Considering the recent redesign, the 2019 Ford Expedition will certainly continue in the same way. Unlike the most of company’s SUV vehicles that have turned into crossovers, this one continues to stick to the old-school, truck-like body-on-frame platform. Based on the legendary F-150 truck, as well as on the luxury Lincoln Navigator, it came completely new last year, after a decade of waiting.
There are plenty of novelties for the new generation, including a brand-new look, new powertrain, interior design etc. So, it is pretty clear that the company is not going to offer some more important changes for the next year.
2019 Ford Expedition Redesign
Considering all the recent changes, a more important 2019 Ford Expedition redesign doesn’t seem much likely. The Ford’s flagship SUV will continue in the same way, featuring recently introduce styling, as well as the same mechanics. The 2019 Ford Expedition interior will also continue in the same way, since it came completely new last year. There is a new platform, borrowed from the current-generation F-150, which utilizes a lot of lightweight materials. With such weight reduction, this model has become probably the slimmest full-size SUV around. Another benefit from the new platform is a new engine lineup.
What is Ford Explorer Max?
A stretched-wheelbase version of this SUV has been around for a while. However, the generation brings the new name. You will easily see the difference between 2019 Ford Expedition Max and standard models. Not only that there is an obviously bigger cargo area, but also a recognizable “MAX” sign with all capital letters. Compared to the standard model, it features a longer wheelbase, which provides much more space in the cargo area. A great thing to hear is that this version is available in all trim levels.
How long is Ford Explorer Max?
This version is almost 222 inches long, which is almost 12 inches more than the standard version. Wheelbase is also longer and goes around 131.6 inches.
The 2019 Ford Expedition will continue with the same trim level organization. There are XLT, Limited, and Platinum models.
The base XLT model already comes with a lot of standard equipment. You can count on things like 18-inch wheels, roof rails, parking sensors, air conditioning, and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Speaking of connectivity and hi-tech features, there are things like 4.2-inch central display, Bluetooth, USB ports, 9-speaker audio system etc.
A mid-level Limited trim adds plenty of interesting standard features. Some of the highlights are leather upholstery, front parking sensors, 20-inch wheels, heated seats, premium 12-speaker sound systems and much more.
Finally, there is a Platinum trim. With this model, you can count on things like captain chair, 360-degree camera, a self-parking system, rear-seat entertainment, 22-inch wheels and many, many more things. An important note is that 2019 Ford Expedition Platinum will come with a more powerful engine.
2019 Ford Expedition Continues With Same Engines
When it comes to powertrain, we expect no changes compared to the current model. There is a highly-capable 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost gasoline engine, which comes in two output variants. Base models are equipped with the version that delivers around 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, a top-level 2019 Ford Expedition Platinum will feature a more powerful version with around 400 horses and 480 pound-feet of torque.
Both versions will feature the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
2019 Ford Expedition Hybrid
When it comes to 2019 Ford Expedition Hybrid, we can only rely on rumors at the moment. So far, there are no official reports about this version, so we are pretty sure that the electrified version of this flagship SUV won’t be ready for the next year.
2019 Ford Expedition Release Date
Although it is still early for some more precise details about the 2019 Ford Expedition release date, we are pretty sure that the new model will hit the market late in the year. We don’t expect changes in price, so base models will go around 51.000 dollars.