Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: “Smartest, most capable & most adaptable Expedition”
If most of the car addicts are giving chase to midsize SUVs or vans as a family carrier, there are still some Filipinos seeking for a more premium yet versatile choice. Yes, the choice we mention here is the Ford Expedition which has been crowned as the largest off-road SUV in the current auto world.
Ford Philippines has confirmed the arrival of the all-new Expedition 2018
Having gone through two decades with three generations, the Expedition has always been approving that it’s a strong player in large SUV segment. Most recently, Ford PH has confirmed the arrival of the all-new Expedition 2018. So, let’s have a preview of the forthcoming full-size SUV via our Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines review.
2018 Ford Expedition - Review and Road Test
1. Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: Exterior Review
Some claim that the Ford Expedition looks like a hearse to some extent. Taking a closer look, you can see that more clearly at, long landscape windows rearwards and long overhang. Not only that, the theme also continues throughout the body work with sharp corners galore and straight lines.
Some claim that the Ford Expedition looks like a hearse to some extent
Broadly, this kind of design is out of fashion when compared to modern design languages. Thankfully, the imposing front grill with sleek chrome accents partially compensate for that, along with a sturdy set of 22-inch tires.
The theme also continues throughout the body work with sharp corners galore and straight lines
A special feature on the outside is the step boards which will automatically fold in/out when you open/close the doors. How cool!
Broadly, this kind of design is out of fashion when compared to modern design languages
What’s more, with the extensive use of high-strength aluminum steel and alloy, the body and chassis of the new model is lighter and more durable as well. Specifically, it is 136 kilograms lighter than the previous Expedition.
2. Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: Interior Review
Getting inside, the Expedition looks extremely luxurious
Getting inside, the Expedition looks luxurious with soft seats covered by brown leather with pristine stitching and black accents. Black hue also prevails over the panels with large jutting knobs and buttons to match up with dark brown wooden panels. Apart from high-quality seats, the Ford Expedition interior also provides plenty of body and legroom for a heightened level of comfort.
The Ford Expedition interior also provides plenty of body and legroom for a heightened level of comfort
To make your life simpler, all sorts of electric controls such as memory function for the driver’s seats and hands-off buttons to shut the rear hatch are all available in the cabin. Beyond that, in summer days, seat coolers engaged with the front seats will keep you cool.
The infotainment system – Ford’s SYNC 3 will keep you and your passengers entertained in car in every ride
The infotainment system – Ford’s SYNC 3 will keep you and your passengers entertained in car in every ride. With this system, you can connect your phone via Bluetooth and enjoy music through a premium set of Sony speakers. In particular, the 2018 Expedition will come with navigation system which is absent from the current model.
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3. Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
3.1. Ford Expedition 2018: Engine Review
The 2018 Ford Expedition will be motivated by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine cranking out 375 hp and a torque figure of 637 Nm, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. As you can see, the new Expedition engine can muster 10 PS and 68 Nm more than the predecessor’s. Notably, rumor also has it that the V6 engine in the top-end model can generate up to 400 PS and 651 Nm.
Though this power plant is not as responsive as the sibling Explorer’s, it is still quicker than you’ve expected and as soon as you hit the power band, it can complete with a sudden kick. The big size prevents the SUV from any swift maneuvering, yet you can enjoy more fun-to-drive experience when in a straight line.
Speaking of fuel economy, the Expedition is exactly a gas guzzler. It indicates between 3 – 4 km/L of fuel around city roads. Mostly, this kind of SUV is not for those who want to save money on fuel.
3.2. Ford Expedition 2018: Ride & Handling
If the Ford Expedition's interior is like a sumptuous feast, the ride follows suit. With an aforesaid set of 22-inch tires attached to a multi-link suspension system, this giant cruiser can challenge all types of roads effortlessly, then keeping occupants relaxed and comfy. If you think the soft ride will feel bouncy when on the move, you’re wrong as this will not happen even when traversing speed humps.
If the Ford Expedition's interior is like a sumptuous feast, the ride follows suit
Frankly speaking, the handling is acceptable for such a gigantic vehicle. The steering feels light yet involved whereas controlling the SUV takes a few repeats. Also due to the size of a behemoth, the Ford Expedition takes time to get used to for newbies. For Pinoy motorists who’re fascinated by going off-road, 4WD models will make you satisfied.
4. Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: Price & Release Date
If last year, the Ford Expedition runs you under ₱4,000,000, this year, owing to new excise taxes, its price soars up to ₱4,208,000 (₱503,000 more expensive than 2017’price). As we mentioned earlier, the Expedition is for Pinoys who’re go for a luxury vehicle and paying fuel bills is not your concern. Remember that this is the pricing for the outgoing Expedition. At this moment, official prices and variants available for 2018 model year have not been disclosed.
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|Ford Expedition 3.5 Platinum EcoBoost AT||₱3,705,000||₱4,208,000||₱503,000|
According to latest car news, the all-new Ford Expedition 2018 will be debuting at the 2018 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) in April. The car event will open its door to the public from April 5 to 8 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. So, stay tuned!
5. Ford Expedition 2018 Specs in the Philippines
Complete specs sheet of the 2018 Ford Expedition is only released once the SUV hits our shores. For this reason, please take a look at the specifications of the current-generation Ford Expedition.
|Name||Ford Expedition 3.5 Platinum EcoBoost AT|
|Ground Clearance||211 mm|
|Turning Circle||13.4 m|
|Trunk Capacity||1,206 L|
|Max Cargo||3,704 L|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Number of Seats||8|
|Engine & Performance|
|Engine Size||3.5 L|
|Number of Cylinders||6|
|Number of Valves||24|
|Transmission Category||6-Speed Automatic|
|Power Train||All-Wheel Drive|
|Max Output||370 hp @ 5,000 rpm|
|Max Torque||569 Nm @ 2,250 rpm|
|Features & Technology|
|Front Parking Sensors||Yes|
|Rear Parking Sensors||Yes|
|Push Start Button||Yes|
|Wheels Metal Type||Polished Aluminum|
|Airconditioning System||Dual Electronic Automatic Temperature Control|
|Warranty||3 Years (100,000 km)|
|Electric Adjustable Seats||Yes|
|Steering Wheel Audio Control||Yes|
|Tire Pressure Monitoring||Yes|
|Safety & Security|
|Front Passenger's Airbag||Yes|
|Electronic Brake Distribution||Yes|
|ABS||Brake Assist, AdvanceTrac w/ Roll Stability Control|
|Electronic Door Locks||Yes|
|Speed Sensing Door Locks||Yes|
|Lane Departure Warning||No|
|Blind-Spot Detection System||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes|
6. Ford Expedition 2018 Philippines: Verdict
Do you know why the 2018 Ford Expedition bigger? That’s because the Blue Oval has paid attention to all the little things. Therefore, it is not only big in the literal size, but also in the amount of what it has to offer. The price is also huge, as a fun fact. If you can live with this price bracket, the Expedition will be a great pick among big-size SUVs in the market today.
If you can live with the price bracket, the Expedition will be a great pick among big-size SUVs in the market today
Lastly, hope that our review is helpful to you. And we promise that as soon as the next-gen model arrives in the country, we will inform you immediately. Hence, remember to visit Philkotse.com regularly to keep an eye out for a more comprehensive review soon.
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