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2018 Ford Expedition

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  • Ford Expedition
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    V6
  • Transmission:
    10-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    375
  • Torque @ RPM:
    470
  • Energy:
    Twin-turbocharged, Direct Injection
  • Displacement:
    3.5 L
  • 0-60 time:
    6.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    120 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine; 2WD, 4WD
  • Price:
    47000 (Est.)
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Ford brings F-150-style technology to its full-size SUV

Ford worked tirelessly to improve the current F-150 by reducing mass and adding efficient turbocharged engines all mounted on a high-strength steel frame. For 2018, those same advancements make their way to the all-new Expedition. Nearly every nut and bolt is new, even down to the drivetrain. Ford’s updated 3.5-liter EcoBoost with 375 horsepower is paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, bringing more power with better fuel efficiency. The Expedition’s body panels are now aluminum and its interior shares many design cues from the F-Series pickups.

The 2018 Expedition rides on a modified version of the F-150’s fully boxed steel frame, but uses a four-wheel independent suspension system for a smooth ride. Both the standard-length Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition MAX versions return, but Ford says the three-row SUV drops more than 300 pounds over the outgoing model. Technology improvements are vast, as well, including all the modern active safety equipment like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking. The in-dash tech also sees a big improvement, with Ford’s Sync 3 system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for 10 devices in a 50-foot perimeter around the SUV. The familiar trim levels return, too, including XLT, Limited, and Platinum. The base XL trim is available for fleet customers as well. New for 2018 is an FX4 Off-Road package for the XLT trim. It brings added hardware for tackling harsh terrain, while set apart with visual changes.

Update 06/19/2017: Ford announced horsepower and torque specs for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, along with a higher-output version in the Platinum trim. A new FX4 Off-Road package debuts for the XLT trim.

 

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2018 Ford Destination Expedition by Hulst Customs

2018 Ford Destination Expedition by Hulst Customs

Ford’s do-everything SUV now has more functions to go along with a beefed-up appearance

The Ford Expedition is headed to the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in two different guises. One of these two Expedition creations goes by the name "Destination Expedition," and it comes by way of Hulst Customs. The noted tuner developed its program with an eye towards turning the Expedition into the “ultimate SUV.” It features extensive upgrades in the exterior and interior, to go with a number of technical additions. The result is a go-anywhere version of the SUV that lives up to its Expedition name.

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2018 Ford Expedition Classic by LGE*CTS Motorsports

2018 Ford Expedition Classic by LGE*CTS Motorsports

This multiple personality Expedition is a nice addition to the garage

The Ford Expedition is arguably one of the most versatile SUVs in the market. It has the size, the technology, and the all-around capability that you’d want from a full-sized SUV. It’s also highly customizable, whether through Ford itself or through the aftermarket tuning scene. The Ford LGE*CTS Expedition Classic is a perfect example of the latter. It’s designed and built by noted designer Theresa Contreras, who focused on creating a “modern classic” interpretation of Ford’s popular SUV. There’s a lot to like about the this tuned Expedition, particularly its impressive presentation. We’ll get to see it up close at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show in Las Vegas.

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Ford Expedition Stealth Edition

Ford Expedition Stealth Edition

Dressed-up Expedition will be available soon

Ford was a big participant at the 2018 Texas State Fair, making its presence known thanks to four special edition SUVs. One of those special edition SUVs is the Expedition Stealth Edition, and of the four SUVs, it’s the one that received the most upgrades. The Ford Expedition Stealth Edition, together with the Expedition Texas Edition, will be available to order later this year. Pricing details will be announced soon.

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2018 Ford Expedition Texas Edition

2018 Ford Expedition Texas Edition

Special edition model gives the Expedition a Texas-sized personality

Ford balled out at the 2018 Texas State Fair with a pair of special edition Expedition models, one of which was appropriately named the Explorer Texas Edition. Based on the 2019 Expedition Limited trim, the Texas Edition is perfectly identified by unique badging throughout its body. It’s short on visual upgrades like its counterpart, the Expedition Stealth Edition, but it stands out because of its emphasis on hauling, hence the inclusion of a cargo package and Ford’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package. The Ford Expedition Texas Edition will be available to order later this year. Pricing details will be announced soon.

