• Configure the New 2018 Ford Expedition from $51,695 XLT to $83,860 Platinum MAX

    2018 Ford Expedition max platinum price
    2018 Ford Expedition Max

    The 2018 Ford Expedition is getting ever so close to reaching your driveway. Ford recently enabled the new Expedition online configurator for their top dog SUV.

    2018 Ford Expedition

    The 2018 Expedition 2WD XLT model starts at $51,695 before destination charges of $1,195. All Expeditions are equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine and the new 10-speed automatic transmission. However, the Platinum models gets a power boost (with 93 Octane fuel) to 400 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque. This is a class-leading torque rating.

    Many will want a 4×4 Expedition, and the four wheel drive system will set you back $2,990. There is a new Expedition FX4 off-road package. The FX4 model includes 18-inch wheel and all-terrain tires, skid plates, off-road shocks, a 2-speed transfer case, 3.73 rear differential gear ratio with eLSD. The FX4 package also requires a 202A package that pushes the price up to $63,525 when all is said and done. The FX4 package is also available on the long-wheelbase Expedition MAX.

    2018 Ford Expedition FX4

    Speaking of the Expedition MAX, this Chevy Suburban fighter can be optioned all the way up with every luxury and convenience feature you can imagine for a final manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $83,680. This is the Platinum model with 22-inch rims, heavy towing package, and rear-seat video entertainment system.

    How does this compare to a fully loaded Suburban that comes with the 5.3L V8? The 2017 Suburban Premier can be configured with similar amenities at over $79,000 MSRP.

    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
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    29 thoughts on “Configure the New 2018 Ford Expedition from $51,695 XLT to $83,860 Platinum MAX

    1. Thats really unfortunate that a no option XLT 4×4 Max is $58,000. Seriously? It has cloth seats and no infotainment center.

      1. I agree! I bought my wife an infinit QX 80 last January.

        the MSRP of her QX was 67k, a comparably equipped expedition is 73k. That blows my mind!

        I feel like the expedition is price where the navigator should be. A Tahoe or Nissan Armada for someone who doesn’t need the “max” version is a way better bargain!!!

    2. The prices are MSRP, not actual drive out prices. By the end of the year they will be 5-10 thousand less than MSRP. Look at the F150 prices. Very few people are actually paying $80,000 for a fully loaded F150. Those that are, are the ones that got to have it and price doesn’t matter.

      1. And thats great, but my nearly every-option F150 4×4 Lariat Supercrew Long-Bed MSRP’d at $54,500. It’s got heat/AC leather, moon roof, nav system, etc etc etc. Obviously I didnt pay anywhere near that but why would a No option Expy be 4k more than that.

        1. Expy has more aluminum bodywork, rear IRS, more seats (nice ones, try pricing them), more interior to furnish (vs plain truck bed) more speakers and electrical, so on and so forth. The design may have started with an f150 but there’s a reason SUVs are more expensive

          1. I agree…the Expedition is actually fairly different than an F-150. For comparison, a Tahoe is closer to a Silverado than an Expedition is to a 150. And, like you say…its a big vehicle to furnish. I still think its over-priced.

      2. 2017 F-150 incentives are close to $10k for a midlevel trim in my area. Same goes for Ram and GM twins.

      3. Even with a 10k discount this vehicle is overpriced!
        It’s well over other comparable vehicles (even by luxury makes), and those vehicles offer big year end discounts too!

    3. Uh, what the heck? I have been waiting on the new Expedition but these prices….GEEZ. I Know they will be discounted but that is disappointingly high.

    4. Wow $83k and you don’t even get a reliable engine option like the 5.0 Coyote. Surely a 5.0 mated to a 10-speed would net enough fuel economy plus better longevity to boot. Disappointing.

      1. Brick
        The lack of a v8 option already causes many potential buyers to look elsewhere. Add to this a new unrealistic MSRP, especially during an extended vehicle sales slowdown, and Ford’s dream of overtaking the suburban may be just That, a dream!

        1. Dan Bush,

          I believe that if you performed a focus group experiment, and had the group drive two identical Expeditions…one with the EcoBoost engine and one with the 5.0L engine…the majority would prefer the ecoBoost engine. It is more responsive, quicker, tows better, etc. You have to remember, with the Chevy Tahoe / Burb, you are getting the 5.3L engine…which is not terribly powerful. Only when you spend even more on the GMC or Cadillac versions do you get the 6.2L. Even then, the Ford turbo is still quicker and better at towing.

          As for pricing, that isn’t terribly difficult for Ford to play with at any given time.

    5. If ford would offer the 5.0l as an option they could challenge GM in the large suv market. No v8 option is just silly, the ttv6 is a great performer but it sounds like a leaf blower. Lots of Americans like to hear a v8 under the hood.

      1. Lots of Americans would also rather have effortless power at low rpm’s and at any altitude than hear just the V8 sound.

        We’ve grown up a bit!

    6. Did Lincoln come out with there prices for 2018?
      83 grand is lot of dough, but the big 3 is making money on the premium models. So basically you can’t get a expy under 50 grand, mercy.

        1. Holy crap. I haven’t checked Escalade prices recently…they must be up there as well.

          It starts making fully loaded diesel pickups look like a bargain.

          1. Thanks andre

            IDK if would’ve said them choice words troverman, but it sure does give you pause doesn’t?

          2. Escalade prices are there as well. We considered one when we bought our Yukon XL but my wife thought they were tacky. Too much bling look (and not in a good way) for us.

    7. The armada and sequoia are the only non gimmick v8s offered in suvs in the US. These mds, afm, eco crap is really screwing up reliability. Give me a gas hogging 2017 armada please.

    8. Those who knock the ecoboost are close minded. The ecoboost is fair and away a superior power plant to the “American V8’s”. American V8’s are incredible engines that perform very well in high rpm street cars. Reving a 5.3 to 4500 RPMs while pulling a travel trailer doesn’t sound like an enjoyable trip to me. The twin turbos produce awesome torque that makes them perfect for lugging a heavy truck or SUV around. If you haven’t driven one, you might be surprised at how they perform. I have owned a 2011 FX4 f150 with a 5.0, 2013 Raptor with 6.2, 2015 Nav with the Ecoboost, 2016 F150 with the 3.5 eco. The Ecoboosts provide much better real world power.

    9. $83,000?? That’s more than a Suburban and more than a fully loaded Yukon XL Denali, which much better in my opinion. Ford is more on par with Chevy. GMC Yukon XL Denali has much more cache than Ford.

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