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Build The Perfect 2018 Ford Expedition For Your Adventures Across West Michigan

January 12th, 2018

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Start Your Journey in a New 2018 Ford Expedition from Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids

One of the most sought-after vehicles on the Borgman lot is the New Ford Expedition, and it’s no wonder. Families in West Michigan love the spacious and luxurious interior, the integrated tech for entertaining the kids, rugged on and offroad capability, towing power, and more. In addition to seating 8, the Ford Expedition also features enough space for whatever else you need to bring with you on your adventures, such as camping gear, sports equipment, or family luggage.

In this article, we’ll cover some key features of the 2018 Ford Expedition SUV,  showing that it’s just as capable of going on grand adventures through West Michigan as it is keeping up with the needs of a busy family. If you’re looking for a top-tier SUV in Grand Rapids, we invite you to visit our showroom where we can help you specify your made-to-order 2018 Ford Expedition. Visit our Expedition Options Page or Contact Us to start building yours today.

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The New 2018 Ford Expedition at a Glance

Even before you step inside the Ford Expedition, the clean and modern styling conveys a sense of capability and sophistication. Its stance tells you that this isn’t your ordinary full-sized SUV – this is something special.

The body is made from the same high-strength aluminum alloy as the Ford F-Series trucks, which on a practical level will never rust, is more ‘ding’ resistant than stamped steel, and reduces the curb weight – in this case over 300 pounds compared to the previous generation.

The 2018 Expedition also sports a redesigned grille along with sleek wheel designs, and standard features like halogen fog lamps, running boards, and roof rack side rails.

Need Even More Space? Check Out The Ford Expedition MAX

The new 2018 Expedition MAX is for people who want to go bigger. It’s nearly a foot longer than the Expedition and can accommodate an additional 16.9 cu. ft. of cargo for your next adventure. There’s also more than enough head- and legroom in the last row, ensuring added comfort for both children and adults.

Photo showing the spacious and luxurious interior of the 2018 Ford Expedition

Interior Features of the New 2018 Ford Expedition

What are you looking for in your next SUV’s interior? Luxurious trim and styling? Useful, integrated tech and features? Seating flexibility? Maybe even just more glass for enjoying West Michigan’s beautiful scenery. The New 2018 Ford Explorer has something to offer all of the above preferences.

Inside the New Expedition, passengers can customize their riding comfort, thanks to three rows of flexible seating. Available second-row tip-and-slide seats enhance access to the second row and allow you to leave a child safety seat secured in the process. Third-row power reclining seats even make longer trips more relaxing for both kids and adults. Behind the third-row, you’ll find a clever cargo management system with an adjustable shelf – perfect for grocery runs and the like. If you have more cargo than passengers, the second and third-row seats fold flat, creating a space near the size of a pickup truck bed.

Extra attention was paid to driver comfort in the 2018 Ford Expedition. The available leather-trimmed heated and ventilated front bucket seats help keep you at a comfortable temperature, no matter the weather. The seats also help relieve leg and lower back fatigue during longer trips. Woodgrain appliqué accents on the center console a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel add even more to the premium experience.

To experience the height of Ford Expedition luxury, consider the Platinum trim model. This top-shelf SUV comes loaded with features including a B&O Play Premium Audio System by Harman, Panoramic Vista Moonroof, power-deployable running boards, Ford SYNC 3 Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System, noise-canceling cabin, and more.


Onboard Tech & Driver Assist Features of the New 2018 Ford Expedition

The New 2018 Ford Expedition has a staggering number of tech-related features. Some of these are at the forefront, while others work behind the scenes to contribute to the ultra-luxurious experience.

Two examples of seamless driver comfort features include the noise-canceling system mentioned above, which sends sound waves through the cabin to counteract engine, road and wind noise for a quieter ride, and a continuously controlled damping system that automatically adjusts the suspension for conditions – making your drive much smoother and more comfortable.

At the helm of the 2018 Ford Expedition, you’ll have access to an array of advanced features right at your fingertips, or simply by speaking. With Ford’s advanced SYNC 3 system, you can ask for directions, control the audio system, answer calls, and more, all with the power of your voice. SYNC 3 also supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay with Siri. With the FordPass App, you’ll also be able to lock, unlock, warm up, and send other commands to your Ford Expedition via your smartphone.


Entertainment & Safety Features of the New 2018 Ford Expedition

To keep your passengers better connected and more entertained, the Expedition may also be equipped with an in-vehicle 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot – capable of handling up to 10 devices at once. Also available is the dual-headrest rear-seat entertainment system, which allows passengers to view their home cable programming on either of two video screens or hand-held devices. They can play DVDs, plug in a gaming system, stream from a mobile device, and with a sling box they can even watch live TV.

To help you stay safer on the road, the Ford Expedition also comes available with pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert, enhanced active park assist, lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality.


New 2018 Ford Expedition Capability & Engine Innovations

Just because the 2018 Ford Expedition exudes luxury and comfort doesn’t mean it isn’t rugged or capable. The standard 3.5L EcoBoost Engine produces 375 HP and a whopping 470 lb.-ft. of torque – more than enough to deliver responsive power or haul a best-in-class 9,300 lbs. when properly equipped. Backing up your trailer is also much easier with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows you to “steer” the trailer through the LCD screen and with the turn of a knob.

If you’re scratching your head wondering how a full-size SUV can produce that kind of power while maintaining an EPA-estimated 24 highway mpg, here’s how: The Expedition features a direct injection system helps by maximizing power from every drop of fuel, and the intercooled twin turbochargers supply the engine with cooled, dense, and oxygen-rich air, which significantly improves combustion. On top of all of that, by adding start-stop functionality and replacing the steel body with the new high-strength aluminum alloy one, they were able to save fuel at idle and reduce curb weight – which improves fuel economy and towing/payload capacities.

All of that sweet, sweet Ford power is passed through the 10-Speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission, which supports a Tow/Haul mode and a 4×4 driveline. On and off-road driving is made easier with features including an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, Terrain Management System, Hill Start Assist with Descent Control, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, a 360-Degree Camera, and more.


Build Your Perfect 2018 Ford Expedition SUV at Borgman Ford Today!

Wherever your adventures in West Michigan will take you, it all starts at Borgman Ford in Grand Rapids, MI.

If you’d like to get started or simply explore options, visit our Online Showroom to compare all of the New 2018 Ford Expedition or the Expedition MAX trim levels and packages, as well as our current selection. These SUVs do not last long on our lot, so we encourage you to meet with us and build the exact Ford Expedition that suits you or your family’s needs.

During the specification process, we strive for transparency. We want to make sure that all of your questions are answered and that you’re making informed decisions about your new vehicle. We may offer some suggestions based on your preferences and lifestyle, but we will never pressure you into adding options you don’t want or need. Our goal is to ensure you’re 100% satisfied with your vehicle and our service.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to Contact Us. Come see why Borgman is the Best in the West!


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