- 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8 engine is standard on all series, offering 40 more horsepower than last year
- New top-of-the-line Limited series
- Redesigned instrument cluster display
- Raised roof rails in place of roof rack for cleaner appearance
- Available AdvanceTrac® now offers class-exclusive Roll Stability Control
The 2005 Ford Expedition continues its tradition of leadership in the full-size SUV segment, with a modern new 3-valve engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, as well as improved fuel economy and emissions over the engine it replaces.
Class-leading available features include fold-flat-to-the-floor second- and third-row seating, class-exclusive PowerFold third-row seat, second-row CenterSlide section, heated-and-cooled front seats, keyless entry keypad, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control, Safety Canopy system, Reverse Sensing System and power-adjustable pedals.
With 110 cubic feet of cargo volume, the most hip room in all three rows and most third-row legroom, Expedition continues to offer best-in-class interior space.
Expedition also is the first SUV in its class to offer independent rear suspension for improved ride and handling.
The optional four-wheel-drive system automatically adjusts to a variety of surface conditions.
Expedition is built in Wayne, Mich.
Design and Equipment
Expedition exterior design cues are big, bold and confident. It exudes a confidence-inspiring stance, with large headlamps, taillamps, mirrors and door handles.
The Expedition interior provides versatility with a fold-flat-into-the-floor third row 60/40 seat, a 40/20/40 second row seat with manual CenterSlide section and best-in-class cargo volume.
The spacious interior offers seamless, adjustable flexibility to meet the ever-changing demands of its owners' active lifestyles.
Expedition now offers the new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8 engine, first introduced on the 2004 Ford F-150 as standard equipment.
This modern modular engine, with 3-valve aluminum cylinder heads, provides 300 horsepower - an improvement of 40 horsepower over the previous 5.4-liter V-8 engine - and 68 more horsepower than the previous base 4.6-liter Triton V-8.
By using two intake valves instead of one, along with charge- motion-control valves, the new cylinder head assures optimum delivery of the air-fuel mixture to the cylinder at any engine speed.
The centrally located spark plug and computer-controlled variable valve timing help improve combustion efficiency and reduce emissions.
When properly equipped, the two-wheel drive Expedition is rated to tow up to 8,900 pounds.
AdvanceTrac® electronic stability enhancement, now with Roll Stability Control and Control Trac 4x4 systems, are available.
Safety and Security
Expedition offers Ford's industry-leading Personal Safety System. Offered also, is a new Safety and Security Package that includes the exclusive Safety Canopy system, consisting of side air curtains that cover approximately two-thirds of first- and second-row glass. A special sensor monitors vehicle orientation and allows the Safety Canopy to provide rollover protection. The Safety and Security Package also includes a reverse-sensing system.
Other optional features include a driver's door-mounted keyless entry keypad and power-adjustable brake/accelerator pedals.
Four-wheel-disc ABS with the Brake Assist system is standard.
A tire-pressure monitoring system is now standard on XLT, XLT Sport, Eddie Bauer and Limited trims.
Major Equipment and Options
XLS: 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton V-8, four-speed automatic transmission, anti-lock four-wheel disc brakes, tilt steering wheel, speed control, cloth upholstery, front 60/40 split-bench seat with driver's side six-way power adjust, driver and passenger side manual lumbar support, second-row bench seat split 40/20/40 with CenterSlide, third-row 60/40 split-bench seat, privacy glass, fold-away power mirrors with security approach lamps, power door locks, remote keyless entry, SecuriLock, driver and passenger air bags, air conditioning, rear liftgate with flip-up glass access, automatic headlamps, raised roof rails, styled 17-inch steel wheels, integrated Class III trailer hitch receiver and four-pin connector, door trim map pockets with cup holders, illuminated entry with automatic dimming and AM/FM premium stereo with CD/cassette player.
XLT adds: Fog lamps, running boards, aluminum wheels, auxiliary rear air conditioning and heat controls, overhead console with storage and conversation mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, color-keyed door handles and tire-pressure monitoring system.
XLT Sport adds: Dark Shadow Grey exterior cladding and wheel-lip moldings, high-gloss Dark Shadow Grey tubular step bars, lower grille in Dark Shadow Grey and silver upper grille.
Eddie Bauer adds: 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, Pueblo Gold two-tone exterior appearance with Pueblo Gold running boards, keyless entry keypad, dual electronic automatic temperature control, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and climate controls, two-tone leather-trimmed front captain's chairs with driver's side power and memory function, driver- and passenger-side manual lumbar support, vinyl 60/40 third-row bench seat, center floor console with rear audio and auxiliary climate controls, power adjustable pedals with memory, message center, auto-dimming mirror, AM/FM audiophile stereo with in-dash six-disc CD player and power heated signal exterior mirrors with approach lamps.
Limited adds: 17-inch Chrometec aluminum wheels, body-color cladding, wheel-lip moldings, running boards and grille, chrome-tipped exhaust pipe, complex reflector headlamps with black-out treatment, color-keyed, power-folding heated mirrors with signal, memory and approach lamps, chrome roof rails with black roof rail crossbars, monochromatic leather-faced seats with adjustable head restraints and eight-way power and memory, wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel with duplicate climate, audio and speed controls, instrument panel grab handle with simulated wood treatment.
NBX features: Chromed steel wheels, skid plates, premium Sachs shocks tuned for off-road use, complex reflector blackout headlamps, roof rail crossbars, tubular step bars, cargo area soft liner with storage bag, center floor console, front captain's chairs with six-way power adjust and heavy duty rubber floor mats.
Expedition optional equipment includes PowerFold third-row seat, AdvanceTrac® with RSC, four-corner load-leveling air suspension, limited-slip axle, power moonroof, Safety and Security Package (Safety Canopy and Reverse Sensing System), in-dash navigation, heavy-duty trailer tow package, climate-controlled seats, second row captain's chairs, DVD rear seat entertainment system with wireless headphones and AM/FM premium in-dash six-CD audio system.