2018 Ford Expedition


Ranked #6 in Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$48,190 - $76,175

Key Spec of 2018 Ford Expedition
fuel economy


fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)


375 hp @ 5000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2018 Ford Expedition Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2018 Ford Expedition comes with much-needed updates and a complete redesign. The highlight of the changes being the updated twin-turbo V6 engine mated to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox and the all-new exterior design. The updated powertrain and gearbox combo results in better performance, quicker acceleration, and more pulling power. The 2018 Expedition starts at $51,790 and for the changes, Ford has charged a premium of $4,665 over the 2017 Expedition which is steep.

2018 Ford Expedition

The Expedition has always been a large SUV and that has resulted in generous cabin space and a usable cargo capacity even with all three rows up. The ride quality and the comfortable seats of the Expedition ensure that the occupants travel in utmost comfort but the nervous handling and low-rent cabin play a spoilsport here. Those misses aside, the 2018 Expedition remains a competent full-size SUV and more of a land yacht.

2018 Ford Expedition Latest Updates

  • Feb' 2, 2022 : Battle Of Mid-Size American Brutes: 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe Vs 2022 Ford Expedition Read More »
  • Sep' 21, 2021 : 2022 Ford Expedition to be unveiled on 21st September, 2021 Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Above average reliability

Pricier than rivals

The 2018 Ford Expedition has been fully redesigned.

Commodious interior and generous cargo space

Cumbersome to pilot

The 2018 Ford Expedition gets an updated V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Powerful engine and smooth automatic transmission

SYNC3 still needs fine tuning

Great towing capacity

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy5.00
Notable Rankings

#6 in Suv

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XL$48,190 onwards

XLT$51,790 onwards

  • 4.2-Inch central display
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Nine-Speaker sound system w/ CD player
  • Push-Button ignition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-Way power driver seat

Limited$62,675 onwards

  • Front parking sensors
  • Hd radio
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Leather-Wrapped steering wheel
  • Premium Bang & Olufsen 12-speaker audio
  • Retractable running boards
  • Roof rack rails

Platinum$73,030 onwards

  • Active noise cancellation
  • Enhanced front seats w/ massage function
  • Leather door trim


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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $3899518 May 2022

2018 Ford Expedition Platinum

Platinum 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 400 hp 10A)

Est. $515/mo
Excellent Deal
$14,802 Below market
RMV: $52,797
Carrollton, TX
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2017 Ford Expedition Limited SUV


Est. $294/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,336.5 Below market
RMV: $29,996.5
Tampa, FL
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2017 Ford Expedition24
Price Rise, $480
Previous Price: $1999921 Jun 2022

2017 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $278/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,511 Below market
RMV: $27,990
Tulsa, OK
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Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $2100024 Jun 2022

2017 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $278/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,490 Below market
RMV: $27,990
Mattoon, IL
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2018 Ford Expedition SUV


Est. $461/mo
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$12,133 Below market
RMV: $46,133
Tucson, AZ
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Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $3299017 Jun 2022

2018 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 375 hp 10A)

Est. $434/mo
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$11,364.5 Below market
RMV: $43,354.5
Denton, TX
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Price Drop, $100
Previous Price: $2390023 Jun 2022

2017 Ford Expedition Limited

Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $323/mo
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$8,367 Below market
RMV: $32,167
Manchester, MD
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2017 Ford Expedition XLT

XLT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $271/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,995 Below market
RMV: $26,990
Mesa, AZ
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2019 Ford Expedition Limited SUV


Est. $543/mo
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$13,911 Below market
RMV: $53,906
Victor, NY
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Colors and Styles

2018 Ford Expedition in Blue Metallic color
Blue Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2018 Ford Expedition received a complete redesign this year. It now comes in three trims and one engine option. The 2018 Expedition has been priced steep and now starts at $51,790. The Expedition is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that puts out a stout 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. These figures are more than enough to help the Expedition have a trailering capacity of close to 9,300 pounds when properly specced.

