2017 Ford Expedition

MSRP $47,125 - $67,250

Ranked #7 in Suv

8.2

Overall Rating

2017 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 9, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Ford Expedition is old-school in every which way possible. The full-size SUV is known for its hauling capacities, premium interior touches, and a big athletic exterior silhouette that might put the other rivals to shame. Moreover, changes to the tune of a new Limited Appearance Package have been added, which offers new 20-inch alloys, side mirror covers, and a rear-activated liftgate.

Starting at an MSRP of $47,125, the 2017 Expedition comes in over 4 trim levels. The high-end Platinum trim gets the Continuously Controlled Damping Suspension as standard from now on. On the powertrain front, the Expedition is powered by a potent 3.5L twin-turbo V6, that has, in turn, set a benchmark of sorts for the rest of the Ford lineup. Having said all of this, the Expedition is showing its age quite evidently and is up for a revamp soon enough.

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Pros

Potent and efficient V6 powertrain

Spacious cabin space

Impressive towing capacity

Cons

Aged exterior design

Ride and handling dynamics not upto the mark

Not very frugal

What's New?

New Limited Appearance Package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$60615

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

365 hp @ 5000 rpm

torque

420 lb.-ft. @ 2250 rpm

transmission

6 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

119 in.

length

221 in.

width

79 in.

height

78 in.

curb weight

5562 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

160.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

108.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

9200 lbs.

payload capacity

1640 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/21 mpg

highway range

588.0 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XLT$47,125 onwards

Limited$56,045 onwards

King Ranch$60,615 onwards

Platinum$64,205 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Ford Expedition in Blue Jeans Metallic color
Blue Jeans Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.5

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.0

Exterior

7.5

Safety

7.5

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


Priced at a competitive MSRP of $47,125 and backed by Ford's impressive warranty package, the 2017 updates of the Expedition make it even more competitive in this segment that represents a value for money deal. For leasing, the 2017 Expedition will set you back by $400 per month for up to 36 months. In urgent need of a full-on revamp from top to bottom, both on the exterior and interior front, the 2017 Expedition as of now seems pretty aged to say the least. Furthermore, the 2017 Expedition faces off against the likes of the Lincoln Navigator, Chevrolet Tahoe, and the Toyota Sequoia. So are the updates enough for it to stand up in such a populated market? Let's find out.


9.0/10
Features

8.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

7.5/10
Safety


2017 Ford Expedition Features

9.0/10

The 2017 Ford Expedition will come in 4 trim levels, namely XLT, Limited, King Ranch, and Platinum trims, with prices ranging from $47,125 for the base XLT trim, and which goes up to $64,205 for the top-most Platinum trim. Filled up to the brim with the latest bells and whistles, Ford also offers a multitude of packages as optional extras with the Expedition. Standard across the trim lineup is the V6 power unit along with a 6-speed AT. Moreover, you can also opt for the 4-wheel drivetrain setup for a premium of 3 grand.

Trim

XLT

Limited

King Ranch

Platinum

MSRP (RWD)

$47,125

$56,045

$60,615

$64,205

MSRP (4WD)

$50,050

$59,000

$63,535

$67,250

Key Features

rear parking sensors along with a rearview camera

heated second-row seats

Power-folding third-row seats

Perforated leather upholstery

 

automatic headlights and LED fog lights

front parking sensors

20-inch alloys

22-inch alloy wheels

 

Ford's Sync infotainment system

Ventilated front seats

special exterior styling details

Power moonroof

 

A six-way power driver seat with manual recline

Upgraded 12-speaker Sony audio system

Mesa Brown premium leather upholstery

 
 

Cloth upholstery

Power liftgate

wood grain interior trim

 

We recommend

Our pick of the lot would have to be the 2017 Ford Expedition King Ranch. It depicts the best value for money factor amongst all the other trims. Apart from features such as the premium Mes brown leather upholstery, we'd recommend you to even opt for the premium yet practical package options, such as the Limited Appearance package which replaces the standard alloys with 20-inch sets. By far the best bargain in its class.

