2017 Ford® Expedition SUV | Best-in-Class Performance Features | Ford.com

Outstanding Power. Controlled Ride.

Outstanding Power. Controlled Ride.

Ford engineers made the 3.5L EcoBoost® the standard engine because they knew how important performance is in this full-size class of vehicle. Ride comfort, too. That’s why they gave Expedition an independent rear suspension. Expedition ride quality and control are enhanced even further with the available Continuously Controlled Damping System with 22-inch polished aluminum wheels.

3.5L EcoBoost® Engine

EcoBoost® technology is at the heart of the high standard of performance in the Ford Expedition. The 3.5L EcoBoost is rated at an impressive 365 horsepower and best-in-class* 420 lb.-ft. of standard engine torque. Two technologies combine to make this happen. Advanced direct injection helps maximize power from every drop of fuel. Twin air-to-air intercooled turbochargers deliver a surge of instantaneous on-demand power.
3.5L EcoBoost® Engine
*Class is Extended Utilities based on Ford segmentation.
2017 Ford Expedition Limited in Shadow Black

Traction and Stability Control Systems

Ford Expedition puts technology to work to help keep you in control. Standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™) enhances traction by reducing engine power or applying the brakes at the slipping wheel to limit wheelspin. Its two gyroscopic sensors help you maintain control when wheelslip, understeer, oversteer or roll motion is detected, as well as in adverse road conditions. Trailer Sway Control, electronically connected to AdvanceTrac with RSC, helps maintain trailer stability.39  And there’s the available Control Trac® 4-Wheel-Drive System that helps provide more sure-footed traction, on or off the road.39

Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) System

Expedition is the first Ford model to offer the Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD) System with specially designed and tuned 22-inch polished aluminum wheels. A suite of electronic sensors continuously monitors 46 unique suspension, steering, braking and body motions, processing data hundreds of times per second. The damping system responds in milliseconds to help keep you confidently in control. Choose from three settings – comfort, normal or sport – for the performance feel you prefer. CCD is standard on Expedition Platinum and optional on the Limited and King Ranch® models.
2017 Ford Expedition Platinum in Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat Metallic
2017 Ford Expedition XLT in Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat Metallic

Mechanical Rear Load-Leveling Suspension

The available Rear Mechanical Load-Leveling Suspension levels the chassis when you’re carrying a heavy load, enhancing ride quality, handling and stability. Expedition is engineered with an independent multilink rear suspension (IRS) that enables each wheel to negotiate bumps and jolts on its own terms.
2017 Ford Expedition XLT in Ingot Silver

6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission with Tow/Haul Mode

The 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission has wide-ratio gearing designed for responsive low-end performance and high-end efficiency. The selectable tow/haul mode improves performance when towing or hauling heavy loads, compensating for grade and load and reduces gear hunting, improving power delivery. The SelectShift feature has two driver-initiated modes: Full Manual mode gives you full control to shift through the gears up and down the gearbox; Progressive Range Select limits the range of gears while in Drive to lock out overdrive for consistent speed over hilly terrain.
2017 Ford Expedition Platinum in Magnetic

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) uses an electric motor instead of a conventional hydraulic pump. It’s an advanced speed-sensitive system that constantly adapts to changing driving conditions to help improve maneuverability and handling. EPAS provides an easy, fluid feel of the wheel during low-speed maneuvers, and gradually becomes firmer as speed increases. And that’s not all. The system can offset pulling or drifting caused by steady crosswinds or crowned road surfaces and also damp out wheel vibrations.
2017 Ford Expedition Platinum in Magnetic

Independent Rear Suspension

When designing the Expedition, Ford engineers departed from the conventional solid rear axle in favor of the independent multilink rear suspension (IRS). They chose the IRS because it lets each rear wheel handle harsh road conditions on its own terms, enhancing ride quality and control. The IRS design also allows for a more convenient fold-flat 3rd-row bench seat and low load floor height.
2017 Ford Expedition Limited in Shadow Black

Limited-Slip Rear Axle

To help improve acceleration on wet, icy, muddy or otherwise slippery road surfaces, the available 3.73 limited-slip rear differential can help reduce wheelslip.