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2007 Ford Expedition
Limited


The New 2007 Expedition


New dual-beam headlamps feature the Ford-themed step-up design with the integrated side-marker lights wrapping around into the front fenders.


Expedition Limited offers body colored grill and cladding


Available with 20-inch chrome alloy wheels


Limited interior shown in monochromatic Charcoal Black with steel and real wood accents


Redesigned seats provide increased comfort on long trips


Audio input jack with plug-and-play iPod capability


Convenient power point allows for easy cell phone recharging.


 

2007 Ford Expedition EL (Extended)


Expedition now offers a power lift gate. Also shown is the separate lift window.


The available family-entertainment DVD system features an 8-inch flat panel display and two sets of wireless headphones.


The large center console provides secure storage. Cup holders molded into the console accommodate many sizes of drinks


Power moon roof


The console shifter adds to Expedition's sporty and modern image.


Eddie Bauer interior shown with Camel inserts


Sharply-styled running boards offer easy entry and exit.


Available with 18-inch machined aluminum wheels

 

 

2007 Ford Expeidtion and Expedition EL
New Styling Inside and Out

February 16, 2006

Many customers demand the kind of capability for hauling people and cargo that can only come from a full-size SUV. The new 2007 Ford Expedition and all-new Expedition EL extended length model deliver with a fresh design and best-ever capability and comfort developed specifically for those core SUV customers.

Expeditionís new design, inspired by the Ford F-Series truck, signals big improvements in capability and functionality. And new levels of interior refinement, flexibility and quietness change the game in Expeditionís favor among discriminating full-size SUV customers.

The Ford Expedition now comes in two sizes for 2007 regular and EL (extended length) offering full-size SUV purchasers increased choice.  The EL adds 14.8 inches of additional overall length, and a total of 130.8 cubic feet of cargo space including 24 cubic feet more behind the third-row seat than the standard Expedition. Expedition EL rides on a 131-inch wheelbase 12 inches longer than the standard Expedition.

Expedition EL is unique from the B-pillar back with its own floor pan, one-piece body side, running boards, rear fascia, roof rack, rear quarter glass, one-piece headliner and quarter panel trim. The second-row doors are also unique to improve the entry and exit for both second and third row passengers.

Expedition offers five different wheel styles, ranging from 17 to 20 inches in size, giving customers more customizable options. The largest 20-inch chrome-clad, six-spoke wheels wear generously-sized 275/55R20 all-season tires.

Expeditionís prominent grille serves as the focal point for the raised powerdome hood. New dual-beam headlamps feature the Ford-themed step-up design with the integrated side-marker lights wrapping around into the front fenders.

Smooth sides and large wheel lips further define Expeditionís stance and frame its large wheels and tires.

Inside, the 2007 Expedition delivers a new level of comfort. The seats have been redesigned from the floor up with improved contours, larger bolsters, softer cushions and upgraded materials to provide increased comfort on long trips. The new console-mounted gear shifter has wood finish matching the steering wheel, door panels and console.

Each trim level features a distinct look. The Expedition XLT uses a gray dashboard, embossed cloth seat inserts and warm steel trim. Two Eddie Bauer options combine rich, warm-gray first- and second-row leather-trimmed seats with a choice of camel or stone accents. Expedition Limited is a statement in monochromatic rich gray or charcoal black luxury. Available caramel-colored leather seat inserts bring out the richness of the mahogany wood accents. Heated and cooled front seats are available.


Limited interior shown in monochromatic Charcoal Black with steel and real wood accents


Eddie Bauer interior shown with steel and real wood accents

Expeditionís seating also is more capable. The driverís seatís rearward track travel was increased by nearly an inch to accommodate drivers from 4 feet, 11 inches up to 6 feet, 4 inches. Expedition XLT features six-way power-adjustable front seats, with a 10-way-power driverís seat standard on all models with leather trim.

Expedition EL's flexible interior offers seating for up to eight  One-lever action, kneel-down, 40/20/40-split second-row seats fold flat with the load floor to offer extra cargo space and easy third-row access.

A sliding center section can be moved forward up to 11 inches to give the front-seat passenger easy access to a young child. The second row is available in this 40/20/40 bench configuration, or with two captainís chairs and a walk-through center passage. The available 60/40-split third-row seats are designed to accommodate passengers as tall as 6 feet, 2 inches.


Cargo Area with Second and
Third Row Seats Folded

Rear Cargo Area Capable of Handling
a Full Sheet of 4x8 Plywood

The seat folds flat into the load floor, providing easily accessible cargo space without the inconvenience of removing the rear seat. For the ultimate in convenience, Expedition buyers can choose the optional power third-row seat that folds flat with the touch of a button. For 2007, the power-folding rear seat features a faster and more fluid folding action.

A new power liftgate is designed with the lift mechanism moved off to the side and out of the driverís rear view. A new climate control system utilizes a new scroll compressor and larger air ducts and vents for improved airflow. This increased capability will warm the cabin and defrost windows in two-thirds the time of the previous modelís system.