2018 Ford Expedition Three-Quarter Front View

Moving inside, the first thing you will notice is the resemblance of the dashboard and the front cabin with its sibling the F-150 pickup. The cabin is wide and spacious with a comfortable seating setup. The ride is also comfy but the handling of the Expedition is its Achilles heel. With the update, the Expedition has leaped ahead of the competitors like GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Toyota Sequoia. How much of that is true, let's find out in our review.


The 2018 Ford Expedition comes in three trims namely XLT, Limited, and Platinum. There is also an extended wheelbase version of the Expedition that goes by Expedition Max which we have covered separately so don't forget to check it out. The 2018 Expedition has a steep starting price of $51,790 for XLT trim which gets a bevy of comfort and convenience features with a lengthy list of optional features. Moving to the Limited trim, it sees a starting price of $62,675 and you add a host of premium features and bigger alloy wheels.

2018 Ford Expedition Side View

Sitting right at the top is the Platinum trim starting at $73,030 and comes with no dearth of premium features combined with a plush and loaded cabin. The 2018 Explorer offers one engine and gearbox option with a choice of 2WD or 4WD configuration. While the Limited trim gets a higher state of tune of the same engine. Other than this, there is a list of individual packages for each trim and their own set of standalone optional features. That said, there is an all-new Special Edition package that gets you all-LED exterior lights, a self-parking system, and a heavy-duty tow package. 














375 hp, 3.5-liter twin-tubro V6 engine

 Adds or upgrades to 'XLT'

 Adds or upgrades to 'Limited'


18-inch alloy wheels

20-inch alloy wheels

Upgraded front seats w/ massage function


Push-button ignition

Retractable running board

Interior wood trims


Rear parking sensors w/ rearview camera

Front parking sensors

Upgraded leather steering wheel


Power-adjustable pedals

Heated second-row seats

Active noise cancellation


Heated side mirrors

Premium Bang & Olufsen sound system

Leather door trims


Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

Leather-wrapped steering wheel



Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat



We Recommend:

Since the 2018 Expedition already has an above fifty grand starting price we suggest picking the base XLT trim which gets more than necessary features. While there are two generous optional packages 201A and 202A along with a bevy of stand-alone optional features list in case you need more features. 

Engine and Performance

"The Expedition has an effortless powertrain that is plenty quick and a supple suspension that delivers a relaxed ride." - Caranddriver

2018 Ford Expedition Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Ford Expedition under its hood carries an all-new 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that puts out a stout 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox that can either be had with RWD or 4WD configuration.

2018 Ford Expedition Engine

If you go for the Platinum trim then the same engine puts out a higher 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The engine even in the base tune packs in plenty of power but the higher state of tune in the Platinum trim transforms it into another beast that is ready to leap at a slight dab of throttle.

Models 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
MSRP $51,790 $47,500 $48,600 $ 49,100
Engine 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 5.3-liter V8 5.7-liter V8 5.3-liter V8
Transmission 10-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic
Power 375 hp @ 5000 rpm 355 hp @ 5600 rpm 381 hp @ 5600 rpm 355 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque 470 ft-lbs. @ 3500 rpm 383 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm 401 ft-lbs. @ 3600 rpm 383 ft-lbs. @ 4100 rpm

The rivals are priced lower than the Expedition but they all get a naturally aspirated V8 which might be more powerful than the twin-turbo V6 of the Expedition but is no match to its torque figures.

2018 Ford Expedition Acceleration

The 2018 Ford Expedition goes from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds and covers the quarter-mile in 14.8 seconds. This full-size SUV weighing above 5,000 pounds has no business to be fast but who doesn't love its SUV to do a Dodge Durango.

