Ford’s largest SUV, the Expedition, is currently in its fourth generation. It’s offered in two lengths and its sole job is to appeal to those looking for a seven-seater high-riding vehicle with plenty of space inside.
Challenging the likes of the Chevrolet Suburban, the 2018 Expedition’s strong points include the conservative and yet modern-looking exterior, spacious cabin with easy-to-use controls, good soundproofing and a host of optional extras.
But as Consumer Reports found after driving the Limited model, which costs $75,000 in this configuration, not everything is perfect. For instance, the new Expedition is not as comfortable to drive as other 3-row SUVs, and due to its gargantuan size, the handling is not exactly responsive either. As a result, those doing a lot of urban driving should probably avoid it, as it could be “overkill”, CR points out.
On the bright side, the 375hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 offers a “best-in-class towing capability”, according to Ford: 9,300lbs (4,218kg). Also, the SUV has a gigantic cargo space of up to 104.6cu-ft (2,962lt), and a best-in-class torque of 480 lb-ft (651 Nm) on 93-octane fuel.
The base model starts at $51,790. However, opt for the longer version, called Max, in the Platinum grade, and select some extra gear, and you can see its price balloon to a rather steep $85,000.