Ford Expedition

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  October 2, 2022
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The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV built by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1996 for the 1997 model year as a replacement to the Ford Bronco, it was previously slotted between the smaller Ford Explorer and the larger Ford Excursion, but as of the 2005 model year, it is Ford’s largest and last truck-based, off-road and tow-capable SUV. The Expedition is based heavily on the Ford F-150 pickup and continues to share various components (transmissions, electronics, chassis control systems, towing features, etc.) with the full-size half-ton pickup truck. Ford currently offers the standard regular-sized model and the longer EL/Max model (2007–present), succeeding the Excursion which was discontinued in 2005. The Expedition is the third Ford vehicle to use the “Expedition” name, as it was originally used on a 1992 concept vehicle, the F-150 Eddie Bauer Expedition. The name was subsequently and briefly used for one of the Ford Explorer Sport (two door)’s trim levels during the 1995 model year, before finding a home on the full-size SUV for the 1997 model year. All Expeditions were originally built in Wayne, Michigan. In 2009, Ford shifted its current third generation (2007–present) model production to Louisville, Kentucky when Ford converted the Wayne assembly plant to begin further production of the Focus. A refreshed third generation arrived to dealers in July 2014 for the 2015 model year.

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