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How Different are the New Ford Expedition Trim Levels?

Published on May 2, 2023 by Dylan Weiher

2018 Ford Expedition Trim Level Breakdown and Comparison

If you’ve been watching our Brandon Ford Blog over these last couple months, you know how excited we are about the impending arrival of the 2018 Ford Expedition lineup. That’s because we’ve covered just about everything there is to cover for the new Ford Expedition – from power and towing capabilities to new features and rear seat entertainment systems. Really, we’ve given you pretty much everything you need to realize the 2018 Expedition is the perfect choice for those looking for a new SUV. Now all we need to do is help you figure out which new Expedition model you should purchase, which is exactly what we’re going to do with this 2018 Ford Expedition trim level breakdown and comparison.


What 2018 Ford Expedition Trim Levels are Available?

The 2018 Ford Expedition lineup features three trim levels to choose from – with three more if you also count the 2018 Ford Expedition MAX lineup. In all, there’s the new Ford Expedition XLT, the new Ford Expedition Limited, the new Ford Expedition Platinum, the new Ford Expedition MAX XLT, the new Ford Expedition MAX Limited and the new Ford Expedition MAX Platinum.

Do the New Ford Expedition Trim Levels Offer Different Power Ratings?

All new Ford Expedition and new Ford Expedition MAX models feature the same engine – a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine – though the horsepower and torque ratings are higher for the upper trim levels. More specifically, the 2018 Expedition XLT and Limited models offer 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, while the 2018 Expedition Platinum trim level offers 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The corresponding 2018 Expedition MAX trim levels offer the same power ratings.

Are There Any Other Differences?

We’re glad you asked, because there are some other differences between the 2018 Expedition trim levels. The biggest difference is the rear axle. New Ford Expedition XLT and Limited 4×2 models feature a 3.15 non-limited-slip rear axle, while all other models – including all 4×4 models – feature a 3.31 non-limited-slip rear axle. All 4×4 models also feature standard tow hooks, and all non-XLT models get the SYNC 3 infotainment system standard. The 2018 Expedition XLT models get the SYNC infotainment system standard.


For more on the 2018 Ford Expedition lineup and all of our other new Ford models, please contact our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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