Ford bumps up Expedition pricing across all trims

on Jun27

Ford unveiled the new Expedition earlier this year ahead of the 2017 Chicago auto show.

DETROIT — The Ford Expedition’s first redesign in 20 years will be priced $4,500 to $8,500 more than the current model.

The 2018 version of the hulking family hauler will come with 40 new technology features, including Wi-Fi, numerous charging ports, a rear-seat entertainment system, a panoramic roof that spans two rows and a host of driver-assist tech. The SUV’s overhaul also includes a new aluminum body that sheds 300 pounds as well as updated powertrains.

As a result, the Expedition’s price is jumping across all trim levels. The cheapest version — the XL 4×2 trim — will start at $49,290. The most expensive — the extended-length Platinum 4×4 trim — will cost $79,740, according to a dealer price list obtained by Automotive News and verified by Ford. Those prices include a $1,195 shipping charge.

The new FX4 off-road variant will start at $63,155 and is available only on the 4×4 XLT trim. The charges include the $54,705 XLT 4×4 base price, a $1,650 off-road package, a $5,605 equipment package and the $1,195 destination and delivery charge.

The XLT’s base price increases $4,570 over the 2017 model, the Limited’s price jumps $6,540 and the Platinum’s price jumps $8,505, Ford said.

Ford unveiled the new Expedition earlier this year ahead of the 2017 Chicago auto show. In recent years, Ford had been content to let the eight-seater languish with few updates, but now the automaker hopes to cash in on what’s become a hot segment.

In addition to its design and technology upgrades, the 2018 Expedition will produce more power than its predecessor.

The SUV’s XL, XLT and Limited trims get 375 hp at 5,000 rpm (10 more than the 2017 model) and 470 pounds-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm (50 more than the outgoing model).

The Platinum trim will get 400 hp (35 more than the outgoing model) and 480 pounds-feet of torque at 3,250 rpm (60 more than the outgoing model).

The Expedition will go on sale this fall and will be built at Ford’s Kentucky Truck Plant.

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