Additional attention has been given to reduce noise and vibration. Improved sound-deadening materials in the carpet and headliner, increased insulation behind the dashboard and door panels, thicker side glass and a specially engineered roof panel that doesnít move as much help to reduce interior noise. Bigger, softer body mounts and improved engine and transmission mounts isolate the cabin from unwanted vibration. Wind tunnel-tuned-and-tested outside mirrors further reduce wind and road noise. Even Expeditionís tires have been specifically tuned to reduce road noise.

Completing the inside upgrades, the Expedition offers a variety of electronics and entertainment. A DVD-based navigation system covers the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and is controlled by a 6.5-inch color touch screen, voice activation and speaks the upcoming street names and intersections in three languages. The available entertainment DVD system features a large 8-inch flat-panel display. An available 340-watt AM/FM audio system is MP3 capable and features an in-dash six-CD changer with six premium speakers, plus a subwoofer. Expedition comes standard with an audio input jack with plug-and-play iPod capability. Expedition owners may also choose factory-installed SIRIUS satellite radio.

Underneath the 2007 Expedition is even stronger and tougher chassis than its predecessor. The new chassis has revised front geometry and increased box section thickness to provide a 10 percent improvement in torsional rigidity and bending stiffness over the previous model.

The new Expeditionís chassis features an all-new front suspension, front frame section and modular front-end construction for ease of assembly and improved quality. Fordís patented porthole-through-frame design allows the drive shafts to feed through the frame rails, lowering the center of gravity for better ride and handling and maximizing passenger space in the third-row seat.

The new independent rear suspension features a five-link design for better control of fore/aft and lateral load forces. Monotube shocks on all four corners allow for more precise tuning and a better ride. Expeditionís second-generation IRS improves upon the segment-leading system introduced in the 2003 Expedition.

Steering performance also has been improved on the new Expedition. A new variable boost steering pump uses lightweight aluminum components and reduces steering efforts by 15 percent for easy maneuverability at slow speeds while delivering a firm, responsive feel at highway speeds.

Larger front and rear brake calipers and thicker rotors improve durability and increase stopping capability. A new dual-bore master cylinder gives a better brake pedal feel and more control over the brake curve, increasing stopping confidence.

Expedition is powered by Fordís tough truck-proven 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine. With single overhead cams, three valves per cylinder and variable cam timing, the 5.4-liter engine delivers 300 horsepower and 365 foot-pounds of torque, and can tow up to 9,100 pounds. The engine is controlled by a 6-speed automatic transmission  with manual shift capability, and its wide 6.04:1 gear ratio and two overdrive gears deliver improved performance and fuel economy over the 4-speed it replaces.

AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) is standard on both Expedition and Expedition EL. Fordís system utilizes a gyroscopic roll rate sensor to accurately measure the vehicleís yaw and roll angles. If the roll rate sensor detects a significant roll angle, the system applies additional countermeasures such as applying brakes to one or more wheels or reducing engine power to help the driver maintain control. The system has 82 active patents and 197 pending patents.

Today, the landscape of the utility vehicle market in America is changing. Large traditional utility vehicle sales have declined from a peak of more than 1 million units in 2003 to a bit more than 800,000 in 2005. Ford anticipates the market of large SUVs will continue to decline through the rest of the decade before stabilizing at around 650,000 units. Given the shrinking market, Ford is working hard to meet all customer demands.

The new 2007 Ford Expedition and Expedition EL will be on sale of Fall of 2006. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Specifications (preliminary and subject to change)
POWERTRAIN

5.4-liter 3-valve Triton V-8
300 hp @ 5,000 rpm
365 lbs.-ft. @ 3,750 rpm
Standard 6-speed automatic transmission

CHASSIS

Wheelbase: 119.0 in. (EL 131.0 in.)
Height: 77.2 in. (EL 77.7 in.)
Length: 206.5 in. (EL 221.3 in.)
Max width: 78.8 in.
Brakes: Four-wheel power disc brakes with (ABS)
AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)

SUSPENSION

Front: Double wishbone short- and long-arms
with coil-over, gas filled shocks
Rear: Multi-link independent

WHEELS AND TIRES

XLT:
265/70R17 All Season tires 17 inch painted aluminum wheels
265/70R17 All Terrain tires 17 inch machined aluminum wheels

Eddie Bauer:
265/70R17 All Season tires 17 inch aluminum wheels
255/70R18 All Season tires 18 inch machined aluminum wheels

Limited:
255/70R18 All Season 18 inch machined aluminum wheels
275/55R20 All Season 20 inch chrome clad aluminum wheels

CAPACITIES

Seating Capacity: Up to 9
Curb weight (2WD): 5,578 lbs. (EL 5,928 lbs.)
Cargo volume behind front row: 108.2 cu. ft. (EL 130.8 cu. ft.)
Cargo volume behind second row: 54.9 cu. ft. (EL 85.5 cu. ft.)
Maximum payload: 1,800 lbs. (EL 1,700 lbs.)
Maximum towing capacity: 9,100 lbs.

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