There aren’t many full sized trucks out there that offers all the things you would need like ample interior space, good looks, decently fuel efficient engines and great on-road and off-road performance. The 2015 Ford Expedition is exactly such a car. It is based on the F Series trucks so it offers a novelty in its class. A body on frame construction which gives Ford Expedition towing capacity of up to around 10.000 pounds and also good off-road performance.
2015 Ford Expedition redesign
This type of construction also gives it better ride quality than most cars in its class and also more space inside the cabin. Speaking of the inside, it can accommodate up to seven passengers or more in great comfort. All of them have electric seats at their disposal, climate control and a very good Sony audio system that will blow you away. Interior of the new 7 passenger SUV features new technologies like Sync System with MyFord Touch Entertainment system with 8” touch screen, keyless entry, rear view camera with rear and front parking sensors, interior LED lighting in seven colors and Ford truck apps.
Moving to the car’s exterior, we can see clear improvements made to the design. Firstly, the front is now better defined and boasts larger headlights that include both Xenon for the low-beams and also LED for the daytime running lights. The bumper now includes a small shield that should protect it in light off-road situations while the side-skirts offer minimal protection. The back now offers a larger tailgate that can be opened in two steps. The rear bumper has remained basically unchanged with the exception of the black accents.
Expedition marketing manager, Keith Wilson said: “Customers still have a need for a traditional full-size utility vehicle and the new 2015 Expedition delivers what those customers are looking for. These are Ford’s more affluent customers who won’t compromise – they want space, performance, comfort and capability all in one impressive package.”
2015 Ford Expedition mpg
Engine wise, you will be surprised about what the 2015 Ford Expedition has to offer. The big 5.4 liter V8 has been dropped in the favor of a smaller 3.5 liter EcoBoost that is not only more powerful but also more fuel efficient. This is able to offer as much as 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque which are all available from as low as 1800 rpm. Thanks to this engine the Expedition is able to get an average mileage of around 24 MPG which is better than most cars in its class. Unfortunately there won’t be a second engine offered but there is a high possibility that the car will get a diesel that should give it better fuel consumption and also more torque.
Changes of new Ford full-size SUV
The EcoBoost engine is available with a semi-automatic 6-speed SelectShift gearbox that can either be operated manually or in an automatic mode. The transmission is available with rear wheel drive as standard or with all wheel drive, which will give you a nice boost off-road but it will slightly increase fuel economy. When properly equipped, 2015 Ford Expedition towing capacity is 9,200 pounds. That capacity and maximum cargo space are best in class ratings.
2015 Ford Expedition price, release date
Considering the improvements made to the interior and general feel of the car, the price has remained the same, so expect to pay for a base version of the new 2015 Ford Expedition around 44.000$. Also, take into account that it will be available in showrooms starting with the end of November.