Key Specs

of the 2017 Ford Expedition base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Choice of regular or extended length
  • Power-folding third row available

The Bad

  • Interior plastics feel cheap
  • Disappointing fuel economy
2017 Ford Expedition exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Ford Expedition

  • New Limited Appearance Package available
  • Full-size SUV seats up to eight
  • Regular- and long-wheelbase versions offered
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Adaptive suspension available
  • 9,200-pound maximum towing capacity

2017 Ford Expedition First Drive

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Aaron Bragman

CARS.COM — Big SUVs used to be all the rage — just as minivans replaced the family station wagon in the 1980s, so too did big SUVs do the same to those vans in the 1990s. But since then, the Great Recession and gas price shocks have returned big SUVs to their original place in the market — expensive specialty vehicles bought by people for whom only a big, multi-passenger vehicle that can tow significant amounts will do.

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The segment leader is the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and it wasn't hard to figure out why — the main competitor, the Ford Expedition, hadn't seen a major update in almost a decade. All that has changed — behold the behemoth, the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition, that's aiming to knock the Chevy off its top truck throne.

Old-School Truck, New-School Materials

Like the old Expedition, the new one maintains a traditional truck-style body-on-frame construction. Underneath, the Expedition is an F-150 with an independent rear suspension instead of a solid live axle. This arrangement also allows for a lower loading floor in the cargo area that enables the third row to fold away completely — an advantage over the Chevy Tahoe's style of seats.

 

 

 

 

Like the F-150, the body is now aluminum, but the weight difference isn't that significant — Ford has added all kinds of equipment and sound i... Read More


Latest 2017 Expedition Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Comfort and fun on top of reliability.

by EWilson from Lakeland, FL on April 20, 2018

We purchased the Expedition Limited in triple black and have loved it from the getgo. Ford out did themselves with the power you get from the twin turbo V6 on top of the comfort the Expedition ... Read full review

(5.0)

We love our Expedition!

by Damon from Gardner Kansas on April 2, 2018

Great fit for a large family! Roomy and spacious with all the bells and whistles! Rides like a dream! Leather seats with heat and cool option is a must! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Ford Expedition currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Expedition received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker