The 2011 Ford Expedition is one of the most hotly anticipated new cars of the upcoming model year. With an excellent reputation for specs, accessories, engine quality, drivetrain and more, Ford has a lot to live up to in the 2011 Ford Expedition. Rumors and preliminary tests show that the upcoming model will do just that, which has caused potential customers and fans of the Ford SUV line to be very excited. Read on for a brief overview of the 2011 Ford Expedition, set for release in the fall of the 2010 calendar year.
The 2011 Ford Expedition will largely be the same as the previous year's model. The engine is slightly improved in capacity to a 5.4 liter V8. This makes it one of the larger engines and one of the most powerful of any SUV on the road at this point in time. The total horsepower rating is 310, and there are 365 foot-pounds of torque available at 3500 rpm for the engine. Together, these specs add up to a distinctly powerful engine that is capable of performing very highly, regardless of how much weight the Expedition may be towing or carrying inside. The drivetrain has been enhanced to provide optimum steering for the vehicle, which has been notoriously criticized for its handling in years past.
The standard model of the 2011 Ford Expedition will come with rear wheel drive, as has been customary for previous years of this truck line as well. The four wheel drive version is an optional add on in another trim model.
The interior of the Ford Expedition has always been one of the strongest selling points of this vehicle. Spacious, with room for seven or more passengers aside from the driver, the Expedition allows for ample leg room and head space for everyone in the car, even when it is full to capacity. Similarly, there is plenty of cargo space in the rear of the seats; the seats fold down easily and can even be removed if additional cargo room is needed.
The Exterior of the new model of the Ford Expedition hasn't changed significantly from previous years. Ford has not redesigned the chassis or the frame of the expedition model, and so it will be somewhat difficult to determine whether an Expedition that you'll look at is a 2010 or a 2011 model by sight alone.
The price of the new Ford Expedition is set at a baseline of $35,000, with additional trim models available with added features for several thousand dollars more each. The main concern that many people have with the Ford Expedition line is its fuel economy; the 2011 model will get 14 miles per gallon in the city and 20 miles per gallon on the highway. This unfortunately hasn't improved over the previous year's vehicles, which means that the Expedition is unlikely to gain any new followers on that front.