Approximately 15 years separate the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition from our 2003 Hummer H2 project truck. Technology advanced light years ahead, but there is something similar about these big and luxurious SUVs. 2003 was a golden age of big V8-powered SUVs, and so is 2018.
The new trucks are far more efficient, more powerful, more comfortable, more luxurious, more capable, and also more expensive.
The 2018 Expedition Platinum you see here is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 400 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. It sends the power to an AWD/4×4 system via a 10-speed automatic transmission and a 3.73 rear axle ratio. This one with all the options has a sticker price of over $81,000.
The 2003 H2 is propelled by a 6.0L Vortec V8 with 316 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. The 4-speed automatic transmission sends the power to a permanent 4×4 system and 4.10 axle gears front and rear. This old truck has many luxurious features of the day and retailed for over $53,000 with the Adventure package and air suspension in the rear. This is reaching close to $70,000 in today’s dollars after inflation.
Which is quicker or cooler? Find out in the video below.