2019 Ford Expedition Review, Hybrid, Towing Capacity

The 2019 Ford Expedition will arrive with plenty of improvements. After the F-150 truck got its facelift, the same approach will be applied to the new Expedition. The 2019 model will get an extensive use of lightweight materials, mostly aluminum.

Tow rating is great and the ride is smooth. The interior looks upscale and it will receive some important updates. Generally, the 2019 Ford Expedition is a perfect SUV that acts like the F-150 pickup. An updated EcoBoost engine is delivering superb performance and new transmission is in the offer as well. Four trim levels are available and a new off-road package is bringing even better performances.

2019 Ford Expedition

2019 Ford Expedition exterior styling and dimensions

While based on the F-150 model, the 2019 Ford Expedition is looking like a real SUV than the actual pickup. Whatsoever, some styling cues are taken from the famous pickup truck, but generally, the exterior design is classic SUV. The styling looks handsome and upscale. The top-range Platinum trim is on another level when it comes to exterior styling. More chrome materials, standard LED headlights and taillights and much more are just something that this model offers. Lines are looking brilliant, especially those below the side window. The sense of aggressiveness is present in the upcoming model.

A-pillar is similar to the one on the Lincoln Navigator model. The wheel arches are rounded and it is a perfect match to the squarish appearance of the Expedition. Plenty of chrome trims are standard, just like the body-color running boards. Tow hooks are placed below the front and rear bumper.

The two-inch receiver hitch is behind the block-out panel. Liftgate activates by the swing motion so loading groceries is easier than ever. An FX4 off-road package is optional and it adds larger front fenders, chrome running boards, 18-inch wheels and skid plates. The wheelbase of the newest model is 122.5 inches, while the length is 210 inches.

2019 Ford Expedition Hybrid

While the diesel variant will arrive in the coming months, a hybrid drivetrain is also the most likely outcome. Ford’s well-known plan about electrifying most of the company’s vehicles will not go around the Expedition model.

The next year model is the most likely candidate for the hybrid variant, and it should deliver better performance and fuel economy. At the moment, it is not clear what type of electric motor or motors will Blue Oval carmaker use.

2019 Ford Expedition interior

2019 Ford Expedition interior

Just like the exterior, the same thing will happen from the inside of the 2019 Ford Expedition. Whatsoever, some cues and amenities are taken from the F-150 model. The 2019 Ford Expedition will come with the same dashboard and it looks stunning. The front seats are all-new and the center console is different. The new rotary gearshift knob is standard and the cabin sports plenty of wood and metal finishes. Leather seats and dash are optional, just like the contrast stitching.

Dual-zone climate control is standard, while the heating and ventilating seats are available as an option. Gauge cluster will stay intact and that includes two analog gauges for information such as speed. The large TFT display is still present and it adds a perfect interface that is easy to use. Sync 3 infotainment system now supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Wireless phone charger is optional and it is placed under the HVAC controls. A Pro Trailer Backup Assist system is available as an option and it is a perfect system for the average drivers. Thanks to that, you can now back a trailer like a driver with experience.

2019 Ford Expedition side

2019 Ford Expedition powertrain specs

The all-new 2019 Ford Expedition will ride on a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. This drivetrain is taken from the Blue Oval’s famous truck, you can take a guess if you want to. Yes, from the F-150 model. This unit generates 375 HP and 470 lb-ft of torque. With those figures, Expedition slots above the Chevy’s V8 unit that produces 355 HP and 385 lb-ft of twists. However, this is not everything.

The Platinum trim will use the same engine that is slightly re-tuned. Thanks to that, Platinum model can produce up to 400 HP and 480 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is available and it feels smooth while shifting gears.

Towing capacity and modes

While it can accommodate up to eight passengers, the 2019 Ford Expedition can also tow up to 9,300 pounds. Rear-wheel drive is standard and part-time four-wheel drive is optional. You can switch from one setup to other thanks to the buttons placed on the center console. Seven driving modes are on the offer: Normal, sport, tow, Eco, grass, sand and mud.

2019 Ford Expedition rear

2019 Ford Expedition price and release date

The pricing is not available at the moment, but we expect that the 2019 Ford Expedition will be competitive as in all other segments. On the other hand, don’t expect the price below $45,000. A Platinum model will cost up to $70,000 and it offers premium features and performances exclusively. This 2019 Ford Expedition model will go on sale in the first months of 2019.

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