2017 Ford Expedition Engine and Performance

8.5/10

Despite its significant size, the Ford Expedition is pretty manageable on the road. The four-wheel independent suspension gives it an exceptionally smooth ride relative to rivals - Edmunds

2017 Ford Expedition Engine and Transmission

The power duties of the 2017 Ford Expedition is taken care of by a potent 3.5L twin-turbo V6, which pushes out a massive 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. This is more than enough for taking on your daily duties, and also enough for when you have to let the taps open for on the freeways while overtaking. Available in both rear-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive, the said power is sent to either one of these via an efficient 6-speed AT.

The twin-turbo V6 also aids in impressive towing capacities, with it being able to tow up to 6,600 lbs. The 6-speed automatic transmission when coupled to the engine amplifies the smooth power delivery put down. It borrows the V6 engine from the F-150 lineup, and that is the sole reason, the Expedition performs so impressively. 

Models

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP

$47,125

$63,515

$47,215

$45,560

Engine

3.5L V6

3.5L V6

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

5.7L i-Force V8 DOHC

Transmission

6-speed Automatic

6-speed Automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

365 hp @ 5000 RPM

380 hp @ 5250 RPM

355 hp @ 5600 RPM

381 hp @ 5600 RPM

Torque

420 lb-ft @ 2500 RPM

460 lb-ft @ 2750 RPM

383 lb-ft @ 4100 RPM

401 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM

Despite its heft, with the help of the twin-turbos, the 2017 Expedition is also able to put up decent acceleration times. Coming over to the competition, with the Expedition being placed right in the middle of the pack, it is the Toyota Sequoia, which displays sheer performance for a competitive price tag. This is because it houses a much more potent V8 engine, unlike the V6 used by the rest of the rivals.

2017 Ford Expedition Acceleration

The 2017 Ford Expedition, when powered by the 365 hp twin-turbo V6, is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just about 6.4 seconds. Its engaging turbo power has an adequate lag, but it growls nevertheless to take on overtaking maneuvers while sprinting through freeways. One would think the Expedition's heft might get in the way of it putting up a competitive time, but that is not the case here.

Models

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

0-60 MPH

6.4 sec

5.9

7.0 sec

6.7 sec

Quarter mile

15.4 sec

14.5

15.3 sec

15.4 sec

The effortless powertrain of the 2017 Ford Expedition SUV is quick and responsive, and hence the full-size SUV is also able to cross the quarter-mile barrier in just 15.4 seconds. Not that it should matter at all for a family SUV, the 6-speed AT puts up precise and smooth shifts, even at the lower RPMs. The Lincoln Navigator, on the other hand, is the fastest of the lot, courtesy of its segment-best power figures from a V6 that too, while the other house a V8.

2017 Ford Expedition Ride and Handling

The 2017 Ford Expedition is mighty responsive in this handling department. Despite its size and heft, it is quite easy to maneuver around traffic-jammed city streets, even with the long-wheelbase version of the Expedition. The steering is accurate and adequately responsive. Taking on corners is no cake in this full-size SUV, as there is evident body roll noticeable. A practical family SUV in its demeanor, the 2017 Expedition has the utmost comfortable ride on display. This is because of the independent suspension that it houses. Furthermore, the turbo noise also doesn't creep inside the cabin as much as one would expect.

2017 Ford Expedition Braking

The 2017 Ford Expedition houses 13.5-inch brake rotor discs in the front and 13.2-inch rotor discs in the back. This combined with its 5562 lbs heft, brings the Expedition to a complete stop from 60 MPH in just 129 ft. The brake pedals are adequately responsive, and it does perform better than expected in emergency braking situations.

Model

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

Brake Front (in.)

13.5

13.8

14.2

13.9

Brake Rear (in.)

13.2

13.8

13.8

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5562

5830

5356

5730

60-0 MPH (ft.)

129

132

125

130

The 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, takes the win in this aspect, with its biggest in the segment rotor discs. It comes to a stop in an impressive 125 ft, which is despite it weighing much less than its rivals.

