2015 Ford Expedition 3.5-liter EcoBoost First Drive: Out With the V-8, In With the Twin-Turbo V-6

2015 Ford Expedition EL Platinum
Back in the late twentieth century, when it seemed the whole country was going nuts for full-size SUVs, Ford’s Expedition was a somewhat ubiquitous fixture on the Suburban (see what we did there?) landscape. But as fuel prices went up and the economy down, consumers began sidestepping—in droves—body-on-frame SUVs in the showroom. By the maker’s own admission, sales dipped by 40 percent from 2008 to 2009 (remember Cash for Clunkers?). Essentially unchanged since its 2007 makeover, the Expedition soldiered on dutifully and sales eventually stabilized, Ford peddling 38,000 Expeditions in 2012 and 2013. While the current refresh builds on those same seven-year-old, third-generation bones, it does bring two major changes to the table for 2015: The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (borrowed from the outgoing F-150) is the only available engine, and a continuously controlled damping suspension (borrowed from Lincoln) is optional. READ MORE ››

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