2017 Ford Expedition

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Ford Expedition highlights

Customer rating


  • Standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® connectivity
  • Optional four-wheel drive
  • Seats up to eight people


  • Tough to park in small spaces
  • Low fuel economy
  • Dated interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 20 highway, 17 combined

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All Ford Expedition years

What is new for the 2017 Ford Expedition?

  • Expedition trims have been upgraded with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • The XL trim now comes with CD Audio as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2017 Ford Expedition

1. Off-road capabilities

Looking for a versatile SUV that can handle city streets just as well as dirt roads? Then you'll love driving off the beaten path in the 2017 Ford Expedition. This model can venture beyond paved roads and tackle all types of rugged terrain. The optional four-wheel-drive system enhances traction, providing improved grip on challenging off-road surfaces. Plus, the Expedition's terrain management system offers selectable drive modes tailored to different off-road conditions. These features ensure maximum control on mud, sand, and gravel while navigating obstacles and steep inclines with ease.

2. Strong towing power

If you need to tow trailers, boats, or other heavy loads, the Expedition has you covered. It boasts a maximum estimated towing capacity of up to 9,200 lbs with the V6 engine when properly equipped, making it incredibly capable.

Equipped with a powerful 3.5L V6 engine delivering 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, the Expedition provides strong acceleration no matter what you're hauling.

3. Long-distance comfort

The Expedition's versatile seating and cargo options (18.6 cu-ft behind the third row, 55 cubic feet with the third row folded, and 108.3 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded) are ideal for long-distance drivers or families in need of extra space. The seats can be configured in various ways to accommodate up to eight passengers or extra cargo. The third-row seats can fold flat at the touch of a button, and the second-row seats can slide and recline, providing even more flexibility and convenience.

4. Family-friendly features

The Expedition is designed with families in mind. It offers numerous family-friendly features such as available second-row captain's chairs, which provide easy access to the third row and creates a walk-through aisle, making it convenient for passengers, especially children, to enter and exit the rear seats. Plus, the available rear-seat entertainment system is a great bonus for family adventures.

5. Optional Expedition EL model

If you're on the hunt for an even larger SUV, the 2017 Ford Expedition EL (extended length) model might be right for you. This extended version of the standard Expedition delivers more space and versatility. With approximately 15 inches of additional length, the Expedition EL translates to a significantly bigger cargo capacity and interior cabin (130.8 cu-ft of total cargo room compared to 108.3), making it an ideal choice for families or individuals who frequently transport large gear or journey on cross-country trips.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Ford Expedition is a large, comfortable, and reliable vehicle. Customers like the car's spacious interior and plenty of power.

RepairPal gave the Ford Expedition an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Ford Expedition 13th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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Ford Expedition features and specs

XL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Side Airbags
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Vinyl Seats

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.1"/R 39.1"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 39.8"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

660/6600 lbs.



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