The first generation of the Ford Expedition appeared in 1996. The car is built on the platform of a Ford F150 truck and combines reliability, durability and comfort. The dimensions of the car are impressive, its length is 5200 mm. These parameters are the key to a spacious cabin, where there is enough space for comfortable passenger accommodation. The cabin can have 2 or three rows of seats and is ready to accept 5 to 9 passengers, respectively, and the seats in the third row are easily removable, and the second is folded, which helps, if necessary, to increase the volume of the trunk to 3.3 cubic meters. The upholstery can be made of various types of fabric or natural leather. The expedition was equipped with two types of V8 gasoline engines. One of them had a volume of 4.6 liters, the second of 5.4 liters. The first three years of production of the power engine were 218 HP.

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and 233 CV Accordingly, however, then it became a little more. Thus, the 4.6-liter unit began producing 235 hp. (or 243 hp), and 5.4 l – 264 hp A car equipped with the most powerful engine (5.4 l) accelerates to “hundreds” in 10 seconds. Complete expedition and rear-wheel drive are delivered to Russia. The latter are a bit cheaper, but to feel safer on the winter road, it is better to prefer a car with all-wheel drive. The suspension and rear-wheel drive of the Ford Expedition are somewhat different from each other. For example, in a simpler version, torsion bars are not used in the front, but common coil springs. Although, as the practice shows, this does not particularly affect the resource: if you take care of the car, the parts of the suspension can support between 60 and 100 thousand km. Everything depends on the driving style.

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Part of the first generation of Ford Expedition has pneumatic rear suspension, which was originally installed at an additional cost. With careful attention and careful driving on smooth roads, the pneumatics will please the owner of the car with very good comfort. But on Russian roads, this system sometimes does not manifest itself in the best way. In 2002, a new Ford Expedition was introduced at a car show in Detroit. A powerful four-ton handsome man who looks confident on a rural road and is truly luxurious on the streets of the city. The dimensions of the car are 5,228 mm long, 2,000 mm wide and 1,971 mm high. The volume of the boot is 571 liters, and if you fold the seats of the second and third rows, you get a cargo compartment of 3127 liters: this is the best indicator of the class. The novelty has received an independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, as well as a third row of redesigned seats, which can now be easily folded and removed, freeing the platform for heavy loads. Despite the fact that the total length of the car has increased by only 2.5 centimeters, the space for the legs of the passengers in the third row has increased by 22.5 centimeters about full car cover waterproof.

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In addition, the new Ford Expedition in the basic configuration is equipped with a more powerful engine: a V8 of 232 horsepower of 4.6 liters. The second engine remained unchanged: it is an “eight” of 5.4 liters with a capacity of 260 horsepower. All models are equipped with 4-speed automatic transmissions. We also note that the new product is equipped with the most modern passive safety systems, including adaptive side airbags, which can remain in an inflated state for up to six seconds, thus protecting passengers from repeated hits. The frame of the car, which has now become 70% harder, has been reduced, which facilitates access to the salon and makes the car more stable. In the case of a frontal collision with a car, the Expedition was equipped with a special bumper, which reduced the possibility of a lower car getting into the SUV. By choosing, Eddie Bauer Expedition is equipped with the latest developments to improve the level of comfort and safety: cruise control, air conditioning, computer economizer and much more, up to the satellite navigation system.

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All the adjustments, including the adjustment of the seats and the steering column, the operation of the hatch and the window lifts, are equipped with electric drive. The electrically adjustable pedal position allows you to perfectly “adjust” the controls under the driver, which increases the comfort and safety of the trip. There are four modes of transmission: 2WD (rear-wheel drive only), A4WD (all-wheel drive), 4WD (automatic all-wheel-drive activation when necessary) and low-range 4WD (down-shift). Expedition also has the largest brakes of its kind (13 inches in front, 11 in the rear) with dual calipers, which significantly shortens the braking distance. The brakes are already equipped as standard with ABS and EBD systems. In addition to all this, the car was equipped with a dynamic braking control system that, in case of needing sudden brakes, automatically creates the maximum pressure in the brake transmission up to the ABS and helps reduce the braking distance by 20 minutes. %. Speaking of wheels, keep in mind that 17-inch wheels and tire pressure monitoring sensors are now standard on the Expedition.

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The Ford specialists also took care of the individual safety of each passenger by equipping the Expedition with a Personal Safety System. PSS includes body position sensors (to open the airbag correctly), pretentious seat belts, overload sensor, safety belt buckle sensors, two-level air bags for the driver and front passenger, as well as Optional airbags for windows that will protect the heads of passengers With side impacts. The expedition is universal, it is used both as a representative car and as a family vehicle. Its modern lines and attractive details give it its own style, in addition, the grill, the body and the sculpted profile, make this design stand out for its bold and luxurious style.

