2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition

Completely overhauled, easily-accessible third row, infused with aluminum, and sporting a new look, the 2018 Expedition is the superhero of the full-size SUV class.

What's New for 2018?

2018 saw a top-to-bottom overhaul for the Ford Expedition. The result is a class-leader three-row SUV. What's different? First of all, for the new year, the Ford Expedition lost about 300 pounds. That's right. Like the Ford F-series pickups, the Expedition has been infused with aluminum, replacing some of its steel. The result is a lighter, more fuel efficient Expedition that doesn't seem to compromise any of its strength or durability.

The Expedition also has a new look. Ford has moved away from the exterior of the Ford F-150 and the Expedition now looks more like the other Ford SUVs. It's still pretty bulky, but that translates to a cavernous interior. Inside, the Expedition boasts three rows, each one suitable for adult passengers. The second row slides wholly out of the way, making every seat easily accessible. The last highlight among the long list of upgrades for 2018 is the new Max trim, with a new longer wheelbase. The Expedition Max replaces the old EL trim.

Why Buy the Ford Expedition?

Most reviewers put the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition at the top of the three-row SUV class. It's easy to see why. While it does have a bigger price tag than other full-size sport utility vehicles, you just might be willing to shell out that extra cash for everything you get. Most importantly, the third row has more head and leg room than its rivals, with easy access thanks to a second row that slides all the way forward. The interior is attractive and at least as luxurious as that of its competitors. The 2018 Expedition tows more, and, for its size, even has good fuel economy, thanks in part to that lighter military-grade Ford aluminum. Reviewers are saying the Expedition is at the top of its class, and we're inclined to agree with them.

How Much Can the Expedition Tow?

This news may come as a shock, but the Expedition can tow a whopping 9,300 pounds. That's about as much as anyone could expect short of outright buying a pickup truck--and even more than some models of the best-selling F-150. You're certainly not sacrificing utility with the Expedition.

Is the Expedition Reliable?

While the Expedition may not boast Toyota-level reliability, the Expedition generally receives above-average reliability from J.D. Power & Associates. No score yet on the 2018 model, but something in the ballpark is expected.