29 Aug 2017 Ford Expedition – Full-Size SUV with High Performance V6 EcoBoost Engine
When it comes to high performance SUVs, the 2017 Ford Expedition comes at the forefront of the list. The all-new Ford Explorer is a full-size SUV that brings the best mixture of off-road capabilities along with a superior on the road drive that makes it the perfect fit for the UAE car market.
At its core, the 2017 Expedition is designed to be an off-road vehicle and this is the reason why the engineers at Ford have added superior off-road amenities to it to make it the perfect vehicle for the adventure enthusiasts all over the world, but especially in the UAE where this SUV is a big hit.
One thing that stands out about the new 2017 Expedition is that it offers an exception cargo capacity along with its superior spacious cabin. Along with the exciting performance, the Expedition SUV offers top-rated safety features that make it even more attractive.
The addition of the highly capable off-road features are complimented by the V6 EcoBoost engine that ensures that this SUV performs great on all kinds of roads. It is already available in the UAE at a price that most of the adventure enthusiasts can afford.
Here is a review of the latest 2017 Ford Expedition with an in-depth look at its interior, performance, exterior, price in the UAE and its safety features.
Performance of 2017 Ford Expedition
When it comes to performance, the 2017 Ford Expedition has everything that you could wish for in an SUV and a lot more. This SUV is designed and engineered to bring an outstanding performance that is synonymous with Ford and Expedition SUV that has provided amazing performance for decades.
For this, the 2017 Ford Expedition is fitted with a 3.5-litre V6 Eco-Boost engine that brings brilliant performance at all times and in every condition. Thanks to this V6 engine, the SUV has a 365 horsepower and a best in class torque of 420 lb-ft that promises optimum performance at all times and on any kind of road.
This engine that comes with Advanced Direct Injection System that is designed to maximize the power so that the twin air to air intercooler turbochargers can do their job and ensure that the vehicle receives an instantaneous power boost when the driver needs it.
To further enhance the performance, the 2017 Expedition has an independent rear suspension so that when you take this SUV for an off-road adventure, your vehicle is ready to bring you optimum control and supreme handling.
This powerful engine is paired with an equally powerful 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that comes with two driver-initiated modes. One of these modes is the Full Manual mode that offers complete control of the vehicle and the shift to the driver. The other mode is the Progressive Range Selector that will bring a limited range of gear into motion so that you can choose how fast, hard or how limited range of motion you would need.
The 2017 Ford Expedition is a rear-wheel drive SUV that also comes with the option of Control Trac and an all-wheel drive option that can be chosen for added price. Furthermore, the new Expedition has the fuel efficiency of 15 mpg in the city, 21 mpg on the highway and a combined fuel efficiency of 18 mpg while offering a fuel tank capacity of 28 gallons.
To add to its off-road capabilities, 2017 Ford Expedition has towing capacity of 9,200 lbs.
Design of 2017 Expedition
In order to make the 2017 Ford Expedition shine, the designer at Ford have brought some changes and kept some iconic elements. The exterior of this SUV is very aggressive which is all thanks to its massive size. The interior of the vehicle is equally massive and spacious so that it can seat 8 passengers. The addition of latest technologies makes this SUV even more attractive.
The cabin of the 2017 Ford Expedition is very capaciously built so that it offers amazing leg room along with everything else that the driver and the passengers would want. The passengers at the front and back will have enough room to spread out and sit comfortably, regardless of where they are traveling to or how long they have been sitting in the vehicle.
As a standard, the vehicle has an 8 passengers seating configuration, however, you can choose to have the option of the seven seat configuration as well. You will also have the option to choose bucket seats for the second row so that they can sit in maximum comfort.
The third row bench seat comes with the flat folding functionality that can be used to enhance the cargo space of the vehicle. However, you can further maximize the cargo capacity of the vehicle by folding down the second row and have 108.3 cu. ft. cargo space.
