Motor1 Executive Editor Seyth Miersma takes Ford’s brand new Expedition for a spin to see if modern tech like an Ecoboost V6 and a 10-speed transmission can do for the full-size SUV segment.
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As-tested price: $82,000

Ford’s all new Expedition is and interesting mix of a vehicle type – the Super XL SUV – that’s become slightly outmoded, but with advanced features, amenities and powertrain that make it feel really contemporary.

For this week’s Why Buy? we have the 2018 Ford Expedition Max Platinum on hand, the super-sized, and extra-expensive version of the fullsize family hauler. Not only can this 4X4 pull a big boat, or seat up to eight, but the extra space at the back of vehicle means there’s extra cargo capacity, all of the time. And, in this high-specification form, the Expedition becomes really more of a near-luxury vehicle than you’d expect from Ford.

Do we have quibbles with Ford’s biggest boy? Sure. But you’re going to have to click on the video player above, and invest at least a few minutes of your time to find out what they are.

Engine: Turbocharged 3.5-Liter V6
Output: 400 Horsepower / 480 Pound-Feet
Transmission: 10-Speed Automatic
Drive Type: Four-Wheel Drive
Weight: 5,793 Pounds
Fuel Economy: 16 City / 21 Highway / 18 Combined
Seating Capacity: 8
Towing: 9,200 Pounds
Cargo Capacity: 73.3 / 121.5 Cubic Feet
Base Price: $51,790

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Host: Seyth Miersma
Video Producer: James Bradbury


    • Blue KY Wildcat
      Blue KY Wildcat

      Bought one recently. One word... AWESOME. The ride is a magic carpet ride, as smooth as anything I've ever ridden in.
      The brakes are really smooth.
      But for excitement, it's incredible. It's incredibly quick off the trigger and 0-60 is no problem. Put on some great music and the sound system will blow your mind.
      I have, so far, nothing negative to say about it. It's a beast that acts like a wildcat, is wonderfully comfortable, quiet and handles like a dream.

      about 3 months ago
    • Carl BROUGHTON
      Carl BROUGHTON

      I love the vehicle especially it's styling and performance. One flaw: THE EXHAUST PIPE and MUFFLER. It RUINS the look of the car; makes it look CHEAP. The MUFFLER should be CONCEALED and connected to TWO EXHAUST PORTS FLUSH WITH THE REAR FASCIA.

      about 4 months ago
    • Ptguy0618

      I’m guessing the camera man has never heard of “exposure”

      about 5 months ago
    • Momchil Yordanov
      Momchil Yordanov

      Tell your cameraman the video is overexposed.

      about 9 months ago
    • Jack Maine
      Jack Maine

      Awesome, fantastic, etc ...but almost perfect, yes almost, I think need a diesel engine, like the new F-150, or Raptor en Europe or South America with 3.2 diesel the Ranger. This Expedition needs diesel tec, for the customers outside of USA, for the price of the fuel, not so so so cheap like in USA.

      about 1 year ago
    • Freddie the Eliminator
      Freddie the Eliminator

      Still waiting for the 25-foot, five-ton, 10.5L V14 Excursion...

      about 1 year ago
    • Ptguy0618
      Ptguy0618 In reply to Freddie the Eliminator

      I’d buy that.

      about 5 months ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      This is the first vehicle to make Seyth look small

      about 1 year ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan

      In all seriousness, they need to require a commercial liecense to drive something this big. Dangerous

      about 1 year ago
    • Ptguy0618
      Ptguy0618 In reply to Blake Swan

      Maybe for an idiot.

      about 5 months ago
    • App Store
      App Store In reply to Blake Swan

      Blake Swan 😂😂😂

      about 1 year ago
    • Nother Carguy
      Nother Carguy

      You mentioned that it's more expensive than the Tahoe and Armada and Sequoia. But it can get away with it because it's essentially the only new vehicle in this company.

      about 1 year ago
    • Allen Saunders
      Allen Saunders

      Something this big having room issues on the inside then why buy it

      about 1 year ago
    • Allen Saunders
      Allen Saunders

      I still think suvs this big have a limited future

      about 1 year ago
    • Autotrader
      Autotrader In reply to Allen Saunders

      Said ironically...?

      about 1 year ago
    • Blake Swan
      Blake Swan In reply to Allen Saunders

      Allen Saunders I hope so

      about 1 year ago
    • Maxima

      Cars and fuel are increasing in price...

      about 1 year ago