The Ford Expedition is a full-size SUV built by the Ford Motor Company. Introduced in 1997 and redesigned for 2003 and again for 2007, it slots between the smaller Ford Explorer, and the now discontinued Ford Excursion. The Expedition offers up to nine passenger seating and a range of V8 engines. It is similar to the Lincoln Navigator, especially for 2004 with the introduction of the Limited trim line. One million Expeditions have sold since 2004, reflecting high consumer demand for its family-friendly interior, cargo space, and high towing capacity. A specially modified Special Service Vehicle version is also available from Ford for law enforcement. All Expeditions are built in Wayne, Michigan. This SUV (especially the larger EL model for 2007) is once again Ford's flagship SUV.
The 2003 Expedition shared the Ford U platform for 8,300 lb (3,800 kg) towing and a more refined ride. Popular new features included power folding third-row seats and turn-signal mirror lights.
The base 4.6 L V8 engine was dropped in 2005 as the 5.4 L V8 was updated with 24-valve technology.
AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ is optional for 2005.
The Expedition uses the code U1 in the 5th and 6th positions of the VIN.
- 2003-2005 4.6 L V8, 232 hp (173 kW)
- 2003-2005 5.4 L V8, 260 hp (194 kW)
- 2005-2006 5.4 L 24-valve V8, 300 hp (223 kW)