The Ford Expedition has come a long way since its debut as the Bronco replacement 1996. It is now in its third generation of models, and it is Ford's largest and last truck-based off-road and tow-capable SUV. The Expedition has always shared a lot of characteristics and technology with the F-series trucks, and now, Ford is finally adding the popular 3.5L direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine to it.
With the new EcoBoost engine, the Expedition's driving experience will be much different. Compared to the old 5.4L V8, the EcoBoost produces more torque at lower engine speeds while delivering better fuel economy. This means better engine responsiveness and less time spent at the pump. With the Expedition aboard the EcoBoost train, the entirety of the Ford utility vehicle lineup will be powered by EcoBoost by the end of 2014.
Other than the new engine, the 2015 Ford Expedition has been updated all around for more comfort and convenience. New continuously controlled damping will enable three driving modes: comfort, normal, and sport. For a more comfortable ride the advanced suspension uses sensors that detect 46 different inputs from the body, steering, and brakes. These inputs are assessed by the suspension system, and then, in just milliseconds, the system adjusts the damping to support the body's natural motion.
Many of the newer interior technology features are now being demanded from all automakers. As a response to the public demand, the 2015 Expedition will have a Platinum trim that will feature SYNC with MyFord Touch, an 8-inch touch screen, and Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert. It also has a rearview camera and a 10-speaker 700-watt Sony audio system. The new Platinum trim will also feature unique, premium interior appointments.
The 2015 Ford Expedition will debut at the DFW Auto Show this weekend. It's being revealed in Texas because that is Ford's largest market by sales volume. Namely, Dallas and Houston are the top two cities for Expedition sales. It will arrive in dealerships later this year.