Space and comfort

The space and comfort of the Ford Expedition 2019, are remarkable, since its capacity is up to 8 passengers, which travel comfortably in each row of seats, also has a higher load capacity to have a cargo manager Advanced that helps the organization of the luggage or the equipment that you carry with you. On the other hand, this SUV offers more than another vehicle of its same category could offer, since you can tow a boat or a fully equipped trailer, so if your plan is to go camping or go sailing, you know what SUV you should have

Technological assistance for the driver

The All New Expedition 2019, has a variety of smart technologies that assist the driver when necessary. Among the assist technologies included in the Expedition, the BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) system with cross traffic alert, improved parking assistance, pre-collision assistance with pedestrian detection, lane maintenance assistance and control Adaptive cruising with stop-and-go. On the other hand, it is equipped with the 360-degree camera, which covers 4 strategic points of the vehicle, such as the grill, the rear liftgate and under each side mirror. With this system you can visualize all the sides of the vehicle, through the 8-inch LCD screen available, making your maneuvers in small spaces much simpler and more efficient. Also, you can adapt and customize the driving on any type of road through the Terrain Management System, which has 7 pre-configured modes to optimize the dynamics and driving experience of the driver.

Entertainment system

The entertainment on the road can not be lacking, much less from an SUV like the Expedition 2019, which gives a new meaning to the vanguard by having a Wi-Fi hotspot that connects up to 10 devices at a range of 50 feet. . In addition, the rear seat entertainment system offers a new generation video experience, which allows occupants to watch the programming of their home cable services on any of the two video screens or handheld devices. On the other hand, they can play DVDs, connect a game system and transmit from a mobile device. In addition, the entertainment is complemented by the sound system of 12 speakers B & O that offers you a unique sound experience and high quality.

Simple, but with a lot of character

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Square, very square, in the end is characteristic of this type of SUV, however, adopts Ford’s latest design language, highlighting a large chrome grille accompanied by headlights of the same proportions. On the sides there are not many lines, however its large size is noticeable.

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On the back it is also accompanied by quite large lights and a chrome line on which the name of the model is engraved.

Connectivity and comfort in every corner

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The new Expedition 2018 will have additions such as the wireless charger for smartphones, WiFi hotspot with capacity for 10 devices and a range of up to 15 meters outside the vehicle, screens on the head restraints of the front seats so that the occupants of the second row can visualize up to the programming of your cable system, SYNC 3 system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and ability to link with a smartphone to locate the vehicle, start the engine or air conditioner or monitor information of the operation of the SUV, panoramic roof and multiple sockets current, among others.

More confidence to drive

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At the Expedition 2018, assistances are added, such as the blind spot monitor that is able to warn us even of objects that are in the blind spot of the trailer and the truck. It will also make use of the lane departure monitoring system, cross traffic alert and an advanced system to facilitate parking maneuvers. It also has cameras to generate a 360º vision of the vehicle and adaptive cruise control with the ability to accelerate and brake to support heavy traffic conditions and avoid collisions if necessary.

Enough boost to move your great weight and more

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To this Expedition will arrive a V6 of 3.5 liters associated to an automatic box of 10 changes that will send the power to the four wheels. For your off-road capabilities you will have a selector with up to seven modes to find an adequate balance depending on the characteristics of the road. As such, Ford still does not detail specific information of its horsepower, torque, prices and more, for it we will have to wait a couple of weeks more since it will surely make its debut at the Geneva or Chicago Auto Show , despite being a product focused on the American consumer. The car also received a new speedometer, which has a scale that will allow a better perception of the information. Improved acoustic and acoustic insulation through the use of new side door seals, windshield and front acoustic glass. The interior pleases with almost premium materials and excellent ergonomics. The high-end equipment received multi-contoured chairs upholstered in Nirvana leather with microperforation, aluminum inserts and ash inside. The enormous internal dimensions and the configuration of the seven-seater cabin allow the driver and all passengers to comfortably adjust.

The trunk, even behind the backs of the third row of seats, can carry about 600 liters of luggage. When folding the third row with an electric motor, you can leave space for the transport of 1,240 liters. With the addition and the second row, we obtain a huge cargo compartment with a flat floor and a volume of 2285 liters. This engine provides not only great performance, but also the best fuel and economic indicators, compared to the previous engine. This unit with an SUV Ford Mustang SUV. And for the XLT and Limited versions, the same 3.5-liter V6 with a capacity of 294 hp was maintained. (in the Russian specification of 249 forces), while the off-road car made by Sport and Platinum retained its “six” EcoBoost of a similar volume, but with a development of 345 hp. The SUV is equipped with an intelligent four-wheel drive with a ground management system, a fully independent suspension with MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link architecture in the rear.


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