2018 Ford Expedition

Original MSRP Range
$51,790 - $76,175
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
17 - 17 MPG City / 22 - 24 MPG Hwy
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2018 Ford Expedition

What We Like

Styling; cool cabin technology; power-folding third-row seat; trucklike capabilities; smooth ride; space

What We Don't

Thirst (although the new drivetrain improves matters over last year)


Expert Rating

4.8/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5


What's New in the 2018 Ford Expedition?

The Expedition sees some major upgrades for this model year. The longer-wheelbase EL version has been renamed the Max. The drivetrain receives increased engine output and a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both the nose and tail are redesigned (for an arguably more elegant look). The cabin is refreshed. And trim levels, equipment and options bundles are revised.

Which Expedition is the Best?

A Limited version with the Driver Assistance package would be a good spot to aim for, then adjust lower or higher depending on budget. Find a Ford Expedition for sale

How Much Does a 2018 Ford Expedition Cost?

The 2018 Ford Expedition is offered in regular- or extended- (Max) wheelbase form, in XLT, Limited and Platinum trim levels. The XLT ($52,890/$55,580) comes with 18-inch wheels, a roof rack, rear parking sensors, automatic headlights, an external security keypad, push-button start, cruise control, power-adjustable pedals, heated/power-folding side mirrors, a partially powered driver's seat, split second-row seats that slide and recline, a power-folding third row, a rearview camera with a washer, the SYNC voice-command system, a 4.2-in screen, Bluetooth and a 6-speaker sound system with USB connectivity, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio input. An FX4 Off Road package is new for 2017 and applicable to the XLT trim. This bundle includes a heavy-duty radiator, a dedicated suspension and underbody skid plates. The Limited ($63,780/$66,465) brings 20-inch wheels, a power tailgate, front parking sensors, leather upholstery for the first two rows, heated/ventilated front seats with 10-way power adjustment (including lumbar support) and driver's-side memory functions, a power-adjustable steering wheel, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, heated outer second-row seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, powered running boards, a 110-volt power outlet, Wi-Fi, wireless smartphone charging, an upgraded audio system and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-in touchscreen. The XLT and Limited are both eligible for the Driver Assistance package, which includes adaptive cruise with stop/go, lane-keeping assistance, forward-collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, automatic high beams and rain-sensing front wipers. The Platinum ($73,905/$76,595) moves up to 22-in wheels, a panoramic sunroof, full LED lighting, hands-free tailgate operation, massaging front seats, a 360-degree camera system and all the features from the Driver Assistance package. All-wheel drive (with a 7-mode Terrain Management System) is around $3,000. Some standard equipment in the higher trims is optional in lower trims. Other extras include a self-parking system, an air suspension with automatic load leveling, power-retractable running boards, a rear entertainment system, second-row captain's chairs that reduce seating capacity to seven, and a Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package.

Expedition Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Expedition Limited 4x2$62,675 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo37517 / 2410-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Expedition Limited 4x4$65,800 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo37517 / 2210-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Expedition Platinum 4x2$73,030 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo40017 / 2410-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Expedition Platinum 4x4$76,175 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo40017 / 2210-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Expedition XLT 4x2$51,790 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo37517 / 2410-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Expedition XLT 4x4$54,800 / N/A6 Cylinder Turbo37517 / 2210-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Ford Expedition Safety

Is the 2018 Ford Expedition a Safe Car?

Ford equips every Expedition with its Safety Canopy System, which includes front, front side and 3-row side curtain airbags. A rollover sensor can activate the side and curtain airbags even if there's no collision. AdvanceTrac with roll stability control helps keep the vehicle from veering off course when skidding or plowing, while electronic traction control reduces wheel spin on slippery surfaces. Rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard throughout the range. The Limited trim has front sensors as standard, plus a blind spot monitoring system that's optional in the XLT. Every Expedition has a trailer sway control as standard. In government crash testing, the Expedition received a perfect five stars overall, including five stars in frontal impacts and five stars in side impacts.
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Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2018 Ford Expedition vs the competition

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe -- Offers a V8 option with more power than the Expedition can muster. But its rear seats don't fold flush into the floor and don't offer as much legroom. Also look at the GMC Yukon and the Chevy Suburban. 2018 Nissan Armada -- Comes with a 390-hp V8 engine. No long-wheelbase variant, though. 2018 Toyota Sequoia -- Not as many creature comforts nor as much towing capacity. And hardly the freshest on the block. But it traditionally enjoys better resale values than the Expedition. Used Lincoln Navigator -- Basically an Expedition with extra style and luxury. A certified pre-owned (CPO) model can be found through a Lincoln dealer for the price of a new Expedition.

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