1997 Ford Expedition Overview


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1997 Ford Expedition Overview

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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    Would You Be Able To Answer Why Just Out Of The Blue Yesterday When Startin...

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    Daniella Mae

    Crank But Won't Start

    HELP...while driving on the freeway one day my 97 ford expadition turned off I ended up puking it home cause I we couldn't figure out how to get it started. I've tried to jump start it I've tried ...

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 days ago)

    My Blend Door On 97 Expedition Only Works One Way. Cold Only.won't Move To ...

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    Can #2 Fuse Under Hood Shut My 97 Expedition Down?

    The #2 fuse under the hood is blowing fuses. truck died and after checking battery and alternator we came to fuse #2 and its hot. its a trailer/tow fuse and im not towing. can this prevent truck from ...

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    Annette Craig

    Heater Doesn't Blow Hot. Does It Have A Fuse That Needs Checked?

    12,010 views with 23 answers (last answer 2 months ago)