Redesigns are happening all around the SUV segment, the 2024 Ford Expedition is no exception. The American manufacturer is ready to take on the SUV segment. It did amazingly well in the pickup category, so it is looking to conquer other vehicle types. The SUV segment hasn’t been the strongest suit of the Big Blue Oval. But they are looking to change that. There is a big need to get the Expedition upgraded and it is about time it received much-needed attention. We can assume there are going to be quite drastic changes since the competition is fierce.
Meaning, that Ford has to up its game in order to come out on top. The interior will probably see an upgrade of style. It needs to stay contemporary and it needs to be modern. Many manufacturers are frequently updating their designs so this kind of forced Ford’s hand. The exterior will likely remain the same, resembling the previous iteration. However, there will be some changes to improve and modernize the look. Making it more aggressive is the way to go apparently. The powertrain could receive some upgrades just to stay competitive. Let’s take a look at what the new Expedition will look like.
Ford Expedition Cabin Upgrades
The redesigned 2024 Ford Expedition is quite spacious and luxurious on the inside. It is a three-row seater, meaning at least 7 people can sit comfortably. This SUV has 44 inches of legroom in the first row, while back 2 has 40 inches. It offers a full third row and not even tall passengers will feel crowded there. There are 21 cubic feet behind the third row and the cargo space can be increased to 105 cubic feet by folding some benches.
The interior also uses some high-quality materials, including leather, chrome, and wood in certain areas. There is an 8-inch touchscreen for infotainment with standard connectivity. A moonroof that opens with a push of a button is added. Dual-zone climate control is also available. It will be interesting to see if Ford throws in their hands-free driving software. That would add some serious buy appeal.
The outside of the 2024 Ford Expedition looks more stylish and contemporary. The ride height is a bit increased. There are huge 19-inch wheel rims available. Bumpers are a bit noticeable which makes it more aggressive.
The front mesh is large with 2 levels of headlights. They are more linear this time around. There are chrome details on the outside. The SUV also has an increased wheelbase to make it more stable and improve the handling of the big vehicle.
The powertrain options for the 2024 Ford Expedition aren’t getting changed. There will be some similar faces under the hood. This is not a bad thing as some make it seem. The engine is durable, sturdy, and powerful. More than enough to move the big Excursion around. It might be a nuisance these days to not have a hybrid powertrain system. Especially in light of more stringent pollution regulations, adding at least a hybrid system beneath the hood is highly beneficial. Ford made the decision to include an electric boost to their upcoming 2024 Ford Expedition for this reason. Similar hybrid technology to that seen in the well-known F-150 pickup will be used. The Expedition will benefit significantly from having a PowerBoost system in terms of performance and fuel efficiency. The F-150 now features a 3.5 liter V6 and receives an additional 47 horsepower from the hybrid motor.
It generates 570 pound-feet of torque and 490 horsepower combined. This is more than plenty to maneuver the large crossover SUV and rescue it from awkward situations. The additional torque will be useful while off-roading. The identical 3.5-liter, 375-horsepower basic V6 will be used by Expedition as well. However, the powertrain’s hybrid component might be different. Ford might choose to use two electrical motors this time around. Since each axle receives a separate hybrid helper, this results in far more horsepower and better power distribution. It will once more employ the renowned ten-speed automatic transmission because it provides the greatest advantages. Since Expedition is prepared for the rugged road, all-wheel drive is most likely. There won’t be any other engines available, thus there won’t be any diesel or pure petrol models.
Undoubtedly, electrification is in the works. Ford’s direction is clear from the majority of its fleet, and Expedition will eventually turn green. Big Blue Oval should have the new architecture prepared by then to support the entire electric powertrain by that time. The lack of diesel probably made a lot of people unhappy. But as we already mentioned, stricter regulations will eventually phase them out. Electrical powertrains are the future as many things point to it. So the race is on to have a fully green fleet. Ford has had success with its F-150 Lightning, so it is strange that they haven’t done the same with the 2024 Ford Expedition. The platform needs to be new to accommodate the components. Everything would move under the cabin for better balance. This gives space for extra cargo space under the hood.
The new 2024 Ford Expedition will be quite cheap to keep running. Considering its size this is a big plus. It can achieve 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Improving the hybrid powertrain will increase those numbers. Not to mention what the fully electrical powertrain would do.
2024 Ford Expedition Price and Release Date
The fresh 2024 Ford Expedition is scheduled to hit the road later in 2023, probably in autumn. The estimated price is around $50,000 for the basic version. Attaching some cool gadgets will skyrocket the price obviously. There is some serious competition in that category so Ford has to improve their SUV game.