Models 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
0-60 MPH 6.2 sec 7.1 sec 6.6 sec 7.3 sec
Quarter mile 14.8 sec 15.5 sec 15.2 sec 15.5 sec
Engine 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 5.3-liter V8 5.7-liter V8 5.3-liter V8

None of the rivals was able to beat the Expedition in either 0-60 mph or quarter-mile run. The fastest among rivals, Toyota Sequoia was 0.4 seconds behind the Expedition in the 0-60 mph run.

2018 Ford Expedition Ride and Handling

The ride quality of the Ford Expedition is like yin and yang. As the soft suspension ensures a carpet-like ride for the passengers with the Expedition soaking up bumps and bad roads like anything. On the flip side, the same thing makes the Expedition handle like a boat with an ample amount of body roll and body movement. Thus requiring the driver to make constant steering corrections and keeping him busy all the time.

2018 Ford Expedition Driving

Had the steering wheel been a bit more direct then the driver would have been at some ease with the constant body movement. But the numb steering wheel and spongy brakes either won't let you push this big SUV fast or will always keep you at the edge when driving at high speed. That said, the dead steering wheel and its sheer size make it a task to pilot this bulky SUV from tight spaces.

2018 Ford Expedition Braking

The 2018 Ford Expedition under panic braking took 129 feet to stop from 60-0 mph. The Expedition gets a 13.0-inch front disc and a slightly bigger 13.5-inch rear disc to reign the 5,443 pounds weighing SUV. The brake pedal has considerable travel and takes time getting used to the braking feel.

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
Brake Front (in) 13.0 N/A 13.9 13.0
Brake Rear (in) 13.5 N/A 13.6 13.6
Curb Weight (lbs) 5,443 5,355 5,730 5,379
60-0 MPH 129 ft. 133 ft. 134 ft. 192 ft. (70-0 MPH)

Compared to the rivals, the Expedition took the least amount of distance to stop from 60-0 mph while the heaviest Sequoia with a slightly bigger brake setup took 5 feet more than the Expedition to comes to a stop.

2018 Ford Expedition Towing Capacity

The big and powerful 2018 Expedition packs in some serious towing capacity. When properly equipped the 2018 Expedition can tow as much as 9,300 pounds and has a payload capacity of 1,758 pounds.

2018 Ford Expedition Towing

There are a set of optional packages like the Heavy Duty Tow Package that improves the towing capacity of the Expedition by adding more oomph to the SUV.

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
Towing Capacity (lbs) 9,300 8,600 7,400 8,500
Payload Capacity (lbs) 1,758 1,720 1,370 1,690

In this comparison, none of the rivals are close to beating the Expedition's towing and payload capacity.

Fuel Economy

The 2018 Ford Expedition returns gas mileage of 17 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 20 mpg combined as per EPA. Opting for the 4WD configuration sees a dip of 2 mpg on the highway gas mileage while the city gas mileage remains unchanged. The Expedition gets the smallest 23.3-gallon fuel tank among the competition still it manages 550 plus miles of range from a tankful of gas.

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
MPG (city) 17 16 13 16
MPG (highway) 24 23 17 23
MPG (combined) 20 19 15 19
Fuel Capacity (gallons) 23.3 26.0 26.4 26.0

Powered by a bigger V8 engine there is no chance the rivals can beat the gas mileage of the Expedition which is powered by a twin-turbo V6. The closest among the rivals i.e. the Chevy Tahoe and the GMC Yukon manages 1 mpg less across the three parameters compared to the Expedition.


"As with its namesake, the Expedition is well suited for journeys undertaken by a large group of people. Its cavernous interior can fit up to eight and offers massaging front buckets and a rear-seat entertainment system." -Caranddriver

2018 Ford Expedition Seating and Comfort

The 2018 Ford Expedition's cabin has a stark resemblance to that of the F-150, which does lend it a truck-like personality. The cabin is big but all the controls are thoughtfully placed and within easy reach of the driver. But what gets our goat is that an SUV with a starting price of $51,190 gets subpar leather quality. Although the fit and finish level are good with no ratling or squeaking from body panels. The tall ride height and a high seating position coupled with a range of adjustments allow for a commanding view and driving position. That said, being a tall SUV you will need to use the grab handles and the footboard to climb in or get out of this big SUV.