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Towing Capacity: 7 SUVs From 2016 that Can Tow the Most

Towing Capacity: 7 SUVs From 2016 that Can Tow the Most

There’s a lot to unpack in discussing all these worthy SUVs

When it comes to choosing an SUV, there are a number of different factors to consider. We often talk about power, performance, fuel economy, and design like they matter the most, and while it can be argued that they do, items like towing capacity, cargo space, and payload capacity are just as important as any of them. from 2016 that offer the best of these worlds. You might be surprised at what we found out.

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6 American SUVs That Still Feature Body-on-Frame Construction

6 American SUVs That Still Feature Body-on-Frame Construction

Six American heavy hitters in an overcrowded segment

There once was a time when body-on-frame SUVs were common sights. But with the advent of unibody car-based bodies, we don’t see too many of the old body-on-frame SUVs anymore. There are still some SUVs in the market whose bodies and frames are two separate entities, so it’s not like you’re absent of any choices if this is the kind of SUV you want. The Cadillac Escalade, Jeep Wrangler, GMC Yukon, Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Chevrolet Suburban are still considered body-on-frame SUVs, making them extremely useful in the outdoors. So what exactly do these six SUVs have to offer? Read on and find out.

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The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

The 10 Most-American cars Built in 2017

How American can a vehicle be?

Each year, the American University’s Kogod School of Business conducts a survey of the automotive industry. The D.C.-based school maps out the most American-made vehicles, regardless of their brand. Seven key criteria are used in determining the rankings, but it comes down to the percentage of American and Canadian parts used and location of the vehicles’ assembly, research and development, and corporate headquarters.

Though Kogod’s inclusive survey ranks every vehicle sold in the U.S., we’re focusing on the top 10. Much of the list hasn’t changed over 2016, but there are a few additions and missing models. An update in scoring for 2017 allows half-points for automakers (FCA, in particular) that have headquarters in multiple countries. As such, the Jeep Wrangler joins the list, despite the vehicle itself not changing. For a full explanation of the points system, check out Kogod’s website. To skip to the Top 10 most American vehicles, keep reading here on TopSpeed.com

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2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition

Ford brings F-150-style technology to its full-size SUV

Ford worked tirelessly to improve the current F-150 by reducing mass and adding efficient turbocharged engines all mounted on a high-strength steel frame. For 2018, those same advancements make their way to the all-new Expedition. Nearly every nut and bolt is new, even down to the drivetrain. Ford’s updated 3.5-liter EcoBoost with 375 horsepower is paired with the new 10-speed automatic transmission, bringing more power with better fuel efficiency. The Expedition’s body panels are now aluminum and its interior shares many design cues from the F-Series pickups.

The 2018 Expedition rides on a modified version of the F-150’s fully boxed steel frame, but uses a four-wheel independent suspension system for a smooth ride. Both the standard-length Expedition and long-wheelbase Expedition MAX versions return, but Ford says the three-row SUV drops more than 300 pounds over the outgoing model. Technology improvements are vast, as well, including all the modern active safety equipment like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and automatic emergency braking. The in-dash tech also sees a big improvement, with Ford’s Sync 3 system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for 10 devices in a 50-foot perimeter around the SUV. The familiar trim levels return, too, including XLT, Limited, and Platinum. The base XL trim is available for fleet customers as well. New for 2018 is an FX4 Off-Road package for the XLT trim. It brings added hardware for tackling harsh terrain, while set apart with visual changes.

Update 06/19/2017: Ford announced horsepower and torque specs for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, along with a higher-output version in the Platinum trim. A new FX4 Off-Road package debuts for the XLT trim.

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Ford Announces Power Specs for 2018 F-150, Expedition

Ford Announces Power Specs for 2018 F-150, Expedition

The EcoBoost family hit the gym!

Ford has announced horsepower and torque figures for its refreshed 2018 F-150 pickup and the all-new 2018 Expedition. Both vehicles have undergone major updates, including new styling and attractive technology features. But the biggest news resides under the hoods. The F-150 receives a new base V-6 engine that makes more power than the outgoing engine. Updates to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8 include more power and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Platinum trimmed Expeditions take the cake with a higher-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 400 horsepower!

The F-150’s new base V-6 now displaces 3.3 liters. Despite it being slightly smaller than the outgoing 3.5-liter V-6, the new engine features direct fuel injection and other advancements that give eight more horsepower and 12 more pound-feet of torque to the naturally aspirated engine. The result is 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Big torque improvements for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 mean it now makes 400 pound-feet – 25 more than last year. Horsepower remains at 325. Ford hasn’t forgotten about the venerable 5.0-liter V-8, either. It’s now fed through direct and port fuel injection, while the cylinder get an anti-friction coating. Power is up 10 horses to 395 and torque increases by 13 pound-feet to 400, matching the 2.7-liter EcoBoost.

