Ford Expedition
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Ford
Model: Expedition
Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a full-size Sport Utility Vehicle built by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1997, it received makeovers in 2003 and in 2007 in an effort to stay fresh and current. It slots between the smaller Ford Explorer, and the now discontinued Ford Excursion. The Ford Expedition offers an amazing capacity for eight passengers and a range of V8 engines which are needed to even be able to carry the weight of the body and riders. It is very similar to the Lincoln Navigator, especially for 2004 with the addition of the Limited trim line. It doesn't seem that consumers are too worried about fuel efficiency given that one million Ford Expeditions have sold since 2004. Ford says this reflects a high consumer demand for a family-friendly interior, adequate cargo space and high towing capacity. Granted, this is the perfect vehicle for a larger family with a few dogs and a nice boat. A specially modified Special Service Vehicle version is also available from Ford for law enforcement which is definitely cooler than driving the old sedan. All one million Expeditions were built in Wayne, Michigan which has provided many jobs to many hardworking mechanics. This SUV, especially the larger EL/Max model for 2007, is once again Ford's flagship Sport Utility Vehicle. For 2007, the Ford Expedition was redesigned, utilizing the T1 platform originally launched with the 2004 F-150. The new platform provides 10% more rigidity than the previous model and includes the independent rear suspension, which definitely improves the towing capacity. As in previous years, the Expedition is powered by the 5.4 L Triton V8 engine, rated at 300 hp, and when properly equipped can tow up to 9,100 lbs. This would make for a very nice boat to take out on the lake, river or bay.

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