2018 Ford Expedition Dashboard

The large dimensions of the Expedition ensure there is no dearth of space in any of its rows. There is a sufficient amount of head and legroom even for taller passengers to the extent that even the third row can be used to sit adults. Even access to the third seat is fairly easy with a tilt-and-slide mechanism for the second-row seats. That said, the interior offers a lot of cubby spaces and a couple of USB ports to keep your knick-knacks and devices charged while on a long journey. 

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
Passenger capacity 8 8 8 8

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

42.0/ 64.9/ 43.9 42.8/ 64.8/ 45.3 34.8/ 66.4/ 42.5 42.8/ 64.8/ 45.3
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.) 40.0/ 64.8/ 41.5 38.7/ 65.1/ 39.0 34.9/ 65.6/ 40.9 38.7/ 65.1/ 39.0

Third  (Head/Shoulder/Leg)(In.)

37.3/ 64.2/ 40.9 38.1/ 62.6/ 24.8 34.5/ 65.7/ 35.3 38.1/ 62.6/ 24.8

The 122.5-inches of wheelbase and gigantic dimensions of the Expedition make sure that it has class-leading legroom in the second and third-row while for the first two it gets beaten by 1.4-inches more legroom offered on the Tahoe and Yukon. The headroom in the Expedition is also the best in this comparison but the overall shoulder room is best in the Toyota Sequoia.

2018 Ford Expedition Interior

Interior Features:

  • Six-way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Available leather-upholstery
  • Available power-adjustable front seats
  • Available dual-zone automatic climate control

2018 Ford Expedition Infotainment System

The 2018 Ford Expedition gets an all-new SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen display but the XLT trim still gets the old SYNC voice-control system with a small 4.2-inch display. Standard features include a CD player, AM/FM, a nine-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, etc. 

2018 Ford Expedition Infotainment

The higher trims that get SYNC 3 infotainment system also bundles in Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. The same is part of an optional package on the base XLT trim. Other features available on the top trims include a 12-speaker premium Bang & Olufsen sound system, HD Radio, etc. 

2018 Ford Expedition Cargo Capacity

The 2018 Ford Expedition offers 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up which can be further increased to 63.6 cubic feet by folding the one-touch down 60/40-split folding rear seats.

2018 Ford Expedition Cargo

With the third-row seats folded you can further fold the second rows seats (40/20/40-split) to increase the cargo space to a gargantuan 104.6 cubic feet.

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon

Cargo Volume Behind 3rd row  (ft³.)

20.9 15.3 18.9 15.3

Cargo Volume Behind 2nd row (ft³.)

63.6 51.6 66.6 51.7

Cargo Volume Behind 1st row  (ft³.)

104.6 94.7 120.1 94.7

In this comparison, the Expedition offers an unbeaten cargo space with all the seats up but the Sequoia with the rear two rows folded has the highest 120.1 cubic feet of cargo space which is 15.5 cubic feet more than what you get in the Expedition.


2018 Ford Expedition Dimensions and Weight

Although based on the Ford F-150 pick-up truck the looks of the 2018 Expedition resembles more with that of Ford's crossovers. The front has a well-rounded look with a wide grille and a Ford logo sitting in between. There is a rectangular chrome strip that sits on the grille and is neatly integrated into the headlight. Move to the sides and you will witness the massive Expedition that is 210-inches in length and has 122.5-inches of wheelbase between its wheels.

2018 Ford Expedition Three-Quarter Front View

The Expedition has a three-box SUV design with a blacked-out C-pillar and B-pillar to give the roof a floating appearance. At the rear, there is a thick chrome strip running throughout the tailgate with the “EXPEDITION” badging written right at the center.