2017 Ford Expedition Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The 2017 Ford Expedition is able to deliver 15 MPG in the city and 21 miles to the gallon out on the highway, with the rear-wheel-drive setup, whereas the 4WD setup allows it to deliver 15 and 20 MPG in the city and highway respectively. This places it amongst the leaders of this segment in terms of fuel efficiency. Combine that with a massive 28-gallon fuel tank, and the 2017 Expedition can stretch to about 588 miles on the go-between fuel stops.

Model

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

MPG (city)

15

15

16

13

MPG (highway)

21

21

23

17

MPG (combined)

18

17

19

15

Fuel Capacity 28.0 gallons 28.0 gallons 26.0 gallons 26.4 gallons

These figures are despite the fact that the Expedition is powered by a potent twin-turbo engine setup. The Expedition Long-wheelbase models are also mighty impressive in this regard, as with an RWD setup, the Expedition can deliver 15 MPG in the city and 20 miles to the gallon out on the highway, whereas the 4WD are rated at 15 and 18 MPG in the city and highway respectively.

2017 Ford Expedition Interior

8.0/10

While it is otherwise splendid inside, the cabin's cheap-looking plastics are flagrant fouls and unacceptable for the price - CarandDriver

2017 Ford Expedition Seating and comfort

The 2017 Ford Expedition is able to seat 7 average-sized adults at once. The daily-driving attributes of the Ford Expedition are much more pleasing and comfortable, now that it gets bolstered premium leather seats all around. And moreover, the independent rear suspension also is a boon, as it aids massively in this aspect. Ideally suited for long journeys, the rear seats do provide adequate space so that no one seated behind feels lethargic throughout the journey.

The interior as a whole still feels aged in its layout and is in need of immediate restoration. The dashboard is filled with plastic, and evidently so, gives off a bland sense. Being a full-size crossover, as you'd expect, the 2017 Expedition comes with all the latest creature comforts one expects in a vehicle of this class. 6-way power-adjustable front and rear seats are available in the higher trims, whereas memory function is standard with the top-most Platinum trim.

Model

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

Passenger capacity

8

7

8

8

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.6/63.2/41.1

39.5/63.3/43.0

42.8/64.8/45.3

34.8/66.4/42.5

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.8/63.7/39.1

39.7/63.7/39.1

38.7/65.1/39.0

34.9/65.6/40.9

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/51.9/37.7

37.6/51.9/37.7

38.1/62.6/24.8

34.5/65.7/35.3

Some of the Interior Features on offer are-

  • 6 way manually adjustable passenger seat
  • Reclining rear seats and split-folding rear seatback
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • Tilt and telescopic electric power steering with audio and cruise controls
  • Universal remote transmitter and keyless ignition
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
  • Dual illumination vanity mirrors

2017 Ford Expedition Infotainment

For entertainment needs, Ford equips the 2017 Expedition with a great 8-inch touchscreen system backed by Ford's latest Sync 3 interface. It has a user-friendly experience that delivers a pleasant experience to the users. The best part, the Expedition this year gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, although optional. Further, Ford also offers an abundance of features throughout the trim lineup, such as the premium Sony audio setup with speakers for all the avid audiophiles out there, 4 USB ports and charging points split throughout the cabin, and much more.

2017 Ford Expedition Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Ford Expedition has a cargo capacity of 18.6 cu. ft behind the third-row seats, which is pretty impressive. Fold-down those seats and the cargo space increases to 55 cu. ft behind the second row. The second-row seats also fold down in a 60/40 manner, which further increases the said space to 108.3 cu. ft. Plenty of interior storage spaces are also provided, which prove to be a boon for long journeys.

Model

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

18.6

18.1

15.3

18.9

An automated rear liftgate is also provided with the Expedition, for ease of loading and unloading of items. If the space provided isn't enough for you, then there is the 2017 Expedition EL Long-wheelbase version, which has 42.6 cu. ft of cargo space behind the third row, 85.5 cu. ft behind the second row, and 130.8 behind the first row.

