It’s a defiance of physics - with the burly 2018 Expedition Platinum gliding along the highway. You stop to stare as this all-wheel beast passes by, wondering how its engine makes no rumble and its suspension doesn’t creak. It’s too big to be that… graceful.
Allow Ford to provide some insights. When creating the new Expedition, it sought to deliver a refined SUV experience - and that demanded a thorough upgrade of the previously loud powertrain. The entire chassis was overhauled to ensure a smooth, quiet ride. Check it out!
As WAVY explains, the 2018 Expedition Platinum is no ordinary SUV. Instead it offers the deft handling of a mid-size model - utilizing its new powertrain to great effect on the highway. All-wheel disc brakes blend ABS technology and vented designs to ensure seamless stoppage; a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission crisply responds to every terrain; and a multi-link suspension bolsters the RWD, allowing the platform to fluidly maneuver through every curve.
Anchoring the new Expedition is a 3.5L EcoBoost engine - which utilizes both a direct-injection system and twin air-to-air intercooled turbochargers to more efficiently distribute power. Drivers no longer receive jerky bursts of torque. Instead the ratios are precisely balanced, allowing the Platinum to seamlessly adapt to any incline. This eliminates unwanted vibrations and creates a stable ride.
The 2018 Expedition can now deliver sedan-worthy performance - without sacrificing its massive eight-passenger frame. To learn more about this platform contact us today.