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Look Out Perps! Ford Launches Police-Prepped 2018 F-150 & Expedition

Look Out Perps! Ford Launches Police-Prepped 2018 F-150 & Expedition

The Special Service Vehicle package is ready for government and fleet duty

Ford is updating its lineup of Special Service Vehicles to include the updated 2018 F-150 and all-new 2018 Expedition. The pair joins the Taurus-based Police Interceptor Sedan and Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility. Altogether, the foursome provides the widest vehicle array designed for police and government use by any one automaker.

The F-150 and Expedition SSV are fitted with special equipment designed to accommodate aftermarket upfiting with warning lights, communication radios, and laptop stands. The XL trim level brings heavy-duty rubber flooring and vinyl seats for easy clean up. Even the front 40/20/40-split bench is replaced by a 40/blank/40-split bench to accommodate center command consoles – all to make the F-150 and Expedition ready for duty. Furthermore, the gear shifters are column-mounted for more free space down low.

Ford is limiting the drivetrain choices for the F-150, allowing only the revamped 5.0-liter V-8 and the new, second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Both are connected to the new 10-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition is solely powered by the EcoBoost engine and 10-speed automatic. A 3.73 ratio and limited slip are standard in the Expedition’s rear differential. A high-output 240-amp alternator provides more power than the standard unit, making enough juice to power the bevy of equipment often found in police vehicles.

Police departments and other government agencies can order their vehicles with either RWD or 4WD. The F-150 is available in both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, while the Expedition only comes in its standard length.

“While our Police Interceptor Utility remains the best-selling law enforcement vehicle in the country by a large margin, some agencies need to haul five people with higher equipment-carrying capacity, or off-road capabilities are required,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police brand marketing manager. “That’s where the F-150 SSV and Expedition SSV come in.”

The F-150 and Expedition SSVs are not pursuit-rated, so don’t expect to see one involved in a high-speed chase, though both the V-8 and EcoBoost should have no trouble hitting triple-digit speeds. The SSV packages should become available in the latter parts of 2017.

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Ford Confirms 2018 Expedition's Aluminum Body

Ford Confirms 2018 Expedition’s Aluminum Body

Blue Oval executive spills beans at assembly pant celebration

News on the next-generation Expedition is heating up. The latest information comes directly from Ford, as company executives recently told investors the 2018 Expedition will make the jump to an aluminum body. This follows the Ford’s move to the lighter material, starting with the 2015 F-150 and 2017 Super Duty.

The announcement came during a celebration of production for the 2017 Super Duty at the Louisville, Kentucky Truck Plant. The plant, which also builds the Expedition, has received $1.3 billion over the last year to fund its conversion and retooling for aluminum. The Expedition’s transition to an aluminum body isn’t a big surprise, considering the Louisville plant is the only production facility for the three-row SUV and aluminum’s considerable weight advantage. Ford has already seen improvements in fuel efficiency with the F-150 and Super Duty, and will expect the same benefits with the next-generation Expedition.

This isn’t the first news we’ve seen of the 2018 Expedition. An early test mule was recently spotted wearing thick camouflage and black wheels. The swirly camo and false roofline helped conceal the SUV’s true shape and styling, but plenty can be gathered despite the cladding. We expect it to get similar styling to the F-150, helping tie in the SUV to the popular F-Series lineup.

The Expedition is also expected to receive large updates to the ladder frame, suspension system, and powertrains. We expect to see a new frame design made from lighter high-strength steel like the F-150’s, updated front and rear suspension tuning, and the addition of the second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and new 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford could also include the F-150’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 as the standard engine option, making the 375-horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost an optional extra.

Expect fuel economy to see improvements by a few mpg thanks to the lighter curb weight, added transmission gears, and more efficient yet powerful EcoBoost engines. Pricing is likely to remain within spitting distance of the current Expedition’s price point.

