES: Responsive Suspension
$2479 $2610

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3