2015 Ford Expedition Review

OVERALL RATING 4.2 of 5.0
  • Performance
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.1 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    5.0 of 5.0
CarSession
08 Jul 2015
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Features

  • Satellite Radio
  • USB Connection
  • Climate Control
  • Rear-View Camera
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming
  • Power Windows, Locks, Mirrors

Performance Specifications

  • Fuel Economy: 16 MPG City/ 22 MPG Highway
  • Standard Engine: Twin-Turbo Regular Unleaded V6, 3.5-Liter Engine
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Select Shift
  • Horsepower: 365 HP
  • Torque: 420 Lb-Ft
  • Body Style: Full-Size Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 28 Gallons

Overview

Ford is always looking for ways to introduce something new to the marketplace and with the introduction of its latest 2015 Ford Expedition, it can be said the company doesn’t want to back off from its promise. The vehicle is more than just a large SUV and comes equipped with amazing features and tech that haven’t been introduced, even in the latest modern rides. It is available in a variety of configurations, such as Platinum 4WD, King Ranch 4WD, Platinum, King Ranch, Limited, Limited 4WD, and XLT 4WD. However, the main focus of this review would be on the base XLT model which has a price tag of $44,585.

Performance

The all new 2015 Ford Expedition truly proves to be a beast on the road, featuring a large twin-turbo regular unleaded V6, 3.5-liter engine capable of generating 420 pound-feet of torque and 365 horsepower. The formerly sluggish feel of the vehicle has also been cured and the vehicle now has a stronger towing ability (6,000 lbs) and surprisingly crisp handling.

Therefore, the vehicle now gives you a direct driving feel you probably can’t expect from a similar vehicle of its size. The six-speed transmission is also incredibly smooth-shifting and responsive. And given the dramatic powertrain improvement, the car is still able to deliver an impressive fuel mileage of 16 MPG in the city and 22 on the highway.

Exterior

The 2015 Ford Expedition hits the road as a large SUV vehicle. It no longer shares a similar frame with the F-150 and the entire body has been switched to a stronger and durable aluminum make. Therefore, the exterior has definitely gone through some significant improvements. Not to mention, new headlights, taillights, side mirrors, front, side, and rear bumpers have also been added, giving the vehicle a somewhat chunkier, yet streamlined and softer look.

Interior

Several changes have been made to the interior as well. New plush upholsteries have been added and the previously cluttered look and feel of the vehicle has finally been eliminated via the latest MyFord Touch infotainment system, eight-inch screen and two new, smaller 4.2-inch screens which provide a more cohesive and organized look than before.

Features

Ford has definitely equipped the 2015 Expedition well. The large SUV comes with some of the best features available nowadays, which include power windows, doors, locks, front and rear climate control, and power-adjustable pedals. Other new features introduced by the company include the SYNC system with Bluetooth audio streaming, satellite radio, Applink, auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port.

Safety

Ford has proved time and again that the old body-on-frame design still performs to the top levels. The vehicle is exceptionally durable, reliable and has gained a five-star overall rating from the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and top ‘good’ score rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Safety gear remains top-notch as well and the vehicle features 8-standard airbags, 2 side-impact airbags, rear view camera, blind-spot mirrors, and stability control.

All in all, the 2015 Ford Expedition has been designed clearly to meet the expectations of SUV shoppers. Therefore, if you want a large SUV which delivers exceptional performance, reliability, safety, and comes with a wide range of infotainment features, the Ford Expedition is definitely worth considering.