Ford claims that their redesigned 2018 Ford Expedition has a towing capacity of 9,300 pounds, which makes the vehicle the best-in-class for full-size SUVs. The Expedition's towing capacity is equal to two 4,510 pounds 2017 Chevrolet Silverado WTs, or two 4,051 pounds Ford F-150's.
The upcoming Expedition is said to offer a new feature called Pro Trailer Backup Assist. For drivers to use the new feature, they can turn the knob to indicate how much the trailer should turn. The vehicle then turns the front wheels accordingly to maneuver the trailer into the right position and assures that things will go smoothly.
"With best-in-class towing capability of 9,300 pounds and available Pro Trailer Backup Assist, you can spend more time on the water rather than struggling to back up and launch your boat," said Craig Patterson, Ford SUV marketing manager, in a statement. It's a great option if you plan on pulling a large boat or a big camper on a regular basis. Fords claim that over "50 percent of Expedition customers value towing, and 15 percent tow weekly or monthly."
The 2018 Ford Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission. However, Ford has yet to confirm the power figures of the new Expedition, but speculations suggest that it may carry up to 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque.
In addition, the Expedition is also the first Ford vehicle to offer a wireless charging feature for smartphones and four 12-volt power points, a 100-volt power outlet for the passengers, and six USB chargers. The new frame and an all-aluminum-alloy body also shred around 300-lbs of weight of the new Expedition.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is anticipated to hit dealerships this fall. It will also be available in XLT, Limited and Platinum trims.