*I was provided with the vehicle for one week to write about the Ford Expedition.
The 2018 Ford Expedition has been completely redesigned with an aluminum body and a 3.5L EcoBoost Engine with up to 400hp. It’s a full-size SUV that seats seven and has a large rear cargo area when the third-row seats are not in use. It’s an ideal family vehicle if you have more than two kids, lots of gear, want to tow, or any combination of this! It also comes in a MAX edition which provides more cargo space as it extends the area behind the third-row.
It handles like a big truck, so if you’re in the market for an SUV that drives like a car, this isn’t it. I loved the drive, as it reminded me very much of my own GMC Yukon.
As you can see, the second row are captains seats, which makes it much easier for kids to access the third-row seats. This is how a seven-seater should be configured, in my opinion.
With all three rows in use, you can see there is still plenty of space for groceries and your regular day-to-day gear, just maybe not strollers or other large items.
The backup camera has an overhead view which I adore. I wish I had this feature in my vehicle. It really helps you get a 360 view when backing out of tight spaces and for safety.
The center console offers plenty of space and multiple power sources. It comes complete with interior WIFI capability and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. I also liked the gear dial, changing from Park to Drive is as simple as turning the large dial you see near the top of the center console here:
The third-row is easy to maneuver up and down with the touch of a button. With a 60/40 split, you could still seat a third child in the back row and have room for lots of cargo:
I didn’t love the interior door handles, they function differently than I’m used to, but I suppose I would adapt:
The automatic running boards are a must on these tall truck, my Yukon has them and they’re a life saver!
All-in-all, this truck would give me a run for my money in comparison to my GMC Yukon, so if you’re in the market for a large family SUV, this is a good one. Starting at $60,000CDN. Visit Ford for more information, or ask me anything!