As for the front seats, the 2017 Ford Expedition offers bucket seats to the front passenger and the driver. The seats are upholstered with fine cloth that makes them even more comfortable. The driver gets to enjoy power seat that has the capability to be adjusted according to his needs and preferences.
Furthermore, the 2017 Expedition comes with a single zone electronic air temperature control with rear auxiliary climate control. If you want, you can choose to have the optional dual zone electronic temperature control (DEATC) as well.
Other options include leather trimmed front buckets seats, heated second row seats, front seats with cooling and heating function and third row PowerFold bucket seat.
Large and in charge, the 2017 Ford Expedition has a very striking exterior which is mostly thanks to its superior design and massive size. Much like the previous models in this series, this flagship SUV has a very dynamic front that brings a very powerful and stylish look at the same time.
Also at the front of the vehicle are the LED fog lamps that enhance the look of the SUV, while the running boards at the sides of the vehicle bring utility to the design of the vehicle but with style and class. The front of the vehicle features quad-beam reflector headlamps that ensure that the driver will have the perfect level of visibility at all times, regardless of when and how the vehicle is being driven and on what kind of road and weather condition.
The bright chrome grille at the front has magnetic painted inner accents that look great and enhance the performance of the vehicle as well. The same chrome accents can be found all over the exterior, including at the tailpipes and at the door handles so that the vehicle looks great from every angle.
The exterior also features adjustable crossbars and a luggage rack with side rails so that you can carry extra luggage or gear if you want. Other than that, the brand also offers a large variety of optional features that are:
- Halogen Projector-Beam Headlamps
- Side Mirrors With Heat, Signal, Memory and Security Approach Features
- Power Moonroof
- Power-Deployable Running Boards
To make the stance of the vehicle is even more commanding and assertive, there is an option of a 22-inch polished aluminum wheels that will also bring the perfect balance and control to the driver. These optional wheels are the part of the newly added Continuously Controlled Damping System (CCD) and both of them are a standard features in the Premium trim level.
On the other trim levels, the Expedition SUV comes with 18-inch bright machined aluminum wheels that come with magnetic painted pockets. You will get all-terrain tyres with the option of all-season tyres of that you can have the perfect handling on the road. You will also get a full-size spare tyre under the body of the vehicle as well.
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Comfort and Convenience Features
In order to make this a wholesome SUV, 2017 Ford Expedition comes with a whole range of comfort and convenience features that will make the drive even more comfortable and enjoyable for the driver and the passengers.
Some of its noteworthy comfort and convenience features include:
- 2-inch cluster display
- Large front floor console
- Auto-dimming rearview mirror
- Reverse Sensing System
- Leather wrapped steering wheel with manual tilt
- Cruise Control
- Power Lift gate
- Passenger-assist handles
- Illuminated entry lighting
- Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals
The 2017 Ford Expedition comes with the best and advanced safety features that are the perfect addition to this superior vehicle and make it even better choice for a city and off-road drive. Some of the most worth-mentioning safety features include:
- Rear View Camera
- Dual-Stage Front Airbags
- Three-Point Safety Belts At All Seating Positions
- Safety Canopy System
- Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Rear-Door Child-Safety Locks
- Latch (Lower Anchors And Tether Anchors For Children)
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
- SOS Post-Crash Alert System
- Power Four-Wheel Disc Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist
- Hill Start Assist
- Hill Descent Control
- SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System
- Perimeter Alarm
- Integrated Trailer Brake Controller (TBC) (optional)
- Forward and Reverse Sensing Systems (optional)
Price of 2017 Ford Expedition in the UAE
The 2017 Ford Expedition is already available in the UAE at the price of AED 155,000 – AED 235,000. This vehicle is the perfect fit for the SUV market of the UAE because of its strong stance and amazing size. The added luxuries, graceful design and the latest technologies and safety features make this the perfect vehicle for the families who like to go on adventure trips together. This will also be the perfect vehicle for the people who want to keep one vehicle for their adventure trips and their city drive.
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