2015 Ford Expedition offers new amenities and tech

2015 Ford Expedition offers new amenities and tech  image

Text: / Photos: Ford | posted July 18, 2014 15:31

New 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost engine to replace 5.4-liter v8

The updated Ford Expedition will be powered by an Ecoboost engine, features a redone interior and more standard tech on all trim levels.

The 2015 Expedition has a longer wheelbase, measuring 3,022mm. On the other hand, Ford is also offering the 2015 Expedition with a longer wheelbase at 3,327mm. Both models can seat eight people and still have a cargo space of 130.8 cubic feet (over 3,700L). 

The rear of the 2015 Ford Expedition

The Platinum Series, which is a trim favorite in the F-series of trucks, is now made available to the new Expedition. Brunello-leather seats can come in a new red-wine color with tuxedo-stripe accents and French steamed stitching. It can also come in Ebony with Agate gray accents.

The interior of the 2015 Ford Expedition 

An eight-inch LCD screen is also present on the center console. Interior soundproofing has been done on the Expedition by adding more deadening material to the headlining, door panels, cabin pillars and on the center console, which further reduce engine and road noise. 

There is also new carpeting and sound insulation technology that absorbs more sound from the outside and on the wheel well. Acoustic glass which was first introduced in 2007, now comes as standard on windshields across all trim levels.

Moreover, Ford says it features a radar-based blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert, keyless entry with a push-button start, front and rear parking sensors and a seven color ambient LED interior lighting.

The 2015 Expedition will be powered by a 3.5L V6 Ecoboost engine that cranks out 370PS, a torque rating of 569Nm. Ford says it can pull a maximum cargo load of 4,173kg. The engine is mated to a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that has a manual function with the use of a shift-mounted rocker switch in changing gears. 

The 4 trim levels differ in finish and look, depending on the clientele. The XLT is aimed for the sporty type, Limited for elegance, for the urban type there is the Platinum, and there is the King Ranch, which is aimed for the rugged type.