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2018 Ford Expedition
Limited
MSRP
$62,585
Invoice
$59,769
Average Price Paid
$59,753
693 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,140
Invoice
$32,945
Average Price Paid
$32,323
445 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Ford Expedition
Limited
Fair Price
$60,794
Good Price
$57,592
Great Price
$55,761
2018 Ford Explorer
AWD
Fair Price
$33,298
Good Price
$30,947
Great Price
$29,603

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Expedition
Limited
William Maley Preview:

The Ford Expedition has always played second fiddle to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC’s Yukon/Yukon XL in the full-size SUV class. But for 2018, Ford is hoping to take the le...

2018 Ford Explorer
AWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

Well into its fifth generation, which debuted in 2011, the Ford Explorer midsize SUV receives some minor updating for 2018, in an effort to keep it going strong until the next generati...

Specs

2018 Ford Expedition
Limited
2018 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
25 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 23.3 gal 18.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power
375 hp @ 5,000 RPM
--
290 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
470 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
--
255 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
9.5:1
10.8:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.64 in x 3.45 in
3.44 in x 3.7 in
3.64 in x 3.41 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 43.9 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 41.5 in 39.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.9 cu ft 21 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,750 lbs 1,531 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 6,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 9,200 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 210 in 198.3 in
Width 93.4 in 90.2 in
Height 76.6 in 71 in
Wheelbase 122.5 in 112.8 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Expedition
Limited

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • White Gold Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • LED Headlamps and Fog Lamps
  • Dual-Headrest Rear-Seat Entertainment System
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Special Edition Package
  • Equipment Group 301A
  • Equipment Group 302A
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Second-Row Bucket Seats
  • Panoramic Vista Roof
  • Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package
2018 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black

Option Packages

  • Engine: 2.3L I-4 Ecoboost
  • Running Boards - Black
  • Class III Trailer Tow Package

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