2017 Ford Expedition Exterior

7.5/10

The Expedition's styling has aged gracefully - TheCarConection

We believe the 2017 Expedition exterior design layout to have aged quite a bit, and is in need of an urgent restoration. Placed in the full-size segment, it goes without saying that the Expedition is huge in its dimensions. There is also a Long Wheelbase version that, further increases in dimensions, which in turn delivers the best-in-class cabin space. Coming onto the design, accented in a bit of chrome, the front grille completely covers the front end, with lines flowing across through to the LED headlights.

Boxy in its shape, you won't find any sharp cuts or creases throughout the side profile, as it's styled in quite a bland fashion. Many top-notch features have also been added to the 2017 iteration. The latest of the lot is the new Appearance package, which adds in new pattern 20-inch alloys, side mirror covers, and black roof racks. Moving to the top of the trim table, the Platinum variant also offers you a set of 22-inch alloys. 

Model

2017 Ford Expedition

2017 Lincoln Navigator

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

2017 Toyota Sequoia

Curb weight (lbs.)

5562

5830

5356

5730

Length(in)

206.0

207.4

204.0

205.1

Width(in)

78.8

78.8

80.5

79.9

Height(in)

77.2

78.1

74.4

77.0

Ground clearance (in)

8.3

8.4

7.9

9.9

Wheelbase (in)

119.0

119.0

116.0

122.0

Some of the exterior features offered are-

  • Variable Intermittent rear wipers
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear defogger
  • Roof racks
  • 20-inch alloys
  • Skid plates
  • Rear Liftgate door with a manual flip-up window
  • Trailer hitch and wiring

2017 Ford Expedition Safety

7.5/10

A family cruiser in its essence, the 2017 Ford Expedition is all about safety. The automaker never compromises on this front, and thus the Expedition is fitted with the latest set of active and passive safety features. Coming to the crash-test scores, the Expedition scored an overall 5 on 5 stars from the NHTSA, whereas the IIHS awards it an overall "Good" rating.

Some of the safety features included with the 2017 Expedition are-

  • LATCH- (rear outboard seating positions)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning system
  • Lane change assist

2017 Ford Expedition Competition

2017 Ford Expedition vs 2017 Lincoln Navigator

The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is the most aggressive and the competitor to beat in this segment. Powered by a 3.5L V6, the Navigator represents what a perfect SUV should aspire to be. Better looking than the Expedition by a mile, it also has plenty of the latest features on point in its arsenal.

The Expedition, on the other hand, has also a lot of things going for it, as Fors has its comparatively reliable nature, and a practical interior setup to boast about. Nevertheless, it also has a lot of cons to answer for, and hence we recommend you go for the Lincoln navigator in this scenario.

2017 Ford Expedition vs 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

The most competitive and best rival to the Expedition, the 2017 Tahoe is the most reliable player in the town. Its full-size crossover dimensions, allow it to have a practical cabin space, which is ideal for any family.. The Tahoe definitely wins over in terms of exterior styling.

But the 2017 Expedition has the latest set of creature comforts going for it, which is by far the best in the segment. The 3.5L engine it houses is also better than the 5.3L 8-cylinder the Tahoe has. What’s being compromised is its congested seating area although it can accommodate a large amount of luggage.

2017 Ford Expedition Final Verdict

The 2017 Ford Expedition full-size SUV is a very capable SUV that comes at a great price and packs in an impressive sum of interior and exterior features. be it performance, fuel efficiency, or practicality quotient, the 2017 Expedition aces it all. Ford aims to lead the full-size market sales with the Expedition, and rightly so it might as well do it if not for the aged exterior design layout. We highly recommend prospective buyers take a look at this bundle of value.


2017 Ford Expedition FAQs

What takes care of the audio requirements in the Ford Expedition?

The 2017 Ford Expedition has everything covered for the audiophiles out there, as it has an upgraded 12-speaker Sony audio system in play to take care of all of the audio requirements.

How much can the 2017 Ford Expedition tow?

The 2017 Ford Expedition is able to tow up to 6,600 lbs

Where is the Ford Expedition built?

The Ford Expedition is manufactured and assembled in Michigan, USA.

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