In this review...
- Engine & Performance
1. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Quickest vehicles in its class
If you need an SUV with very big inside space for your whole family, you probably will not be disappointed with the 2017 Ford Expedition.
• Roomy third-row seat
• Powerful turbocharged V6
• Easy-folding rear seats increase interior flexibility
• Great towing capability
• Significant size makes it difficult to park (especially the extended-wheelbase EL version)
• Dated look
The car sees no considerable changes for 2017.
The 2017 Ford Expedition seats up to eight. For those who need large interior space and lots of towing ability, the Expedition should be the first to pop up in their mind. It offers an effective turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a generous space for passengers and cargo.
The 2017 Ford Expedition will not wow you with its tech factors, but it probably will not fail to satisfy your expectation. Drivers can upgrade to the more user-friendly Sync 3 infotainment interface.
The 2017 Ford Expedition is made for its highly big interior. Once you’re inside, you’re welcome by generous seating for 8 passengers and ample space for luggage, which is quite respectable. The car has enough muscle to move down the highway comfortably.
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2. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Exterior
The 2017 Ford Expedition deserves a serious look
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3. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Interior
Inside, the 2017 Ford Expedition is spacious
The standard 40/20/40 split second-row seats slide and recline
Inside, the 2017 Ford Expedition is spacious. Though the interior is well-trimmed and appealing, the materials are simply hard to touch for some low-budget surfaces, which makes the car not a great example of luxury.
The dated MyFord Touch touchscreen was replaced by Sync 3. The graphics are simple to manage.
Wherever you end up sitting in, from the first row to the third row, you can truly enjoy the spaciousness. The standard 40/20/40 split second-row seats slide and recline. The third-row seats fold flat down to the floor, so the car can still fit luggage enough for all 8 occupants.
Aside from fitting more people, one of the biggest advantages of a big SUV like the 2017 Ford Expedition is the ability to stow everything. The standard 2017 Expedition has 18.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 108.3 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded.
4. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Accessories
The 2017 Ford Expedition includes four trim levels: XLT, Limited and King Ranch and Platinum. All can be had in two- or four-wheel-drive version.
Ford Expedition XLT
The Ford Expedition XLT comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED fog lights, running boards, a roof rack, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, air-conditioning, a six-way power driver seat with manual recline, power-adjustable pedals, a sliding and reclining 40/20/40 split second row seat and a one-touch 60/40 fold-flat seat.
It is also fitted standard with a leather-wrapped manual tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Ford’s Sync voice-control system, a 4.2-icnch screen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a six-speaker sound system with CD player, satellite radio, USB interface, auxiliary jack and rear audio controls.
Two options packages are on offer for the XLT: 201A and 202A.
The 201A package includes a power liftgate, leather upholstery for the first- and second-row seats (the third row has vinyl), a 10-way power driver seat (with power lumbar), a six-way power front passenger seat and a power-folding third-row seat.
The 202A package has the same features plus a heavy-duty trailer tow package, remote ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 110-volt household-styles power outlet, a 10-way power front passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and the Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen and HD/satellite radio.
Ford Expedition Limited
The 301A package in the limited trim adds a sunroof, retractable running boards, and a voice-activated navigation system.
Ford Expedition King Ranch
The King Ranch trim is equipped similarly to the Limited but includes premium leather upholstery, special two-tone paint, special exterior styling details, a blind-spot monitoring system and wood grain interior trim
Ford Expedition Platinum
The Platinum trim is adorned similarly with the King Ranch trim but it lacks the Western theme and offers 22-inch wheels and a sunroof.
5. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Engine & Performance
The 2017 Ford Expedition does perform well in government crash testing
A turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is on offer. It puts out 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, which allows the car to move quickly most of the time. When hitching up a load, the 2017 Ford Expedition nears its limit with towing capability up to 9,200 pounds.
With rear-wheel drive, the 2017 Ford Expedition delivers an output of 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. With 4WD, the car gets 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.
Despite its large dimensions, the 2017 Ford Expedition proves popular for being one of the quickest vehicles in its class.
The Ford Expedition adds a lot of safety and convenience technology including antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.
Perhaps the most attractive device, at least to parents, is Ford’s MyKey. It allows you to produce another key - MyKey with speed and volume setting of your preference for the car. If your children or your valets want to borrow the car, just give them that key and you will not have to feel anxious about them speeding or blasting music when you’re not with them.
The 2017 Ford Expedition does perform well in government crash testing, it receives a five-star rating for overall protection.
6. Ford Expedition 2017 Philippines: Conclusion
Despite its large dimensions, the 2017 Ford Expedition is quite easy to control on the road. The four-wheel independent suspension gives it a very smooth ride while similarly sized SUVs with live-axle rear suspensions are stiffer.
Plus, thanks to the car’s responsive steering, darting in and out of traffic, tight spaces or crowded parking lots is quite a simple task.
The 2017 Ford Expedition is considered as one of the quickest vehicles in its class. It scores strong and effective turbocharged V6 engine, large cargo space and seating up to 8 passengers.