Ford took the covers off the 2018 Expedition in Dallas ahead of the Chicago Auto Show as the nameplate was fully redesigned for the first time in nearly 20 years. The overhaul includes a slimmed-down aluminum body, updated powertrain, more interior legroom and 40 new technology features. Here’s what people are saying about the 2018 Ford Expedition.
“Texas, your truck is ready. And not just because the state is the biggest market for full-size SUVs like the redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition, which was unveiled at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. It's also because there's nearly enough room in this spacious new truck for roadhouse line dancing.
“That's literally the first impression upon getting into either version of Ford's new SUV, the regular Expedition or the longer Expedition Max. And that's unusual for big truck-based SUVs, which often leave us wondering how the interior could be so tight relative to the enormous footprint.
In passenger volume as well as in details and features, the new Expedition is more like a minivan for the family that also needs to tow more than 9,000 pounds of boat.”
-- Fred Meier, Cars.com
“The Expedition features a revised front end with a new mesh grille that evokes the top-spec Explorer in Platinum trim. The bracket-shaped headlights take a cue from the company’s pickups, too. Ample chrome also makes the nose shine. While the face borrows elements from other vehicles in the Blue Oval stable, the smooth-sided, boxy shape behind the A-pillar reminds us of the latest Chevrolet Tahoe.”
-- Chris Bruce, Motor1.com
“Let’s talk about that body, though, as the Expedition has clearly gotten a bit softer for this generation, channeling more Explorer than F-Series. The front fascia incorporates curved elements from Ford’s popular midsize SUV like the air intake shape and three-segment grille, and out back, the tailgate and rear fascia, adorned with a full-width chrome bar, is almost indistinguishable from the recently-refreshed Explorer too. Whether full-size SUV buyers will prefer this look to the squared-off Tahoe and Yukon is yet to be seen, but there’s no denying that this is a handsome SUV.
The interior, however, gets the full truck treatment, with a dashboard design that’s almost identical to Ford’s pickup range, but with a few tweaks for the appearance of increased luxury like the wavy door panel and seat stitching elements.”
-- Brian Leon, New York Daily News