2018 Ford Expedition FX4 Bows With An Assortment Of Off-Road Accessories

Ford has taken the wraps off the new FX4 Off-Road package for the 2018 Expedition, available for both the XLT and the larger Max XLT versions.

Designed to appeal to outdoor enthusiasts, the package comes with an assortment of off-road focused goodies including retuned shock absorbers, multiple skid plates, and an electronic limited-slip rear differential, as well as “sand guards” which aim to prevent sand and dirt from accumulating on the radiator and transmission cooler.

Buyers will also find an assortment of minor styling tweaks, including new running boards and FX4 badging. However, the biggest exterior change is the addition of special 18-inch wheels that are wrapped in Michelin Primacy all-terrain tires.

The interior carries over largely untouched, though the package does add rubber floor mats and what appears to be an off-road mode for the digital display in the instrument cluster.

The 2018 Expedition will go on sale this fall and come equipped with a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine that produces 375 hp (279 kW) and 470 lb-ft (636 Nm) of torque.

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  • Bash

    I did not see that coming. Good,,, very good.

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Hmm…I like the additional trim level and off-road focus, but it looks big, REALLY BIG. The front seems as blah as the VW Atlas and the rear overhang is LONG. If I didn’t know this was an Explorer article, I’d swear that was an Expedition.

    Never mind! :p) It’s NOT an Explorer article! LOL!

    Carry on…

    • Ishliss

      IT IS an expedition article… lol

      • Auf Wiedersehen

        Read above… :p) LOL

  • SgtBeavis

    This is nice, but I really want to see the towing capability.

  • Spurious Squirrel

    …12 yards long, 2 lanes wide,
    65 tons of American Pride!
    Canyonero! Canyonero!

  • dumblikeyou2

    After all these years and this?

  • Mark S

    Hideous! Ford can’t be serious.

  • Zandit75

    I guess my understanding of “offroad accessories” is different from Ford’s.
    I see side steps, and offroad tyres, but where are the bashplates, bull bars, recovery gear etc?
    BTW, am I the only one that think the wheel and tyre package look tiny in the top picture?

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