The Ford Expedition is a large family size SUV built by Ford Motor Company. Built to fit between the smaller Explorer and larger and now discontinued Excursion.
The Excursion was discontinued in 2007 and Ford made a larger version of the Expedition, the EL/MAX to fill this spot. The regular size Expedition and the larger version now fill the two top slots in the SUV line up for Ford.
By 2009, Ford had increased the size of the Expedition to hold up to 8 passengers. The Expedition XLT offers a front bench seat version and a range of engine sizes.
Made specifically with families in mind, Ford offers an Electronic Pneumatic self leveling/load leveling suspension system to aid in towing heavy travel trailers. Ford markets the Expedition to families who plan to take vacations. The Air suspension system is optioned with the heavy duty trailer tow package.
The Expedition was introduced to replace the full sized Bronco. The Expedition was given both a 4.6 Liter engine and a 5.4 Liter engine that were both more powerful than anything that was offered in the Bronco.
In 2007, Ford introduced the Expedition in a hybrid model. The 4.6 electric gas hybrid engine was based on the Ford Lion V6 engine . For the 2009 model year powered retractable running boards were offered along with the option Ford SYNC, a voice activated, multi-entertainment/navagation package.