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2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum - Driven

2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum - Driven

Big, burly truck-based SUVs may have officially jumped the shark in 2008 when gasoline prices spiked and the recession took hold, but don’t count this segment out just yet. Although full-size SUVs are quickly being replaced by minivan-like, three-row crossovers (such as the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Traverse and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder), there are plenty of people out there who still need an SUV that is fully capable of hauling almost a baseball team full of passengers without giving up any of the ruggedness or payload capacity that a solid frame allows. For these people, the 2015 Ford Expedition is among a dying breed of body-on-frame SUVs made popular in an era when gas price hovered close to $1.00 per gallon.

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2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum - Driven

2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum - Driven

Big, burly truck-based SUVs may have officially jumped the shark in 2008 when gasoline prices spiked and the recession took hold, but don’t count this segment out just yet. Although full-size SUVs are quickly being replaced by minivan-like, three-row crossovers (such as the 2013-2014 Chevrolet Traverse and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder), there are plenty of people out there who still need an SUV that is fully capable of hauling almost a baseball team full of passengers without giving up any of the ruggedness or payload capacity that a solid frame allows. For these people, the 2015 Ford Expedition is among a dying breed of body-on-frame SUVs made popular in an era when gas price hovered close to $1.00 per gallon.

A lot has changed in the automobile industry since those days, and a key example of this is the 2015 Ford Expedition. At the height of the SUV craze, not having a V-8 under the hood was almost certainly a death sentence for any full-size truck or SUV, but as proof of just how far Ford is taking its EcoBoost engine technology, the new Expedition is only available with the twin-turbo V-6. To see how this big six-cylinder SUV stacks up against a segment filled with gas-guzzling V-8s, I had the chance to take the long-wheelbase 2015 Ford Expedition EL in the new luxury-minded Platinum trim level for a two-week spin during a recent family vacation.

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Ford's Future Product Plans Unveiled, Mustang to get a 10-Speed Gearbox

Ford’s Future Product Plans Unveiled, Mustang to get a 10-Speed Gearbox

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for Ford. The redesigned Mustang is set to go on sale as the first version of the pony to reach global markets, while the new-generation F-150 introduces the aluminum body to the pickup-truck segment. New additions also include the revised Expedition SUV and Transit van, introduced for the first time in North America as a replacement for the long-running E Series.

2015 will be equally busy, with several new or refreshed vehicles to hit dealer lots. The new Super Duty trucks, the Edge crossover, and the restyled Focus are the most important additions that come to mind. But Ford has a lot more going on for the remainder of the decade, according to Automotive News, who managed to obtain more details about what Ford may have in store for the next three years. Read on to find out more about Ford’s future product plans.

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2015 Ford Expedition

2015 Ford Expedition

Ford has pulled the covers off its newest, full-size, and only body-on-frame SUV today, the 2015 Ford Expedition. Still in its third generation, the Expedition gets a much-needed makeover that includes many of the designs and features its cousin, the Lincoln Navigator received just months prior.

Much has changed to better the Expedition and help with fuel economy and drivability, but much remains the same or carryover from the previous year. The biggest news under its resculpted hood is the addition of Ford’s bread-n-butter 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. Gone is the old 5.4-liter Triton V-8, leaving the EcoBoost as the Expedition’s only powerplant. Both the standard and EL, or extended length versions return with seating for five and eight passengers in high-riding comfort.

Speaking of comfort, Ford is bringing its popular, top-of-the-line Platinum series to the Expedition. The trim level ranks above the western-style King Ranch that previously held the top spot. Like the F-150s, the Platinum series will focus more on modern luxury with a clean, non-themed design aimed at more the ‘city folk’ type. MyFord Touch, SYNC, push-button start, blind sport warning, and even the F-150’s “Truck Apps” will be available.

Also new is Ford’s first-ever attempt at a continuously controlled damping suspension system. It features three driver-selectable drive modes that tailor the ride style to changing conditions. It’s designed to manage body motion, steering feedback, and unevenness in the road. Helping the system out is Ford’s new electric power-assisted steering. That system is said to improve maneuverability at low speeds and provide more feel at higher speeds. It will ever automatically compensate for heavy cross winds and road crowns.

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2014 Ford Expedition

2014 Ford Expedition

Ford released the third-generation Expedition in 2007, and it has remained relatively unchanged since then, with the exception of some trim changes. If you were hoping for big changes in 2014, then you are in for a serious disappointment, as it remains nearly unchanged once again. The only real change is the addition of a new mechanical load-leveling system in place of the loud air-based system.

