2015 Ford Expedition Concept and Specs
After Chevrolet and GMC recently revealed new looks and features for the Suburban, Tahoe and Yukon models, the full-size SUV lens shifts to Ford’s next move. While the new GM family wagons share strong genetics with the Silverado/Sierra full-size pickups, we don’t expect the 2015 Ford Expedition to similarly benefit as much from the next-generation F-150’s changes. Instead, Ford will minimize its investment in a shrinking but still-profitable segment while upgrading the Expedition’s power and comfort. the next Expedition will get only cursory design updates in the grille, front fascia and rear end. The fully exposed Expedition could change our song, but if you’re shopping on style, we think you’ll do just as well with a 2014 model.
2015 Ford Expedition Interior
Ford is responding to strong customer feedback and introducing a top-of-the-line Platinum series Expedition with unique, premium interior appointments. The new vehicle features the latest popular technologies like SYNC with MyFord Touch, push-button start and Blind Spot Information System. A new 3.5-liter, direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost delivers more power and performance than the current 5.4-liter V8, and is designed to be more efficient.
2015 Ford Expedition exterior has been updated with an all-new front end featuring available LED fog lamps for a fresh, aggressive look. An all-new wheel lineup including factory-installed 22-inch models, a redesigned rear hatch and subtle, chrome-tipped exhaust pipes round out the exterior changes to the 2015 Expedition.
2015 Ford Expedition Engine
The new EcoBoost engine dramatically changes the driving characteristics of Expedition. Compared with the 5.4-liter V8, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost gives drivers not just better fuel economy, but more power and torque on demand at very low engine speeds. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost will be the only engine offered in the new Expedition in North America. To maximize performance and control, the vehicle is equipped with a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission featuring a manual mode that allows the driver to use a shift-mounted rocker switch to select the desired gear.
We expect the 2015 Expedition to debut in late 2014, New powertrain and technology also mean a new price, so expect the Expedition’s current base price of $41,600 to climb closer to $45,000 — about the same as the new Suburban’s. Check back for a full review of the 2015 Ford Expedition, including specs, driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.