Model 2018 Ford Expedition 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe 2018 Toyota Sequoia 2018 GMC Yukon
Curb Weight (lbs) 5,443 5,355 5,730 5,379
Length (in) 210.0 204.0 205.1 203.9

Width (in)

78.9 80.5 79.9 80.5
Height(in) 76.6 74.4 77.0 74.4
Ground Clearance (in) 9.8 7.9 9.9 8.0
Wheelbase (in) 122.5 116.0 122.0 116.0

Lengthwise the Expedition has no match among the rivals. But when it comes to other dimensions then the Chevrolet Tahoe beats it in terms of width by 1.6-inches, the Toyota Sequoia is taller than the Expedition by 0.4-inches and has a 0.1-inches higher ground clearance than it. 

2018 Ford Expedition Three-Quarter Rear View

Exterior Features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Running board
  • Roof rails
  • Available 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Available hands-free power liftgate
  • Available panoramic sunroof

The 2018 Ford Expedition hasn't been crash-tested by IIHS while NHTSA has full-tested it. As per NHTSA, the 2018 Expedition gets a perfect five out of five stars overall safety ratings with a perfect score in the side and front crash test. While the roll-over mitigation was given a lower score of three out of five stars.

2018 Ford Expedition NHTSA Crash Test

Safety Features:

  • Rear parking sensors w/ rearview camera
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Ford MyKey
  • Available 360-degree camera
  • Available forward-collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking
  • Available automatic high beams
  • Available lane keep-assist w/ lane departure warning

2018 Ford Expedition vs 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe is the age-old rival of the Expedition and has always given the Ford SUV a tough fight. Although with time the Tahoe didn't receive enough attention from Chevrolet and the result is that the Expedition has leaped ahead of the competition with modern features and mechanicals. 

2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

The Tahoe gets a slow and thirsty V8 which is no match to Expedition's new twin-turbo V6 which delivers plenty of performance and good gas mileage. In terms of cabin space and practicality, the Tahoe is no match to the Expedition. So no doubt the Expedition is a much better overall SUV compared to the Tahoe.

2018 Ford Expedition vs 2018 Toyota Sequoia

The age-old brute from the Japanese brand takes the competition head-on with the Ford Expedition. The Sequoia gets a big V8 but is priced cheaper than the Expedition. Being powered by a naturally aspirated engine the Sequoia can't beat the Expedition in terms of power and torque figures or performance.

2018 Toyota Sequoia

And neither the Sequoia can match the towing capacity of the Expedition. Add to that the heavier Sequoia has an abysmal gas mileage and smaller cabin compared to the Expedition. Although it does offer slightly better cargo space but that's not enough for it to take against the Expedition.  

Final Verdict

The 2018 Ford Expedition is leaps and bounds ahead of its past self now. The major highlight being its new and powerful engine that is also fuel-efficient at the same time. Being based on the Ford F-150 pickup the Expedition had strong mechanical and the twin-turbo V6 has enough grunt to help it tow the highest among the competition. Cabin space and cargo capacity have never been a concern for a mini-bus-sized Expedition. But lack of premiumness inside an SUV that starts upwards of fifty grands remains the only chink in its armor. With that small complaint aside the Expedition is a perfect match for families who need a big and powerful SUV that has decent gas mileage and generous cabin space.


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

213 cu in

horse power

400 hp @ 5000 rpm


480 lb.-ft. @ 3250 rpm


10 speed Automatic


207 in


123 in


84 in

curb weight

5692 lbs


76 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

passenger volume

171.9 cu ft

cargo volume

104.6 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

17/19/22 mpg

highway range

512.6 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

Ford Expedition 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $70,604
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$3,403$2,757$2,003$1,285$432$9,880
Taxes and Fees$4,575$264$270$225$185$5,519
Total Cost-To-Own$25,553$11,625$10,444$12,596$10,386$70,604
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