Don’t fret, however, as the Expedition also retains the ruggedness that it always has had, and is one of the few SUVs to retain its body-on-frame construction. This ruggedness includes a 9,200-pound towing capacity and a sub-9-second run to 60 mph.

Is this enough to keep the Expedition competitive with the likes of the 2014 Chevrolet Suburban and the 2014 Toyota Sequoia?

Click past the jump to read our full review on the long-in-the-tooth Expedition to find out if it remains a class leader or loses some real estate to its competitors.

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Parking FAIL: Douchebag SUV owner parks Expedition in four parking spaces

Parking FAIL: Douchebag SUV owner parks Expedition in four parking spaces

Wouldn’t you just love to have a nice and shiny coin in hand to teach the driver of this gray Expedition a thing or two about being a certified parking douche. It’s bad enough that he can’t seem to understand the significance of the parking lines, but to park your SUV right smack in the middle of not one, not two, not three, but FOUR parking spaces? That takes the level of douchery to an entirely new level. Now, back to that coin; we have a couple of things we’d love to do with it to this SUV, all of which would fall under "parking justice". On a serious note, we probably wouldn’t do it, but that would require a massive amount of self-control.

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Recall: 2009 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator recalled due to faulty brake lights

Recall: 2009 Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator recalled due to faulty brake lights

Before you get on the road this long 4th of July weekend make sure you give vehicle a solid once over. Like Mario Andretti used to say: "There’s alot riding on your tires." So if you are a fan of the blue oval brand then you might want to pay attention to this.

Haven’t we heard this news before?

A car manufacturer recalls their vehicles because they found out there was something wrong with them. Now we have the latest recalls courtesy of both Ford.

It’s been reported that Ford is recalling 1,357 of its 2009 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigators because of defective brake lights.

According to the geniuses at Ford, a malfunctioning switch can result in a delay in brake stop-lamp illumination and in some cases, could be the difference between an accident and a close shave.

Fortunately for the fine folks at Ford, there has yet to be a reported accident that came as a result of this glitch and to their credit, they`re not going to wait around for the first one to happen.

So if you have either a 2009 Ford Expedition or a Lincoln Navigator and you happen to notice that your tail lights aren`t working the way they`re supposed to, you might want to contact Ford at (866) 436-7332 to have this problem fixed. You never know, it just might save you a ton of money in potential damages.

The recall for the Explorer and the Navigator will begin on or before July 6.

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2007 Ford Expedition by 3dCarbon/Funkmaster Flex

2007 Ford Expedition by 3dCarbon/Funkmaster Flex

The 3dCarbon / Funkmaster Flex Special Edition Expedition will make its Las Vegas debut during the 2007 SEMA show while simultaneously making its bow at Ford Dealers across the U.S. Resulting from a collaboration between Ford Design, 3dCarbon and hip hop DJ Funkmaster Flex, the fully equipped FMF Expedition features the 3dCarbon’s 4-piece body kit designed for the urban street scene.

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2008 Ford Expedition

2008 Ford Expedition

The 2008 Ford Expedition and Expedition EL extended length model combine bold Ford Truck design, functionality and toughness with high levels of interior refinement for consumers who need the flexibility of a full-size SUV. With eight available arrays across the lineup, Expedition and Expedition EL provide customers the most choice amongst full-size SUV offerings.

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Funkmaster Flex comes with 2007 Ford Expedition Concept

Funkmaster Flex comes with 2007 Ford Expedition Concept

Hip-hop DJ and guru of urban car culture Funkmaster Flex with the Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Concept.
Hip-hop DJ and guru of urban car culture Funkmaster Flex is coming to the Chicago Auto Show to showcase his hottest ride yet, the 2007 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex concept. Funkmaster Flex, star of the hit television series All Muscle on ESPN will be at the Ford stand on Feb. 10 th to talk about his Ford Expedition, give a special music mixing performance, sign autographs, giveaway (...)

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2007 Ford Expedition Concept by FunkMaster Flex

2007 Ford Expedition Concept by FunkMaster Flex

FunkMaster Flex will display the first ever tricked out all-new 2007 Ford Expedition Concept at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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2007 Ford Expedition

2007 Ford Expedition

Many customers demand the kind of capability for hauling people and cargo that can only come from a full-size SUV. The new 2007 Ford Expedition and all-new Expedition EL extended length model deliver with a fresh design and best-ever capability and comfort developed specifically for those core SUV customers.

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