The large, truck-based Ford Expedition SUV can transport up to eight passengers and still tow massive loads nearly as the full-size trucks. The full-size Expedition can be considered as the Ford F-150 with three-row of seats with the wagon-like body as two models share the same architecture, aluminum-intensive body panels, running gear and other features. The mighty Expedition was the all-new for the 2018 model year and will soon face with the redesigned Chevy Tahoe and Chevy Suburban.
The next 2020 Ford Expedition will continue to live on the benefits of the recent redesign and Ford could just add new trim or special edition version. Some changes in the equipment organization are also expected and new color and wheel options should appear. Ford hasn’t confirmed the arrival of the new powertrain options for the new model year.
2020 Ford Expedition: Design
The Expedition SUV shares the Ford F-Series thirteen generation platform formed mostly from the high-strength steel for the enhanced structural rigidly and performance. The body panels of the model use also aluminum as the ingredient in order to keep the weight under the check.
The 2020 Ford Expedition will continue with the same architecture and styling to the new model year and changes could only include a new version or two with the unique exterior details.
The model will use slightly modified styling elements compared to the closely-relative, fast-selling F-150. The C-shaped headlights are the form of the units used on the truck model and the grille is derivative of the design from the workhorse.
The appearance of the Expedition will also be defined with the slab-sided profile and straight character line. The model will also get the base 18-inch wheels which will grow in upper grades to 20- or 22-inch units.
While Ford modified the styling elements of the Expedition, the interior is more obviously F-Series relative. The dash is the same shape and design as on the truck model but Ford uses higher-quality finish in the SUV’s cabin.
The model will have the power driver seat and leather treated steering wheel in the base version but also the new technologies and optional packages for further upgrading. The base version will be available with dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, memory setting, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, etc. All versions will get the models Sync3 infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen and Apple Car Play and Android Auto support.
The Expedition will boost the comforts and tech-feature to a higher level in upper grades. There will be parking seniors, heated second row, B&O sound system, adaptive suspension dampers, navigation, surround view cameras, interior stitching, leather upholstery, wood and chrome trim pieces, etc.
The safety gear will include modern systems like adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with emergency braking, and lane keep assist.
2020 Ford Expedition: Powertrains
The 2020 Ford Expedition will provide plenty of power and towing capability thanks to the mighty, twin-turbo engine but will also please with the good ride and handling considering its size.
A 3.5-liter bi-turbo V-6 will work in the combination with the 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. The engine will make 375 hp and torque of 470 pound-feet. More power will be available in the Platinum version 400 hp and torque of 480 lb-ft.
The Expedition will provide up to 104.6 cubes of the cargo space and the towing limit of 9,300 pounds. There will also be the FX off-road package with low range gearing, skid plates, all-terrain tires and off-road-tuned shocks.
The twin-turbo powertrain will return 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway or 20 mpg combined with the power on the rear wheels. The all-wheel drive will reduce the score to 17/22 mpg city/highway or 19 mpg combined. The long-wheelbase version, when used with the rear-wheel drive should match 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway while the all-wheel drive will be at 16 mpg city and 21 highways.
2020 Ford Expedition: Release, Price
The 2020 Ford Expedition will reach the market by the end of the year. Ford will reveal the price closer to the launch. However, the base Expedition should again start from about $52, 000 and go over $70, 000 with most features equipped.