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1997 Ford Expedition Overview
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Based on 15 reviews
The 1997 Ford Expedition was Ford's first entry into the full-size sport-utility vehicle market. Ford had a head start in creating the Expedition; its chassis design was based on the hugely popular F-150 pickup, which had dominated the US and world truck market for years.
Styling was big-shouldered, with rounded edges as a bow to aerodynamics. Inside, the Expedition offered roomy comfort. The '97 Ford Expedition was available in two trim choices, XLT and Eddie Bauer, and in two-door and four-door body styles. Four-wheel drive was an option for people longing to take their SUV off-road.
The 1997 Expedition's target market, though, was the buyer looking for a big, solid wagon for family transportation or work. With an almost 10-foot wheelbase, an overall length of more than 17 feet, and 118 cubic feet of cargo space, the Expedition certainly delivered size.
There was plenty of power under the hood as well: the '97 Expedition offered a choice of either a 4.6 liter overhead cam Triton V8 that delivered 215 horsepower and 293 lb.-ft. of torque, or a 5.4 liter Triton V-8 with 230 horsepower, 345 lb-ft. of torque.
Not surprisingly, this behemoth didn't exactly excel in gas mileage, with 13/14 mpg city, 17/18 mpg highway, depending on model.
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Ford Expedition Questions
Locate 4 Wheel Drive Module For 1997 Ford Expedition
how do I locate the 4 wheel drive module on my 1997 ford expedition?
Can You Add A Third Seat To An Expedition That Only Came With The 2nd Row S...
Can you add the third row seat to a expedition that only came with the second row seat?
Where Can I Get A 3rd Seat For A 97 Expedition
Do Anyone Want To Buy A 11997 Eddie Bauer Ford Expeditin For 1,900
runs great all it needs is muffler and cd player bodddy an inside is in great condtion
I Accidently Tried To Switch My 1997 Ford Expedition Into 4 Low While It Wa...
Can't get SUV t move now. The car was in AWD, and then I put it in REVERSE and moved dial to 4 wheel low. Now dial will show AWD, but will not go into 4W HIGH OR LOW. When try and put it in PARK it m...