2018 Ford Expedition Max

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Key Specs
Our Take
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Key Specs

of the 2018 Ford Expedition Max. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Real room for seven people
  • Powerful engine
  • Excellent ride and handling
  • Tows beautifully
  • Outstanding onboard multimedia tech
  • Easy-to-use Pro Trailer Backup Assist

The Bad

  • Very expensive
  • Subpar fuel economy versus crossover SUVs
  • Disproportionate fuel economy decrease when towing
  • Poor overall range
  • Some interior materials feel cheap
  • Tricky rotary shifter

Notable Features of the 2018 Ford Expedition Max

  • Redesigned seven-seat, full-size SUV
  • Standard twin-turbocharged V-6
  • Two available lengths: Expedition and Expedition Max
  • Optional second-row captain's chairs
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist

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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying


I traded in an Audi to get the new Expedition.

by Turkthegoalie. from Orillia, Ontario, Canada on October 16, 2018

Full size with lots of room and comfort. A vehicle for all conditions. Overall best vehicle for my application, and I've had all types of cars and trucks. Best mileage and ride for a big vehicle. Read full review


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by Nelson & Carol from ST PETERSBURG on August 16, 2018

The expedition meets our need for comfort on the road and interior space for our luggage and companions. It rides very smooth and the turn ratio is excellent. Very easy to steer and good acceleration ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Ford Expedition Max currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Ford Expedition Max has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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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 Max 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.

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