2016 Ford Expedition price, redesign, specs – The Expedition is one of the oldest truck-based full size SUVs currently on sale and despite the fact Ford released a major update with the 2015 model year, it just is not capable of competing with the Escalade or even with the Tahoe. This is mostly because the chassis of the Expedition is old and even though it has a very efficient engine; it weighs more than 6000 pounds so it is both slow as well as very inefficient when it comes to the fuel consumption. In order to fix it Ford is going to release a new model with the new Ford Expedition 2016 and unlike the current one, this is going to be all new and it will actually be based on the new F-150 series.
2016 Ford Expedition release date and price
This means it will get a new platform with a chassis made out of high strength steel as well as aluminum. On top of that, the body will also use aluminum, meaning its weight might finally drop. In fact, many experts expect the new 2016 Ford Expedition to lose more than 1000 pounds in weight which is a massive amount for any car. However, in order to complete the actual car Ford will likely release it some time at the end of 2016. The price will also be quite a bit more different than the current model. The new Expedition should be available for sale some time in the early 2017 for around $50,000, a 10% increase over the previous model.
New Ford Expedition 2016 redesign
Design wise, the new Ford Expedition 2016 will borrow a lot of design elements from the current F-150 and probably from the Bronco concept crossover. The front end will get three piece grille of the F-150 with the modular headlights which will make it look quite aggressive. The bumper will see some changes such as a smaller intake in order to improve the aerodynamic coefficient. The rear end will be designed from scratch and it may even include a two-piece tailgate which would prove very useful for loading the car with luggage.
The interior will be a bit more different than that of the truck model despite the fact that it will be based on it. Firstly, the dashboard should be all new with similar instruments to the F-150. The base trim level on the other hand will include a lot more such as satellite navigation, cruise control, a rear view camera, satellite radio, 4G LTE connectivity and even Wi-Fi. Options will include a premium audio system, electric seats in the back, and ventilated seats all around the vehicle as well as a more premium leather upholstery.
2016 Ford Expedition mpg specs
Under the hood of the 2016 Ford Expedition on the other hand most people are going to find a surprise. Why? Well, because the 3.5 liter EcoBoost is quite likely going to be discontinued and replaced with something else. It will still be 3.5 liters in displacement and it may even be called EcoBoost. However, instead of the current 365 horsepower it will most likely make more than 440 horsepower and up to 460 lb-ft of torque which is more than its direct competitors. The engine will also be mated to Ford’s all new 10 speed automatic which will send the power either to the rear wheels or to a four wheel drive system.
This should mean a much better fuel consumption of around 23 MPG on average while the current model only gets 16 MPG. On top of that, the performance will be increased by quite a big margin and on top of that the maximum tow rating will likely go up to around 10,000 pounds, thus becoming the most powerful truck based SUV on the market today. A diesel has also been rumored but it is unlikely for Ford to equip the 2016 Ford Expedition with it due to the increase in price as well as power decrease.