True expeditions require additional transportation conveyances: horses, boats, cars, for example. With a towing capacity around 9,000 pounds, the Ford Expedition can tow any of these.
After redesigning the Expedition for 2007 while also lowering the price, Ford adds a new top end King Ranch model for 2008, as well as an available rear backup camera and power-retractable running boards.
The Expedition is meant for utility, not posing. It carries people, hauls gear, tows boats, and pulls campers. When it’s equipped with four-wheel drive, the Expedition will also get you there whether the road is dry, wet, snowy, or even when there’s hardly any road at all.
Inside, the Expedition features rich materials and generous space in all three seating rows. The second- and third-row seats fold flat to create a useful rear cargo area. Extended-wheelbase EL versions add even more cargo-carrying capacity, which is especially noticeable when trying to load groceries or gear behind the third-row seats.
All Expeditions are powered by Ford’s 5.4-liter V8 that makes 300 horsepower and offers towing capacities in the 9000-pound range. Thanks in part to independent rear suspension, the Expedition offers a smooth ride that is more car-like than most big, truck-based SUVs.
The Eddie Bauer are trimmed as outdoor adventure vehicles and are distinguished by a longer list of convenience features as standard equipment, notably the Expedition’s unique power-folding split third-row seat. Other standard features include leather upholstery, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, memory for the mirrors and driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, an AM/FM stereo tuner with 6CD changer, trip computer, conversation mirror, mirror-mounted turn signals, and protective cladding for the lower body panels.